Chelation Medicines Explained
Chelation medicines were first formulated for folks who had incredibly high amounts of exposure present in industrial workplaces or on the battlefield (due to biological weapons).
They were formulated specifically to deal with these types of situations in these unique environments.
The first of these agents was called British anti-Lewisite. From there on, we had plenty more such as:
These are now known as fifth-generation chelating agents. What they do is grab waste, change them chemically (so that they become water-soluble), and they are removed both in urine and in the stool.
Many are wary about the harm that may come from these types of medicines. There really is never a situation where one should ignore the possible risks – so let’s dive into them…
Chelation involves some pretty powerful stuff. They are tools that can work well when used gently and appropriately, but they can make a mess if not. It is really sad, but there have been cases where they have been used in a poor fashion (mostly in the distant past).
What Can Go Wrong?
There are two main categories you should consider:
- The Medicine – and concerns surrounding allergies.
- The Detox – and the post-exposure process.
Most of those who identify with that second category of concern are those who have a history of being exposed to industrial worksites (and the toxins therein).
These are cases to where someone’s body has been horribly damaged due to high exposure towards mercury (and other metals).
The tough part of these cases is that the mercury was stuck in their brain and their spine, and was simply not moving out.
They were then given a lot of chelating medicines, forcing the mercury to come out, but the detox process put a lot of stress on the liver and kidneys.
These are extreme cases, though, and concerns from them should be reserved to only a few cases with ridiculously high exposure to these sorts of toxins.
While the net effect was ultimately positive, there was certainly some discomfort born from the detoxification process.