Heavy metals are are elements that are naturally found in the earth. They are all around us: in the ground we walk on, in the water we drink, and in the products we use every day. Many of the heavy metals, such as zinc, copper, chromium, iron and manganese, are essential to body function in very small amounts. But high levels of most heavy metals can have serious health consequences.
The most common metals that the human body can absorb are:
Can a vitamin or supplement remove toxic metals from your body and is it safe to use? EDTA is a "chelator" (remover) of unwanted minerals and metals from the body such as lead, mercury, aluminum and cadmium and can help remove build-up in the arteries (atherosclerosis). It has been in use for more than 50 years, when the United States government first used it to remove lead from navy sailors contaminated by lead paint. EDTA is FDA-approved as a food stabilizer, so we consume it every day in common foods.
Remedy's EDTA Plus formula is conscientiously formulated to provide enough EDTA (320 mg.), but not too much. For balanced effectiveness, Remedy's EDTA supplement adds Cilantro which removes mercury, aluminum and lead ,Garlic which is rich in sulfur and helps to remove metals (and protect the kidneys from cadmium damage), as well as Spirulina and other algae to remove mercury. Other herbs in Remedy's EDTA PLUS herb supplement support the liver and provide nutrients while the body is detoxifying. Intravenous EDTA Chelation Therapy should be performed only in a well-qualified doctor's office; the alternative is taking an EDTA supplement such as Remedy's EDTA Plus by mouth. We recommend that use Remedy's EDTA PLUS supplement only after you have confirmed the presence of toxic metals. Hair Analysis is available through Remedy's. Remedy's EDTA PLUS should always be taken with Remedy's Multi-Mineral to supplement any minerals that the EDTA may remove.