Chemet is Used To Treat Lead Poisoning and Mercury Poisoning

Chemet Ingredients:

  • 100 mg of succimer, also known as meso 2, 3-dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA)
  • Povidone
  • Sodium starch glycolate
  • Starch
  • Sucrose (a known neurotoxin)
  • Gelatin
  • Iron oxide
  • Titanium dioxide
    and other ingredients not listed, most likely:
    • bovine by-products (cow) or
    • porcine by-products (pig)

DMSA Synergy Ingredients:

  • 100 mg of succimer, also known as meso 2, 3-dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA)
  • Glycine
  • Ascorbic acid
  • Vegetarian Capsules

Cheaper Chemet Alternative

NOTE: Non-vegetarian capsules (those used in Chemet) contain Gelatin. Gelatin is generally colorless or sometimes slightly yellow, virtually tasteless. It has no odor. Gelatin is made by boiling animal parts such as the tendons and ligaments. The animals are usually cows or pigs. This creates collagen (which is part of nails and cartilage) and various amino acids and this collagen is one of the main parts of non-vegetarian capsules. This is something most people do not want to consume for obvious reasons.

Chemet is used for the treatment of lead poisoning and mercury poisoning. This is a trademarked product and as such is ONLY available with a prescription. The cost is high ($2-$3 per capsule) and it contains several ingredients that may not be wanted, such as sucralose, a know neurotoxin.

DMSA Synergy does NOT contain any sucralose. DMSA Synergy uses only vegetarian capsules and contains NO animal by-products. How to use DMSA explains usage. You can securely get DMSA Synergy with no prescription for as little as $0.60 per capsule.

Chemet Scientific Overview: Active Ingredient (NOTE: highly technical)

The active ingredient in Chemet is Dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA). DMSA is an organosulfur compound whose chemical formula is HO2CCH(SH)CH(SH)CO2H. Carboxylic (acid) groups and 2 thiol groups are part of its make up. These groups are give DMSA for its particular taste and odor. It is not unpleasant tasting and the odour is very mild, smelling slighly like sulfer.  

The taste of DMSA is easily masked by juice such as orange or apple juice.The effectiveness of DMSA at removing toxic heavy metals is well documented. Many people do several chelation cycles per year to ensure good health and quality of life.

DMSA can be made several different ways. It is a complex chemical process well beyond the scope of this article. Suffice it to say that it is a well know and understood process. This means very good consistancy from batch to batch.

Meso 2,3-dimercaptosuccinic acid binds to “soft” heavy metals such as Hg2+ and Pb2+, mobilizing these ions for excretion. It binds to these metal cations via the thiol groups. The thiol groups ionize upon complexation, which is used in Chemet.

Remember that in the United States you need a prescription to buy Chemet. You also have to find a place that sells fresh Chemet. Because Chemet is a fairly uncommon product it may not be very fresh.

DMSA Synergy is very popular and is restocked on a regular basis so you know you will be getting VERY fresh DMSA. Keep this in mind and check the expiry date on any Chemet you may be considering buying. It might be expired. Expired Chemet will not hurt you, it just will not work as well as fresh Chemet or the always fresh DMSA Synergy product.

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