Chelation FAQs

Discover some of the most Frequenty Asked Questions about Oral Chelation Therapy:

  1. WHO CAN TAKE CARDIO RENEW EDTA CHELATION THERAPY? Almost all people can safely take Cardio Renew. Cardio Renew is a liquid, synergistic combination of amino acids. It is 100% liquid EDTA. Amino Acids are the building blocks of protein and are required for proper healthy cell development. The body recognizes EDTA and finds it compatible.
  2. WHO SHOULD NOT TAKE CARDIO RENEW? Cardio Renew should not taken by anyone that currently has Liver or Kidney disease. Cardio Renew does not recommend that pregnant or lactating women use our product. Because Cardio Renew’s EDTA formula is Sodium based, people that are extremely sensitive to Sodium (i.e. salt) should monitor their blood pressure during the Program. Cardio Renew is NOT intended for use by children.
  3. WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS IN CARDIO RENEW? Cardio Renew is 100% liquid EDTA (Ethylene~Diamine~Tetra-acetic~ Acid). It is a proprietary blend of 3 types of Sodium based EDTA, which are all food-grade amino acids.
  4. WOULDN’T IT BE BETTER TO TAKE MORE EDTA IN A SHORTER TIMEFRAME, RATHER THAN SPREAD THE DOSES OUT? No. EDTA has a half life of approximately 40-45 minutes. This means that the EDTA is absorbed and completes its cycle throughout the entire body in about one hour. Extending the doses throughout the day means that the EDTA has a greater chance of saturating the cell walls for a longer period of time and diffusing the unwanted minerals and metals. If you were to increase the amount of EDTA and take all the doses within minutes of each other, it increases the chance of kidney toxicity and it shortens the time that the cell walls are exposed to the EDTA. This is why our program was designed accordingly, to maximize the benefits of the EDTA process and ensure you of a safe and effective chelation program.
  5. WILL STOMACH ACIDS DESTROY THE EDTA? No. Often misunderstood is the fact that stomach acidity has nothing whatsoever to do with the digestion of proteins, which all takes place via enzymatic reaction later in the duodenum, and that orally consumed Free Form Amino Acids are likewise not affected. In fact, the pH of the stomach when secreting HCL is generally around 3.0, which has absolutely no affect on the molecular bonds of Free Form Amino Acids (including EDTA) and thus, cannot and will not destroy them. All Free Form Amino Acids, including EDTA, need no digestive process to enter the bloodstream. They are already small enough molecules to enter the bloodstream immediately. Again, they are not, as mistakenly alleged by some, broken down or destroyed by the gastric processes.
  6. IS THE 6 WEEK FOUNDATION PROGRAM ENOUGH FOR EVERYONE? That depends. Our 6 week Foundation Program is designed to provide the initial cleansing that most people call for. However, some customers that have excessive buildup or other severe circumstances may need to complete the Program again. It is important that after finishing the first 6 week program to take 1 week off and load up on a good daily Multi-Vitamin / Mineral Supplement before starting the second 6 week regimen. This will replenish your body with any required minerals that may have been chelated out, before starting the process again.
  7. CAN I TAKE CARDIO RENEW IF I AM ON OTHER MEDICATIONS? Yes. Because Cardio Renew is an amino acid, it is safe to take with most medications. Always wait 3 hours after taking your medication before taking Cardio Renew again. You should always consult with your Health Care Provider before adding any new supplement to your health regimen. Never stop or alter the use of your prescribed medication without first consulting with your Physician. 
  8. WHAT OTHER SUPPLEMENTS DO YOU SUGGEST? To get the most benefit and best results from Cardio Renew EDTA chelation therapy products, we suggest that during the 6 week Foundation Program you take at least 1,000 mg of Vitamin C and 1,000 I.U. of Vitamin E daily. We suggest that Vitamins be in liquid, soft-gel or powder form. Spread this out by taking at mealtime. Also, drinking 6 – 8 glasses of filtered or mineral free water each day will help flush your system of the chelated material.
  9. WHY DO YOU RECOMMEND SO MANY VITAMINS DURING THE 6 WEEK FOUNDATION PROGRAM? Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant which serves as a key immune system nutrient and a potent free-radical fighter. The Vitamin C antioxidant neutralizes free radicals by donating one of their own electrons, ending a free radical chain reaction. With free radical production slowed, this allows the arteries time to heal. Vitamin E a powerful antioxidant which sacrifices itself for the sake of your cells. Vitamin E helps prevent oxidation of lipoproteins which reduces stickiness of platelets in the bloodstream. Vitamin E keeps arteries flexible and elastic, allowing blood to flow freely. Vitamin E acts much like Vitamin C by donating itself to a hostile free radical so it no longer acts as a threat. However, Vitamin E is more advanced. Once Vitamin E has given its services to your cells, it is regenerated by other substances, including Vitamin C, and goes to defend and protect other cells. This makes Vitamin C & Vitamin E very important during the chelation process.
  10. SHOULD I TAKE MINERAL SUPPLEMENTS DURING THE 6 WEEK FOUNDATION PROGRAM? No. We recommend that you refrain from heavy mineral intake during our 6 week program. Cardio Renew focuses on removing the minerals and metals that can contribute to plaque. If you take mineral supplements during the chelation process, the EDTA will remove the newly absorbed unbound minerals and not focus on the minerals contributing to the plaque. Basically, it would nullify the benefits of both the Minerals and the EDTA. We do suggest taking a good multi vitamin / mineral supplement after our 6 week program. This will replenish any minerals that were removed that the body requires.
  12. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO SAFELY CLEANSE ARTERIES? Chelation is a process that takes time to successfully complete. To safely chelate the unwanted minerals and metals out of the body, you should not take more than 3 grams of EDTA per day. Although most people start to receive results early in our program, it is important to continue the regimen for the entire 6 weeks. Again, chelation is a process and requires time to safely and effectively cleanse the cardiovascular system.
  13. WILL CARDIO RENEW EDTA CHELATION THERAPY CAUSE BLOOD CLOTS? No. Cardio Renew can also act as a blood thinner. If you are taking anti coagulants or blood thinners, you need to be aware that the combination of Cardio Renew and these medications could lower your blood pressure. You must always wait 3 hours after taking any medication before taking Cardio Renew.
  14. HOW DO I ORDER CARDIO RENEW EDTA CHELATION THERAPY PRODUCTS? Please click here to order. Or call us at (905)906-8264
  15. HOW DO I TAKE CARDIO RENEW EDTA CHELATION THERAPY? Mix 14 drops of Cardio Renew with 2 oz. of mineral free liquid (i.e. distilled water, pure juice, etc.).
  16. HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO WAIT BETWEEN EACH SERVING? You must wait at least 1 hour between each servings or you can spread out the servings throughout the day. The goal is to complete all of the daily servings within a 24 hour period.
  18. CAN I TAKE MORE THAN THE RECOMMENDED 14 DROPS AT ONE TIME? HOW DO I KNOW IF I’VE TAKEN TOO MUCH? You can safely take as many as 20 drops in a dose. If you experience stomach cramps or diarrhea, you have taken too much. Reduce your next dose by 2 drops.
  19. IF I INCREASE THE DROPS PER DOSE, WILL I HAVE ENOUGH TO COMPLETE THE 6 WEEKS EDTA CHELATION THERAPY PROGRAM? Probably not. However, the objective of the program is not the number of days or weeks, the goal is to complete the 3 bottles (90 grams of EDTA). If you increase or decrease the number of drops per dose or doses per day, it will alter the number of days / weeks needed to complete the bottles. Again, the goal is to finish the 3 bottles.
  20. DO I HAVE TO MIX CARDIO RENEW WITH ANOTHER LIQUID? Yes! Cardio Renew is highly concentrated. It must be mixed with a mineral free liquid. Avoid direct contact with skin and eyes. Flush immediately with water if contact does occur.
  21. WHAT IS DONE WITH CUSTOMER INFORMATION? Absolutely nothing. We will never give, trade or sell any information about our customers. We consider all customer information (phone numbers, addresses, e-mail, etc.) confidential. We also do not store any credit card information. If ordered by phone, all Order Forms are shredded daily. If ordered on the Internet, our online ordering system does not store credit card numbers.
  22. HOW MUCH DOES CARDIO RENEW EDTA CHELATION THERAPY COST? Click here to review our available products
  23. DO YOU HAVE PRINTED MATERIAL ON EDTA CHELATION THERAPY TO SEND OUT? No. In an effort to keep our overhead and operating costs at a minimum, so that we can continue to offer Cardio Renew at the most affordable price, we do not produce printed material. All of our product, program and pricing information is located on our website, feel free to print any information you find useful. If you have specific questions, please call us at: 800-578-1215.
  24. DO YOU HAVE DISTRIBUTORS, HOW CAN I SIGN UP? No. Cardio Renew does not offer distributor programs in the Canada. We know that this not only raises costs, but also takes away from the customer service that we strive to provide.

    If you cannot complete the full 6-weeks, we suggest the following:

    • 3 weeks on Cardio Renew at the recommended doses.
    • 1 week off Cardio Renew and load up on your mineral(s).
    • 3 weeks on Cardio Renew to complete the recommended program.
    • If you are currently deficient in a particular mineral and are aware that you require a daily mineral supplement, we suggest that you take it before going to bed. This is allows a longer time to absorb the supplement into your body. However, this may reduce the effectiveness of the Chelation process. 

    Take a good multi-vitamin/mineral supplement for 1 week, then start Cardio Renew’s Maintenance Program.

  27. WHAT HAPPENS TO THE MATERIAL THAT IS REMOVED BY CARDIO RENEW, WILL IT BREAK OFF? Cardio Renew leaches the calcium out by dissolving it. This process does not cause it to break off. As it dissolves the calcium, it softens the hardened plaque and cholesterol and passes the chelated material out of your body through your urine.
  28. ARE THERE SIDE EFFECTS TO CHELATION THERAPY? Very rarely are there any side effects. The following is a list of side effects, and how to treat them if you should experience them:
    • Headaches: This is generally from low blood sugar. Make sure you eat 3 meals per day. A good recommendation is to eat a semi ripe banana if this occurs.
    • Nausea or Upset Stomach: This may happen if you take too large of a dosage or you are taking your doses too close together. Reduce the number of drops per dose by 2 and schedule at least one hour between doses. You also may find relief by taking vitamin B6.
    • Diarrhea: Again, this can be caused by taking too much of a good thing. Reduce the number of drops per dose by 2 and schedule at least one hour between doses.
    • Feeling Light-Headed: This is generally due to a drop in blood pressure. You may feel this if you suffer from high blood pressure and your blood pressure is returning to a normal level as a result of EDTA chelation. Just rest for a hour or so and keep your feet elevated higher than your head. This will allow the blood to flow to the brain.
    • Extreme Fatigue: This is usually caused by a deficiency of the minerals magnesium, zinc and potassium. These are minerals that you may have chelated during therapy. You may require taking a potassium rich supplement. In addition, you should be eating bananas, grapes, peaches and potato skins. This will give you back the minerals that were removed by the EDTA.
    • Cramps: If you experience cramps, it is probably due to the lack of the mineral magnesium. Supplemental magnesium will relieve the cramping.
  29. IS CARDIO RENEW EDTA CHELATION THERAPY SAFE FOR MY KIDNEYS AND LIVER? It depends are their current condition. The newest research indicates that both will show significant improvements from EDTA chelation. The liver and kidneys are the major “filters” of the blood system. They remove the toxic wastes and debris in your system. If these two systems are clogged with calcium or cholesterol, stones can develop and your system will not clean itself efficiently. If they are not clean and filtering properly, your system will keep circulating the debris and heavy metals. This causes plaque and hardening of the arteries. If your kidneys and liver are working properly, they will only benefit from Cardio Renew.

    However, if you know or suspect you have kidney or liver disease we strongly recommend that you see your Doctor immediately. You should not take any EDTA based products if they are diseased, as EDTA could cause further damage.

  30. IF CARDIO RENEW EDTA CHELATION THERAPY IS SO EFFECTIVE AT REMOVING TOXIC HEAVY METALS AND MINERALS, WON’T IT ALSO DEPLETE THE BODY OF THE ESSENTIAL MINERALS AS WELL? WHAT ABOUT THE CALCIUM I AM TOLD IS REQUIRED FOR MY HEALTH? All chelation therapy can be hard on your vitamin and mineral stores. However, it is safe, as it will not leach them out of your bones, teeth and cells. There is a reason for removing the toxic minerals that are causing your health concerns. EDTA chelation will remove the toxic metals as well as the unbound calcium and other minerals. The calcium in your bones, teeth and cells are bound. It’s only the metastatic or misplaced, unbound minerals that are removed through EDTA chelation. This unbound calcium is what is responsible for the creation of plaque in our arteries as well as the inflammation causing pain and discomfort in our joints. If you know your mineral deficiencies and need to take these supplements, we ask that you take them at bedtime. It’s best to take liquid supplements because of their high rate of absorption. If you take pills or capsules, it may take hours to be absorbed into your system. There is no reason to take a mineral supplement in close proximity to Cardio Renew. It would only waste the benefits of both. In taking Cardio Renew or any other products, too much of a good thing can cause issues. So, please take all medications, supplements, vitamins and etc. responsibly.
  31. HOW LONG SHOULD I TAKE CARDIO RENEW EDTA CHELATION THERAPY? Each of us is different. Our needs differ also. Depending on the severity of blockage or pain and discomfort caused by inflammation, you can safely take Cardio Renew EDTA chelation therapy as often as 6 times a day. Our 6 week “Foundation Program” can help cleanse arteries and veins and get your circulatory system functioning properly again. Our “Maintenance Program” is suggested after the 6 weeks to keep you clear and avoid future build up again. Keep in mind, Cardio Renew can help clean arteries, but it is best afterwards to pay attention to your health. Never take the Cardio Renew 6 week Foundation Program back-to-back. After completing a 6 week Program, load back up on minerals to replenish any that were chelated out that the body requires. Please do not use Cardio Renew as a quick fix. It is always best to follow a healthy lifestyle.
Contact Cardio Renew Canada today if you have any additional questions.