Chelation therapy: Toxins and heavy metal detoxification
It cannot be denied that we are exposed to toxins and heavy metals such as lead, mercury, cadmium, aluminum, arsenic and more on a daily basis. Toxins and heavy metals from different sources enter our body, even without realizing it.
Contaminated foods: Contaminated drinking water, seafood with heavy metals, vegetables and fruits contaminated with chemicals through the growing process, meat with extra growth hormone. Chemicals are also found in cosmetics, hair dye, food coloring, plates, bowls, noodle pots, colorful toys and more.
Polluted environment: For example, smoke from automobiles, cigarette smoke, polluted air from factories.
Pollution is all around and exposure to toxins are unavoidable
Toxins harm you more than you think
Some kinds of toxins such as cadmium and arsenic are known as carcinogens. Some toxins are associated with chronic diseases. Some examples are as follows:
aluminum can cause Alzheimer's disease
lead increases the risk of cardiovascular disease
neurodegenerative diseases and osteoporosis
mercury increases the risk of immunity-associated diseases, such as allergies, hypersensitivity, rheumatic diseases and degenerative central nervous system
These toxins bring about free radicals, chronic inflammation and cellular degeneration in organ systems. They affect the reproductive system, balance of sexual hormones and gene expression. Gene mutation is part of cancer cell formation. Toxin accumulation or exposure to toxins in children causes developmental delay, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and allergies.
Blood tests can be done to find out the toxin levels in the body and plan a suitable treatment. Chelation therapy is one of the most effective methods of excreting toxins from the body.
Chelation Therapy is a treatment for people with heavy metal accumulation. Chelating agents, such as EDTA, DMSA or DMPS, absorb and excrete toxins through the urine. Chelation therapy can be administered by intravenous infusions, oral supplements or rectal suppositories. The treating physician will determine the best method for each patient. The decision is normally based on patient’s medical history, health check-up results, symptoms and laboratory test results.
Toxins and heavy metals are excreted through the urine, lowering heavy metal accumulation in the body. In addition to the chelating agents which grab onto toxins, the treatment provides vitamins and minerals to improve the patient’s health and restore balance to the body.