Chelation Therapy is a chemical process in which a synthetic solution- EDTA (ethylene diamine tetra-acetic acid) and 2, 3-dimercaptopropane-1-sulfonate (DMPS) is injected into the bloodstream to remove heavy metals and/or minerals from the body. Chelation means “to grab” or “to bind.” When EDTA is injected into the veins, it “grabs” heavy metals and minerals such as lead, mercury, copper, cadmium, iron, arsenic, aluminum and calcium and removes them from the body.
Heavy metals can cause oxidative stress and long-term exposure to them can affect normal cellular defense mechanisms. Heavy metals, such as lead and arsenic, interfere with the normal functioning of the central nervous system, hematopoietic system, liver and kidneys.
Although scientific evidence for effective heavy metal toxicity treatment is not adequate, chelation therapy with chelating agents, such as DMPS and EDTA, is considered the best known treatment for metal poisoning or toxicity.