Oral Chelation Therapy can be used to maintain optimum health. Apart from detoxing the body off heavy metals, chelation therapy does what is important for sound health – replacing toxic elements with essential nutrients. In a way, it can be called as the nutrient way to treat some critical medical conditions. As you know, Chelation therapy uses chelating agents like EDTA (ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid) to bind heavy metals in the body and transport them out of the body through the kidneys, generally as urine. Chelation therapy can be done in three ways – 1. oral chelation (intake of chelating agents via mouth), 2. through suppositories and 3. IV or intravenous chelation.
Benefits of Oral Chelation Therapy: Chelation therapy started only with oral chelation. Doctors found out that oral administration of certain things can help eliminate heavy toxins from the body. Discovered in the early 1940s, oral chelation was used only for treating factory workers who were victims of lead poisoning. Later, it developed into a therapy which was used to treat coronary heart ailments, atherosclerosis etc.
Generally oral chelation therapy binds with heavy metals like arsenic, aluminum, cadmium, lead, mercury, iron and other toxic metals and then, transports them as waste through urine. It is said that you need several oral treatments to eliminate toxic waste from your body. Whereas, this is not the case with intravenous chelation therapy. EDTA chelation using IV injection is costlier yet more effective that oral chelation. Similarly, suppositories also work better than oral chelation. However, oral chelation is often the best of all as it is inexpensive, simple and easy to do. It does not involve any medical help too. Also, when injected orally, the chelating agents enter the blood stream quickly.
However, there is one drawback with oral chelation. Oral chelation is not a completely approved medical practice. It fell into medical disfavor as it did not attract the financial interests of big pharmacy investors. Though not medically accepted, several physicians continue to do it due its positive impact and cost-effectiveness. It is also the least harmful of therapies.
1. It is the simplest and easiest of therapies. All you need to do is take the prescribed chelating agents orally. No medical help is needed like in IV chelation therapy.
3. Less harmful: Oral chelation is the least harmful of therapies. Also, you can take it with food in order to stop absorption of heavy metals right before they enter the blood stream.
4. Consumption of chelating agents daily is a good practice. Garry Gordon of the Gordon Research Institute says that oral chelation with EDTA reduces aging and that it is good to consume at least 800 mg of EDTA daily. According to research, a human being can take about 800 to 5000 mg of chelating agents, depending on their body weight and kidney health.