I started with 12.5mg of DMSA every 3-4 hrs per Cutler protocol and that gave immediate relieve. When you dig into Andy's messages you find that those that feel better on don't actually have to go off as long as they don't use ALA, which I did not.
In short there have been no breaks in my DMSA intake since I started!
Now as for the mineral depletion hoax, I take fewer minerals NOW than I did before the DMSA because my mineralization cycle has begun to fix itself.
Now letís talk about adding ALA, ALA and RLA (R+) are completely different animals for chelation purposes. RLA was very helpful in clearing brain Hg when needed and does not seem to go searching for more Hg to free. While ALA always gave me heartburn and made me feel worse, that is until I read Andy's explanation.
When I reached 100mg of DMSA, this means doubling every few weeks from 12.5m (25, 50,100), I began adding ALA. I found the ALA he recommends (tablets) and quartered them. That initial 12.5mg of ALA was almost too much but after about 3 weeks it became easier. Doubling ALA took much longer than doubling DMSA, my last double from 50mg to 100mg took almost 6 weeks to achieve.
Now my dose is 200mg DMSA and 100mg ALA, and I must start taking breaks with the ALA. Biofeedback is now showing that Liver copper levels are increasing even with daily Taurine doses.
This week I will be on ALA Friday, Saturday and Sunday and switch to Cilantro for the rest of the week.
Thank you for the update!
How long ago did you start?
I've made some assumptions that must be incorrect from what you said:
>>>>I started with 12.5mg of DMSA every 3-4 hrs per Cutler protocol and that gave immediate relieve. When you dig into Andy's messages you find that those that feel better on don't actually have to go off as long as they don't use ALA, which I did not.
I've assumed it would be like starting other clean-up's...that you'd feel way worse.
This was from a different post:
>>>> The best Hg test is a trial chelation
Again..I assumed that if you did a trial chelation--you'd know from feeling worse.
some report side effects, some dont. some seem to think that the more side effects they are having the more effectively they are chelating and so they plow forward. the opposite is true actually. severe side effects are BAD. if you have severe side effects cut your dosage down, keep cutting down till you have little or no effects.
this woman is a chiropractor who uses the cutler method to chelate. here is an article she wrote. she says the less side effects, the more effecitve the chelation is.
He says RLA is a waste of money for chelation and at worst doesn't work.
I sort of agree, however RLA was a life saver when I started treating B.garinii which is mostly in the brain and large joints...it allowed that Hg and Lyme toxin to be mobilized quicker then using ALA.
Typical ALA supplements are +100mg, this is usually prescribed as an antioxidant and for other NON metal issues. Taking that amount of ALA must have stirred up so many metals that nauseousness and heartburn always came with it.
I mean it took me 6 weeks to go from 50-100mg now and yesterday I had to back off from that dose.
I just got the book. And read the introduction. I have used various methods for metal removal from Cilantro Pastes to Beet and veggie cleanses. I am glad I got the book. I have been taking ALA for years in very high doses and pray I have not done any harm to myself. Need to do a a hair test anyone have a good place?
If you want your kid to get better, use regular ALA. If you want to
turn them into an original medical experiment and see if you can mess
them up really really really bad, using R-ALA is a great way to do it.
Interesting, but seems to be self-contradicting at first glance.
Since ALA is 50% R-ALA by weight, then wouldn't a person who takes ALA also be taking R-ALA ??
Advertisements by vitamin distributors containing articles that recommend taking ALA therefore also advocate taking R-ALA, since ALA is 50% by weight of R-ALA.
If R-ALA, the naturally-occuring form of lipoic acid, is "bad", then it would seem that those advertisers ought be promoting only the non-naturally occurring S-form. Are there any studies on the S-ALA ??
I have seen half a dozen studies showing R-ALA is superior to S-ALA.
Seems like there is yet another controversy among people in these businesses.