All Creatures Every Spine
Dr. Amy Hayek DVM, CAC, CVA
Dr. Bill Ormston DVM, CAC, DVETHOM
Chelation therapy involves a chemical solution called EDTA (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid), which is administered into the body — usually directly injected into the bloodstream — so it can bind with excess minerals. Once bound to “toxins” in the body, EDTA helps detox the body of heavy metals by removing them before imbalances and illnesses have the chance to develop.
First developed and used in the 1950s for the treatment of heavy metal poisoning, chelation therapy using EDTA is now performed to remove common heavy metals, including lead, mercury, copper, iron, arsenic, aluminum and calcium. While still a controversial practice in mainstream medicine and one that requires more research for us to fully understand how it works, studies show that chelation therapy has potential for reducing the risk of heightened inflammation, heart disease, infections and more.
Intravenous Vitamin C reaches a 25 times higher level in the blood stream compared to taking it by mouth. Levels over 1000 (micromol/litre) kill cancer cells because the Vitamin C is gobbled up by rapidly multiplying cancer cells as if it were sugar. Inside the cancer cells Vitamin C is believed to turn into Hydrogen Peroxide. Peroxide does not harm normal cells which have a detoxifying enzyme called Katalase that renders peroxide harmless. Cancer cells do not have Katalase. By mouth, only levels of 200 (micromol/litre) can be reached even with the highest tolerable Vitamin C intake. Intravenously, levels of 10,000 (micromol/L) are easily reached.
In such high doses, Vitamin C does not act as an anti-oxidant, but rather as an oxidizer (killer) of cancer cells and viruses. Intravenous Vitamin C could be called a Smart Bomb delivery system. Cancer killing Hydrogen Peroxide is delivered to the tumor target cells only without collateral damage to the healthy cells.
Contact us if you believe your animal would benefit from Vitamin Chelation.