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EDTA abbreviated form of Ethylene-diamine-tetra-acetic acid, which is colourless solid and water soluble at Ph 9. It is an aminopoly-carboxylic acid, which has its unique property of chelation because it has six binding sites, which can chelate metal ions such as Mg2+ and Ca2+. It works efficiently in removing any toxic metal contamination from blood.

Benefits of taking EDTA

  • It is capable of removing calcium from arteriosclerotic plaque. Efficiently dissolves kidney stones, protects from iron contamination as well as any heavy metal toxicity such as lead
  • It is also useful in removing odour of mouth as well as body odour
  • It also plays an important role in stroke patients and diminishes the chances of bypass surgery
  • It is used for treatment of diabetes and cholesterol
  • It also significantly improves memory strength

Natural Sources of EDTA
EDTA is an artificially synthesised chemical which is added to several beverages and foods to impart them specific flavour and proper colours. It is sometimes added to canned veggies, fruits and fishes, condiments like cheese and mayonnaise, sodas and soft drinks as well as to sweeteners, etc.

When should you take EDTA?
You should not consume EDTA without your doctor’s advice since along with its effectiveness. It can also have detrimental effects too. In case of suffering from bad odour, you can use it while it is also effective for heart patients and people suffering from kidney stones, cholesterol, diabetes, etc.

When should you avoid EDTA?
EDTA taking should be stopped if you notice some adverse effects after its consumption because it can also lead to kidney damage, fatigue or abnormal calcium levels in the blood. You must not consume it if you have problems regarding abnormal beating of heart.

Quantity to be taken
The standard amount for EDTA consumption is yet not declared properly, but recent studies have showed that it can be taken 2gm at a concentration of 2000mg per day or 1gm per day.

Expert Tips/Precautions

  • Low BP patients should not take EDTA
  • It is advisable that the people suffering from joint pains and aches must not have EDTA
  • It can result into decreasing the levels of metal ions such as calcium or magnesium because of its role in chelation
  • It can lead to anaemia so pregnant women as well as lactating mothers must go to doctors before thinking of consuming it
  • It can at times lead to kidney failure or loss in its activity.