How Chelation Works
Non Prescription Chelation:
The Case For Safe and Effective Chelation Agent.
Multiple clinical studies have shown individual non-FDA regulated food and herbal supplement ingredients have been found to be extremely effective in removing multiple toxic metals. Below is a list of the individual ingredients in the current METAL FLUSH (DGB1D) formula, along with a brief functional summary.
Cilantro (aerial parts) (from 10:1 extract)
° Mobilizes toxic metals from the central nervous system and other tissues
° Traps toxic metals in GI tract. Behaves as ion exchange resin
° Enhances permeability of cell membranes and reduces inflammation
° Enhances biliary excretion, protects CNS, retina and white blood cells
Alpha Lipoic Acid
° Binds intracellular toxic metals, quenches free radicals, raises glutathione levels
° Binds toxic metals, raises glutathione levels, acts as anti-oxidant
° Restores and preserves gastro-intestinal function, enhances hair excretion, glutathione precursor
Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid)
° Promotes excretion of toxic metals / essential antioxidant, supports thyroid function
Vitamin E (as d-alpha-tocopheryl succinate)
° Antioxidant, supports thyroid function
Zinc (as zinc citrate)
° Stimulates metallothionine, reduces toxicity of metals
Magnesium (as magnesium aspartate)
° Aids in chelation, replaces lost or chelated magnesium, protects against free radical damage
Selenium (as sodium selenite)
° Enhances chemical detoxification, reduces toxicity of metals, necessary for conversion of T4 to T3 for normal thyroid function.
A few chelation agents such as Science Formulas Inc.'s METAL FLUSH offer various combinations of the above and other supportive ingredients in a single formula. Clinical study data demonstrating the formula s effectiveness should be obtained prior to purchase. Reduction of body burden as revealed by hair analysis before and after chelation is the best evidence of efficacy. Studies demonstrating increased levels of toxic metals being excreted in urine, or stools provides only an imprecise indication of excretion, but does not provide information regarding remaining toxic metal burden.