What is DMSA?
DMSA, or dimercaptosuccinic acid, is an organosulfur compound: an organic compound that contains sulfur. Sulfur is essential to life and is plentiful in nature; it even appears in two of the 20 common amino acids. DMSA occurs in two forms, one of which - meso 2,3-dimercaptosuccinic acid - which may support cardiovascular and digestive health.
DMSA is water-soluble and non-toxic. It has been used orally since the 1950s.
Is DMSA Safe?
DMSA is quite safe and usually has few side effects, especially when used under the guidance of a physician. The use of a more moderate dosage over a longer period of time may enhance safety and efficacy.
DMSA can remove other nutrients, so it is important to take a quality multi-vitamin to ensure your body has adequate supplies of these nutrients. DMSA can also cause deficiencies of copper, manganese, molybdenum, and zinc; supplementation will help counteract the removal of these minerals*.
As always, consult with your medical practitioner before beginning or stopping any supplement regimen.
DMSA should be taken under the supervision of a physician.
8111 — Take 1 capsule up to three times every other day on an empty stomach or as directed by your healthcare professional.
8112 — Take 1 to 3 capsules on an empty stomach every other day or as directed by your healthcare professional.
Not for use by pregnant or nursing women or by children, unless under the supervision of a physician. If nausea, vomiting or rash occurs, decrease dosage or discontinue use. Individual results may vary.