Chelation is a science-based medical method utilized to remove heavy metals from the body through the administration of a special chemical compound called a chelate. The chelate finds and forms an attachment to the metal toxin with one reversible ionic bond. The bound toxin is then pulled out of the cell and carried from the body. Since the toxin is not neutralized during this process and is potentially able to attach to other cells on its way out, skilled and conscientious care must be taken during the chelation to monitor the safety and effectiveness of the detox process. If done improperly, chelation can do more harm than good.
To augment the therapeutic value of mercury amalgam replacement, we often recommend a practitioner-supervised chelation protocol to remove mercury and other heavy metal toxins from the tissues where they have their most detrimental effects. Mercury has a special affinity for neurological tissues and cell membranes where it can interfere with and negatively impact all levels of health.
Nutritional status is evaluated prior to chelation and intravenous therapies such as IV vitamins and minerals are also often recommended during the chelation process to help maintain the nutritional co-factors essential for effective and safe detoxification.