Chelation therapy is the removal of toxic heavy metals and mineral deposits in the body. Chelators are traditionally given to people who have some sort of heavy metal poisoning, although more and more doctors today are turning to chelation therapy to help heart patients stay healthy. Chelators can be used to reverse the effects of arterial blockage caused by plaque. The chelator used for heart health is ethylene diamine tetra-acetate acid, or EDTA. EDTA taken orally or intravenously is well known to open up small blood vessels and allow them to be more elastic. Angina pectoris and lower extremity claudication are the two classic blood perfusion problems that are often clinically improved with EDTA chelation therapy. It is also known to improve blood pressure, slow or stop the progression towards atherosclerosis, as well as effectively treating a wide range of other cardiovascular and circulatory conditions.
Forms of EDTA for chelation
EDTA comes in many forms such as IV drip, suppository, pill or liquid. Since EDTA is used to remove excessive, unbound minerals in the body, it can remove calcium from the plaque in the arteries, aiding in the reversal of the effects of blockage, which inhibits the flow of blood from the heart to the organs and muscles.
Many of the forms of EDTA can be prohibitively expensive or take a long time to become effective. EDTA. IV chelation requires that patients attend 30 to 50 sessions over six months. Each of these sessions is at least three hours long and quite expensive ($100-$150 per session). EDTA in suppository form is normally administered 3 times per week, but can also be cost prohibitive. The suppository therapy takes over six months to complete. Chelation pills are less expensive, but when considering the absorption rate that pills provide (5-18%), the time it takes for the chelation process to effectively work, far outweighs the cost savings.
With liquid oral chelation the EDTA solution is mixed into the patient’s drinking water and can be taken several times a day. Liquid EDTA chelation treatment is much less expensive than suppository or IV treatments and is absorbed easier than EDTA in pill form. And unlike EDTA chelation treatments involving IV drip or suppository, which can take up to six months to complete, liquid EDTA chelation therapy takes only six weeks to take effect.
EDTA Liquid Oral Chelation Safe and Effective
It is estimated that from 44 percent to 85 percent of coronary artery bypass surgery has been routinely performed without patients even meeting criteria for benefits. Furthermore, several reports in recent years have suggested that stents and artery-opening angioplasty procedures were being overused in non-emergency cases, often without giving medicine alone a chance to work. Yet mainstream medicine consistently supports such flagrant abuses of surgery all the while ignoring EDTA chelation therapy. Even the American Medical Association admits that 44 percent of coronary artery bypass surgeries are done for inappropriate reasons.
Did you know that taking an oral chelation supplement is many times safer than taking an aspirin a day? The Journal of Chronic Disease reported in 1963 that EDTA was approximately one third as toxic to the body as aspirin. However, that was before the effect of aspirin on a bleeding stomach was fully realized. Now, more than 40 years later, Dr. Gary Gordon, the leading authority on oral chelation, has declared EDTA “300 times safer than aspirin!”
If oral EDTA were considered unsafe, then why has the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved it for use in foods that are enjoyed by everyone from our youngest babies to our oldest seniors? EDTA, first synthesized in Germany in 1935, is a simple amino acid, very similar in composition to common household vinegar.
EDTA so safely binds to harmful oxidizing transition metals in our foods that its widespread use is easily justified to stabilize fats, oils and vitamins, to keep potato products from turning brown, to keep fish and shellfish looking fresh in the supermarket, to maintain the flavor and consistency of milk products, and to protect canned vegetables. It can hardly be considered a health risk. In fact, your personal consumption of EDTA from food sources has been estimated at between 15 milligrams (mg) and 50 mg per day, though it can safely be given in doses up to 3 grams daily to adults.
From 1970 to 1980 approximately 100,000 U.S. patients received in excess of 2,000,000 treatments of EDTA chelation without one report of significant toxicity or death. It would not be an exaggeration to say that EDTA exceeds the safety of any and every other drug currently used in medicine.
While EDTA chelation therapy has its detractors, especially pharmaceutical interests and the mainstream medical establishment, there is a growing body of evidence with regards to the health benefits that can be realized by following a comprehensive and correctly administered EDTA treatment regimen.
Perhaps the most compelling evidence in favor of EDTA is still forthcoming, as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has launched the first large-scale clinical trial to determine the safety and efficacy of EDTA chelation therapy in individuals with coronary artery disease, the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. The 5-year Trial To Assess Chelation Therapy (TACT) will involve over 2,300 patients at more than 100 research sites across the country.
The public health imperative to undertake a definitive study of chelation therapy is clear. The widespread use of chelation therapy in lieu of established therapies, the lack of adequate prior research to verify its safety and effectiveness, and the overall impact of coronary artery disease convinced NIH that the time was right to launch this rigorous study.
EDTA chelation therapy has become very popular these days as a safe and effective alternative to angioplasty and bypass surgery. EDTA chelation has proven itself to be an effective method to detoxify your body from lead poisoning and other metal toxicities found in your body. EDTA chelation also helps to dissolve and remove arterial plaque that accumulates on blood vessel walls and such removal helps to improve blood flow to the heart, legs and brain, thus preventing all kinds of diseases associated with poor blood flow. Angina pain, shortness of breath, chest congestion and a host of other symptoms, if left untreated, can lead to heart attacks and even death. However, EDTA Chelation is an effective treatment for these symptoms by removing the plaque that accumulates in blood vessels.
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