Originally, Chelation was used solely for metal toxicity, such as lead poisoning. In recent years however, chelation therapy has proven to be effective in healing atherosclerosis and preventing cardiovascular events like strokes and heart attacks.
We use IV EDTA (Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid) which alters the distribution of metals in the body and is a very potent antioxidant. It binds to lead, iron, cadmium and other metals removing them from the body. By removing calcium from artery walls, the plaques soften and the vessels can dilate and become healthier. We administer important nutrients along with the IV chelation therapy. These include Potassium, Sodium bicarbonate, Vitamin C, and Magnesium.
A complete course of chelation therapy involves about 20-30 treatments. These are usually done once to twice weekly. Our clinic provides both IV and Oral Chelation programs to best meet your health goals. We are the California Chelation Center of excellence.
Chelation works effectively and dramatically to improve small vessel health. These are the vessels, which when occluded, contribute to heart attacks and strokes. Chelation with EDTA has shown to improve cardiac and circulatory function, most likely by removing the lead, mercury, cadmium, nickel and aluminum which are very potent catalysts of excessive free radical reactions in arteries, and resulting in significantly less oxidative stress. It’s now thought by some thought leaders this is the same reason chelation therapy can help with many age related ailments such as cancer, senility, arthritis as well as atherosclerosis.
“Thus, EDTA’s primary benefit is that it greatly reduces the ongoing production of free radicals within the body by removing accumulations of metallic catalysts and toxins which accumulate at abnormal sites in the body as a person grows older and which speeds the aging process.” 1
Chelation offers patients with known heart disease, intermittent claudication, angina and high blood pressure an alternative to medication and surgery. Our clinic offers both oral chelation and IV chelation programs depending on your health goals.
Patients undergoing chelation therapy to improve cardiovascular health will notice a reduction in their blood pressure, a decrease in anginal symptoms or a decrease in claudication symptoms as the weeks go by.
Chelation therapy for many people is a safe and effective alternative to bypass surgery or angioplasty. EDTA chelation therapy administered by trained staff in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle, diet and nutritional supplements should seriously be considered by anyone with known cardiovascular disease, cerebrovascular disease or accelerated physical decline.
* 1. 2010, The Center for Natural & Integrative Medicine. Orlando, Florida
Vitamin C is needed for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of your body. It is used to:
- Form an important protein used to make skin, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels
- Heal wounds and form scar tissue
- Repair and maintain cartilage, bones, and teeth
Vitamin C is one of many antioxidants. Antioxidants are nutrients that block some of the damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are made when your body breaks down food or when you are exposed to tobacco smoke or radiation. The buildup of free radicals over time is largely responsible for the aging process. Free radicals may play a role in cancer, heart disease, and conditions like arthritis. The body is not able to make vitamin C on its own, and it does not store vitamin C.
Methylcobalamin (Vitamin B12) is another nutrient necessary for proper central nervous system function. Many of us are deficient and do not realize it. Many people who take this as a supplement on a regular basis report they have more energy, healthier immune systems, less allergies, stress, depression, more stamina, better sleep, and less frequent, less severe headaches.
B-Complex 100 is a combination of B vitamins. 100 mg of NIACIN (B3), THIAMINE (B1) and 2mg of DEXAPENTHANOL (B5), RIBOFLAVIN (B2), PYRIDOXINE (B6).
Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body and is essential to good health. Approximately 50% of total body magnesium is found in bone. The other half is found predominantly inside cells of body tissues and organs. Only 1% of magnesium is found in blood, but the body works very hard to keep blood levels of magnesium constant. Magnesium is needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. It helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keeps heart rhythm steady, supports a healthy immune system, and keeps bones strong. Magnesium also helps regulate blood sugar levels, promotes normal blood pressure, and is known to be involved in energy metabolism and protein synthesis. There is an increased interest in the role of magnesium in preventing and managing disorders such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. Dietary magnesium is absorbed in the small intestines. Magnesium is excreted through the kidneys.
Dexpanthenol is the injectable form of Vitamin B5
- Promotes healing and promotes stamina
- Helps regulate cholesterol and control blood pressure
- Helps maintain healthy skin and hair
- Important in the formation of hormones and cholesterol
- Can help reduce pain and inflammation
Helpful in chronic stress and anxiety
Pyridoxine Vitamin B6 is an essential component of neurotransmitters like serotonin, dopamine and GABA. Deficiencies may impair the body’s ability to activate other essential pathways such as the methylation cycle.
Patients with poor diet, alcoholism, or poor digestion may be deficient. Symptoms could include “brain fog”, mental slowing, anxiety, insomnia , headaches, and weakness