A common question: can and does the body absorb chemicals/elements that are applied to the skin?

Usually, one has to dig very deep and spend a lot of time researching to uncover certain truths regarding health…OR rely on those who have already done the digging and present the information in an honest, unbiased, easy-to-understand format as we’ve done here.

When doing research online for EDTA chelation information, you will find a lot of potentially negative (and false) information. Most of this false information is promoted by medically-backed publications like PubMed, WebMD and even Wikipedia.com as well as written publications. Theirs is a simple agenda – vilify alternative treatments to keep people away from treating themselves and have them spend the money on medical treatments. It IS, after all, a business. While it didn’t start out that way over a century ago, medicine in all its forms is a multi-billion dollar business. Therefore, the information that is disseminated on medical websites, commercials and publications will be biased, controlled and spun in a way that will condemn alternative treatments and put modern medical treatments on the pedestal.

That being said, let’s explore a common falsity regarding EDTA absorption and chelation.

MYTH: EDTA is a large molecule and it cannot penetrate through the skin. After all, the skin IS designed as a barrier.

Unfortunately there are many sites claiming that EDTA is not well-absorbed through the skin without backing their statements up with documentation.

In order to clear up the lies from the truth, we need to know a little bit about the largest organ of the human body – the dermis or skin.

Our skin was designed to hold us together and to be our first line of defense from outside elements such as wind, rain, dirt, etc.  However, the skin was NOT designed to inhibit absorption of modern chemicals or substances.

One example found on the Internet is regarding the absorption of chlorine from water in our showers, baths, drinking water, pools and hot tubs. Chlorine is used in almost all public water as a means of purification and elimination of  bacteria and pathogens. It is a HUGE business and the powers that be would have us believe chlorine is harmless. Even the Wisconsin Department of Health Services made the following statement regarding chlorine absorption: “The body does not absorb chlorine well. However, small amounts can pass through the skin when people are exposed to chlorine gas, chlorine bleach, or bathing in water with high levels of chlorine. Lower levels of exposure can occur when people handle soil or water containing chlorine.”

So, essentially, they are claiming that chlorine absorption is minimal and nothing to worry about.

TRUTH: the following short video will demonstrate that chlorine is not only easily absorbed, but is absorbed abundantly and quickly even through the thicker skin of the hand.


This should leave no doubt that chemicals ARE absorbed through the skin into the body despite what is being written about non-absorption.

In addition to direct chemical penetration by passing directly through cells via permeation (intracellular), they also make their way into the body between cells (intercellular), or by sneaking in through appendages like hair follicles or sweat ducts (transappendageal). Therefore, there’s even more of a chance of absorption when we consider these additional avenues.

Regarding absorption of beneficial EDTA

We’ve already determined the amazing benefits of EDTA in removing toxic chemicals and artery plaque from the body. However, it does absolutely no good unless it is absorbed through the skin.

Here’s the good news and scientific fact:

It has been determined scientifically that any chemical or compound under 500 Daltons in size is able to penetrate the skin. Larger molecules typically cannot pass through. The most commonly used pharmacological agents applied in topical dermatotherapy are all under 500 Daltons; including all known topical drugs used in transdermal drug-delivery systems.

The interesting fact about the molecular weight of EDTA is that it’s 292.24 g/mol (Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid/Molar mass).
A Dalton, symbol Da is a unit of molar mass with the definition in biochemistry: 1 Da = 1 g/mol. Therefore if 1 Da = 1 g/mol, then 292.24 g/mol = 292.24 Daltons.  This is 207.76 Daltons LESS than the 500 Dalton maximum for absorption.
Conclusion: there’s no doubt therefore that EDTA easily penetrates through the skin into the body to work it’s chelating magic. In addition, when combined with a carrier oil, EDTA penetration is enhanced significantly making  internal bodily delivery faster, easier and more complete.




Toxic heavy metal lead found at 700 times national limit in China’s water supply

Monday, November 28, 2016 by: Julie Wilson staff writer, Natural News
Tags: China, water supply, heavy metals


(NaturalNews) Chinese officials discovered nightmarish levels of lead and mercury in Jixi, a northeastern city, last month. After testing underground water in Jixi’s Liumao Village in Heilongjiang Province, researches found mercury levels nine times the national standard, reported China Central Television.

Cancer-causing lead levels were 700 times the national standard.

Heavy metals such as lead, cadmium and mercury are often found in Chinese food exports. The occurrence of heavy metals found in Chinese exports is the result of extreme environmental pollution. One of the nation’s leading culprits for pollution is the graphite-mining industry, in which China is the leading producer, providing 70 percent of the world’s supply.

Health Ranger Mike Adams made a recent appearance on The Dr. Oz Show educating the public regarding dangerous heavy metals found in protein powders, herbs and superfoods grown in polluted nations like China.

Through lab testing, Mike discovered that rice protein, a main ingredient in protein shakes, was frequently contaminated with toxic heavy metals. These include lead, mercury, cadmium and one metal rarely tested for, tungsten.

Rice protein grown in California tested within the state’s recommended levels of 0.5 mcg; imported rice protein from China tested at levels 20 times that limit.

“The FDA does not require organic foods to be tested for heavy metals,” warned Mike.

Money over nature and health

Residents near Jixi say officials go to great lengths to protect graphite-mining companies, despite their knowledge that it’s contaminating native air and water.

Graphite mining has become extremely lucrative over the years due to a growing demand for lithium batteries. Lithium batteries are used to power laptop computers, smart phones and electric cars, including Tesla’s Model S and Toyota’s plug-in Prius.

The value of graphite has skyrocketed, with a ton selling for 2,500 Yuan in 2010 or US $400. It’s currently valued at 6,000 Yuan, or US $960.

Battery plants destroying the environment

Chinese authorities have closed nearly 30 percent of graphite-mining plants due environmental-impact violations, and while this has lessened environmental impacts, it’s also affected a world economy built around technology. The pollution has caused smog, contaminated water and even damaged crops, creating major health concerns.

Nearly one mile from the mining plant near Jixi lie ash-covered rivers, homes and fields. “We have to bring in clothes put out to dry while they are still wet, otherwise they’re covered in ash,” said an elderly villager.

Another villager said they know the ash has contaminated the water, but they have no other resources, forcing them to drink it.

“If you shine a torch in the evening, you see graphite ash falling like snowflakes on the fields,” said another villager.

“Don’t mention it. This has been damaging our health for a year,” said a villager.

Pollution from graphite mines can cause an array of environmental detriments including acid spills that cause lead poisoning, and unbearable smog.

While a manager at the local Changyuan graphite-processing plant said they hadn’t experienced any pollution problems, he admitted that a leak occurred on March 20, causing operations to temporarily be suspended. Residents said they had no knowledge of this leak, and were therefore unable to take precautions, subsequently drinking toxic water.

“Officials want to protect this business,” said the local manager. “If they close small mines, where can they get tax and how can they solve unemployment problems?”

“The plant was set up by Shenzhen-based BTR battery Materials Co Ltd and local mine owners last year,” reported Shanghai Daily. Some of their clients include Japanese electronic producer Panasonic and domestic car and rechargeable battery manufacturer BYD.

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