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What are some companies that sell EDTA heavy metal detoxification supplements?

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As of 2016, companies that sell ethylene diamine tetra-acetic acid heavy metal detoxification supplements include Drugstore.com, which carries Source Naturals EDTA in 500-milligram capsules and SwansonVitamins.com, which carries Arizona Natural EDTA in 600-milligram capsules, according to the official websites. LifeExtension.com offers its brand of EDTA in 500-milligram capsules, states its website. Drugstore.com offers free shipping for orders over $35, SwansonVitamins.com offers free shipping for orders over $50, and LifeExtension offers free shipping with its VIP Autoship program.

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In chelation therapy, a substance binds and holds molecules tightly, such as minerals and metals, to eliminate them from the body, according to The National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Calcium disodium EDTA chelation removes minerals and heavy metals such as iron, lead, copper and calcium from the blood. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved calcium disodium EDTA chelation for use in treating toxicity and lead poisoning from other heavy metals.

The FDA has not approved disodium EDTA as a heart disease treatment, informs the National Institutes of Health. Results of a survey that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducted in 2007 showed that about 111,000 people 18 years of age and older had used chelation therapy in the previous 12 months. Preliminary results of a double-blind study of 1,708 prior heart attack patients 50 years of age and older released in 2012 showed that EDTA chelation infusion therapy combined with high-dose vitamin therapy modestly reduced coronary heart disease.

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