Disodium EDTA Chelation therapy is a chemical process in which a synthetic amino acid, EDTA (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid) is introduced into our bodies to remove heavy metals and/or minerals. Chelation means “to bind” or “to grab.” When EDTA is present in the body, it “grabs” heavy metals and minerals such as lead, mercury, copper, iron, arsenic, aluminum, and calcium and removes them from the body through urine and feces.
It is also suspected that EDTA molecule may act as an antioxidant by removing harmful metals that combine with LDL cholesterol, which can damage arteries. The theory is that when you remove metals like lead that flow freely through the arteries (such as copper or calcium), you may be slowing down diseases such as atherosclerosis. Some experts also believe EDTA could help remove calcium from healthy bones, muscles, and other tissues, as well as from diseased arteries.
Chelation is an effective way to treat heavy-metal toxicity. EDTA binds with harmful metal and both are then eliminated from the body through the kidneys. Some health professionals have also used chelation therapy to treat atherosclerosis and/or coronary artery disease with the theory that EDTA binds with calcium deposits (the part of plaque that obstructs the flow of blood to the heart) in the arteries, and then “cleans out” the calcium deposits from the arteries, reducing the risk of heart problems.
Additionally, many patients have reported having less pain from chronic inflammatory diseases such as arthritis, lupus, and scleroderma after chelation therapy.
The Need for Mineral Replenishment
When anyone begins a regiment of disodium EDTA chelation therapy, it is very important to replenish the good minerals. Chelation will remove the bad heavy metals like lead but will also remove good minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, and so on. You don’t need an expensive product, an over the counter multi-mineral will do.