Category Archives: Vitamin C

Heavy Metal Chelation Treatment

One method of removing heavy metals from the body is chelation therapy. What sort of options are available?

Q. What is the best method for ridding the body of heavy metals, once testing shows high levels?

A. The different methods of chelation that are done through IV (intravenous) therapy are very effective but can become quite expensive since multiple treatments are needed. The imperative thing is, no matter what method you use to chelate out heavy metals, it will also chelate your minerals. It is necessary to do chelation every other day if you are using oral products, so that in between, mineral supplementation can be taken. Oral chelation methods are not the best, since it has been shown that the digestive system breaks them down before they can get the job done. High doses of vitamin C* are possibly one of the two best oral methods as well as chorella. Do not take them on the same day as they are contraindicated.  Other than IV chelation, suppositories to chelate the metals are the next best method. Be aware that you will possibly have to use them every other day for 2 ½-3 months, like all other methods, with vitamin and mineral supplementation in between.

*The ascorbate form of Vitamin C is recommended versus ascorbic acid form (the acid can irritate the stomach, especially at high doses).