Chelation Therapy options include either IV chelation or oral chelation and involve the use of a chemical agent (EDTA) that is administered either intravenously or orally and binds to heavy metals in the blood. The toxic metals are then flushed out naturally through the kidneys. Doctors also use natural chelating agents like zinc, garlic, vitamin C, and amino acids. Chelation Therapy halts the bad effects of the toxins and initiates the body’s healing process, often reversing the damage.
Oral chelation, while less expensive and more convenient, has all the benefits of IV chelation, but is slower acting because a smaller percentage of the dose is absorbed (compared with 100% of an IV dose).
Chelation Therapy has been used to treat atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease, macular degeneration, toxicity and heavy metal poisoning (like aluminum, lead or mercury), and autism. Check practitioner website for details on which type they provide.