Chelation is the chemical process by which a metal or mineral (such as lead, mercury, copper, iron, arsenic, aluminum, calcium, etc.) is bonded to another substance. It is a natural process, basic to life itself.
Chelation is one mechanism by which such common substances as aspirin, antibiotics, vitamins, minerals and trace elements work in the body. EDTA (ethylene diamine tetra acetic acid) is a synthetic amino acid which 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.
What is the process?
It is the intravenous infusion of a synthetic amino acid, EDTA, into the bloodstream. As it moves through the blood vessels, it cleanses away toxic metals and calcium deposits that form plaque. You may benefit from EDTA Chelation Therapy if you have or have had many different problems including: angioplasty, leg cramps, poor circulation, diabetes, bypass surgery, arthritis and angina.