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.