IV Chelation Therapy – Los Angeles

Are you experiencing any of the symptoms of heavy metal toxicity?

Heavy metals such as lead, aluminum, cadmium, or mercury are considered neurotoxins. They can cause brain fog, fatigue, eczema, skin rash, hair loss, constipation, bloating, anxiety, depression and high blood pressure. Some patients may also be exposed to mercury through amalgam dental fillings. Getting a correct diagnosis is the first step in detoxifying heavy metals out of your system. Dr. Shiva Lalezar, a leading holistic doctor in Los Angeles, uses chelation therapy to treat specific, targeted medical conditions related to heavy metal toxicity. We are seeing impressive results in patients suffering from heavy metal overload at the Health and Vitality Center in Los Angeles.

How does chelation therapy work?

Chelation therapy works by administering chelating agents that bind to heavy metals and safely remove them from the body through the urine. These compounds work by forming multiple chemical bonds to a metal ion. Think of it as a claw machine that kids play in arcades. The claw (the chelating agent) picks up a stuffed animal (the metal ion).

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This diagram is a chelate complex formed by the chelating agent EDTA and the toxic heavy metal cadmium (Cd). Once the metal ion is bound, the combined structure is called a chelate complex. This complex envelops the often-dangerous metal ion and prevents it from reacting in the body to do damage. Chelation therapy has been in use since the 1940s to treat poison gas exposure and later, to treat lead poisoning. Today, chelation therapy is used to treat exposure to many different toxic metals.

Why come to Dr. Lalezar for chelation therapy in Los Angeles?
Dr. Lalezar’s practice , the Health and Vitality Center, is one of the leading centers for functional medicine in Los Angeles, and Dr. Lalezar is regarded as one of the best naturopathic doctors in Los Angeles. The Health and Vitality Center has been featured on Fox News as well as in Suzanne Somers’ Doctor Resource Guide. Dr. Lalezar is certified in Chelation Therapy by the American College for Advancement in Medicine.  She has over ten years of experience in administering IV chelation therapy.  She relieves your symptoms holistically by treating the problem at its source. Dr. Lalezar uses an integrative approach that combines the most advanced conventional medical therapies with state-of-the-art Functional Medicine treatments for maximum results.

What substances are used in chelation therapy?
Dr. Lalezar uses the following compounds for chelation therapy:

EDTA (EthyleneDiamineTetraacetic Acid) is a type of amino acid. It is useful for chelation therapy of a number of heavy metals, but is very effective with lead, Aluminum, cadmium, and arsenic. The type of EDTA used at the Health and Vitality Center is compounded calcium-EDTA.


Another chelation therapy agent is DMPS, a sulfur-based compound that is particularly efficient in binding to mercury in the bloodstream. Mercury is present in many people who have silver fillings in their teeth or who have consumed high Mercury fish such as Tuna, King Mackerel, Sea Bass, Cod, Cat Fish, or Orange Roughy.

Glutathione is not a chelating agent. However, Dr. Lalezar administers it with either EDTA or DMPS because it increases the efficacy of your chelation therapy while reducing the incidence of adverse reactions and redistribution.

Which medical conditions can chelation therapy help?
Dr. Lalezar uses chelation therapy for several conditions, including:

  • Heavy Metal Overload
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Cardiovascular Disease

Why use intravenous chelation therapy instead of pills?
Dr. Lalezar prefers IV chelation therapy for the following reasons:

  • Injecting the chelating agents directly into the bloodstream allows them to travel rapidly and efficiently to the areas of the body containing the toxic metals.
  • IV delivery ensures that all of the medication is fully absorbed. Pills get degraded by the digestive system, leaving only a fraction of the necessary dose available to work in your body.

How is intravenous chelation therapy administered?
Your chelation therapy will be administered by an IV expert in the Health & Vitality Center’s IV therapy suite. The entire treatment process is personally supervised by Dr. Lalezar. You can comfortably listen to music, browse the internet on your laptop, or read a book. Most chelation therapy treatments can be completed within half an hour to one hour.

How do I know if chelation treatment is right for me?
Dr. Lalezar gives each patient a urine toxicology screening to evaluate the concentrations of heavy metals in the body. The results of this diagnostic test will determine whether Dr. Lalezar recommends chelation therapy.

Chelation Therapy for Patients with Dental Fillings
Many patients who are concerned about their silver fillings come to the Health & Vitality Center for evaluation. Amalgam fillings are composed of 70 percent mercury. Every time you chew or drink hot fluid you release 17 ug of mercury vapor from each tooth on a daily basis. The toxic mercury vapor is then absorbed into the body. Fortunately, Dr. Lalezar has had great success using chelation therapy to remove mercury from patients. She can also refer you to a holistic dentist who is experienced at removing these fillings safely.

Take the next step!
Dr. Lalezar’s reputation and expertise have made the Health & Vitality Center one of the most popular places to go for IV chelation therapy in Los Angeles. To get started on the road to better health, come in for a consultation. You can schedule an appointment with Dr. Lalezar at the Health and Vitality Center by calling her office directly at (310) 409-2894 or simply click here to schedule an appointment online today.