Wrapping Up Metals.....

a: Edta ~
b: a hamburger to give your dog a pill

What: "Dr. Gordon: EDTA is essentially four molecules of vinegar, and chelation is a natural process. The word 'chelation came' from the Greek word 'claw.' Somebody suggested the metaphor that EDTA is like using a hamburger to give your dog a pill-it's an easy way because you hide the pill in the protein. EDTA is essentially a man-made synthetic amino acid, which hides the lead, mercury, cadmium, or other metal inside of it-so that it is finally able to exit the body with a higher efficiency."

Writer: David Jay Brown
Date: Jul 10 2013 4:14 PM

Grap And Hold....

a: Edta ~
b: 4 finger molecular claw

What: EDTA is a molecule that can chelate metals. The claw is made up of 4 carboxylic acid groups, each of which resembles a single molecule of acetic acid. Each molecule has a negative charge. Together they can bind to positively charged metals. When this binding occurs, the metal, is much more soluble that it would be without the chelation process. This is how this would work in a pure solution, that is, in test tubes, sitting in a lab bench. How it works in a clinical setting is not clear, at least to this writer.

Writer: LucretiaG
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Jul 10 2013 4:22 PM

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