DMSA (Dimercaptosuccinic acid also called ‘succimer’ or ‘succinic acid’) is used to remove toxic heavy metals. It is particularly effective at removing lead and mercury. If you have lead poisoning symptoms or arsenic poisoning symptoms DMSA can help you. It is safe and works very quickly.
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DMSA For Detoxing Lead and Mercury
Modern society and modern life exposes us to many toxins that never used to exist. These toxins get into out bodies and alter the way nerves communicate with each other. These toxins basically short circuit your body and you end up getting sick.
The symptoms are quite varied and are very hard to diagnose using regular medical modeling. Luckily, there is an easy and relatively inexpensive way to get these toxins out of your body. The technique is called ‘chelation’. This is just a fancy word for ‘removing’. So chelation of heavy metals, like mercury, lead, and more, simply means removing toxins from your body.
Oral chelation means using a pill. Other forms of chelation are more dangerous and more expensive such as dmps chelation which involves using a needle to drip the chelation chemical into your body
Meso-2,3-dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA) was approved in the 1960’s by the FDA specifically for the removal or chelation of heavy metals. DMSA is the preferred substance for the chelation of toxins like heavy metals in children and adults. Mercury is the second most toxin substance, uranium is the first. The dangerous effects of exposure to mercury are known and several diseases are 100% caused by exposure to mercury such as ‘Mad Hatter Disease‘ and ‘minamata disease‘. DMSA is sometimes called as succimer. DMSA is also sold under prescription by the trade name Chemet.
DMSA is also sold as an over the counter nutritional supplement in some areas but it is often very difficult to find and can be very expensive (over $1 per capsule). Raw DMSA has a a very noticable and disctict smell as it is a sulfer based compound.
Also, when you are chelating with DMSA your urine will take on this smell. This is how you know you are using high quality and fresh DMSA. It’s chemical quality make it very good at removing lead and mercury. DMSA works by binding to foreign substances in your body and leaving your body via urine.
We use top quality Capsugel brand capsules that seal together very well. As a result our capsule only have a faint DMSA smell to them. These higher quality capsules ensure that the DMSA maintains its potency.
One of the main advantages of DMSA is its large therapeutic window. This means there is a wide margin between the amount necessary to produce the intended result and the level that could potentially overload the patient. This makes DMSA exceptionally safe.
How Did Heavy Metals Get Into My Body?
There are many ways toxic metals get into the body. The most common ways are listed below. Keep in mind that there is no safe level for any heavy metal. Several chelation methods and compounds are available but DMSA is known as the safest and certainly the least expensive chelator (the thing that gets the toxins out of your body.)
Main mercury poisoning sources:
- In Vitro, mom passes the toxins on to her children
- Dental Fillings (the ‘silver’ ones)
- Birth Control Pills and early solutions for contact lenses
1. While Pregnant
A mother may have mercury inside her and will give it to her child before he/she is born. The amount found in the baby after it is born is related to the dental filling that the mother has (if they are the silver ones).
The main exposure for infants is vaccinations although many now argue this
- 25-30% of vaccines still used today contain mercury.
- Flu shots even today contain high levels of mercury.
- Note that mercury is sometimes removed from shots, however it is replaced with heavy metals like formaldehyde and aluminum.
Vaccinations use mercury as a preservative. Some believe there is a link between vaccinations and autism. Google is your best friend here, just start researching this topic and form your own opinions.
3. Dental Fillings, the Silver Ones
Amalgam fillings release methyl-mercury. This gets in your body and makes you sick. Methyl-mercury is very dangerous because it is attracted to organs and tissues. It is also one of the very few chemicals that can cross the blood brain barrier.
Fact: Most major countries other than the U.S. have extensive bans and health warnings regarding the use of amalgam fillings.
This includes Austria, Australia, Canada, France, Great Britain, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland
Fact: The EPA classified scrap silver fillings as ‘hazardous waste’ in 1988
There are very specific instructions that must be followed when removing silver fillings. Make sure you use an IAOMT certified ‘mercury free’ dentist.
The Health and Safety guidelines include:
- Used amalgam be stored in unbreakable, tightly sealed container, keep away from heat.
- Use a ‘no-touch’ method for dealing with the amalgam.
- Store under a liquid, glycerin or photographic chemicals (the dentist will know which ones to use).
Almost 1 million people have watched this movie, surely there has to be some truth to it. As the movie shows, things like brushing your teeth or drinking hot liquids can increase your exposure to methyl-mercury (mercury vapor) from 10 to 100 times.
What About the Mercury in Fish?
The mercury in fish is inorganic, NOT methyl mercury. The amount of mercury that ends up in your body from eating fish is quite low. Google this and you will see that the mercury in fish poses no real threat to your health. Pregnant women? Sure, they should avoid certain fish to be on the safe side. For the vast majority of people the threat from fish makes great news stories but that is about all. The media loves to scare people (and consequently sell more newspapers). As with most things, educate yourself on this topic.
4. Birth Control Pills and Solution for Contact Lenses
In the past mercury was in these products. This is not the case anymore. If you used these common products in the 80’s you may still have residual mercury in you, why not take the urine test and find out because. Once it is in your body it would be easily passed on to your children while you are pregnant.
Lead is one of the most prominent metals you will see on any tests.
Our parents were members of the lead generation.It takes a long time, 4 generations, to eliminate toxic metal from your lineage.
For them there were many sources. Lead was in
- painted dishes
- toys originating from China
- candy originating from Mexico
- kid’s jewelry
- some canned foods
The point is, if it is in your body you need to get it out.
DMSA is able to effectively chelate lead from the human body. Lead is particularly toxic to children, leading to Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Hyperactive Disorders. Their growing nervous system is negatively impacted by chronic and acute lead exposure.
DMSA has been shown to be safe for use in children. The 24 hour urine challenge should be done before and after a DMSA chelation program. During the Urine Challenge, DMSA is used as the provoking agent to measure the level of lead in the body.
DMSA works because is has areas on its molecules that foreign substances attach to. Once the attach to DMSA they can not be detached. This means that substances that should not be in your body like mercury and lead basically stick to DMSA and then get expelled from your body when you pee. The smell of your urine will quickly tell you that it is working. It is not a pleasant smell.
DMSA does not go inside your cells. Instead, it floats around outside the cell bodies. Another substance called glutathione lives inside your cells and it is glutathione that pushes out the toxic substances. Glutathione is considered to be your bodies first defense against toxins. Generally, glutathione can handle regular exposures to heavy metals and will naturally chelate (get rid of) these toxins. However, sometimes your body is over loaded and glutatione by itself can not heal you. This is when you get sick.
If your body does not have enough glutathione OR your body runs out because it is trying to deal with a toxic overload you will get sick. As a side note, you can NOT simply take glutathione by itself. You have to take the precursor (the chemical needed to make glutathione) to glutathione and have your body make its own glutathione. If you take a glutathione supplement it will NOT enter your cells. When you body makes its own glutathione it is created INSIDE the cells, where it then pushes out the toxins. These toxins are then “grabbed” by DMSA and travel out of your body.
N-AcetylCysteine, or “NAC” is a precursor to glutathione.
Glycine is another substance plays a large role in the production of glutathione, which is why its in the DMSA Synergy product.
Chelating agent is further explained. DMSA is taken in and ‘on it, off it” cycle. The suggested way or protocol is to take DMSA for 3 days, then take NO DMSA for 11 days. The body needs the ‘off’ days to remake glutathione. This is the fastest and safest way to take DMSA. Also note that the amount you take is based on your body weight. Everyone scheduled intake is therefore different. This explains why there are no directions on the bottle. [highlight]If you buy from this site you will be given a customized scheduled based on your body weight.[/highlight]
DMSA and the Brain
DMSA can NOT get metals out in your brain without some help from another supplement. The brain has what is called the ‘blood brain barrier‘. This barrier stops DMSA from entering your brain.
You can, however, take ALA (alpha lipoic acid) at the same time you take DMSA and then DMSA WILL move into your brain. When in the brain the heavy metals will bind to the DMSA and be chelated from your body.
Before you start taking ALA you need to first eliminate all the heavy metals in your body! If you do not do this, and take ALA at the start of your first chelation cycle, you may get sick.
Why? Because too many toxins will be dumping into your blood stream at once. This is called decreasing your ‘body burden.” So you need to get the toxins out of your body THEN start taking ALA and get the toxins out of your brain.
Your customized protocol will tell you when it is safe to start taking ALA with your DMSA. Most people can safely add ALA to their schedule after 4 full cycles of DMSA only.