Ethylene Diamine Tetraacetic Acid Mechanism of Benefit Uncertain:
• EDTA binds to metals and is rapidly excreted in urine
• Not metabolized—excreted unchanged with metals
• Half-life less than one hour, requiring 3-hour infusions
• Disodium-EDTA removes calcium (but not calcium-EDTA)
• Metal catalysts can greatly increase free radical damage
• All metals are toxic in excess or if misplaced in body
• Essential nutritional metals increase to toxic levels in various organs with ischemia, disease, and age
• Chelation of only toxic metals does not explain full benefit Increase in urinary excretion of metals following I.V. disodium EDTA Nutritional Elements
The fact is that, so call good or essential minerals are extremely high in heart disease patients.
Example of the finding are:
- Manganese 132 times baseline excretion
- Zinc 62 times baseline
- Iron 56 times baseline
- Cobalt 12 times baseline
- Calcium 10 times baseline
- Lead 8 times baseline excretion
- Cadmium 5 times baseline
- Nickel 5 times baseline
- Aluminum 3 times baseline
- Arsenic 2 times baseline
- Mercury 2 times baseline
Obviously chelation therapy works not just by removing heavy metals but also by removal of essential minerals that accumulate so much higher than the desired level.
It is also believed that it works by re-distributing good/essential minerals especially seen in patients who maintain the benefit by maintenance of the therapy.