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Oral Chelation Therapy

Oral Chelation Therapy is the process by which a patient eats chelating agents like activated attapulsite (clay), Irish moss and vitamin C for a period of 6 months. These chelating agents slowly combine with toxins in the body and eliminate them naturally from the body.

How does oral chelation therapy work?

Several chelation agents are commercially available and can be taken orally. Most of the amino acids are found in our normal diets but chelation can be successfully achieved only when they are taken in a concentrated and isolated form. This is because isolated amino acids are anions and have the capability of combining with toxic ions to form easily excretable complex substances.

What chelation agents are commercially available?

Life grow Plus from Vibrant Life contains 25mg of EDTA the most popular among chelating agents. It also contains the chelating agent called cysteine. The daily dosage is 20 capsules. Kelation from Kelation Plus in Florida is another popular oral chelation therapeutic available in capsule form. EDTA from Wonder Labs promises to absorb toxins to an extent of 80%. Another oral chelation therapeutic called True Health claims that it is effective in removing heavy metals and calcium plaque from arteries. Extreme Health is a commercially available therapeutic Chelation agent which comes in a container of 60 capsules. Kelatox is available is available in pediatric and adult strength formulas manufactured by the company called Chelative Specialists.

What are the Benefits of oral Chelation Therapy?

Oral chelation therapy is easily ingestible and a patient need not go to a clinic for a therapeutic session of 1-3 hours. It is convenient, safe, less expensive than intravenous chelation therapy and non invasive. It reduces metal toxicity, calcium plaque and blood cholesterol. It thins blood and prevents clots.

What are the risks associated with oral Chelation Therapy?

Children may have problems with oral chelation agents because of reduction calcium. Pregnant and lactating women should avoid chelation therapy. Patients with blood pressure and diabetes should avoid oral chelation agents or take them only under the surveillance of a physician. Patients with heart and kidney disease should also avoid taking oral chelating agents. Oral chelating agents should not be taken with aspirin.

What are the precautions you should take before taking oral chelating agents?

Before taking oral chelating agents you should visit your physician. You should get a physical examination done including blood and urine tests to test the body for toxic substances. You should also examine your diet and find out if it has to be altered for chelating agents to act effectively. You must take oral chelating agents on an empty stomach either late at night or early in the morning and continue them for 10-15 cycles.

Does the FDA approve of oral chelating agents?

Since no major pharmaceutical company promotes the use of oral chelating agents, the FDA has not paid sufficient attention to their value. Since it has not been evaluated by the FDA all oral chelating agents carry the disclaimer that they do not diagnose, treat, cure or prevent diseases. They are not substitutes for the advice of physicians or nursing professionals. Nursing or pregnant women are cautioned against taking oral chelating agents and patients suffering from other medical conditions should seek the advice of their physician before taking oral chelating agents.


Oral Chelating agents are easily available commercially and convenient to take. They do not work as fast as the more popular intravenous chelation therapy. Not all patients relish the thought of intravenous treatment and oral chelating agents is the non-invasive detoxification method for them.

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