Q: I am suffering from prostate cancer stage 2 for 7 years. Started taking DCA 500mg 3 times a day for 6 weeks (at the end of the month). I will check my PSA on the 30th of August 2018. In case of a positive result, I want to continue the treatment for another 2 months. My supplier was Pharmacy DCA for quick delivery from UK. I am thinking of DCA -LAB for the next shipment. Can you advise me, please. Best regards, Roger. A: Dear Roger, unfortunately, prostate cancer affects a lot of men in the world. Gladly, there is plenty of research discussing the subject. Firstly, you need to monitor your cancer treatment progress. Figure out whether the therapy that you‘re receiving at the moment and the DCA protocol are working. Please check your PSA levels and find out if it is increasing or decreasing. Repeat your PSA test once every 3 to 6 months. A Computed tomography or Positron emission tomography (PET) imaging scans as well as intrarectal sonography could also be helpful in monitoring whether the treatment is working or not. If the tumor marker and the size of the tumors are stable or decreasing - continue what you‘re doing. If they are increasing - consider changing or adding something new to your regimen. Also, please follow your doctor‘s advise as a primary guide. He‘s a healthcare specialist and understands your situation the best. Regarding your question about the suppliers, we believe that DCA-Lab is a great brand that offers good customer service as well as delivery times. You can‘t go wrong by choosing them. Nevertheless, consider reading our detailed review on the most popular Sodium dichloroacetate suppliers: https://www.dcaguide.org/suppliers/dca-lab. Fighting prostate cancer is a daunting task at first. However, you’ll quickly develop the habit of taking your personalized routine daily and finding out which options work the best for you. Another great addition to the DCA protocol is fenbendazole. Studies revealed that they both work complementary of each other. (Ref.) We recommend adding fenbendazole to your protocol for even better results. It‘s a great combination with DCA, especially for prostate cancer. You can find out more information about this repurposed veterinarian drug for cancer at https://www.fenbendazole.org/.
Q: Can I order DCA directly from DCA-LAB? If so, how do I place an order? William. A: Hello, William. If you want to order from DCA-LAB or other suppliers - please find their website links here: https://www.dcalab.com/ https://www.dcaguide.org/suppliers/ You can also find them on Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Dichloroacetate Hope this is helpful.
Q: Is your group still in existence? Do you have any information on DCA quality since 2018? Have you discovered who is behind "Certified DCA", whether it is really a pharmaceutical grade product, and whether its purity is as they claim? Elizabeth A: Dear Elizabeth, thank you for your email. Yes, our group is still in existence. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have been less active lately. We are still following the global situation on DCA manufacturing. Unfortunately, a lot of Sodium dichloroacetate suppliers have remained completely the same or have taken a step back in terms of the quality of their services. Many popular DCA suppliers have abandoned this molecule due to the recent inactivity of clinical trials with Sodium dichloroacetate. This was partly caused by the Corona virus pandemic, since all the attention and funding were redirected towards solving the Covid-19 crisis. Nevertheless, the situation should come back to normal in half a year. We noticed that a lot of previously great DCA sellers have developed problems with their sites, customer service quality and delivering the products on time. Regarding the claims by Certified DCA. Firstly, Sodium dichloroacetate is not registered as a licensed medicine, therefore a pharmaceutical grade product of DCA cannot officially exist. Such claims are false. Secondly, the quality of their product has not changed since the last time we reviewed them. Therefore, we didn't feel the need to update their product review. Lately, their site has been down and it’s not possible to order a new batch of their production. We’ll try to check them whenever it will be possible. Best regards, DCA Guide
Q: Hello. So is dcalab.com selling verified high purity DCA by an independent lab? Is it safe to take? Thanks. Dan A: Hello, Dan. As far as we know, their DCA is of high quality. Over >99% pure. Their product has also been used in a couple of clinical trials with patients: 1) A pilot study done by Prof. F. Comhaire in Belgium on treating myalgic encephalopathy/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) with Sodium dichloroacetate (link), 2) A phase II clinical trial done by the University of Edinburgh using DCA as a possible treatment for endometriosis-associated pain (link). There is a quality comparison analysis on our site where we compare the most popular DCA suppliers. You can find a detailed quality analysis of each brand. The method of anionic and gas chromatography was used to get the results: https://www.dcaguide.org/dca-quality-analysis. We gave the maximum rating to two suppliers: -DCA Lab (they're an independent laboratory that specializes solely on high quality synthesis of Sodium dichloroacetate), -Sigma-Aldrich (they're a big company in Germany who manufactures a lot of chemical compounds. Their DCA is also of high quality. However, it is often hard to place an order). DCA LAB is also listed on www.molbase.com, which states that their product is 99.9% pure. Based on this information, we believe that DCALab.com offers high purity Sodium Dichloroacetate that is verified. They also have great customer support. Nevertheless, DCA is safe to take in most of the cases. On the other hand, 95-97% pure DCA can have synthesis byproducts such as Sodium monochloroacetate, which can be toxic. Therefore, we advise you to choose a verified supplier and to avoid online shops like https://www.alibaba.com/ for your own safety.
Q: Can you take this with high dose IV Vitamin C treatments? Daniel A: Hello, Daniel. We have followed hundreds of cases where people take DCA to treat their tumors and we noticed that a lot of people take Vitamin C additionally to their anti-cancer regimen. You should avoid self-medicating with high doses of Vitamin C perorally, because it will not enable you to achieve the concentrations needed to have any effect. The only way to do this correctly, is to have someone give you Vitamin C through intravenous injections. However, please be cautious. There are dangers. The biggest concerning side effect of high dose Vitamin C is oxalate crystal formation in the kidneys. This can happen after frequent Vitamin C administration in large quantities. We have found these rare cases in medical journals. One man has been taking huge doses of Vitamin C for a couple of years orally for thyroid cancer relapse prevention and after 2 years he experienced kidney damage due to oxalate crystal formation as a side product from Vitamin C. You should keep this risk in mind and stay alert. Regarding your question about DCA and high dose IV Vitamin C - we haven't heard any interactions and we firmly believe that this shouldn't cause a problem. Both treatments should be well tolerated and have no interactions with one another.
Q: Hello, I would like to purchase from DCA Lab as it is quite a good price compared to others. However I want to make sure that it is ok for human consumption. I heard some places use toluene or other chemicals to purify which is of course dangerous to humans and I just want to make sure that even though they are cheaper it can be used for humans and if you guys have experience with this company and others using their products. Thank you, Farzad A: Hello, Farzad. DCA is mostly sold as a lab chemical worldwide, because it is currently not registered as a drug or a food supplement. However, this could happen any time soon. It is considered as an alternative cancer treatment in Canada for example. You can read more in this document: http://www.oicc.ca/uploads/dca-health-professional.pdf. Regarding your question about DCA Lab, we have never asked them if they use toluene or other harmful chemicals. Nevertheless, we do believe that they have developed a safe technology, which enables them to synthesize great quality material. Their products are used in clinical trials with patients, therefore, it‘s safe to assume that they are legitimate. We know dozens of people who are taking their Sodium dichloroacetate and we have never heard that anyone experienced any complaints related to harmful chemicals in their products. Please also check this analysis we have made about the available DCA products to get a better idea on the global situation: https://www.dcaguide.org/dca-quality-analysis. In the analysis, look at the anion and gas chromatography tests. They confirm that no toluene has been detected in DCA Lab products. Every DCA seller should provide a certificate of analysis, which proves the purity of their product. DCA Lab is one of suppliers that provide CoA‘s with their production. Sigma-Aldrich and Tocris also produce exceptional quality Sodium dichloroacetate. Please consider them also. Avoid buying Sodium dichloroacetate that could have large quantities of impurities as these could be toxic if used for a longer period of time.