shye wrote:My assumption has been that the chelation will also be removing other elements, hopefully iron also. (although I don't think it can remove iron from brain, but still looking for info on that aspect).
NHE wrote:EDTA will readily bind with many cations including magnesium, zinc and calcium. Fairly to take this into account can have negative physiological consequences.
The table listed in the link below lists the formation complex constants for various metal ions and EDTA. Essentially, the data is a measure of how readily EDTA binds (complexes) with the metal ion. The larger the number, the stronger the binding affinity. For example, the formation constant for zinc (Zn2+) is 3.2x10^16 while for iron II (Fe2+) it's 2.1x10^14. This means that EDTA will bind to (and remove from the body) zinc (Zn2+) 150 times greater than it will bind to iron II (Fe2+).
In a nutshell, in addition to iron, EDTA will also remove magnesium, zinc, calcium and other important ions unless this effect is counteracted with supplementation.
Note: I'm not pretending to be an expert on chelation therapy. I'm just sharing a bit of my knowledge in chemistry.
jackD wrote:Green Tea extract and R-lipoic Acid are two things GREAT for MS folks that lower MMP-9s and ARE EXCELLENT CHELATORS.
They make it into the brain unlike most other chelators.
civickiller wrote:I am now taking DMSA for chelation. Anyone try that?
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