Clinical Chelation Companion™ is designed to have the potential for multiple actions including: detoxification, natural chelation with phytonutrients and interval antioxidant protection. Note EDTA is absorbed in small amounts only and Liposome delivery of EDTA is NOT reliable. Oral chelation is only complimentary to I/V chelation. The components of Clinical Chelation Companion™ include: EDTA, Chlorella, Vitamin C, Garlic, Spirulina, Bioflavonoids, Bentonite, Berry blend, Cilantro, DL-Methionine, L-Cysteine, L-Lysine, TMG, Folic Acid, B6, B12 and Enzyme Blend.
Proponents of chelation therapy continue to argue about the relative merits of oral chelation, but these arguments stem from inappropriate comparisons of oral chelation with intravenous chelation. A number of natural substances may enhance natural chelation mechanisms in the body when given by the oral route over a period of time. However, oral chelation therapy cannot be seen as a substitute for the power of intravenous chelation therapy, but it is a valuable part of complementary management. In simple terms, specific foods and nutritional supplements can be used to assist in “body cleansing” with secondary putative effects on improvement in blood flow. Physicians experienced in the practice of chelation acknowledge the benefit of oral chelating substances, but they express the opinion that they may take longer to show demonstrable health benefits, compared with IV chelation techniques.
The process of chelation involves the capture of metallic ions. This chemical process occurs with ring compounds that contain at least one cation in their structure. A number of naturally occurring substances contain such chemicals. These substances are able to support body detoxification processes and help to chelate metals. Oral chelation formulas must include an antioxidant component which will quench free radicals; and they should ideally contain co-factors that help to reduce blood homocysteine levels (an independent risk factor for heart disease, osteoporosis and declining brain function). Clinical Chelation Companion™ contains antioxidants and selected vital nutrients that may secondarily exert variable antiinflammatory actions. IV chelation can be complemented by Clinical Chelation Companion™, but argument prevails.
Natural substances that chelate efficiently include weak organic acids, such as Vitamin C. In the realm of Orthomolecular Nutrition, food chelators have been used in the prevention of chronic disease (an illegal claim). Intravenous chelation therapy is to be viewed as only one part of a holistic management program that is often focused on the prevention of free radical pathology. Reducing oxidative stress to body
tissues appears to be a scientific basis for the understanding of the many of the benefits that have been reported with IV
chelation treatments. Therefore, IV chelation programs should not be undertaken without applying general prevention strategies against oxidative damage to the body (see CLINICAL DAILY PREVENTION™ ).
In brief, Omega 3 Fatty acids, taken in significant dosages that deliver high concentrations of EPA are to be considered a mainstay of chelation programs, because of the wide-ranging biological actions of EPA. There are benefits of high concentrates of fish oil delivered in enteric-coated formulations (Clinical EPA/DHA Forte™). Diets that are reduced in simple sugars, enhanced in fiber intake and of low calorie constituents are to be preferred to complement chelation regimens. Recommendations should be made for generous fruit and vegetable intake, with restriction of saturated fat and trans-fatty acids. Foods of high nutrient density, with salt restriction are desirable. Attempts MUST be made to combat the Metabolic Syndrome X (see CLINICAL METABOLIC SYNDROME X NUTRIONAL FACTORS™).
There is no consensus on the ideal nutritional supplement 52 Nutritional Support Pathways for the Natural Clinician programs that are recommended for use with IV chelation. However, many patients undergoing IV chelation will benefit from vitamin and mineral supplementation, especially when it is given in whole food formats (Clinical Daily Prevention™). During chelation regimens iron supplements are to be avoided (in the absence of evidence of iron deficiency) and caution should be exercised with copper supplements. While the formula of Clinical Chelation Companion™ contains EDTA, it is expected that only up to 2% of the administered EDTA will be absorbed from the formula. Attempts to enhance the oral absorption of EDTA with liposome encapsulation (e.g. LipFlow™) does not provide a reliable alternative to intravenous chelation therapy; and it does not have the value added benefits of “food chelators” that are found in Clinical Chelation Companion™.
Many physicians have underestimated the importance of exercise in promoting “natural chelation”. The accumulation of lactic acid during brisk exercise result in metal chelation in the body. Individuals undergoing chelation treatments must take global health initiatives, including positive lifestyle change and aerobic exercise, matched for their level of fitness.