What is Oral Chelation?
Is a safe, non-surgical, non-medical treatment used to remove toxic heavy metals and excess calcium and cholesterol that form the plaque on the inner walls of blood vessels, ranging from the largest arteries to the smallest capillaries.
These harmful substances are then removed from the body via the urinary system. The result is enhanced blood flow throughout the body and a decreased level of toxic substances in the body.
The word chelation is derived from the Greek word “Chele” which means claw; the chelator grips the atom of a toxic substance like the claws of a lobster or crab.
Oral Chelation Therapy
- Is a means of delivering chelators, and usually antioxidants, some minerals and other nutrients orally
- Allows the person flexibility in terms of when and where to engage in chelation therapy
- Does not require direct medical intervention
- Is less expensive and less invasive than IV chelation therapy
- Usually uses EDTA and other chelators, antioxidants, and beneficial minerals to replace those lost in the chelation process
- Removes the plaque clots in the blood vessel walls that can negatively affect the heart, brain, sexual organs, feet, legs, etc.
- Can serve as a convenient, non-invasive, long-term health maintenance and prevention program
What is EDTA?
EDTA is short for ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid…now you know
why it’s just EDTA!
- has been used extensively in mainstream medical settings to remove the toxic metal lead from the human body
- is also good at chelating other toxic heavy metals and excess calcium from the lining of blood vessels
- has been used as a food additive for over 30 years, the average American consuming between 15-30 mgs in their diets daily.
- acts as a powerful antioxidant to protect blood vessels from free radical damage
- is regarded by the body as a foreign substance, so the body eliminates the entire particle -- the heavy particle coated with EDTA.
- Oral EDTA is only 5-18% absorbable. This is the reason Extreme Health includes 16 other powerful natural chelators, all of which have the ability to be 100% absorbable along with EDTA.
Chelation Therapy: Intravenous vs. Oral
The Heavy Metal Hazard
Some metals are naturally found in the body and are essential to human health. Iron, for example, prevents anemia, and zinc is a cofactor in over 100 enzyme reactions. They normally occur at low concentrations and are known as trace metals. In high doses, they may be toxic to the body or produce deficiencies in other trace metals; for example, high levels of zinc can result in a deficiency of copper, another metal required by the body.
The Effects of Heavy Metal Toxicity
Studies confirm that heavy metals can directly influence behavior by impairing mental and neurological function, influencing neurotransmitter production and utilization, and altering numerous metabolic body processes.
How can we protect ourselves from heavy metals?
Logic dictates that, once the potential harm from heavy metals is understood, their production and use should be phased out and toxic storage heavily regulated. As is obvious from the list of exposure sources above, logic is not the guiding principle here, except in the case of lead, the use of which has been curtailed.
Research on EDTA Chelation Therapy
There are over 3,000 research studies, papers and articles supporting the efficacy of EDTA Chelation Therapy over the past 50 years. Fifteen are referenced below and hundreds more are indicated for review at other web sites.