Chelation THERAPY

Detoxing Heavy Metals Through Calgary IV Chelation Therapy

IV Chelation Therapy

Chelation therapy is a treatment used to detoxify the body of toxic metals by binding them and carrying them away in the urine. Chelation can be administered orally, or more commonly, intravenously with one or both of two specific chelating agents – EDTA and DMPS, each of which has affinity for different metals.

For more than 40 years chelation has been used successfully for patients with vascular diseases, such as atherosclerosis, as well as heavy metal poisoning. The FDA has approved chelation as the only treatment for lead poisoning.

Improving circulation by the removal of accumulated build up (plaques) that damage the vascular system is a primary benefit of chelation therapy and is of particular benefit in patients with heart disease, diabetes and other circulatory disorders. During and following chelation therapy, the blood flow from major arteries all the way to the smallest capillaries is improved.

The Crucial First Step Before Starting Chelation Therapy

Before starting chelation therapy, it’s common for individuals to eagerly want to remove heavy metals upon seeing elevated levels in their test results.

However, both doctors and patients sometimes overlook the crucial step of ensuring that the patient is not currently being exposed to heavy metals. It would be counterproductive to invest in chelation therapy while continuing to intake heavy metals.

At Marda Loop Wellness, our Naturopathic Doctors prioritize confirming that you are not presently exposed to heavy metals. If current exposure is detected, we address this issue first before proceeding with IV chelation therapy. This approach ensures that the treatment is effective and beneficial in the long term.

How long does it take to get the metals out?

 Treatment can last 3-6 months but may last as long as 3-6 years depending on the individual.

Maintenance treatments may be recommended at one or two month intervals to maintain improved circulation after this timeframe.

The number and frequency of treatments are based on your doctor’s recommendation, your preferences, and the goals of treatment.

What are the expected results of chelation therapy?

The results are as varied as the patients’ conditions, but improvement is usually achieved. Chest pain may be lessened, blood pressure lowered, memory improved, transient ischemic attacks stopped, leg pain relieved, cold extremities warmed and work tolerance improved. Hearing improvement can be accomplished if not due to injury. Laboratory tests and follow-up office visits with your Naturopathic Doctor will monitor your specific progress.

Why do I have to supplement and have mineral repletion IVs during my chelation treatment?

While chelation therapy is designed to remove heavy metals from the body, during the process essential minerals are also removed from the body. This makes it essential to replenish vital minerals in between your chelation sessions to ensure adequate stores are maintained. Intravenous re-mineralization treatments must be administered after every third chelation IV treatment. This is not negotiable.

Oral mineral supplementation between your IV chelation treatments will also be recommended along with nutrients that support the liver, kidneys and detoxification pathways. This maximizes the effectiveness of chelation treatment while ensuring that you stay healthy in the process.

How much will Chelation Therapy cost?

Prices vary based on chelation frequency and type, with details discussed during your initial appointment. Chelation therapy can be spread out over time if needed spread out the costs.

Cost Overview:

  • Chelation Consult: 45 min – $155 (insurance may cover)
  • Heavy Metals Testing:
    • Pre + Post Testing For First Time Chelation Patients – $375
    • Post Testing For Patients – $240
  • 1 Round of IV Chelation = 3 chelation + 1 remineralization IVs: $1012.45 (incl. GST)

The number of rounds varies based on each individual and will be discussed with your Naturopathic Doctor.

What should I expect at my appointment time?

Before your appointment, stay hydrated and eat well.

At the clinic, you’ll provide a urine sample and have your vitals checked.

Treatments occur in our IV suite alongside other patients, with a licensed naturopathic doctor administering your IV and addressing any concerns.

During the 1 to 3-hour treatment, you can relax, read, or engage in quiet activities.

Chelation has minimal side effects, though some may feel briefly tired afterward. After completion, you can resume normal activities.

How should I prepare for my appointment?

Properly preparing for your chelation treatment minimizes your risk of adverse reactions and increases your comfort during and after the IV.

Ensure you eat a protein meal prior to each appointment, ensure you are well hydrated (500-1000ml water) and that you are feeling well.

Bring a protein snack to eat during your IV.

Have a sauna before your appointment if you are able.

Calgary Chelation Doctors

How Get Started With IV Chelation Therapy?

Consult one of our Naturopathic Doctors below for a personalized IV Chelation plan.

Image hover effect image
Dr. Lindsay Irwin

Click To Book Online

Image hover effect image
Dr. Sarah Roth

Click To Book Online

Image hover effect image
Dr. Lindsey Hanson

Click To Book Online

Have questions about Chelation? Give us a call!

Reception Hours

Contact Us

Newsletter Sign up