Chelation therapy is widely used for the treatment of atherosclerosis and other chronic degenerative diseases involving the circulatory system. It also offers additional benefits. Many scientists suggest that the positive effects of chelation treatment stem from the removal of metallic catalysts that cause an excessive proliferation of free radicals. This reduction in the oxidation of lipids, DNA, enzyme systems, and lipoproteins allows the body's healing process to commence, often reversing damage. It removes calcium and copper anions from the bloodstream, making the plaque lining artery walls porous and brittle. Over time, this plaque may become dislodged. Even if only a microscopic layer of plaque is removed, along with the smoothening of artery walls due to the healing of cells that line the arteries, it can significantly improve blood flow to the artery muscles. This can prevent artery spasms and minimize or prevent angina pain. Many patients who previously experienced muscle pain or angina pain report that they can now walk without discomfort after Chelation therapy.
Researchers have observed that patients who have undergone chelation treatment experience less depression. They are more alert, have better concentration, and improved memory. Opponents of Chelation therapy dismiss this as a "placebo effect."
Chelation therapists attribute this improvement in mental health to enhanced cellular nutrition due to improved circulation resulting from chelation treatment. Another possibility is that by removing harmful toxins from the bloodstream, the brain and central nervous system are protected from the adverse effects of these toxins. This enhances overall brain function, leading to better memory and mental well-being.
Another significant benefit of Chelation therapy is the reduction of fatigue in patients who have undergone the treatment. Additional improvements are seen in the reduction of neurological symptoms, cardiovascular symptoms, skin conditions, respiratory symptoms, gastrointestinal, genital, and urinary symptoms.
It's important to note that in some cases, the benefits attributed to EDTA infusion may result from the adoption of healthier lifestyle changes recommended by therapists. For example, therapists advise their patients to quit smoking, lose weight, exercise regularly, and take vitamins and mineral supplements, all of which can positively impact health. What is evident, however, is the effect of Chelation therapy on the removal of toxins and metal ions from the bloodstream and its reduction of free radical formation or damage. This has a significant impact on various aspects of our lives, something both proponents and opponents of chelation treatment agree upon.