Cleanse Your Cardiovascular System with

s we age, cholesterol, calcium, and other minerals accumulate on the inside lining of our arteries and, over time, clog them. This process is referred to variously as hardening of the arteries, atherosclerosis, arteriosclerosis, and arterial plaque buildup. To ignore it can be exceedingly dangerous.

When excessive plaque buildup occurs and the arteries become partially or completely blocked, sufficient amounts of blood do not reach the body's tissues, which become starved for the oxygen and the nutrients they need, as well as overburdened with the cellular wastes they need to get rid of. Consequently, these tissues do not function optimally; worse yet, they may become dysfunctional and may even die. Examples of this type of vascular insufficiency are coronary (heart) artery disease, which can culminate in a heart attack, and peripheral vascular disease, seen in many diabetics, which can lead to pain or numbness of the feet, and even amputation in some cases (especially if one seeks conventional medical treatment).

It is important to recognize that hardening of the arteries is not a localized or segmental disease. It does not affect only one part of the body at a time. If your coronary arteries are clogged with plaque, it's a sure bet that the arteries in your brain (the site of strokes), kidneys, lungs, sex organs, and other vital organs are in a similar state. But there is something that can be done to prevent or reduce plaque buildup.

For decades now, EDTA (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid) has been shown, through a process called chelation therapy, to improve blood flow safely and relieve symptoms associated with atherosclerotic disease.1 EDTA chelation can be understood essentially as the removal, by a chemical process, of undesirable calcium and other minerals that promote plaque formation, and even blood clotting.

In traditional EDTA chelation therapy, repeated intravenous (IV) infusions of a weak organic acid (EDTA) gradually reduce atherosclerotic plaque and other mineral deposits throughout the cardiovascular system by literally dissolving them away and eliminating them through the urinary tract. Since EDTA "cleans" all the vessels of the body, all the organs of the body will benefit, not just the heart.2

It is commonplace for physicians who regularly administer EDTA chelation therapy to encounter heart disease patients who have failed all the standard treatments but who make remarkable - even unbelievable - recoveries once given EDTA. Many patients on waiting lists for bypass surgery have found, after a series of EDTA chelation treatments, that they did not need the surgery.3

One particular study found that when 65 patients who had been on the waiting list for bypass surgery for an average of six months were treated with EDTA, the symptoms in 89% of them improved so much that they canceled their surgery.

Although the bioavailability of EDTA is maximized when it is infused directly into a vein, oral EDTA, when used regularly, can be valuable as an adjunct to IV chelation therapy, or to help prevent plaque buildup in the first place. Dr. Garry Gordon, a long-time advocate of the effectiveness of oral EDTA alone and of its use as an adjunct to intravenous EDTA, remarks,

I have taken on patients who were inoperable, who had already had every known form of bypass surgery, until there weren't any more veins in their legs to strip out to put in their hearts. They were sent home to die, and I could get those people back to full functioning. I've had doctor friends who wouldn't take the IV at first, but who are now on oral EDTA and are able to pass a treadmill stress test that they couldn't pass for five years. I've seen lots of good things happen with oral EDTA-based supplement programs.4


  • Improve function of heart and all other organs
  • Reduce cholesterol levels5
  • Lower high blood pressure
  • Avoid bypass surgery or angioplasty
  • Remove toxic metals from blood6
  • Reduce varicose veins
  • Help prevent osteoarthritis
  • Improve memory
  • Restore impaired vision
  • Improve skin quality
  • Curtail senility
  • Reduce leg pain
  • Improve peripheral vascular function7
With our fast-food, couch-potato tendencies, it is inevitable that plaque buildup will begin in earnest in our teen years and will continue to progress, slowly but surely choking the vitality out of us, unless healthy interventions are aggressively implemented: diet, exercise, and effective supplementation. Oral EDTA chelation has profound implications, considering that it can be used preventively against this scenario. It's convenient. It's safe. And it's inexpensive. Just think of it as a health insurance policy.

EDTA chelation therapy can help remove plaque from arteries and restore blood flow to normal or near-normal, often even in severe cases. EDTA can offer you renewed energy, clearer thinking, improved sexuality, warmer feet, restored ability to walk or hike pain-free, strengthened bones, diminished or resolved chest pain, improved cholesterol, reduced blood pressure, and improved vision, among many other benefits. The restoration of freely flowing blood has been likened to being born again! It can give you a new lease on life!


  1. Gordon G. Oral chelation with EDTA. J Holistic Med 1986;8:79-80.
  2. Born GR, Geurkink TL. Improved peripheral vascular function with low dose intravenous ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid (EDTA). Townsend Letter for Doctors 1994 July;132:722-6.
  3. Hancke C, Flytie K. Benefits of EDTA chelation therapy on arteriosclerosis. J Adv Med 1993;6:161-72.
  4. Exclusive Interview with Gary Gordon, M.D., D.O.: Oral chelation for improved heart function. Life Enhancement 1997 April;32:7-15.
  5. Mitchell PH, Schroeder HA. Depression of cholesterol levels in human plasma following ethylenediamine tetraacetate and hydralazine. J Chronic Dis 1955;2:520-32.
  6. Foreman H, Trujillo T. The metabolism of C14 labeled ethylenediaminetetra-acetic acid in human beings. J Lab Clin Med 1954;43:566-71.
  7. Schroeder HA. A practical method for the reduction of plasma cholesterol in man. J Chronic Dis 1956;4:461-8.

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