Chelation is a treatment by which a small amino acid called ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid (commonly abbreviated EDTA) is slowly administered to a patient intravenously over several hours, prescribed by and under the supervision of a licensed health care practitioner. The EDTA infusion bonds with unbalanced metals in the body and quickly redistributes them in a healthy way, or carries them away in the urine. Abnormally situated
nutritional metals, such as iron, along with toxic elements such as lead, mercury and aluminum are easily removed by EDTA chelation therapy. Normally present minerals and trace elements which are essential for health are more tightly bound within the body and can be maintained with a properly balanced nutritional supplement.
The direct infusion or injection of vitamins, minerals and other naturally occurring substances can be used to address a variety of medical conditions including: cancer, chronic fatigue, Lyme disease, autoimmune disorders, nervous conditions, environmental sensitivities and allergies.
The intravenous infusion is given through a vein in the arm and can last between 60 to 120 minutes. The goals of intravenous nutritional therapy are in essence the same as goals for oral nutritional therapy. The main difference is the reduced period of time necessary for the desired nutritional support and the intended clinical results.
Following are the principle goals for such therapy:
1. To bypass the bowel mucosal barrier, to circumvent absorptive dysfunctions, and to deliver the nutrients directly to the tissues.
2. To deliver the necessary nutrients to the tissues in optimal proportions, concurrently and for maximal synergistic effect.
3. To restore the functional integrity of enzymatic pathways in chronic disorders known to result in vitamins, minerals and amino acids deficiencies.
4. To eliminate the need for drugs when feasible.
5. To reduce the dose of needed drugs during the early period of caring for the patient.
6. To protect tissue from injury caused by chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
7. To expedite recovery from acute infections.
8. To provide healing tissues extra supplies of nutrients before and after surgery (times of increased
9. To resolve hard-to-define but unrelenting clinical symptoms such as fatigue, stress, panic attacks, palpitations, mood and memory disorders, abdominal bloating, symptoms of allergy and chemical sensitivities.
Methylcobalamin B12 Injections
Injections of B12 may help fatigued or depressed individuals without any obvious deficiency and will also protect strict vegetarians. An injection will also treat B12 deficiency and reverse the symptoms caused by the deficiency by helping to maintain the myelin sheath around the central nervous system structure. Symptoms of B12 deficiency are symptoms of anemia and may include fatigue, chest pain, palpitations, dizziness, fainting, headaches, irritability, difficulty sleeping or concentrating, pallor, neurological symptoms, or tingling of the extremities.
Benefits of B12 injections:
1. B12 increases metabolism, the side effect of which can be weight loss. With regular B12 shots and a combination of other weight loss regimens, people have reported to lose weight much faster and they attribute it to the shot.
2. With a B12 injection you retain almost all the B12 – none of it gets lost in the digestive process. For comparisons sake, a B12 tablet leaves you with only 1.2% of B12 in the tablet. A shot will lose very little, if any.
3. B12 injections are highly recommended mood boosters as well. B12 is essential for a properly functioning central nervous system – we know that dysfunction can lead to depression. If you suffer from mild depression once in a while, you can try a B12 shot as a mood booster – some people have reported feeling happily giddy afterwards, but not for long. In a few hours, it settles
and you are just happy!
4. B12 is essential for a properly functioning cardiovascular system. It thins the blood and prevents blood stickiness. When blood cells stick together it leads to a blood clot which can cause a stroke.
5. Old preparations of B12 are cyanide laced (cyanocobalamin) and toxic, we only use methyl and hydroxyl B12.