What is Chelation?
Chelation is a chemical process by which a metal or mineral (such as Lead, Mercury, Copper, Iron, Arsenic, Aluminum, Calcium, etc.) Is linked to another substance. He is a basic natural process of life. Chelation is one mechanism by which common substances such as Aspirin, Antibiotics, Vitamins, Minerals and minor or trace elements in the body work. Hemoglobin, the red pigment in the blood, is an iron chelator.
So, what is Chelation Therapy?
Chelation is a therapy in which an unnatural amino acid, called EDTA, diethylamino tetra-acetic acid, is administered to a patient intravenously, under the prescription and supervision of a fully licensed physician. The fluid containing EDTA is administered through an IV in the patient’s arm. The EDTA in the solution binds to the metal in the human body and excreted through the urine. Abnormally situated nutritional metals , which favor the free radical damage and toxic metals such as lead , are easily removed by EDTA. EDTA addition, incorporated the important antioxidant and revitalizing serum that enrich their effect and mechanism of action.
Is it necessary to stay at the hospital for treatment?
No, in most cases is performed as external, ie. in the doctor’s office or clinic.
Does it hurt?
Be treated with Chelation Therapy is a very different experience compared to other treatments. No pain, in most cases is very little discomfort. Patients sit in reclining chairs and can read or watch TV while having your treatment, if necessary, can be lifted to the bathroom, walking, talking on the phone, rest, if care is taken not to move the needle solution that is happening.
Are there any risks or side effects?
EDTA is relatively non-toxic and free of hazards, especially compared to other treatments.
Is the chelation therapy new?
Not at all, one of the first human application took place during the Second World War , when the British used another chelating agent, the Britsh Anti- Lewisite (BAL), as an antidote to poisonous gas. Currently used in medicine.