Detoxing Your Body of Mercury from your Silver Fillings Using DMSA
In previous posts, I have discussed using natural metal detoxers like chlorella, spirulina, kelp and garlic. In the next few posts, I will discuss man made chelators and its advantages. DMSA(Meso-2,3-dimercaptosuccinic acid ) is one such compound developed in the 1960s by the FDA for the removal (chelation) of heavy metals.
It has been discovered that DMSA is a very effective agent for the removal of, not onlyMercury from your metal fillings, but also lead that is commonly found in the public water system. The way DMSA works is that it has receptor sites that heavy metals bind to. DMSA cannot enter the cell where the heavy metal resides and has to rely on a naturally produced substance called glutathione. Glutathione resides with in the cell and pushes the heavy metal out of the cell walls. This is where DMSA can attach itself to the mercury or lead and move it out of the body to be excreted through the urine. To insure that the body produces enough glutathione to move the heavy metal out of the cell is to take a precursor called N-Acetyl Cysteine, or NAC. This product is often given with DMSA to promote effective detoxing. DMSA should be taken in cycles. For example, one would take DMSA for 3 days and then rest for 5 to 11 days. This cycling effect is done to allow the body enough time to produce the glutathione needed to move the mercury out of the cells. Practitioners experienced in chelation know what dose of DMSA to give their patients and the best cycle to use. DMSA is at times started at a 30mg dose and at other times with patients that are very sensitive to as low as 1 mg.
Blood Brain Barrier.
In order to chelate the brain, a substance called alpha-lipoic acid must be taken in conjunction with DMSA. However this substance is not to be taken until most of the mercury burden has been considerably lowered in the body. In other words, DMSA is to be taken for a few months before the alpha-lipoic is used. DMSA is known to remove small amounts of vitamins and minerals from the body and it is recommended to take a vitamin and mineral supplement. DMSA is a very effective chelator of mercury but it should be carefully given by an experienced practitioner.