Heavy metals can be a real menace to physical and mental health. We never smell this until the metal toxicity in our body reaches a tipping point, affecting almost every other organ in our system. Often, we never realize the heavy metal exposure we are subjected to. Oral Chelation is considered as a sort of therapy for curing ailments and not as a supplement therapy which can restore the vitamin and mineral balance in our body. All the improper understanding of the damage that heavy metals do to our body leads to a lot of physical and mental conditions. With technological advancement, human exposure to heavy metals has increased dramatically, especially in the last 50 years. To cleanse your body of the metal contamination, chelation therapy is the only way out.
Toxic metal exposure: We tend to think that toxic metal exposure happens only to people who work in factories or deal with industrial wastes etc. Not so. All of us victims of heavy metal exposure – the mercury fillings in our dental processes, lead and mercury in the fish we consume, aluminum foil used in cooking, in antiperspirants, mercury in broken thermometers, fluorescent light bulbs etc. – everything exposes us to heavy metal toxins. We never recognize the accumulated metal content inside our body until we are on the verge of a critical health condition. Such metal exposure blocks the arterial walls causing cardiovascular problems, heart attacks and strokes. Often, they lead to neurological conditions and neuropathic symptoms.
It has been discovered that over 50 professions involve exposure to heavy metals. This includes professions in medical industry, dentistry, pharmaceuticals, laboratories and professionals like hairdressers, painters, photographers, potters, cosmetic workers, battery-makers, printers and many such others. Today, chronic exposure comes from dental fillings (mercury amalgam), paint and tap water that contain lead residue, chemical metal residues in foods that are processed, in personal care products like cosmetics, shampoo, chemical hair treatments, even toothpaste, mouthwash, soap, body wash etc.
Are all heavy metals bad? No, not every other heavy metal is bad. In fact, what is more important is to maintain the critical balance between heavy metals in the body. For instance, if there is excess of zinc, there is less of copper. However, there are some metals which are found in the body – iron is one such example. Iron is important for preventing the body from becoming anemic. Since all heavy metals have a density that is five times that of water, they cannot be metabolized by the body. Some metals are bio-accumulative, that is, accumulated through environment or food. Mostly, heavy metal exposure happens through inhalation, ingestion and skin absorption. These metals accumulate in the body for years and turn highly toxic.
Chelation Therapy – The best cure: It is not easy to tackle this metal mishap. One needs to take at least 10 oral treatments to be fully cleansed of heavy metal toxins. Oral chelation helps the body transport the metal wastes to kidneys and eliminate them through urine. This is why the amount of oral chelation therapy administered on a person is directly connected to the health of his/her kidneys. Too much of heavy metal toxins can affect the kidneys, leading to formation of kidney stones. Sometimes artificial kidney-like mechanisms are used to eliminate metal toxins.
Chelation Therapy, especially of the oral kind, is the best cure as it is easy and cost-effective to perform. Also, it is harmless and does not require any medical assistance to administer.