This article is from the Alternative Medicine Therapies guide.
Once the intravenous solution of EDTA enters the bloodstream, it is believed to attach itself to metal molecules. It then takes about 48 hours for the body to excrete these substances through the urine. Because the therapy can also remove small amounts of zinc, copper, calcium, manganese, and other essential minerals from the body, supplemental vitamins and minerals are often added to the EDTA infusion. This is a complicated process that should only be performed by a trained professional.