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 in the time before surgery, after surgery, or in between surgeries.
Forms of EDTA for chelation
The chelator used for heart health is ethylene diamine tetra-acetate acid, or EDTA. 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 out ways the cost savings.
Oral Chelation Treatments
Luckily, EDTA is now available in easy to use oral form, also known as liquid chelation . EDTA can come in chelation pills or liquid chelation form and these forms are considerably cheaper than the aforementioned IV chelation options. EDTA pills do have a drawback though, as the body can likely pass some of the pills completely through its system without absorbing the EDTA. On average, only ten percent of these pills are absorbed by the body, which can result in ineffective treatment and further expense on more pills.
With liquid oral chelation , though, 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 last around six months, liquid EDTA chelation therapy takes only six weeks to take effect. For more information on liquid oral EDTA, contact Cardio Renew at 1.905.906.8264.