Most members split capsules in half by eye. From his posts it seems that Cutler thinks this is acceptable.
I purchased a similar scale but only accurate to .01g. A capsule containing 25mg ALA will have lots of filler bringing the total powder to over 100mg. So getting the capsules to within .01g seems reasonable.
Also I've found that when I split the capsule by eye, I generally get the dose to within +/-.01g.
It gets tricky for those who have to get down to 5mg or less, for example for the autistic kids.
A company that caters to those kids has 5mg capsules of ALA everythingspectrum.com
Cutler says that when you double the dose you don't double the excretion of Hg. So cutting the dose in half will not slow your recovery very much. I think it is more important to be taking some of the supporting supplements--Vit C, E, Mg, Zn than to be spending all of one's $ on chelators.
I don't think that the measuring with fillers is a wise because in some capsules filler is four times more that ALA. There is possibility to measure more filler than ALA then more ALA and less filler. I think that only pure ALA powder can be precisely measured.
You say that you have such scale, is it reliable in measuring?
My understanding is that they mix the active ingredient--ie ALA--with some filler so that their capsule filling machine will fill the capsule entirely with powder.
It should be well mixed by the manufacturer.
A mild, dull headache is my indication that I need to take doses more frequently. I have symptoms of reactive hypoglycemia and need to eat and take other medicines more frequently in order to get a stable effect.