Chelation is most commonly been administered through IV or suppository form. These methods, while effective, have their drawbacks. Since chelation involves EDTA, which is an acid, a suppository can often become an irritant to sensitive skin if there is any seepage. Suppositories also can only be administered once a day, so suppository treatment can last up to six months. Chelation that is administered through IV can be quite expensive and time consuming. The IV drip is administered through three-hour drip sessions over a period of three to six months. Each of these sessions will cost a considerable sum of money and over three to six months, patients can spend a small fortune on treatment.
Luckily, EDTA is now available in easy to use oral form. EDTA can come in pill or liquid form and these forms are considerably cheaper than the aforementioned options. EDTA pills do have a drawback though, as the body will most likely pass some of the pills completely through its system without absorbing the EDTA. Only five percent of these pills are absorbed by the body, which can result in ineffective treatment and further expense on more pills.
With liquid oral chelation, though, the EDTA solution is mixed into the patient’s drinking water and can be taken several times a day. Liquid EDTA is much less expensive than suppository or IV treatments and is absorbed easier than EDTA in pill form.