Chelation & Detox Therapy
What Is Detox and Chelation Therapy?
Detoxification or detox is a treatment that helps your body clean itself internally. Detox removes impurities and toxins to help every part of your body work better.
Chelation therapy is a kind of detox treatment designed to flush out harmful heavy metals such as lead, mercury, and arsenic. Even low doses of these metals can build up in your body over time and cause serious health problems. Most of the damage occurs because toxic metals produce free radicals. These can harm cells in every organ and system, especially the heart, arteries, and brain.
Chelators (the drugs used in chelation therapy) find and latch onto toxic substances, carrying them out of the body through the organs that naturally eliminate waste — your kidneys, colon, lungs, liver, and skin.
What Are the Benefits of Detox & Chelation Therapy?
Detox and chelation medications remove toxins, free radicals, and chemicals from your system before they can reach harmful levels. This therapy may keep you healthy, support a strong immune system, and help prevent diseases like heart failure and cancer.Many doctors also use this therapy as part of their treatment plans for a variety of conditions, including aging, cataracts, glaucoma, asthma, cancer, heart disease, alcoholism, hepatitis, osteoarthritis, Parkinson’s disease, immunosuppression (including AIDS and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), memory loss, and Alzheimer’s disease. There are so many potential applications because detox and chelation act on every single cell in your body.
Who May Benefit?
Today, with so many toxins present in our products and environment, nearly everyone may benefit from periodic detoxing and chelation. Talk to your doctor about this therapy, especially if you experience:
- Unexplained tiredness
- Confusion or forgetfulness
- Irritated skin
- Puffy eyes or under-eye bags
- Sluggish elimination
- Menstrual problems
- A general feeling of unwellness
Who Should Avoid Detox & Chelation Therapy?
While the types of detox and chelation medications compounded by Belmar have been proven very safe, it’s still important to talk to your physician about whether detoxing is right for you. Be sure to discuss all your health issues, medications, and health history.
Belmar’s Detox & Chelation Therapy Solutions
The following medication solutions currently fall within our bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) formulary:
- Ca Disodium EDTA
Common Dosage Forms
At Belmar, our expert pharmacists compound detox and chelation therapy in a variety of dosage forms and strengths to suit different conditions and patients. Dosage forms include:
Learn More About Detox & Chelation Therapy
If you’re dealing with or concerned about one of the conditions listed above, visit our Conditions page to find resources and guides to help you discuss compounding solutions with your doctor.
If you’re a clinician who’s interested in prescribing compound medications for your patients, visit our Treatment Options page to find a formulary and learn more about the solutions Belmar offers.