EDTA: Antioxidant, Anti-inflammatory, & Antiviral
By Dr. Michael W. Roth
Antioxidant, Anti-inflammatory, and Antiviral
Question: Is EDTA a potent antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant?
According to Dr. Garry Gordon, considered the father of modern detox, EDTA is a powerful antioxidant that fights free radicals. All metals catalyze free radicals and free metals cause free radicals. At the atomic level, an atom of lead, copper, or iron is surrounded by what is known as a “hexidentate configuration.” This is also the configuration of the EDTA molecule and the way that all of the molecules of EDTA line up. So the concept of EDTA being an antioxidant is beyond any question. So, if you really want a powerful antioxidant, then EDTA would truly be the strongest of them all because it has the ability to tie up every heavy metal.”
In addition, EDTA is known to have powerful anti-inflammatory properties.
Antiviral (Dr. Gordon): “While the antiviral activity of EDTA is less well-documented, it is considered a low-level property of EDTA.”