Chelation therapy is an effective and safe way to remove metallic irritants, allowing leaky and damaged cell walls to heal. Chelation comes from the Greek word Chele, meaning to claw or bind. Currently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves chelation therapy only for heavy metal removal from the body. These toxic metals have an adverse effect on nerve and brain structure and function by destroying microtubules and demyelinating the insulation around nerves, affecting cognitive function and memory as well as pain and numbness in feet and hands. They adversely affect hormone production, enzyme systems affecting energy production, damage the liver, cause kidney failure, deregulate the immune system, trigger allergies, encourage infectious overgrowths, and raise blood pressure from the free radical damage inflammation response.
The most common chelating agents used are oral DMSA, intravenous Calcium Disodium EDTA, rectal Dipotassium EDTA, and intravenous DMPS. Disodium EDTA is used for cardiovascular plaque chelation, often in conjunction with Plaquex® Therapy to remove cholesterol deposits. Each chelator has different affinities for each toxic metal and varies from pulling them from soft tissues vs. hard bone tissues, ability to penetrate the blood-brain barrier, restrictions of use with certain disease states, allergy or sensitivity potential, and other factors that require a trained physician to design a regimen for safe toxic metal removal. Therapy regimens are customized depending on the needs of the patient.
Is chelation therapy right for you? Contact us to find out!