Heavy metals are toxic to the human body and can significantly impact your health. Problems with normal metabolism, immune dysfunction and hormonal balance are just a few of the many imbalances that heavy metals can create in the body. Chelation therapy rids the body of toxic heavy metals.

Arsenic, Lead, Mercury, Cadmium, Iron and Aluminum are metals commonly found in individuals with heavy metal toxicity.

Oral chelation utilizes DMSA, a safe oral chelating agent. This chelating agent binds tightly to lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium and tin, and causes their excretion in urine. Because this process can deplete essential minerals that your body needs, it is necessary to supplement with a multiple mineral complex.

Mercury amalgams, fish, paint, toxic waste, tap water, processed foods, shampoo, lipstick, antacids, medications, antiperspirant, air, aluminum foil, cookware, herbicides and cigarette smoke are only a few of the many sorces of heavy metals.

Symptoms of heavy metal toxicity include confusion, muscular skeletal pain, headaches, memory loss, gastrointestinal disturbance, chronic fatigue syndrome, food and environmental allergies, chemical sensitivity, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, problems with central nervous system, endocrine disruption, kidney failure, depression, anemia, and foggy thinking.

Our heavy metal urine test consists of a panel of 15 heavy metals and evaluates whether toxic metals are contributing to your health care picture. Once your results come in, our physicians will tailor a treatment plan to cater to your individual health care needs.

There are two types of heavy metal chelation, IV chelation therapy and oral chelation therapy. Both treatments are effective in reducing your total toxic load of heavy metals. At ALETRIS Center, our physicians have chosen to provide oral chelation as a gentler approach to heavy metal detox. Patients with weakened immune systems and chronic fatigue, which are often individuals with a high toxic load, do much better with an oral chelation regimen. IV chelation strips necessary metals from the blood stream such as magnesium and calcium at a more aggressive rate than oral chelation.