Sometimes our bodies build up with metals like lead, iron, arsenic, and mercury. This build-up can be toxic is something that should be addressed immediately. Chelation therapy is an option that removes these metals through medicine so they don’t make you sick.

Chelation therapy uses special drugs that attach to the metals in your blood. The chelating medicine is given through and IV tube in your arm, but is also available in pill form. Once the drug has done its job of attaching to the metals in your blood, your body removes them both through your urine.

Some holistic health care providers also use it to treat heart disease, autism, and Alzheimer’s disease. While it’s still in the early stages of research to prove its effectiveness if treating these illnesses, I’ve found that chelation therapy can help your body feel purified and clean which is something we should all be seeking.