Oral Chelation is delivered orally and involves ingesting nutritional food supplements which contain chelating agents (EDTA & numerous natural chelators) and may include; vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants, phytonutrients, and herbs.
Oral EDTA chelation has all the benefits of IV chelation, but is much slower acting because only 4% to 18% of an oral EDTA dose is absorbed (compared with 100% of an IV dose). Taken on a daily basis, oral chelation will gradually accomplish what its IV counterpart does in a few administrations. Oral chelation is thought to be useful in reducing heavy metal toxicity and calcification, lowering blood cholesterol, lessening lipid peroxidation (free-radical oxidation of metabolized fats), thinning the blood, and preventing the formation of blood clots (a cause of heart attack).
In some areas, oral chelation may actually outperform IV EDTA (only) chelation. In addition, extended Health’s oral chelation formula has the ability to chemically bond with and cause the elimination of mercury from the body (as evidenced by mercury levels in urine samples before and after chelation).