IV Chelation for Heavy Metals
Chelation therapy is a treatment that involves repeated IV administration of a chemical solution of ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid, or EDTA. It is used to treat acute and chronic lead poisoning by pulling toxins (including heavy metals such as lead, cadmium, and mercury) from the bloodstream. The FDA approved EDTA chelation therapy as a treatment for lead and heavy metal poisoning. It is also used as an emergency treatment for hypercalcemia (excessive calcium levels).
Chelation using EDTA is the medically accepted treatment for lead poisoning. EDTA is administered intravenously, and once in the bloodstream, it traps lead and other metals, forming a compound that the body can expel in the urine. The treatment generally takes 1 to 3 hours. Other heavy metal poisonings treated with chelation include mercury, arsenic, aluminum, chromium, cobalt, manganese, nickel, selenium, zinc, tin, and thallium. EDTA chelation therapy can be administered via IV, combined with calcium, magnesium, and vitamins B and C over a period of 1 to 3 hours. The recommended adult dosage varies depending on the size of the person and the amount of lead or other metal in the body.
Vitamins and minerals: EDTA chelation therapy may decrease levels of certain vitamins and minerals in the body, including vitamin C, magnesium, iron, and calcium.
Warfarin (Coumadin): EDTA has been reported to decrease the effectiveness of Warfarin. Decreasing the effectiveness of Warfarin can increase the risk of infection.
Insulin: EDTA can decrease blood sugar, as does insulin. Together they may dramatically reduce blood sugar levels.
A qualified health care provider will monitor blood pressure, blood glucose, and other vital statistics during treatment with EDTA. EDTA may lower levels of nutrients such as calcium, zinc, and potassium. Your provider will perform blood tests to monitor vitamin and mineral levels before, during, and after EDTA chelation therapy. Your doctor may recommend supplemental vitamins and minerals, either orally or intravenously.
IV Chelation with EDTA is offered in our clinic as a single service or as a package service. Individual treatments are $175.00 per session. Packages of 3, 6, or 9 treatments are also available. They are $465.00 for 3 sessions, $888.00 for 6 sessions, and $1,260.00 for 9 sessions.