Chelation – Any Risks?

Recently a loyal reader made this comment about chelation agents:

“I have heard chemical chelation agents like EDTA are very toxic and we should be using natural chelation agents such as chlorella.

Thank you S.”

My reply:

Hi S,

Thanks for your comment. I too prefer natural approaches to healing and have use and recommended Chlorella for years. In my opinion and experience it’s one of the most important supplements in the process of detoxifying the body.

Chlorella functions by grabbing toxins that have been released from the tissues and hanging onto them until they all pass out of the body via the bowel. But Chlorella often needs a buddy to help move those toxic metals out of the tissues faster.

That’s where EDTA helps out. When I worked with patients, they detoxified better if we used EDTA and Chlorella together.

As far as safety and efficacy consider the form of EDTA suppository chosen for chelation. Only EDTA in the form of Calcium Disodium will not remove essential Calcium, but will remove the unwanted calcifications that promote atherosclerosis. So be sure to order the Calcium Disodium form of EDTA suppository for the best outcome.

Also, EDTA may be more body friendly than other chemicals because it is a man-made amino acid. Natural amino acids combine to build protein structures in our bodies.

The chemical chelation agent EDTA is only toxic if the dose is too high. When EDTA was initially given IV in large doses many, many years ago when doctors first started using it, EDTA caused kidney damage. So, as chelating doctors we were taught to calculate the patient’s EDTA dose using their blood creatinine level, a measure of kidney function. The dose we gave per each 3 hour IV was 3,000 mg of EDTA or less.

In administering EDTA chelation in those appropriate amounts, chelating doctors have seen a lot of health improvement and no kidney damage. I personally chelated hundreds of patients with EDTA and saw remarkable results.

Chelation with EDTA saved several fellows’ legs from amputation. They had developed severe diabetic ulcers on their feet due to diabetic blood vessel disease. The EDTA therapy healed the ulcers and saved the leg.

One fellow called back several months after his last chelation to tell us that chelation not only saved his leg, but also his vision had improved so much that he was able to get his driver’s license back.

We saw lots of people overcome heart disease from hardening of the arteries. Often high blood pressure and high blood cholesterol decreased to healthier levels.

EDTA in the form of a rectal suppository is even safer and probably more effective than the IV administration of EDTA. The dose of EDTA in the suppository is only 750 mg, one-fourth the dose in an IV.

And EDTA via the rectum absorbs over 8 hours instead of only 3 hours, causing less stress on the kidneys.

Always be sure to check with your doctor before using EDTA suppositories especially if you have any kidney or liver problems.

In regard to chelation risks, it’s much more dangerous and toxic to leave poisonous heavy metals in your body than to remove them with EDTA. And EDTA helps get toxic metals out faster and more specifically than using Chlorella or any other oral agent by itself.

However, I love Chlorella too. I eat it all the time. It’s a great detoxifier to use with EDTA. Manufacturers of Chlorella break the cell membrane in the processing of Chlorella. That cell membrane then becomes a sponge that soaks up chemical toxins as well as heavy metals.

Sometimes I feel a little tired or spacey 2 days after using EDTA. I think those symptoms may occur because once the EDTA removes the toxic metals from a cell, then the cell can get rid of the toxic chemicals too. So, Chlorella comes along and cleans up the rest of the mess.

EDTA suppositories can be very safe and used in conjunction with Chlorella to clean up the body. But always work with your doctor in any health promoting endeavor.