Chelation Therapy: A Walk-through

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In today’s world and in our day to day life, our body is exposed to a lot of harmful & heavy toxins and chemicals/ metals that lead us to different harmful effects. From time to time, our body seeks for detoxification to breathe properly in its own skin!

Chelation therapy is a chemical process which can indeed detoxify your body. The therapy includes a synthetic solution EDTA (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid) which is being injected into the bloodstream in order to remove toxins and heavy metals from the body. As the name suggests (Chelation means ‘to grab’), the EDTA grabs the heavy metals & toxins like mercury, arsenic, copper, lead & aluminium to name a few; binds with them & finally eliminates them from the body through the kidneys.

The most common known harmful effects of heavy metal & mineral toxicity in the body include the below listed symptoms

  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Mood changes/ disorders that might include depression and anxiety as well
  • Trouble concentrating at work, popularly known as ‘Brain Fog’
  • Also, trouble in learning new concepts/ information and remembering things
  • Neurological disorders & decline in cognitive abilities
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Constant breathlessness

Chelation Therapy: The usage

It is believed worldwide that chelation therapy is extremely effective in treating heavy metals and toxins poisoning. FDA has given an official approval to the therapy for the treatment of lead poisoning in the body.

The other known usages of chelation therapy are as follows:

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  • To prevent atherosclerosis and/or coronary artery disease. It removes calcium deposits from the arteries & thus reducing the potential risks of heart problems
  • The therapy also acts as an antioxidant treatment by cleansing the metals that combine with LDL cholesterol, which can damage arteries
  • It also helps in diminishing the pain caused by the chronic inflammatory diseases such as lupus, scleroderma and arthritis

Chelation Therapy: 5 known benefits

  1. First and foremost, chelation therapy acts as an anti-oxidant and detoxifies your body by eliminating heavy metal & toxin content from itchelation 3
  2. It helps your body fight the cognitive disorders, even including Alzheimer’s and other such neurodegenerative diseases
  3. The therapy improves your heart health by unclogging your arteries
  4. Once your body undergoes the therapy, it helps lower the risks for different learning disability symptoms like ADHD and autism spectrum
  5. It helps improve the immunity against the seasonal change diseases