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Michael B Views: 6,586
Published: 13 years ago
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Re: The REAL half-life of DMSA

Tizona's reasoning is:

"now the half-life of ALA is in fact about 30 minutes."


"Andy keeps saying that DMSA and ALA dissipate in your body at about the same rate"


"The half-life of DMSA is definitely not 30 minutes as Andy claims it is"

First of all, Cutler never claimed the half life of DMSA to be 30 minutes. Nor did anyone on this forum. The error is in her misunderstanding of the implied half life of ALA in the context of chelation, and her faulty cross-reasoning that 1) since Andy claims DMSA and ALA dissipate at around the same rate, and 2) since she has researched ALA to have a half life of 30 minutes, that 3) Andy is indirectly stating DMSA also has a half life of 30 minutes. This is a disgrace to anyone with the most basic of reasoning faculties. But you want me to spell it out for you, and I will.

She is assuming that the half life of DMSA is being claimed by Andy as 30 minutes because of it "dissipating at about the same rate" as ALA. She did a web search and concluded the half life of ALA to be 30 minutes but didn't take into account the implication of ALA converting to DHLA (which does the chelation and has a half life of 3 hours). This implication was thoroughly and obviously understood by Cutler and clearly explained in his book. If he ever made a statement that DMSA and ALA dissipate at about the same rate, it is obviously referring to the contextual role of ALA as a chelator, in the form of DHLA (which has a half life of 3 hours). It is a petty communication syntax she is preying upon, but only because of her own misunderstanding and NOT on the fault of Andy or anyone elses reasoning.

And, thus, my point is that explaining how ALA quickly converts into DHLA, which is what does the chelating and has the half life of 3 hours, and how this always was understood by Cutler, effectively renders her entire post's reasoning obsolete because it takes a fundamental piece out of her equation. It was her misunderstanding to begin with.

The context of her post is that the *REAL* half life of DMSA is 2.5 to 3.5 hours, which is contrary to the supposedly *false* half life of 30 minutes (which only exists in her head and was never stated by anyone). Cutler never claimed that "after three hours both are pretty much gone." He is the one who advocated chelation dosing at the half life to BEGIN with, which, at that time, to the best of his knowledge was 4 hours for DMSA.

Today, DMSA's half life is readily found on any basic web search and is 2.5 to 3.5 hours. But unknown to Tizona, Cutler has already been advocating more frequent dosing. Once every 4 hours was the minimum frequency advised.

Thus, the conclusion that she is somehow exposing fraudulent information with her post is utterly ridiculous.

Does that clarify things for you?

Andy is simply a sound thinker and anyone who does the necessary research will find agreement with his protocol. He is not, as you both seem to think, worshipped as a "God" nor does he have a "following." He is merely an intelligent human being who contributed something useful to society, against criticism and name calling from the masses.

If either of you believe that bashing his protocol and calling him *delusional* some how make you heroes who stand out from the crowd, sorry, you have it backwards. You are the followers, and you are merely following the delusional thinking of the masses.


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