Calcium Disodium EDTA
Calcium disodium is a type of ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid, also known as EDTA, which is a chemical salt that is used to separate heavy metals from a variety of substances, including dyes. The calcium disodium is used in a variety of treatments, but there are certain issues surrounding it that are important to consider. Especially if your doctor is talking with you about going through with one of the treatments, you should find out as much as you can about it before getting started.
It's made from EDTA, used in alternative medicine. Its main purpose is to work as a chelating agent, in order to remove heavy metals from the body and it can be quite effective, but the biggest problem with this substance is that it can also be very harmful.
There are potential health effects to consider with calcium disodium, namely the dangers it poses. There are certain chelation side effects which are important to be aware of, including that even though it is approved by the FDA, one may experience malabsorption or low levels of various vitamins, as a result of using calcium disodium EDTA. Another issue is that the drug interactions associated with it, which can result in life threatening conditions if combined with the wrong drugs. In particular, it should not be taken with ceftriaxone, also known as Rocephin. Your doctor would be able to talk to you more about the potential drug interactions and ensure you are not putting yourself at risk by starting on it.
There are certain federal regulations surrounding the use of the substance, namely because of the dangers associated with it. However, when used properly it can have significantly positive effects. Talk to your doctor if you're interested in learning more about it or feel that it would be helpful to you as a part of your treatment.
Calcium Disodium EDTA is used in 34 products