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In the interest of the patients visiting ChelationNation, only primary research presenting effective treatment is listed on this site.  Negative results and papers proving that poison is poisonous are not included here.
Aluminum
Arsenic
Cadmium
Gadolinium
Lead
Mercury
Nickle

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Only CHELATION studies showing increased excretion of heavy metals, or showing reduced patient load over time, with symptom improvement, are listed on this site.  No effective therapy that traps and removes heavy metals will be omitted.  Therapies that merely ramp up excretion organs across the board will not be included here.
The molecule shown above is one molecule of the chelator called EDTA.  It is "chemically shaped" like a cage, or like an actual claw.  To view this idea in 3-dimensional space, make a claw with your LEFT hand, that is facing toward your right.  The O's above are you fingertips.  The N's above are your wrist.  If you held a tennis ball in that hand, that would represent one tiny spec of tightly bound LARGE ATOM poison, represented as the red M (for "metal") in the picture above.  A small metallic mineral like Magnesium for example (akin to a golf ball in your claw hand), would bounce right out, so would not be trapped and removed.
This is the general pattern of where metals end up, when getting INTO and then OUT OF the body. 

           First, the metal is local to the point of entry.
                                            Over months to years, the metal gets distributed throughout the organs.
                                                                                                                     It is most difficult to remove from the extremities.

One in FOUR Americans lacks the gene that makes the body a strong metal detoxer.  At least one quarter of the people you know cannot excrete heavy metals as well as others.
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Fatty organs: 
(helicopter and airplane)

brain, all nerves, liver, interstitial fat, skin, gall bladder
, colon
Watery organs:  (ship)
blood, kidneys, muscle, eyes, spleen
Excretion organs:
(train and bus)

Bladder, GI
This animation below describes the "swapping off" transport of how metals get carried out of the body.  Metals are traded, to varying degree, like a baton in a relay race.   Each "chelator vehicle" is specially designed to operate in only one environment. 
See below.
Detox Phases

Phase I Detox:

The first step in the two-step process for neutralizing toxic chemicals in the LIVER, during which enzymes neutralize a few chemicals but convert the majority of them into forms that can be neutralized only in phase II.


Phase II Detox:

A process in which the LIVER uses one of two major enzyme pathways to change a toxic substance into a less toxic substance that is easier for the body to excrete. In phase II detoxification, liver cells add a substance (such as cysteine, glycine, or a sulfur molecule) to a toxic chemical or drug, to make it less harmful.
The LAST layer of complexity is that different kinds of claws can reach different body organs, so each organ (brain/kidney/muscle) requires a unique method of metal removal, depending on the poison AND the location.
The molecule shown here is one molecule of the chelator called EDTA. It is "chemically shaped" like a cage, or like an actual claw. To view this idea in 3-dimensional space, make a claw with your LEFT hand, that is facing toward your right. The O's above are you fingertips. The N's above are your wrist. If you held a tennis ball in that hand, that would represent one tiny spec of tightly bound LARGE ATOM poison, represented as the red M (for "metal") in the picture above. A small metallic mineral like Magnesium for example (akin to a golf ball in your claw hand), would bounce right out, so would not be trapped and removed.
The Greek word "CHELATE" means to "grab with a CLAW"...

In this case, the claw is made of molecules in the shape of a "trap" composed of "sticky" atoms.
But the CLAW that will grab onto one kind of metal will often not work to grab onto another metal. Different kids of claws are needed to remove different kinds of metals.