Captomer contains Succinic Acid derived from DMSA. DMSA is chemically known as meso-2,3-dimercaptosuccinic acid. DMSA is sulfhydryl-containing compound which binds to metallic elements and is of significant benefit in maintaining a normal balance of metal elements in the body.
Captomer can be used as a chelator of toxic/heavy metals, such as mercury, lead, cadmium, tin and arsenic. It is an orally administered, water-soluble agent with a wide therapeutic range.
The results from many scientific studies indicate that an increased accumulation (body burden) of heavy metals increases the risk for common diseases, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, and attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder.
Many clinicians consider chelating/removing toxic metals from the body useful as an important anti-iaging therapy/strategy.
Note: Dr. Z's Heavy Metal Detox recommendations are included with your order.