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Oral Chelation (pronounced “key lay shun”) is simply process by which metals, minerals and toxins are removed from body through use of certain agents (chelating agents) that bond with those elements – literally forming a circle around them – and flushing them out through body’s natural waste material. One of toxins which chelating agents identify for removal is arterial plaque. By removing this, you can avoid build-up of plaque within arteries and promote greater heart health.
EDTA (ethylene diamine tetra acetic acid) is one of most effective chelating agents in use today. The synthetic amino acids which make up EDTA provide foundation on which protein is built and was first utilized in U.S. in 1948. Designed as a treatment for those who were working in a battery factory as a treatment for lead poisoning – which was approved by FDA – Navy soon followed in its use of this chelating agent for sailors who absorbed lead while applying paint to ships and other government property.
In 1952, oral chelation was being used by doctors for those patients who were suffering from hardening of arteries as a result of arterial plaque build-up. Those for whom oral chelation was prescribed exhibited a reduction in both of areas.
Had it not been for using EDTA to treat lead poisoning at that time, physicians wouldn’t have had opportunity to note this effect on their patients, and impact that it had on these illnesses might never have been discovered.
While most people may think that exposure to lead contaminants has been all but eliminated today, it has actually increased over years and continues to be an ever-present threat in items such as tap water, residues in processed foods, cosmetics, mouthwash, toothpaste, shampoo, soap and a wide variety of hair care products.