What is Chelation Therapy? 5 Benefits in 2018 (Number 4 will Shock You!)

Author: Kurt LaCapruccia, D.S.S. (Diploma in Dietary Supplement Science)

Published: November 23, 2018


Here’s the brutal truth about Chelation Therapy:

There are WAY too many health enthusiasts who think there is only one way to do Chelation Therapy.

They will say, “if I only use Glutathione, my body will do the rest.”

If only it was that simple…

Whether you are studying general heavy metal detoxification or how to detox from a specific metal like Mercury, the term “Chelation Therapy” often comes up.

But what is Chelation Therapy?

Is chelation therapy on your detox checklist?

In this post, you are going to learn the authoritative, simple definition of Chelation Therapy in 2018 and the 2 supplements you can use to naturally detox your body.

In fact, these are the same best ways that helped Tony Robins lower his mercury levels from Level 123 to Level 10.

We are going to show you how Tony Robins did it, and how you can experience Chelation Therapy benefits in your own life.

We are going to answer the question of “What is Chelation Therapy?” as well as outline crucial safety information, Chelation Therapy side effects, Chelation Therapy at home, and Chelation Therapy cost so you can have a better understanding of natural Chelation Therapy.

When you know the different paths, you can optimize your detoxification protocol to remove the largest amounts of the specific toxin you are targeting for removal. To get an authoritative answer to this question, I interviewed our staff doctor; Dr. Jose Lizardi, to get the best answer from an authority in the medical field.

Let’s dive into it!

What is Chelation Therapy?

We live in a very toxic environment. (1) That is not breaking news, but it’s the truth.

Everything from the water we drink to the fish we eat can raise levels of metals in our bodies. (2) You can even be exposed to heavy metals via old paint or living close to a factory that excretes metals into the environment. (3)

Nothing is more important for our health in this day and age than detoxification of the body.

To remove these heavy metals from your body, you can subscribe to a protocol called “Chelation Therapy.”

Chelation Therapy is pronounced “Key-LAY-Shon.” According to Dr. Lizardi, Chelation Therapy is a process to remove toxins and heavy metals from the body using one of two main supplements. These 2 supplements include:

  1. EDTA – Used to detoxify the body of Iron, Copper, Aluminum, Nickel, Zinc, Calcium, Cobalt, Magnesium and Manganese.
  2. DMSA – Used to detoxify the body of Lead and Mercury.

You can use this as a checklist for the specific metals you are targeting for removal. We recommend you use a blood test to discover which metals are currently at high levels in your body. We have seen the most accurate results from blood tests. (4)

Chelation protocols can be administered through oral ingestion, intravenous injection or suppository insertion. (5)

Bottom Line- Chelation Therapy is a process of regularly administering certain substances that help your body to get rid of toxins.

Chelation Therapy Benefits : 5 Shocking Benefits

I discussed with Dr. Lizardi these life-impacting Chelation Therapy Benefits:

  1. Heart Disease – Although unproven, chelation therapy for heart disease is a likely benefit as detoxification reduces swelling and improves blood flow. (6)
  2. Mental Clarity – Mental Sharpness can return as a result of removing toxins from the body. (7)
  3. Clear Pathways for Detoxification – the body is continually cleaning itself of toxins and heavy metals. Chelation Therapy simply clears pathways to the liver and kidneys so daily detoxification is a simple process for the body. (8)
  4. Renewed Energy – The process can reduce fatigue and give you brand new vitality as your cells are not filled with toxins and heavy metals. (9)
  5. Reduce Swelling – Toxins cause inflammation. Removing toxins from your body can promote healthy blood flow. (10)

I knew Chelation Therapy could reduce swelling, but I had no idea that renewed energy and vitality is a Chelation Therapy Benefit! Dr. Lizardi explained that the rampant toxicity in our environment causes us to lose energy that we could be enjoying if we took the time to detoxify the body.

Bottom Line- Chelation Therapy benefits include renewed vitality!

EDTA Chelation

EDTA, or Ethlyene diamine tetra-acetic acid, is mainly used as Chelation Therapy for Heart Disease.

A study by the NIH found that supplementing with EDTA reduced the risk of heart disease by 18%. (11) The unique part of the survey found the effects of EDTA Chelation lasted over the 5-year follow-up mark. That is truly remarkable!

Here is a breakdown of the metals EDTA is effective to bind: (12)

  1. Iron
  2. Copper
  3. Aluminum
  4. Nickel
  5. Zinc
  6. Calcium
  7. Cobalt
  8. Magnesium
  9. Manganese

Bottom Line- EDTA is used to detoxify heart pathways of toxins and metals.

DMSA Chelation

DMSA, or Dimercaptosuccinic Acid, specifically targets lead and mercury in the body. (13)

Dr. Lizardi explained that once a metal or toxin is bound to DMSA, it cannot be detached. This is one aspect featuring the power of DMSA.

How it works – Glutathione pushes the toxins and metals out of the cell into the bloodstream. If DMSA is present in the bloodstream, all toxins and metals will be unable to release themselves once bound to DMSA. (14)

How you get sick – If your body has low levels of Glutathione, the overload of toxins in your system will make you sick. (15)

While Glutathione supplements are an effective means of raising levels in the short term, N-Acetyl-Cysteine and Glycine may provide long term support. This is due to their role glutathione synthesis within the cells of the body. (16)

Glutathione alone will not detoxify the body. (17) Dr. Lizardi states that you must use a binder on either a DMSA or EDTA protocol so the toxin can be bound and processed for elimination.

If you are correctly performing a DMSA Chelation protocol, your pee should have an unpleasant smell. (17)

Here is a breakdown of the metals DMSA is effective to bind: (18)

  1. Lead
  2. Mercury

Bottom Line- Glutathione pushes toxins out of the cell, binders and DMSA attach themselves to toxins and escort them out of the body via the kidneys. 

Chelation Therapy Reviews: The Tony Robbins Story

Some critics think Detoxification is nonsense.

Not Tony Robbins. (19)

To measure Mercury (or HG) levels, doctors use a scale of 1 to 10 ng/mL. Patients with 10 ng/mL are considered highly toxic. (20)

Did you know Tony Robbins was diagnosed at 123 ng/mL in 2017? (21) In this YouTube video, Robbins discusses how his diet of fish caused his unbelievable mercury levels.

Dr. Christopher Shade and his team at Quicksilver Scientific designed the “Push Catch Liver Detox” after learning the proper procedure of using highly potent botanicals to push toxins from the digestive tract to be caught by charcoal binders for elimination through the liver.

Bottom Line- Tony Robbins is living proof of Chelation Therapy benefits.

There have been success stories with Chelation Therapy, Tony Robbins is one story of many! Yours could be next. Let us help you succeed!

How Chelation Therapy Works

Dr. Lizardi described how the process works.

Chelation Therapy involves “binders” that attach to the heavy metals in your blood and escort them out of the body through pee. (22)

Sourcing a quality binder is the most important aspect of how Chelation Therapy works. If you do not use a Binder after supplementing with Glutathione, you could possibly make yourself sick. (23)

Remember, the role of Glutathione is to push the toxins and metals out of the cells so they can be exposed and bound in the bloodstream. (24) Ingredients like Charcoal, Clay or Proprietary silica in Quicksilver Scientific IMD. (25)

No matter what you are targeting for elimination, Binders must be present in any detoxification protocol as they are what soak up toxins and heavy metals in the blood stream. (26) Dr. Lizardi recommends binders are to be used alongside a DMSA or EDTA detoxification protocol.

Dr. Lizard’s tip is that you do not want to detox incorrectly. If you have any questions concerning the proper order of detoxification protocol, please give us a call at 888-432-5824 and we will gladly walk you through every step of the process. Guaranteed.

Here is a quick recap of a correct detoxification process:

  1. Glutathione – To push toxins and metals out of the system
  2. Binders Quicksilver IMD or Activated Charcoal
  3. EDTA or DMSA – Supplements to further bind toxins for removal through the kidneys

Bottom Line- Glutathione pushes toxins out of the cell, Binders catch. 

When do you need Chelation Therapy?

Heavy Metals can make you sick. (27) When metals build up in your system, it makes your system toxic. Here are the 5 Symptoms that Dr. Lizardi looks for to indicate heavy metal toxicity.

  1. Brain Fog
  2. Chronic Fatigue (Constant weakness, tiredness)
  3. Constipation
  4. Regular Headaches
  5. Achy Joints

If any of these signs are present in your experience, especially Chronic Fatigue, Dr. Lizardi recommends consulting with your doctor to do a Heavy Metal Blood Test.

Consulting with your doctor or primary care provider is very important because it allows you to know the exact metals you need to remove from the body. You do not want to begin this process without knowing the exact metal you are targeting.

Bottom Line- If you have these symptoms, consider Chelation Therapy.

If any of these symptoms are present in your life, call your doctor to get a heavy metal blood test.

Heavy Metal Exposure

According to Dr. Christopher Shade, there are 2 main sources where you can be exposed to heavy metal poisoning. (28)

  1. Silver Amalgams
  2. Seafood- Especially the fatty fishes such as Tuna and Swordfish

Bottom Line- Amalgams and seafood are the top sources of heavy metal toxicity according to an authority in the medical community.

Avoid farmed fish as well!

Chelation Therapy for Heart Disease

Chelation Therapy is not only used to remove toxins from the body, it is an effective channel to support heart health. (29)

Fatty deposits called plaques build up in the blood and cause the artery to narrow. This makes it difficult for blood to flow through the body. Chelation Therapy can help clear these arteries allowing blood to flow through the body to the heart. (30)

Bottom Line- Although controversial, Chelation Therapy can help clear pathways which can promote heart health.

Example Chelation Therapy for Heart Disease

Chelation Therapy Side Effects

There are serious side effects if you detox improperly. Adverse side effects can result from two sources:

  1. Low Quality Detoxification Programs
  2. Detoxifying improperly

How to choose the correct detoxification protocol? You can start by ordering from a company that has a trusted reputation and a customer service hotline that you can call if you get confused during your protocol.

Remember, detoxification is a practice that takes repetition before you master the correct order. One company that has passed our quality control standards is Quicksilver Scientific. Established by Dr. Christopher Shade, Quicksilver Scientific manufactures the highest quality supplements using the latest scientific developments.

Dr. Shade was born in a steel-town where he was exposed to heavy metal poisoning via environmental pollution. After learning how to detox the body, he has made it his life mission to help others detoxify from heavy metal toxicity.

I cannot emphasize this more, but detoxifying incorrectly can make you sicker than before you began your protocol. It is very important to learn the correct sequence of steps so you can effectively remove toxins from the body.

The most common mistake people make when detoxifying is not using a Binder, according to Dr. Lizardi. As discussed above, detoxifying with Glutathione alone will not remove toxins from the body. Toxins must be bind to Activated Charcoal or Quicksilver IMD before implementing the final step of using DMSA or EDTA to clear the blood of all toxins pushed out by Glutathione.

If you are concerned or need specific instruction, feel free to call us at 888-432-5824.

Bottom line- You can make yourself more sick if you detox incorrectly.

Best Practices for Chelation Therapy: How is Chelation Therapy Administered?

When it comes to Chelation Therapy, you want your protocol to count. To supplement your body with the highest amount of nutrition, we recommend suppository delivery because it yields the highest concentration of bioavailable nutrition directly to the bloodstream. (31)

Suppositories make Chelation Therapy at home possible. The problem with oral supplements is the majority of the vitamin content is destroyed through the digestion process.

Bottom Line- Suppositories are the best Chelation Therapy supplement because they can be administered at home and provide the highest mineral concentration.

Chelation Therapy Cost

Remember, there is no substitute for healthy living. Chelation Therapy is a short, intense process that rests your system to promote clear pathways for daily detoxification. (32)

Supplements Include:

  1. Glutathione
  2. N-Acetyl-Cysteine
  3. Glycine
  4. Quicksilver IMD
  5. DMSA or EDTA

Supplement Cost with DMSA = $391.93

Supplement Cost with EDTA = $321.93

Bottom Line- Because Chelation Therapy at home is easy and cost effective.

How To Begin Your Adventure in Chelation Therapy

Here is a quick recap of the materials you will need to detoxify correctly. You can begin your adventure today!

1. Glutathione – You will additionally need  N-Acetyl-Cysteine and Glycine so your body can make Glutathione.

2. Quicksilver IMD – Used to bind the toxins and metals once they have been pushed out of the cell by Glutathione.

3. DMSA / EDTA – Used as the final check to bind all remaining toxins in the bloodstream.


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