What is IV Chelation?

As an integrated medical clinic we are often asked about IV Chelation. Here is a brief overview.

Chelation is a chemical process in which a substance is used to bind molecules, such as metals or minerals, and hold them tightly so that they can be removed from a system, such as the body. In medicine, chelation has been scientifically proven to rid the body of excess or toxic metals.

For example, a person who has lead poisoning may be given chelation therapy in order to bind and remove lead from the body before it can cause damage.

What is EDTA chelation therapy?

In the case of EDTA chelation therapy, the substance that binds and removes metals and minerals are the salts of EDTA (ethylene diamine tetra-acetic acid), a synthetic, or man-made, amino acid that is delivered intravenously (through the veins).

EDTA was first used in the 1950s for the treatment of heavy metal poisoning. Calcium disodium EDTA chelation removes heavy metals and minerals from the blood, such as lead, iron, copper, and calcium, and is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in treating lead poisoning and toxicity from other heavy metals.

If you or someone you know may benefit from IV Chelation, please call to schedule an appointment 503-287-4970

If you are currently under the care of a medical provider and think IV Chelation may be of benefit, we accept referrals. Please contact Nature Cures Clinic for more information.

References

National Institute of Health: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/news/press-releases/supplement/questions-and-answers-the-nih-trial-of-edta-chelation-therapy-for-coronary-heart-disease