DMSA 50mg (Kirkman)
Dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA is used to treat lead, mercury and arsenic poisoning.
Meso-2, 3-dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA) is a sulfur-containing organic compound that is FDA approved for the treatment of lead and mercury toxicity both in children and adults. Although it is sold as a prescription drug, it is also available as a dietary supplement. DMSA has been administered as a heavy metal detoxifier since the 1950s, and no other substance has been found to be more practical, safer, and more effective for this purpose.
Mercury contamination is most often associated with fish consumption, mercury amalgam dental fillings, mercury preservatives in vaccines, and other modern industrial exposures. Historically, lead contamination has been connected mainly to lead-based paints and leaded gasoline, both of which have been discontinued. However, children can still be exposed to old lead-based paint, and lead contamination is still an issue in areas where lead is being mined or smelted.
Other heavy metals include cadmium and arsenic, which are derived mainly from cigarette smoke but also from occupational and environmental exposures.
It has long been recognized that sulfur-containing compounds have the ability to remove heavy metals. Within the normal operation of the human body, there are natural sulfur-containing compounds which perform this service, and these include N-acetyl-Cysteine (NAC), R-Lipoic Acid, A-Lipoic acid, S-adenosyl methionine (SAMe), and reduced glutathione (rGSH).
Chemically, DMSA is a dithiol, which means that it contains two sulfhydryls (also know as S-H) groups, plus an analog of Dimercaprol, also known as BAL, which is a lipid-soluble substance also used alone for metal detox. However, unlike DMSA, BAL cannot be taken orally; rather it has to be injected deep into muscles in an oil solution. Moreover, BAL is much more toxic than DMSA. DMSA has a large therapeutic window, meaning that there is a wide margin between the amount needed to produce desired results and the amount that is potentially toxic. It can be said that DMSA is the least toxic of the dithiol compounds.
Each Serving Contains
DMSA (Dimercapto Succinic Acid) 50mg
Other Ingredients: Sorbital, Meso-2,3 Dimercapto succinic acid, Citric acid, Naturall flavorings, Plant cellulose, Silicon Dioxide, Sucralose
Suggested Use: Follow the advice of your healthcare practitioner for proper dosage
- KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
- Do not use when pregnant or nursing without consulting your health care professional,
- Do not use if you have any existing medical condition.
- Do not exceed recommended dosage
- Follow the advice of your healthcare practitioner for use of this product
Disclaimer: “These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.”