A: If you check the stability constants of minerals with EDTA ("The Scientific Basis of EDTA Chelation Therapy, Cranton) you will become aware that magnesium is the one mineral, thank goodness, left behind in the body after the chelation cascade has been completed. Therefore, magnesium can be replaced directly IV in the chelation bottle! You should be AT LEAST converting every gram of Di-sodium EDTA to Magnesium EDTA in the Bottle just to make the IV comfortable. Unreacted Disodium EDTA will cause a vigorous chelation cascade which will produce heat, perceived as pain, at or near the patient's IV site.
Here's the general rule: 3 Grams (20cc) of disodium EDTA will be fully reacted with 3.o cc magnesium sulfate. So, if you think your patient needs more you may increase beyond 3cc, and I've given 5-6-8cc to many. Just run the IV slowly and observe for hypotension. When IV magnesium is given two days in a row, there will be a huge rise in extra-cellular magnesium followed by a very nice intracellular rise and comments by the patient that energy, muscular energy, has improved, not to mention heart muscle benefits.
Now this is the kind of information taught at the ACAM chelation course. If you haven't taken the course, I urge you to do so. Otherwise it is my opinion that you are just doing blind, cookbook chelation. Besides being potentially bad for the patient, it is bad for all doctors doing great scientific chelation as their results may be diluted by your failures, and this can blacken the name of chelation in general. Take the course.
GORDON JOSEPHS, MD(H)