Is oral EDTA safe?

Is oral EDTA safe?

That being said, the oral form of EDTA is listed as safe and is currently approved by the FDA for treating lead poisoning. Although they are much less readily absorbed, they are also much less expensive and can be taken daily.

Can EDTA be harmful?

EDTA can cause abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, low blood pressure, skin problems, and fever. It is UNSAFE to use more than 3 grams of EDTA per day, or to take it longer than 5 to 7 days. Too much can cause kidney damage, dangerously low calcium levels, and death.

What happens if you add too much EDTA?

Calcium disodium EDTA as a food additive may cause diarrhea and decreased appetite if consumed at high doses. However, such high doses would be difficult to achieve through a typical diet.

Why EDTA does not dissolve in water?

The carboxyl groups of EDTA are not dissociated at low pH. Undissociated carboxyls (COOH) have no charge because the hydrogen is covalently bound and therefore acid EDTA is almost insoluble in water.

Are there any medical experts who downplay the effectiveness of EDTA oral chelation?

Now, it is true that there are many in the traditional medical community who downplay the effectiveness of EDTA-based oral chelation (usually for self-serving interests), but to have a “nutrition expert” with a Ph.D. make truly erroneous statements about the effectiveness of EDTA-based oral chelation blew me away!

What can EDTA be used for Besides digoxin?

EDTA is also used to control heart rhythm disturbances caused by a heart medication called digitalis (digoxin, Lanoxin). EDTA may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide. What is the most important information I should know about edetate disodium?

How is EDTA used to treat lead poisoning?

“Because EDTA is so effective at removing unwanted minerals and metals from the blood, it has been the standard ‘FDA-approved’ treatment for lead, mercury, aluminum and cadmium poisoning for more than 50 years.” CABG, known affectionately in the medical profession as “cabbage,” is the most frequently performed surgery in the United States.

How is edetate disodium ( EDTA ) used in medicine?

Edetate disodium (EDTA) is a chelating (KEE-late-ing) agent. A chelating agent is capable of removing a heavy metal, such as lead or mercury, from the blood. EDTA is used to lower blood levels of calcium when they have become dangerously high. EDTA is also used to control heart rhythm disturbances caused by…