Chelation therapy as a therapeutic application, "trunk chelating agents", called for the purpose of the (heavy) metal detoxification.
The word chelation is derived from Greek and literally means "crab claw".
Course of therapy
In chelation therapy, the synthetic amino acid EDTA (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid) together with certain vitamins and minerals administered intravenously as an infusion. Similar to the operation of crab claws EDTA binds heavy metals in the body stored in a fixed ring structure. The resulting compounds are excreted through the kidneys from the body. For chelation therapy adequate renal function is absolutely necessary. Corresponding blood lab tests before and during treatment standard.
Even after removal of the original source of poisoning of the body remains the burden imposed by the gradual release of stored heavy metals from the body exposed.
Chelating agents accelerate the natural elimination of heavy metals accumulated in the body. Also, DMSA (dimercaptosuccinic acid) and DMPS (dimercaptopropanesulfonic acid) can form complexes with most heavy metals such as lead, mercury, silver, arsenic, cadmium, nickel, et cetera, and in the chelation therapy be used.
Additional therapeutic use
Furthermore, chelation therapy may be helpful in a number of other illnesses, which are promoted by metals or so-called "free radicals" in the body because the body stored metals can promote the formation of free radicals demonstrated.
This type of treatment comes from the natural healing alternative medicine and conventional medicine is only recognized in part because of evidence of effectiveness from the perspective of conventional medicine had not yet been fully achieved.