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EDTA Chelation IV Therapy In Scottsdale, Arizona

EDTA (Ethylenediamine Tetra-Acetic Acid) is a remarkable arterial cleansing agent with the ability to effectively remove the plaque, cholesterol, and heavy metals that congest, restrict, and impede blood flow and oxygen throughout the 75,000 miles of blood vessels within the body.

It’s an amino acid with a composition very similar to common vinegar. It was synthesized in the 1930s and first used in intravenous injections as a vital treatment for people who had been exposed to toxic levels of lead, mercury, aluminum, and cadmium. Following these initial uses, patients who were suffering from angina and coronary artery disease symptoms dropped dramatically. This prompted the first studies to discover the other therapeutic effects of EDTA, principally in atherosclerosis, and other heart diseases.

With 50 years of results and thousands of confirming studies, articles, and reviews, EDTA has been proven to be a safe and incredible treatment that has already been used by over 2 million patients.

EDTA binds molecules (called chelation) such as metals, minerals, and free radicals and eliminates them from the body through urination.  There are two theories for why chelation therapy is effective. One theory is EDTA binds to free radicals (highly active molecular fragments that can cause inflammation, damaged tissue, and the lining of the heart and blood vessels). The other theory is that EDTA binds to calcium and other minerals in the plaque and bloodstream.  In the same way that an eggshell dissolves in vinegar EDTA will take calcium and other clogging materials off your arteries and washes the debris out through the kidneys. This results in a series of actions that improve cellular and vascular health.

When an individual undergoes chelation therapy, the EDTA is thought to improve clogged arteries and blood vessels by making them more open, pliable, and flexible by reducing inflammation and plaque density. This therapy may improve blood circulation which in turn lowers blood pressure and improves cardiovascular and vascular disease. Chelation therapy with EDTA may also help with diabetes and osteoarthritis and helps people with memory loss and cataracts because it clears the heavy metal toxins from the bloodstream.

EDTA chelation therapy was originally designed as a treatment for heavy metal poisoning, and its effectiveness for heart disease and circulatory disorders was discovered only by accident in the 1950s. As World War II veterans afflicted with lead poisoning from painting battleships underwent chelation to “get the lead out,” physicians noticed that those who had chest pain or leg pain due to atherosclerosis were experiencing almost unbelievable improvement in these symptoms.

During the past 50 years, over a million patients have undergone chelation therapy for a wide range of circulatory problems. Chelation has given heart disease patients an alternative to invasive heart surgery and has enabled patients with intermittent claudication to increase their walking distance. It has been used to alleviate angina, to reduce high blood pressure, and to spare diabetic patients from limb amputation.

What is EDTA Chelation?

EDTA (Ethylene Diamine Tetra Acetic acid) is a synthetic amino acid that has the ability to attach itself to metals and minerals, forming a particular kind of bond called a chelate. Heavier metals such as lead have a greater affinity for EDTA and form stronger bonds.

EDTA chelation therapy has been used by physicians for more than forty years to treat a number of conditions including cardiovascular disease, diabetic arterial disease, decreased mental function from vascular disease, and intermittent claudication (leg pain on exercise). it is also used as preventive medicine.

EDTA Chelation therapy involves the intravenous infusions of EDTA over a course of treatments. Chelation therapy patients are also generally advised to take a comprehensive approach to their treatment and health, including, as needed, diet, exercise, stress management programs, and dietary supplements.

How Does EDTA Chelation Therapy Work?EDTA is an amino acid in which the central atom (usually a metal ion) is attached to neighboring atoms by at least two bonds in such a way as to form a ring structure. Chelating is the process in which the metal ion reacts with another molecule to form the chelate.

The therapy can be understood simply as the removal of calcium deposits (from your arteries where you don’t want them) and other harmful minerals and heavy metals that promote blood clotting and atherosclerosis. Since these harmful deposits are also known to cause excessive free radical production, EDTA chelation also functions as a powerful free radical buster protecting cell membranes, DNA, enzyme systems, and lipoproteins from the destructive effects of these ravenous molecules. Some experts believe that the primary benefits of chelation are due to its free radical-fighting effects. Perhaps one of the most compelling, but often overlooked, explanations for chelation’s anti-aging, energizing effects is that EDTA “resuscitates” your cells’ mitochondria. Mitochondria are the “power plants” of every cell in the body — the site in which the energy-producing ATP is generated. Without ATP, life cannot exist. Loss of mitochondrial function has long been considered to be one of the primary causes of the aging process.

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