This article outlines the standard preparation and treatment for chelation therapy, which is administered intravenously or orally, removes metals from the body by converting them into an excretable form.
In order for parenteral treatment to be safe and effective, the patient’s renal system must be assessed and deemed heathy. Renal function tests can indicate kidney function, disease, etc. Renal function can be affected by diets, exercise, dehydration, and certain medications. Renal function tests include: serum creatinine test, cystatin C, urine creatinine test, glomerular filtration rate (GFR), blood urea nitrogen (BUN) test, etc. We run comprehensive tests to check your liver, kidney and cardiac function.
Chelating agents are swallowed and travel to the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, where they bind to metals and form metal chelates that can then be excreted via urine and feces. Therefore, in preparation for chelation therapy, a GI cleanse should be performed. A slightly alkaline environment is also favorable, so probiotics can be consumed to improve pH or help with gut flora.
Before sampling chelation therapy, the article also suggests several changes a patient should make, including stopping consumption of food and algae products, nutritional supplements, metal-containing medication; and more. Collecting and comparing fecal or urine samples before and after treatment can indicate the effectiveness of chelation therapy. We partner with the best tox lab in the country. Dr's Data in Illinois. Before chelation, we test for your total body burden which includes 17 different heavy metals.
Blaurock-Busch, E. (May 2021). Laboratory Diagnostics in Chelation Therapy. Townsend Letter, (454). 54-57