Dimercapto Succinic Acid or DMSA is a powerful oral heavy metal chelating supplement that works well to get rid of heavy metals including mercury, lead, cadmium and arsenic.
We live in a toxic world and lots of places are contaminated with heavy metals, and because of that it’s very important that we detox our bodies with foods such as Cilantro and agents such as Bentonite Clay both of which help remove heavy metals… but also with supplements.
I remember doing my first DMSA cleansing, I started taking the supplement and found that after one week of detoxing… I was feeling much better and had a lot more energy and vitality.
Many of us had mercury fillings in our teeth and because of that it’s important to remove as much of the heavy metals from our bodies as possible.
Symptoms of Heavy Metal Poisoning – Symptoms of heavy metal poisoning include headaches, rhinitis, nerve pain, unable to think clearly, cardiomyopathy, high blood pressure, mental disabilities, liver and prostate problems, anemia, cancer, depression, gingivitis, skin rashes, muscle weakness, kidney failure, reduced intelligence, learning disabilities, gout, memory loss, hormone imbalances, immune problems, male and female infertility, behavioral changes, eczema, no energy, just not feeling right, garlic breath and even more problems.
Study – A study of nine children who were exposed to mercury who were given DMSA had their blood mercury levels decreased… and they had no signs of mercury neurotoxicity after chelation.
Study – Another study showed that DMSA in lab animals was the most effective way to remove heavy metals from the brain. And there are lots of other great studies showing the effectiveness of DMSA.
Hair Testing – It’s important to check your heavy metal toxicity by having a hair analysis done, heavy metals builds up in your hair. If you google “Heavy Metal Hair Analysis” you will find lots of labs that will send you a kit for doing this analysis.
Just send in a hair sample and they will send you back your breakdown of heavy metals in your body for a nominal fee. You will get back a test report for arsenic, aluminum, mercury, cadmium, lead, antimony and many more heavy metals.
Post chelation hair testing should be done to check for removal of heavy metals… and thus you can tell if you need to do more chelation.
Over time chelation should be repeated because we have constant exposure to heavy metals.
Here is a sample report from one lab that I have used in the past.
Alpha-Lipoic Acid – In order to chelate heavy metals from the brain Alpha Lipoic Acid needs to be taken… but should be taken a few months after the most of the heavy metals have been removed. Then a new round of chelation is started.
Vitamins – DMSA may remove important vitamins and minerals from the body and because of this supplementation with vitamins is important.
Probiotics – Because heavy metals are being leached out of tissues, over growth of bad bacteria in the gut may take place and also yeast and fungi. So it’s very important to promote growth of good bacteria with a probiotic diet and probiotic supplements.
Takes Time – It takes time to chelate heavy metals from the bones, brain, and body in general, could take up to one year with on and off chelation for soft tissue… and up to 7 years for bone build up of heavy metals.
Dose – Most people recommend 500 mgs per day, taking the supplement for 3 to 7 days… and then not taking the supplement for 7 days. DMSA usually comes in 100 mg capsules so that means taking 5 capsules a day. DMSA should be taken between meals for best absorption.
Finding DMSA – If you google “Order DMSA” or “Buy DMSA” a lot of places will come up on-line. They even have it on Amazon if you are interested.
Side Effects – Lots of studies show that DMSA is very safe and generally works very well. Some people in very rare instances have rashes, constipation, GI tract upsets.
In extremely rare cases a handful of people have temporary liver inflammation, still others have temporary bone marrow suppression. But as I said these are very rare instances.
Most people have no problem with DMSA and feel better after chelation. And for me DMSA was a God send, I feel better and I do chelation therapy on a regular basis.
Check with Your Doctor – Always check with your doctor when doing any kind of chelation therapy.
This article is meant to get you started… so you can do more research on your own… dig a little deeper and find what works for you. This article is for educational purposes only, I strongly recommend that you seek advice from your own GP, private doctor, or medical specialist for any ailment, illness, or medical condition.. this article not meant to be a scientific analysis in any way, shape, or form.
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