By Yohanan Burket
The process of chelation enables you to rid yourself of heavy metals. Chelation is the process by which chelates are created, and chelates are compounds made of metallic and non-metallic ions. The metallic ions are the heavy metal ions, and the non-metallic ions are the chelator ions. The chelates formed by their combination reduce the concentration of heavy metals and their undesirable effects on the body.
Oral chelation is the oral ingestion of certain non-metallic ions designed to bind to undesirable metallic ions in the body. This is why oral chelation for heavy metal elimination is vital. Chelation comes from the Greek word chele, which means to claw.
Types of Heavy Metals
Certain undesirable metals make their way into our bodies and can wreak havoc with our health. Metals or metal-like substances (metalloids) that are harmful include1:
- Aluminum (found in fruit juices and other liquids supplied with aluminum-lined containers)
- Arsenic (metalloid)
- Hexavalent Chromium Cr6+ (Cr3+ is necessary in trace amounts for proper nutrition)
- Mercury (found in mercury-silver dental fillings)
- Polonium (metalloid)
- Trans-uranium elements (e.g., polonium, americium)
- Radioactive isotopes of metals that might not otherwise be highly toxic (e.g., cobalt-60, strontium-90)
Chelation of radioactive metals is imperative for health for obvious reasons, and the corresponding chelates produced should be eliminated as quickly as possible from the body via urination.
The metals shown in bold above are the most common ones that find their way into our bodies and are the ones addressed in this report.
Mercury is the most toxic of all common metals, and is commonly found in metal dental fillings. Mercury outgases 24/7, so someone with mercury-silver fillings should always take chelators on a regular basis.
Types of Chelators
Traditional chelation therapy makes use of EDTA injections. EDTA (ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid) is a synthetic amino acid that binds to heavy metals, and is therefore a chelator. Chelation therapy using EDTA has been around for about 40 years, and has been shown to be successful in removing lead. In more recent years, some oral chelators have been introduced.
Recent developments in chelation include the use of the herbs cilantro and chlorella.
Some dentists recommend taking chlorella to patients who are undergoing mercury amalgam (filling) removal.
“We found that cilantro accelerated the elimination mercury, lead and aluminum thru the urine. If given before mercury filling removal procedure the mercury can be eliminated in 2 to 3 weeks by giving cilantro four times a day.” Omura et al 1995
In our Heavy Metal Eliminator formula, we use both chlorella and cilantro.
Chlorella and cilantro are natural substances that are without side effects, and they are weak chelators, meaning that they will gently remove unwanted metals from the bloodstream and be eliminated via urine. Therefore, they are safe substances to use even for someone who has mercury-silver fillings. I take the Heavy Metal Eliminator myself daily and I have mercury-silver fillings.
Chelation Diet Required
Although ridding the body of toxic mercury, aluminum, and other
harmful metals can be achieved through chelation, the process can also eliminate helpful metals such as magnesium, selenium, iron, copper, and zinc. Therefore, when taking chelators, be sure to replenish the beneficial metals and do not take them at the same time that you are taking the chelator. It is recommended to take the chelators and the above-mentioned beneficial metals at least four hours apart. Even if you do not use chelation, it is ALWAYS a good idea to make sure that you have sufficient minerals in your body. It is known that 68% of Americans are magnesium deficient, for example, and that 95% are iodine deficient. Eating foods that are deficient in minerals will not solve the problem, as most foods grown in the U.S. are mineral depleted. Therefore, taking supplemental minerals is a good idea for everyone.
Oral chelation also gets rid of radioactive isotopes! See current research on the radioactive cesium-137 bombarding the U.S.:
See http://www.outoftheboxremedies.com for more information on the Heavy Metal Eliminator.