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 Chelation Therapy: Oral Chelation  

Lactic acid from muscle effort-a natural chelator

Dr Johan Bjorksten (1981) states: 'Lactic acid is not as effective as EDTA in speed, but given enough time to act, it seems comparable in total removal of chelatable metal'.

To achieve this effect, lactic acid levels have to be raised regularly and for sustained periods via endurance exercise patterns such as walking, swimming, cycling, etc. This must not be confused with aerobic exercise in which specific cardiovascular training is taking place only if a specific degree of effort is sustained (see Chapter 8 on aerobic principles). In order to achieve the lactic acid chelating effect it is more important that duration (time spent exercising) is focused on rather than degree of effort.

A combination of Dr Rinse's formula and regular exercise offers a means of self­chelation of quite considerable sophistication.

However, when we speak of oral chelation it is to oral EDTA that we should really be looking.

EDTA as an oral supplement

A leading British firm supplies practitioners with their EDTA Complex supplement, which is based on a formula originally used in the clinic of Dr Josef Issels in West Germany and later used extensively in Australia by biologist and naturopath John Stirling.

Stirling says:

    EDTA is usually degraded in the stomach and when given orally is of little value, with approximately only 5 per cent being absorbed. However, when granulated and enteric coated, then pressed into a tablet and coated again, the absorption factor is almost 100 per cent.

This company is presently accumulating anecdotal evidence for the effectiveness of EDTA Complex. The tablets contain 150 mg of ethylene diamine­tetra­acetic acid with 100 mg of vitamin C and 100 IU of vitamin E. Suggested dose is one tablet morning and night, with food.

Stirling recommends it as a strong supportive agent along with diet and a correct organic mineral replacement therapy:

    The major advantage of using low­dose EDTA orally is that it is non­invasive, does not require electrolyte monitoring as the IV form does, and can be used as a long­term method to slowly remove toxic metals and arterial plaque from the system.

Stirling is also in favour of the oral form because he prefers to avoid any possibility of toxic overload on the kidneys and liver, the main organs of elimination that are used in taking chelated material out of the body.

Kidney function is not upset by this approach any more than it is in intravenous applications, and if there are concerns regarding kidney function this should be monitored during any course of treatment. No electrolyte imbalances have been observed with oral use of EDTA and diarrhoea is rarely a side-effect.

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Leon Chaitow ND, DO, MROA practicing naturopath, osteopath, and acupuncturist in the United Kingdom, with over forty years clinical experience, Chaitow is Editor-in-Chief, of the ...more
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