Introduction to EDTA Chelation

Practitioner Guidance

History of Treatment

Chelation treatment uses a chemical called EDTA to remove toxic metals from your body.

Following established guidelines, EDTA is safe and non-toxic. It is even used as preservative in food and many pharmaceutical drugs.

EDTA was first used in the 1940s to treat lead poisoning in ship builders and later to remove a range of other toxic metals.

Doctors noticed that patients receiving EDTA chelation for metal toxicity showed improvements in other conditions, notably cardiovascular disease affecting the arteries of the heart.

Cardiovascular Confidence

After decades of widespread international EDTA chelation use, a major clinical trial by the US National Institutes of Health showed EDTA chelation patients had a reduction in cardiovascular events. 1  There was a greater reduction in events for people who also had type 2 diabetes. 2

Read more about cardiovascular disease and EDTA chelation


1) Lamas GA, et al. (2013). Effect of Disodium EDTA Chelation Regimen on Cardiovascular Events in Patients with Previous Myocardial Infarction: the TACT Randomized Trial. The Journal of the American Medical Association 309, 1241-1250.

2) Escolar E, Lamas GA, Mark DB, et al. (2014). The effect of an EDTA-based chelation regimen on patients with diabetes mellitus and prior myocardial infarction in the Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy (TACT). Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 7:15–24.

The information provided here is only for general reference and cannot replace personalised professional medical advice from a doctor.

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