Greenberg Oral Chelation Study-page 12
EFFECTIVENESS OF CHELATORS
Popular Prescription Chelators:
EDTA - approved by the FDA for lead removal,
DMSA -mercury and lead, DMPS- used for mercury and lead
but does not have FDA approval
* DMSA and DMPS are not recommended in persons with amalgam fillings.
**EDTA forms neurotoxic complex with mercury - not recommended in persons with amalgams or history of mercury exposure.
|Cilantro (aerial parts) (from10:1 extract)||Mobilizes toxic metals from the centralnervous system and other tissues|
|Chlorella algae||Traps toxic metals in the GI tract. Acts asan ion exchange resin|
|MSM(methyl sulfonyl methane)||Enhances permeability of cellmembranes and reduces inflammation|
|Taurine||Enhances biliary excretion, protectsCNS, retina and white blood cells, actsas antioxidant and inhibits cytoki nerelease|
|Alpha Lipoic Acid||Binds intracellular toxic metals,quenches free radicals and raisesglutathione levels|
|NAC (N -Acetylcystei ne)||Binds toxic metals, raises glutathi onelevels and acts as antioxidant|
|Glutami ne||Restores and preserves gastro-i ntesti nalfunction, enhances hair excretion,glutathione precursor|
|Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid||Promotes excretion of toxic metals,essential antioxidant, supports thyroidfunction|
|Vitamin E(as d-al pha-tocopherylsuccinate)||Antioxidant, supportsthyroid function|
|Zinc (as zinc citrate)||Stimulates metal lothioni ne, reducestoxicity of metals|
|Magnesium (asmagnesiumaspartate)||Aids in chelation, replaces lost orchelated magnesium, protects againstfree radical damage|
|Selenium (as sodiumselenite)||Enhances chemical detoxification,reduces toxicity of metals, necessary forconversion of T4 to T3 for normalthyroid function|
Non Prescription Chelators:
The Case For Safe and Effective Chelator
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 Chelorex
(DGB1D) formula, along with a brief functional summary.
A few chelation agents such as Science Formulas
Inc.'s "Chelorex" 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
imprecise indication of excretion, but does not provide information regarding remaining toxic metal burden.