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Vitamins-Minerals-Amino Acids
Posted by: James C. Petruso
Date: November 16, 1999 8:04 PM

What is the value of Vitamins-Minerals-Amino Acids laboratory testing. in relationship to Chelation Therapy?

Vitamins-Minerals-Amino Acids
Posted by: Ron Kennedy, MD
Date: November 21, 1999 9:58 PM

The purpose of chelation therapy is to bring out metals which you believe to be in excess. Therefore proper testing would be done regarding metals. Chelation does not remove vitamins, although it can provoke B6 deficiency by another mechanism. Between chelation therapy sessions with EDTA there should be mineral replacements using chelated minerals. Usually oral replacement is sufficient, but if not intravenous replacement is sometimes used. All of this should be done only under the supervision of an experienced and well trained chelation therapist. For more information go to:

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