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Benefits of Oral Chelation for Detoxifying Heavy Metals

Detoxification or heavy metal detox, is the elimination of metallic toxic substances such as mercury, arsenic, lead, cadmium,nickel and aluminium from the body.In modern medicine, detoxification can also be done artificially by methods such as dialysis and chelation therapy.

Chelating agents are substances which can chelate or chemically bond with minerals, metals, or chemical toxins from the body. The chelating agent encircles a metal ion or mineral and transports it out of the body through urine and feces. A lot of organic acids occurring in the body or in foods can operate as chelating agents, including ascorbic acid (vitamin C), citric acid, acetic acid and lactic acid.

Chelation can be either oral or intravenous. Intravenous chelation therapy entails injecting the effective and widely known chelating agent EDTA((ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid) into the bloodstream in order to eliminate from the body unwanted substances such as chemical toxins heavy metals, fatty plaques in the arteries and mineral deposits.However, Intravenous chelation has several disadvantages. It cannot chelate mercury , it is expensive and also not widely available. Luckily, there is a safer,low-cost and easily available therapy that is called oral chelation. Oral chelation is taken orally and involves ingesting nutritional food supplements containing EDTA and numerous natural chelators like vitamins, amino acids, minerals, antioxidants, phytonutrients, and herbs.

Oral chelation is useful in eliminating heavy metal toxicity and calcification, reducing blood cholesterol, thinning the blood, lowering lipid free-radical oxidation of metabolized fats and preempting the formation of blood clots which cause heart attacks.

Oral chelation formulas have the capacity to chemically bond with mercury and hence eliminate it from the body. This can be attributed to the presence of chelating agents—cilantro, chlorella, and lipoic acid.

More benefits of oral chelation may result from the effect of combining EDTA with numerous natural chelating agents like sodium alginate, lipoic acid, certain bioflavonoids, methionine, zinc gluconate activated clays and selenium. Each chelating agent has an affinity for different chemicals and mineral or metal ions.


Oral chelation therapy benefits are enhanced by the addition of nutrients known to support liver function. The combined formula of antioxidants and other nutrients boosts the chelation process by replacing vital minerals removed during chelation, stimulating the healing of tissues, and combating free-radical oxidative damage. Different antioxidants target different free radicals hence the oral formulas contain a wide range.

Clinical research demonstrates oral chelation's benefits for atherosclerosis and heavy metal poisoning. Oral chelation is beneficial for anyone with a family history of heart disease, longterm poor dietary practices, or persistent exposure to toxic chemicals or heavy metals. On the whole, oral chelation is helpful to anyone who wants to stave off cardiovascular disease and remove from their body metals and toxins that we all build up and which can cause myriad health problems.

Oral chelation serves as an appropriate, non-invasive, permanent health maintenance and preventative program. The usage of gradual dosage sufficiently mitigates the risk of side effects making oral chelation safe for both children and adults.

Why Consider Taking Oral Chelation

Heavy metals contamination has been a major problem around the globe for mar many years now. The common toxic metals include Lead, Mercury and Arsenic among others. These metals get into the human body through skin contact, drinks, food, contaminated air and even injections. The problem with heavy metals is that their accumulation in the body can cause fatal health problem since they affect every major body organ including the brain, the kidneys and the liver. In the past, intravenous chelation was a popular remedy to this problem. It involved the injection of ethyl diamine tetra-acetic acid (EDTA). Gradually, oral chelation became more popular than intravenous chelation. 

Oral Chelation has not become popular among patients and doctors for no reason. There are myriads benefits associated with taking the chelation agents orally. This article seeks to expound on the major advantages that oral chelation has over the intravenous chelation.

1. 1. Effectiveness

When taken orally, the chelation products have been proved effective in treating some diseases including diabetes, Arthritis, memory loss, fatigue impotence and cardiovascular diseases. It also considerably helps to cleanse the cardiovascular system. Furthermore, oral chelation is very instrumental in liver and kidney detoxification.

2. 2. Mercury Chelation

The ability of orally taken chelation prodects to chelate with Mercury is one of the major advantages oral chelation has over intravenous chelation. When EDTA is injected into the body, it cannot bond with mercury. However, the organic substances used in making oral chelation products can successfully bond with mercury and eliminate it from the body.

3. 3. It is Painless

Oral chelation is a very easy process. It just involves taking one or two spoonful of doses of medicine. Most of them have some tasty ingredients like jelly and honey and are extremely delicious. On the other hand, intravenous chelation involves a painful process of injection. In the process, there is also the risk of vascular incision and infection. Furthermore, intravenous chelation leads to other side effects like pain, fall of blood pressure and fever among others.

4. 4. Preventive Benefits

Oral chelation therapy is convenient and safe way to not only cure but also prevent heavy metals toxicity. Also, orally taken chelating agents help reduce heart attacks, lower blood cholesterol levels as well as prevent blood clots.

5. 5. Side Effects

Oral chelation is usually free from side effects. There is hardly any problem with using the orally taken chelating agents. Some patients may experience headaches, muscle pain or fatigue when undergoing oral chelation therapy. However, the problem may simply be eliminated by intake of large volumes of water to allow the chelating agent work effectively.

6. 6. The Synergic Effect

Ingredients in some oral chelation products can improve the overall health conditions of patients. For example, adding nutrients and antioxidants to EDTA can help promote the healing process in the tissues and also stop oxidation processes that can cause damage to the body. The longevity of an individual can, therefore, increased by oral chelation. In other words, a short oral chelation can serve a convenient, non-invasive and long-term heath formula. 

In conclusion, it clear that oral chelation has an upper hand in many ways than intravenous chelation. Oral chelation has so many benefits, and it is not a surprise that more and more doctors are recommending it for detoxification. 


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