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EDTA Review published in Occupational Medicine 2016

EDTA: Ethylene Diamine Tetra Acetic Acid - A Review by E. Blaurock-Busch, publ Occup Med Health 2016 4:4

Chelation therapists around the world incorporate EDTA treatments in their daily practice, often unaware of the chemical differences of the various chelating agents. Misunderstandings increase the risk of iatrogenic accidents. This information aims to prevent this.

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Comparing DMSA, DMPS and EDTA

Original Research Paper publ Jan 2014, British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research:

Comparison of Chelating Agents DMPS, DMSA and EDTA for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Metal Exposure

The chelating agents most commonly used to treat chronic metal overexposures are DMSA, DMPS and EDTA. We evaluated and compared the effectiveness of each of those chelating agents and statistically determined what metals are best bound. Based on the metal binding capacity and practicality of use, we determined that intravenously applied DMPS is best used as a provocation or mobilization test.

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DMSA and DMPS: Does more of a chelator increase metal binding and excretion?

Latest publication from E. Blaurock-Busch and Reinhard Strey.
(published in umwelt – medizin – gesellschaft - 30 - 4/2017 in German)

At present, it is assumed that the application of higher amounts of a chelating agent increases metal binding and thus the detoxification process. This does not seem to be the case. The manufacturer of DMPS (Dimaval), Heyl Berlin published data that indicate that for instance 2 or more ampules of DMPS intravenously applied do not result in double binding.

The same principle applies to other chelating agents. For example, when comparing 500mg to 1000mg DMSA applied orally, results do not increase as expected.

Study data and statistics are included.

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