Chelation Therapy Specialist

Used for decades to treat lead poisoning, chelation therapy also helps patients suffering from cardiovascular and chronic inflammation conditions. If you’re curious about the health benefits of this treatment that helps your body remove heavy metals and other toxins, call to make an appointment with Dr. Mark LaBeau at the Stengler Center in Encinitas today.

WHAT IS CHELATION THERAPY?

Chelation translates to “bind” or “grab.” Chelation therapy is an injection treatment that helps your body effectively flush out toxins and other heavy metals. Various chelators such as EDTA, DMSA, & DMPS, are used either as a supplement or by IV depending on your individual needs. This solution binds to heavy metals and minerals and removes them from your body. Since chelation therapy also binds to minerals it is important to make sure your levels are optimal.  Some of the heavy metals (minerals) chelation therapy removes include:

  • Aluminum
  • Arsenic
  • Cadmium
  • Calcium
  • Copper
  • Gadolinium
  • Lead
  • Mercury

I HAVE HEARD THAT CHELATION THERAPY IS CONTROVERSIAL. IS IT SAFE?

Chelation therapy is safe. In fact, it’s been approved as a treatment for lead poisoning for more than 40 years. There has also been more recent research carried out by the National Institute of Health on the beneficial effects of chelation therapy on cardiovascular health and chronic inflammatory conditions.

Dr. LaBeau is trained and experienced in delivering chelation therapy. He carefully monitors your mineral levels to ensure safe and healthy levels of important nutrients are maintained in your body while toxins are removed. Chelation therapy should only be taken under the supervision of a specialist like Dr. LaBeau.

DO I HAVE TO SPEND HOURS ATTACHED TO AN IV?

Chelation therapy is available using different agents, most commonly EDTA, DMPS, & DMSA.  Some agents are used orally and some by IV depending on the goals for the therapy.  For example, IV chelation for heavy metals can be done in 30” while IV chelating for arterial calcium plaques takes 120.”  Dr. LaBeau will tailor the specific form of chelation that best meets your health goals.