IV Therapy and Chelation

Chelation Therapy

Chelation is a process in which a substance is used to bind molecules, such as minerals, and remove them from the body. Its use grew by nearly 68 percent between 2002 and 2007 in the United States to 111,000 people.

Recent News Regarding Chelation

Results of trial to assess chelation therapy (TACT) study presented2

Over the four-year follow-up, the difference in the primary endpoint, 26.5 percent in the EDTA group vs 30.0 percent in the placebo group, just reached statistical significance at P=.035, with a hazard ratio (HR) of 0.82 (95 percent confidence interval, or CI, 0.69- 0.99).

Subjects randomly assigned to active chelation infusions showed an 18 percent drop in the trial's primary endpoint — a composite of:

  • All-cause mortality (10.4 percent vs. 10.7 percent)
  • MI (6.2 percent vs. 7.7 percent)
  • Stroke (1.2 percent vs. 1.5 percent)
  • Coronary revascularization (15.5 percent vs. 18.1 percent)
  • Hospitalization for angina (1.5 percent vs. 2.1 percent)

Continue Reading

A Sampling of Compounded Drug Products Commonly Prescribed1

  • Ascorbic Acid
  • Vitamin B-Complex 100*
  • Dexpanthenol
  • Edetate Disodium (EDTA)
  • Edetate Calcium Disodium
  • Heparin Sodium*
  • Magnesium Chloride/Magnesium Sulfate*
  • Potassium Chloride*

It is important to remember that intravenous injections are administered directly into your blood stream. The compounding pharmacy you choose must have the additional training, equipment and quality control to meet the highest level of competency to make sterile injections.

McGuff compounding pharmacy has a technologically advanced facility and equipment to prepare sterile compounds. We have a special license from the California State Board of Pharmacy to compound sterile injectables. In addition, we are accredited by the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB™) to compound sterile injectables. We pay attention to the details so that we may provide you with safe and reliable compounded medications.

Our sterile compounded chelation medications are:

  • Sterility tested
  • Endotoxin tested
  • Foreign matter tested
  • Potency tested
  • Vacuum tested
  • And contain a nitrogen overlay when appropriate

You may want to talk with your physician to find out if Chelation therapy may be right for you.

It is important to remember that intravenous injections are administered directly into your blood stream. The compounding pharmacy you choose must have the additional training, equipment and quality control to meet the highest level of competency to make sterile injections.

Give us a call at (877) 444-1133 – we are here to answer questions that you may have.

1Protocol by: American College for Advancement in Medicine
2Results of trial to assess chelation therapy (TACT) study presented. Retrieved from
http://www.mayoclinic.org/medicalprofs/trial-to-assess-chelation-therapy-cvuv10n4.html (2013)
*Commercial items will ship from McGuff Company, Inc. 1-800-834-7220

McGuff was named a Top Workplace of 2014 by the Orange County Register