What is CALCIUM DISODIUM EDTA?

What is CALCIUM DISODIUM EDTA?

Calcium Disodium may sound like a salt, but it is not, the proper name is the EDTA which is short for  Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (we will not even try to tell you how to pronounce that). It is made from a concoction of poisons and chelation chemicals.


Where does CALCIUM DISODIUM EDTA come from?

It is made from formaldehyde, sodium cayanide, and Ethylenediamine. 


Is CALCIUM DISODIUM EDTA healty for me?

Calcium Disodium is often used as a drug to stop lead poisoning or to treat someone exposed to radioactivity. It causes your body to expell heavy metals.

Calcium Disodium EDTA is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in chelation therapy, a process which removes heavy metals from the body, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. The side effects of chelation with calcium disodium EDTA include malabsorption or low levels of various vitamins, including vitamin C and the various B vitamins. To help combat low vitamin levels, calcium disodium EDTA is usually given with a vitamin booster. Other side effects include allergic reactions; dangerously low blood sugar, blood pressure, or blood calcium levels; kidney failure and seizures. According to the FDA, 11 patients died from calcium disodium EDTA use between 1971 and 2007.


More information about CALCIUM DISODIUM EDTA.

Calcium disodium EDTA should not be given with ceftriaxone, also known as Rocephin, according to Drugs.com. Ceftriaxone is a cephalosporin antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections. When combined, ceftriaxone reacts with calcium disodium EDTA to produce calcium crystals in the lungs and kidneys, which can be life threatening. The calcium disodium EDTA may also result in the body absorbing more ceftriaxone than it should, which reduces the efficacy of the antibiotic in destroying bacteria.

   

Comments:

  1. Leann
    Giorgio Whole Sliced Mushrooms also have calcium disodium EDTA in it. I was looking at the ingredients on the can and saw this one and didn\'t know what it was so I googled it. I found your site with the answer. THANK YOU!

  2. justme
    Wow!!! That is CRAZY!!! I can\'t believe they actually put this in our food...

  3. ALF
    DUKE\'S MAYONAISE CLAIMS IN ITS TV ADS THAT THEY\'VE USED THE \"SAME FAMILY RECIPE\" SINCE 1917. MY QUESTION IS: WHEN WAS EDTA INVENTED? ARE THE COMPANY\'S ADS FALSE ADVERTISING? AFL

  4. ALF
    DUKES MAYONAISE CLAIMS IN ITS TV ADS THAT THEY HAVE USED THE SAME FAMILY RECIPE SINCE 1917. MY QUESTION IS: WHEN WAS EDTA INVENTED? ARE THE COMPANY ADS FALSE ADVERTISING? ALF

  5. Donna
    Hellmann\'s uses it too

  6. Linda,
    icare make up remover wipes for sensitive skin uses it too.

  7. liz
    Freemans facial clay mask too

  8. Niki
    Gatorade and powerade also have it... That makes me sad

  9. tonzofun
    You really do have to read the fine print these days, its so disheartening to feel lied and cheated over something so simple as 100% naturally flavored 7-up but sure enough its in there. Product packaging and marketing these days are ridiculous with the thin line they ride just to push their product to the masses.

  10. emma
    So does safeways italian dressing:o and i thought i was eating healthy today!

  11. Knowledge2013
    It\'s in a lot of things there\'s also a lot of of other thing\'s in your food

  12. Knowledge2013
    It\'s in a lot of things there\'s also a lot of of other thing\'s in your food

  13. Knowledge2013
    It\'s in a lot of things there\'s also a lot of of other thing\'s in your food

  14. Knowledge2013
    It\'s in a lot of things there\'s also a lot of of other thing\'s in your food

  15. Knowledge2013
    It\'s in a lot of things there\'s also a lot of of other thing\'s in your food

  16. Knowledge2013
    It\'s in a lot of things there\'s also a lot of of other thing\'s in your food

  17. Knowledge2013
    It\'s in a lot of things there\'s also a lot of of other thing\'s in your food

  18. Knowledge2013
    It\'s in a lot of things there\'s also a lot of of other thing\'s in your food

  19. Gerald
    EDTA

  20. Nikki
    I just read reviews of a mascara primer by Tarte and someone said it had EDTA and they were not going to use the product any more. I had to look it up. Crazy....Hope it\'s not harmful to the eye.

  21. Nikki
    I just read reviews of a mascara primer by Tarte and someone said it had EDTA and they were not going to use the product any more. I had to look it up. Crazy....Hope it\'s not harmful to the eye.

  22. Nikki
    I just read reviews of a mascara primer by Tarte and someone said it had EDTA and they were not going to use the product any more. I had to look it up. Crazy....Hope it\'s not harmful to the eye.

  23. justme
    Industry benefits from shortened lifespan because old people are not very good consumers of products. Ask food execs if their children are allowed to eat the food products they manufacture containing EDTA.

  24. Bite me
    Smart Balance has it too, alongside some other nasty stuff. There is nothing out there that is safe for human consumption.

  25. Bite me
    Smart Balance has it too, alongside some other nasty stuff. There is nothing out there that is safe for human consumption.

  26. martre66
    Man,I quit buying miracle whip because of the high fructose corn syrup and bought Hellmann\'s real mayonnaise instead just to find out it has calcium disodium EDTA in it.I guess I\'m just going to have to start making my own.

  27. Kayne
    There\'s a lot left out of this article. First off, EDTA is considered a safe ingredient, because it\'s side effects go unnoticed, and are rare. Second, foods with Ascorbic acid or any chemical that contains benzene rings run the risk of detaching Benzene, which is a Carcinogen. EDTA is used to prevent that. Realistically, EDTA isn\'t a bad ingredient, the things with Benzene rings are.

  28. Kanye West
    It\'s in Jones Soda too

  29. rosie
    Is in Sun Vista pinto beans also

  30. steve c
    Holy bejesus I\'ve just seen this in HELL-MANS guess I won\'t be buying that again

  31. mike
    it\'s also in inglehoffer Sweet Hot mustard with honey - \"(retains product freshness)\": Gold Medal Winner-Napa Valley World Mustard Championships. I thought those wine snobs were more discerning...

  32. Tink Thank
    After a series of heart attacks and a triple bypass, the M.D.s put me on statins and a number of other drugs. Heart disease runs in my family so my future wasn\'t looking good. I did a lot of research and started a daily oral chelation regimen using calcium disodium EDTA and quit all other treatments, ALL of them. I avoid egg yolks but otherwise eat as I please. I don\'t exercise. It has been 9 years and my cardiovascular system is in better shape than it had been in the years prior to my surgery, I have suffered no ill effects at all and I feel quite healthy for my age. If EDTA \"sat\" in my digestive system as has been claimed, I would be as big as a boxcar. If vitamins and minerals were depleted to an extent that daily multivitamin

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  35. Mqualls4
    Dude!!! This stuff is in chickfila sauce!!! T.T

  36. laurie
    If your looking for the perfect mayo that tastes like Kraft or Hellmann\'s... You\'ll love Vegenaise, it contains no EDTA of any kind or GMO ingredients... It is found in the fridge at your local market... Whole Foods, Co-ops, local healthy markets...

  37. Bread Boy
    I Found out Franz White bread has this stuff...

  38. reaction to this
    I made egg salad and my head hurts a bit and doesn\'t feel right. I\'m sensitive to some food additives, so I checked the labels. EDTA is in Kraft Mayonnaise. Now I have to throw out the leftovers and stay away from this stuff, too. Sheesh. I\'ll check the Veganaise label and see if I can have that.

  39. rs
    I\'m doing a strict ellimination diet to see what has been making me sick. I made a salad with chick peas and was sick within 20 minutes. At first I thought it was the chick peas but I had had hummus with no problems. I checked and met EDTA. I will definately avoid this!! I was sick for 2 days with stomach ills and a headache! Why do they put this stuff in my food!?

  40. Brian
    There is nothing wrong with EDTA. It is not only very safe, but very effective at removing plaque from your arteries, much better than bypass surgery. Don\'t believe everything the FDA tells you. They are corrupt and heavily influenced by doctors and drug companies who make all there money by peddling bypass surgery and toxic drugs. That is because EDTA can not be patented and marketed as a drug. I take 625mg everyday as a supplement, and have cured my high cholesterol and high blood pressure. I no longer need drugs for these conditions, and my doctor is amazed. It is important when taking as a supplement, to take extra magnesium and zinc, (at a different time) because EDTA will flush these necessary minerals from your system, (along with all the bad stuff and toxic heavy metals). And don\'t worry about it being added to your food, it stops food from going bad, retains color and freshness, and is actually GOOD for you !!

  41. Gloria S.
    So, once again, what is one to believe? I am So disgusted and frustrated by conflicting nutritional information. My inclination is to stay with as natural, unadulterated food as I can find and not get myself too \'crazy\' and obsessed. Thanks for your website. I will still consider its content. Gloria

  42. bob
    LOL at all the people freaking out! EDTA is not harmful in very low quantities, in fact up to 3 grams a day for 7 days is harmless. I highly doubt anyone who eats relatively healthy would be affected by the small amount that is in food, unless they take it medical purposes.

  43. Annie
    EDTA causes me to break out in horrible welts and itch all over, sort of super hives. Anything that is made from formaldehyde (embalming fluid) is NOT something you want in your body. Don\'t be fooled!

  44. Annie
    EDTA causes me to break out in horrible welts and itch all over, sort of super hives. Anything that is made from formaldehyde (embalming fluid) is NOT something you want in your body. Don\'t be fooled!

  45. ashley
    They have EDTA in the tubes to draw blood.

  46. ELAINE
    The best mayonaise you make yourself with olive oil and/or canola oil. If you are vegen, leave out the eggs. Vegenaise gives me an unpleasant reaction and I do not care for the taste, it is very bland.

  47. MAR
    I used EDTA in wet chemistry tests to bind certain metals before titration. Pure EDTA is a white powder with a slight chemical smell. My brain Instinctively treats this powder as a poison, and i would not put it in my mouth even in small amount. Some naturopaths make big money using EDTA intravenously (so called chelation therapy). Again, not sure it is beneficial for the body unless you are dying from acute heavy metal poisoning (EDTA binds metals). Material Safety Data Sheet tells chemical toxicity, I think for EDTA it should be moderate. Other preservatives in food, such as benzoates and sorbates are more toxic, and in pure form smell worse than EDTA. Possibly, allergic reactions to food were caused by these 2 preservatives

  48. marc
    Just found it in both Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing and also Propel zero....flipping crappppp.

  49. Looking in
    Whole foods Mayo/light doesn\'t have it. 365 organic.

  50. Fly girl
    Brian is right.

  51. Jacquie
    Geesh. Just use organic plain yogurt instead of mayo. You won\'t notice the difference.

  52. Melody
    It is in Kraft dressing as well. Just found both Calcium disodium EDTA and Potassium sorbate. Really? Why poison our foods like this?

  53. daniel
    they r trying to kill u off the illuminati are put this poisons in ur food ur drinking water etc.

  54. sean
    If you cant notice the difference between plain yogurt

  55. sean
    If you cant notice the difference between plain yogurt

  56. Wade
    Buy Organic and you won\'t have things like this in your diet.

  57. Kim
    Well, it never ceases to amaze me how such misinformation makes it to the internet. You are completely and totally wrong about Calcium disodium EDTA. You need to do some additional research before you spread such misinformation on the net.

  58. Jazzy
    EDTA is a sequestering agent added to foods in order to combine with the metallic elements in foods and prevent them from taking part in reactions that would otherwise lead to flavour and colour deterioration. http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/securit/addit/diction/dict_def_codes-eng.php Please check out Canadian additive dictionary Just because it doesn\'t sound \"natural\" doesn\'t mean its necessarily harmful. These things go through a rigorous process of research before being admitted by Health Canada and FDA of US

  59. Julie
    Don\'t eat Dunkin Donuts. They put this in there. Worked there with my boyfriend and ate it for months. My boyfriend ended up in the hospital twice with kidney stones. I had bruising all over my body from iron deficiency. Looked it up and this chemical depletes iron, vitamins and causes crystals in the kidneys. Also found it\'s being tested on the public by the FDA for long term effects like cancer, birth defects and reproductive harm. They hope it will aid in their depopulation plans. Ignorance can kill you people....

  60. Allergic/Sensitive
    I have a mild to extreme reaction to Calcium Disodium EDTA and have to avoid it completely. I use Cain\'s Mayo rather than Hellman\'s for this reason. I am guessing that there are a number of people that have a similar reaction to it, but simply haven\'t identified the culprit.

  61. S
    Wegman\'s Organic Mayo doesn\'t have it either! Just tossed the Hellman\'s. Hard to believe it says in parentheses on the bottle after Calcium Disodium EDTA \"used to protect quality\". There isn\'t any \"quality\" there to \"protect\" when chemicals are used in our food!

  62. Kev C
    Taking photos for a company my uncle created during one of their pistol classes in an indoor facility. The facility has ventilation but wasn\'t working properly for the first hour or two. Now I wasn\'t shooting but I was behind the shooters more than 3-5 feet most of the time (lead particles only move 3-5 feet at the most). But I did have to move forward to help fix targets. Once the ventilation was working correctly my uncle told me the lead from the guns are very dangerous. Me being so paranoid I told him I had to leave at 1 (it was 1215). Now I do feel I did breathe in lead, I do feel I didn\'t breathe in an amount that will kill me. But since being paranoid I did research on lead poisoning and the results from it on the body, and am extremely scared for my life. For people like me, who love mayonnaise this EDTA May help save my life by chelation from the lead in my blood if I eat this mayo. I\'m definitely considering seeing a doctor. Any thoughts?

  63. Emma
    Thank-you so much to all those who gave a comment on EDTA which is something to avoid if it is written on any list of ingredients. I wonder if it is good to take \"Angioprim\" to remove plaque in the arteries. The minerals in Angioprim is Lysine, Cystine and Casine, these minerals removes the plaque. This is oral chelation. I found this on the Internet. But it is suppose to prevent a heart attack. What am I suppose to beleive ? I guess one has to say a prayer before taking any drugs or food. God Help Us. Any comments*

  64. Emma
    Thank-you so much to all those who gave a comment on EDTA which is something to avoid if it is written on any list of ingredients. I wonder if it is good to take \"Angioprim\" to remove plaque in the arteries. The minerals in Angioprim are: Lysine, Cystine and Casine, these minerals removes the plaque. This is oral chelation. I found this on the Internet. But it is suppose to prevent a heart attack. What am I suppose to beleive ? I guess one has to say a prayer before taking any drugs or food. God Help Us. Any comments*

  65. Kayla
    http://foodconstrued.com/2011/12/calcium-disodium-edta/ I feel like this website is a bit bias so here\'s one that\'s more factual.

  66. sheila
    I was looking up this stuff to see if it was related to msg or free glutamate which I think alot of people should be more concerned about than this! I found out that msg is™ pure glutamate but if it has less than ™ it is called many other things to hide the fact that it is basically the same....look for words like hydrolized plant protein, sodium casienate,calcium caseinate,autolyzed yeast, textured protein,yeast food, these foods could have anywhere from%8 to@ free glutamic acid!!! also anything that says natural flavoring should be suspicious! I have found out I am glutamate intolerant ,finally found an answer to my symptoms after 6 years of complaining! like numb lips and tongue, heart palipatations,\"zaps in my head, ringing in my ears,in heat my face turns red and lasts for an hour due to the hypothalamus being affected( i hope this damage is not permanent but probably is) this stuff is so bad it over stimulates your nerves to the point that they die!! scared yet? I am.......

  67. Jason
    If I so much as lick a food or drink with EDTA in it I get severe abdominal pain. My kids have the same reaction. It\'s concerning how many foods are getting EDTA put in them as a cheap preservative. I\'m getting to the point where I don\'t want to eat out.

  68. Hunann
    Just bought a can of blackeye peas and see that EDTA has been added to these peas.

  69. Jackie
    I read this was in the ribs at Boston Market, and just kept reading about it going, \"Why in the heck IS THIS IN MY FOOD?!\"

  70. Rich
    I just started my own company producing an all natural mayonnaise made with 100% olive oil called Mayocraise. Mayocraise does not contain any canola, soybean oil or EDTA. We are hoping to be in stores by February 2014

  71. J
    It is in My Essentials brand (Food Lion store brand) no salt added mushrooms. I\'m trying to buy healthy without going broke and these low salt mushrooms have EDTA. The regular Kroger brand mushrooms I had been buying are only loaded with salt does not have the EDTA. I\'ll have to do more research to figure out what to buy.

  72. John
    Everyone should stop taking all forms of salt as salt is made up of sodium(deadly) and chloride(poisonous). FDA approved for the removal for heavy metals but not for treating heart disease due to the vast amounts of money in the cardiovascular business - a typical example of the FDA being for the businesses from whom they receive great amounts of money and not the best interests of the consumers.

  73. Alicea
    I am a vegan. I was having Wish Bone French delude salad dressing with my vegetables one day and my heart started palpitating and I felt really werid. Today I did same n felt worse. So I checked out the ingredients n came across Edta I did my research n knew it was the source of my problem. Thank you I am throwing it away now.

  74. Patti
    I try to watch everything that I eat because of the preservatives in food cause me extreme Migraines my entire life

  75. Patti
    I try to watch everything that I eat because of the preservatives in food cause me extreme Migraines my entire life

  76. Kris
    That is disgusting..... formaldehyde in our food! How is this ok with the FDA. Seriously thanks for looking out for us! I just found this is ingredient in Hellmann\'s olive oil mayonnaise with the sticker \"health check\" heart and stroke foundation....just awesome.

  77. Rick
    I see another FEARMONGER is at work. People fail to realize the environmental exposure to heavy metals and it\'s association with Alzheimer\'s. Thank god we have naturpaths who use Etylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) to gently remove the heavy buildup in skin tissues and the right hemisphere of the brain. GET REAL and come down off your high horses. Stoopid egomaniacs !!!

  78. Rick
    I see another FEARMONGER is at work. People fail to realize the environmental exposure to heavy metals and its association with Alzheimers. I am VERY PLEASED we have naturopaths who use Etylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) to gently remove the heavy buildup in skin tissues and the right hemisphere of the brain. GET REAL and come down off your high horses. Stoopid egomaniacs !!! Keep on taking your aspartame !!!

  79. Rick
    I see another FEARMONGER is at work. People fail to realize the environmental exposure to heavy metals and its association with Alzheimers. I am VERY PLEASED we have naturopaths who use Etylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) to gently remove the heavy buildup in skin tissues and the right hemisphere of the brain. GET REAL and come down off your high horses. Stoopid egomaniacs !!! Keep on taking your aspartame !!!

  80. Your chemistry teacher should be ashamed
    As a chemist, I find most of this thread hilarious, the person who\'s wondering if eating mayo with EDTA in it will cure lead poisoning is obviously a troll, but \'Shelia\' seems to be sincere. Glutamic acid! Oh no! You realize that its a amino acid, and occurs in every protein in your body right? IE, its natural, ubiquitous, and is not nor does it have anything to do with MSG.

  81. Anon
    http://importance.prv.pl/The.Most.Important.Knowledge.You.would.Ever.Read.Implement.and.Live.up.to.Forever.pdf

  82. Greg
    Just checked progress chick peas can and there is this disodium EDTA crap..after I ate them..major headache..U.S.food and drug the most corrupt evil sacks of shit...

  83. Greg
    Just checked progresso\' s chick peas can and there is this disodium EDTA crap..after I ate them..major headache..U.S.food and drug the most corrupt evil sacks of shit...

  84. LP
    grow your own food! :D buy dehydrated and not canned/bottled items that need preservatives. there are no preservatives that are healthy, not one. Get your own chickens, free range them in the yard, and eat their eggs and make your own mayo with it. Done.

  85. It\'s a chelating agent
    This is a weak synthetic amino acid which has been used for many years as a chelating agent to greatly improve blood flow and relieve the symptoms of cardiovascular disease. You can buy this as a supplement. You just have to increase your B and C vitamin intake because as it detoxes heavy metals from your body, it also interferes with the absorption of the prementioned vitamins. Since it pulls heavy metals from various parts of the body, it should not be used by pregnant or lactating women or people with severe kidney issues.

  86. m powers
    I recently tried a new \"Zero Calorie\" drink from my local supermarket which I really liked. I\'ve also started to try some other new foods so I didn\'t make the connection right away but I had a real jump in the number of migraine headaches I was getting. I had to go back and start over; take out all the new stuff, that\'s when I decided to check out the ingredients in the new drink. My migraines were so severe at one time that the usual medications didn\'t work so I now take seizure medications. Possible increase in seizures? You got me right there. I totally stopped the drink and have found that it definitely made a difference. I would never have known without this education. Thanks!

  87. m powers
    I recently tried a new \"Zero Calorie\" drink from my local supermarket which I really liked. I\'ve also started to try some other new foods so I didn\'t make the connection right away but I had a real jump in the number of migraine headaches I was getting. I had to go back and start over; take out all the new stuff, that\'s when I decided to check out the ingredients in the new drink. My migraines were so severe at one time that the usual medications didn\'t work so I now take seizure medications. Possible increase in seizures? You got me right there. I totally stopped the drink and have found that it definitely made a difference. I would never have known without this education. Thanks!

  88. Susan
    Calcium Disodium, EDTA is permitted in some products as a preservative and flavor protector. It has other uses as well, but it is not put into margarine (for example) to remove heavy metals. It is there to make it taste the way you expect it to for longer

  89. marcus
    Its also in Dasani water

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