Every day your body has to deal with metal toxins from a range of sources, inside the home and out. These contaminants generate free radicals, which cause oxidative damage to your cells. Your entire body is then at risk from silent accumulations of this oxidative damage over the years-leading to chronic and debilitating disease.
Chelation therapy is a method of removing heavy metals from the body by binding them with chelating agents. Currently, the most widely recognized chelating compound is an artificial amino acid known as ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid (EDTA). "Chele" (pronounced kelay) is the Greek word for claw and the chemical chelating molecule is "C" or claw shaped. lt seizes a positively charged metal ion and surrounds it. This action inactivates the metal, then the body safely eliminates the bound compound, primarily via the kidneys. To visualize this concept, imagine pinching a marble between the thumb and forefinger, the marble being the metal ion and the thumb and forefinger being the chelating agent.
Because EDTA has an affinity to heavy particles, it can attract and bind to heavy metals. The toxic ion and the amino acid connect and then-because the body regards the EDTA as a foreign substance-it sends it to the kidney for elimination. Both the EDTA and the heavy metals get a free ride into the toilet.