Oral chelation: Which minerals and how much should I supplement?

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   Posted 10/20/2017 6:02 AM (GMT -6)   
I am a 65 year old male. Although I am lean I notice circulation problems in my legs and arms. So I started to take serrapeptase but that did not result in an improvement. Two weeks ago I started taking calcium EDTA and I start to feel some improvement in my legs. The leg pain is getting less pronounced.
However, I read that when you take EDTA you should supplement minerals.
Can anybody advise me if taking the standard daily dosage of a multimineral supplement is enough? Should I use a multimineral supplement without iron?
Thank you for your views.

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   Posted 10/20/2017 8:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello & welcome to the forum. Has your dr done any testing for circulation issues. You were not specific about what is going on with your arms & legs, such as cramping or what. I have circulation issues & have Doppler’s done ever so often.

Has your drs checked your vitamin levels? Too much calcium can affect the kidneys. A friend of mine drank milk for years & a lot of it. She ended up with kidney stones so bad they had to remove her kidney. I am not telling you this to scare you. My point is see your dr before supplementing.

Take care.
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   Posted 10/20/2017 8:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Straydog, thank you for your reply.

The vitamin and mineral levels in my blood have been checked regularly and were always within the desirable bandwidth. However, by taking EDTA chelation capsules the concentration of certain minerals can become too low. So, therefore supplementing is needed. I am not thinking of supplementing calcium (B.T.W. the EDTA caps contain 40 mg of calcium). But I wonder about the amount of for example chromium, magnesium, copper and selenium to supplement.

Post Edited (HMerk) : 10/20/2017 8:21:14 AM (GMT-6)

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