Chelation therapy was originally used by the British during World War II to remove lead from the body. It was first introduced in the United States in 1948, where it has since be used for to remove lead, as well as, other dangerous heavy metals, from the blood. Since then many doctors have come to believe that it may also help in preventing cardiovascular disease, atherosclerosis, coronary heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, scleroderma, and other age-related problems, especially when administered by a trained expert and used in combination with a healthy diet, natural supplements, and exercise. In last 50 years over a million men and women have had chelation therapy for a wide array of circulatory problems.
Chelation therapy is an intravenous therapy in which a potent antioxidant called ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) is administered into the bloodstream. The word “chelation” means "to grab" or "to bind." When EDTA is injected into the body, it "grabs" heavy metals and minerals. These toxins are then naturally eliminated from the body through urine. In addition, excess calcium is removed from artery walls as well. This widens the artery openings and increases blood flow throughout the body. This increased blood flow may aid in preventing cardiovascular disease, atherosclerosis, coronary heart disease and other similar issues. Treatment is conveniently performed in the office at Texas Anti-Aging Medicine Institute and takes between 90 minutes and three hours to complete.
Some patients may experience a bit of minor discomfort due to the fact that this is an intravenous procedure. But most do not find it painful. Patients are able to sit, walk, relax, eat, read, work on their computers, visit the restroom and socialize during the therapy.
THE BENEFITS OF IV THERAPY
One of the main benefits of intravenous treatment is that nutrients are infused directly into the bloodstream. Intravenous treatments therefore are exceptionally powerful because they circumvent issues with oral administration, including stomach upset, absorption issues, and loss of potency. In addition, since the nutrients are infused directly into the bloodstream and avoid the gastrointestinal system, very large doses can be administered without gastrointestinal side effects which can limit dosing. A perfect example of this is vitamin C, which can only be taken in fairly small amounts orally before causing stomach upset. In contrast, very large doses of vitamin C, which can be very beneficial for the immune system, can be administered safely and without stomach side effects with an intravenous delivery route.
IV Therapies have been known to be beneficial for the following conditions:
• Autoimmune Conditions
• Neurological Conditions
• Memory Enhancement
• Lyme disease
• Mold Exposure
• Heavy Metal Toxicity
• Parkinson’s disease
• Chronic Fatigue
• Low Immune System
The Most Popular IV Therapies We Offer:
Is IV Nutrition Safe?
Intravenous (IV) Vitamin Therapy is a safe and effective method for delivering natural vitamins and minerals directly to your bloodstream. Bypassing the digestive tract allows for 100% absorption of all nutrients, which makes them immediately available for cellular use.
What are the benefits of IV Nutrition?
Vascular disease is the number one killer of Americans today
Conventional medicine’s approaches to heart and vascular disease have barely changed in 30 years. Dangerous drugs, bypass surgery and stents, are the norm. These surgeries, procedures and medications do nothing to address the real underlying causes of vascular disease.
Now let’s talk about nutritionally-based approaches to heart and vascular disease.
The approaches include:
-intensive lifestyle interventions
-use of a powerful, circulation-enhancing therapy known as chelation.
What is IV Chelation Therapy?
It is a medical procedure involving physician-supervised, elective, heavy metal detoxification.
It is a process of safely eliminating heavy metals (such as lead, mercury, cadmium, and even toxic accumulations of iron and copper) from the tissues, organs, and arteries, often leading to the greatly enhanced health of the vascular endothelium or lining of the arteries.
The end result of the process is usually greatly enhanced circulation to critical organs and tissues such as the brain and heart.
Even a hardened, plaque-burdened artery can regain its ability to provide increased blood flow when it has been treated with EDTA chelation therapy.
What Can Chelation potentially do for you?
Over the past 35 years vascular disease has been the primary target for the clinical use of IV EDTA chelation therapy.
However, because IV chelation works at such a foundational level to potentially improve circulation to every organ and tissue in the body, it has been shown either through our clinical experience or in published documents to beneficially impact a broad range of diseases.
These include: brain and renal (kidney) function, heart artery blockages, fatigue, eyesight (from reversal of macular degeneration), erectile dysfunction, arthritis, peripheral artery disease (blockages to leg arteries), diabetic ulcers, gangrenous limbs, and congestive heart failure.
A landmark study called the TACT chelation therapy trial was published 3 years ago. The study involved over 1700 patients and proved that chelation therapy was both safe and effective in reducing the need for invasive cardiovascular procedures such as stents, bypass surgery, and angioplasty. The study also showed that chelation reduced the risk of death from heart attack by 8%.
The most effective form of chelation to date is the intravenous administration of EDTA which includes vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, provided in a clinician’s office over a period of a few months. EDTA is a synthetic amino acid which, when introduced into the body, safely attaches itself to these dangerous heavy metals such as lead and mercury. The complex is then filtered out of the body primarily through the kidneys (urine) and the liver via the secretion of bile.
Chelation is most effective if administered as a series of 20 to 40 consecutive infusions, received once or twice weekly in a comfortable infusion suite.
There are over 30 documented mechanisms of action associated with the clinical use of EDTA.
Other beneficial mechanisms such as the inhibition of NF kappaβ (a master inflammation regulator) by EDTA are beginning to be recognized.
EDTA also possesses antioxidant and mild, safe blood-thinning activity.