For an ingredient to receive a USP (United States
Pharmacopea) listing, first, the UPS must make a monograph for the
ingredient, which is a minimum set of standards to which the
ingredient must pass. In other words the ingredient must be free
Medicardium has met and
exceeded the purity of these similar ingredients in terms of heavy
metal content. Analytic tests done at Galbraith Laboratories, an
independent analytical lab has shown levels of Lead, Mercury,
Cadmium, Arsenic and Barium all undetectable (below 2.5 parts per
million) and NTA (nitrilotriacetic acid) to be below .01%.
The USP monograph allows for heavy metal such as lead to
exist in EDTA products up to 20 parts per million. Medicardium is
below 12.5 parts per million and probably even lower.
The USP monograph for NTA is .1%. Medicardium has tested
below .01% (a minimum of 10 times purer than USP standards. This is
important since NTA is a suspected carcinogen.
Some critics claim that Magnesium Di-Potassium has been used
as a plant fertilizer. This is true, since crops as well as humans
are often deficient in the elements magnesium and potassium. Rest
assured, we do not use fertilizer grade EDTA in Medicardium.
We at Medicardium meet and exceed the USP standards set for
EDTA. To our way of thinking, USP grade is not stringent enough.
Laboratory reports available upon request.