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Dosage levels for DCA

Where Can These Supplements Be Bought?

B1 vitamin may be bought in any pharmacy without prescription, but in many countries only small amounts are available this way (such as 5mg pills). Buying B1 vitamins in this form results in taking a great amount of pills at a single time. Larger packets (such as 25mg) may be prescribed by a doctor. Also, a derivative of thiamin (vitamin B1) may be bought.  It is called benfothiamin.  It is better assimilated by humans.  It may be bought in pharmacies as Benfogamma.  Each pill contains 50mg benfothiamin.

Pure thiamine is almost impossible to find, however we have found a supply of pure thiamine in powder form.

We also have the same pure pharmaceutical grade thiamine in high dosage capsules specifically made for DCA patients.

Visit our store to buy it in either pure powder or in capsule form.

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What Dietary Supplements Should Be Used?

B1 vitamin (Thiamine) should be used to prevent side effects and to improve the functioning of mitochondria. Presently, the dosage of B1 vitamin is set from 500mg to 2500mg, depending on the intensiveness of after effects and the dosage of caffeine. The most appropriate dosage seems to be between 500 and 1000mg. The doses of B1 vitamin are so high because simultaneous application of caffeine lowers the amount of this vitamin in the organism.

Acid R (+) alpha lipoic acid (ALA) and Omega-3 acid may be used as well. ALA and Omega-3 acids have anticancer uses.  Moreover, ALA prevents a side effect of DCA  neuropathy.  Omega-3 acid may be taken from a dietary supplement or linseed oil, for instance.

Compounding pharmacists also recommend MMS – a combination of a solution of chlorine dioxide and citric acid. This product purifies the organism, kills dangerous bacteria, viruses and pathogens.

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What are the Suggestions for the DCA-Caffeine-B1 Protocol + Glioblastoma Multiforme (Brain Cancer)?

NOTE: we do NOT recommend added caffeine for anyone.

The information below has been left here for historic purposes.

Patients with brain tumors must proceed with great caution while using the protocol DCA-caffeine-B1.

The doctors observed a very serious response to protocol DCA-caffeine-B1 among the patients with brain cancers. They have been informed that taking large doses of DCA and taking caffeine caused very serious reactions. This protocol may be behind all reported serious side effects from the patients with glioblastoma multiforme. The last report also shows that low doses of DCA (4.4mg/kg) in connection with caffeine (coffee in particular) cause undesirable response, which may lead to life-threatening attacks. With the dosage so low, following symptoms were reported:  feeling of burning, disorientation, nausea and headache.

If you have a brain tumor and take DCA, be careful!  As mentioned earlier, patients with full remission, used smaller doses of DCA – from 10 to 12mg/kg.  Other patients on DCA (those without brain cancer) reported results positively astonished them after they started to take caffeine.  However, it seems that the reaction is stronger (in a negative sense) in the case of patients with brain tumors.

In a scientific paper on our site you can find out that there is a research of distribution of adenosine in rats. In this document you may read that the receptors are in the whole body and that Receptor of Adenosine A1 is broadly expressed in the brain.

The high number of receptors of adenosine in the brain may be one of the reasons behind the fact that mixing DCA with caffeine hits patients with brain cancers particularly hard. Therefore it is crucial to remember that if you have a brain tumor and use DCA and caffeine, you have to be careful. It seems that high doses should not be taken (the doses should not exceed 12mg/kg) and that caffeine cannot be taken without risk. The higher the dosage of DCA, the higher the probability of attacks or outbreaks and death.

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What Source of Caffeine Should Be Used?

NOTE: we do NOT recommend added caffeine for anyone.

The information below has been left here for historic purposes.

Tea (both black and green, with the former containing more caffeine) is the most recommended source of caffeine.

Drinking coffee is not recommended, because in this case the amount of caffeine is much higher – it may be particularly dangerous with brain cancers.

Also, coffee, unlike tea, acidifies the organism.

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Why is Caffiene Needed?

NOTE: we do NOT recommend added caffeine for anyone.

The information below has been left here for historic purposes. This is old information from the early days of DCA use.

DCA activates the metabolic cycle of mitochondria, but it does not seem to be sufficient. To achieve the effect of apoptosis, the reactivated mitochondrial mechanism must be accelerated. This happens thanks to caffeine.  If we treat DCA as a key, which starts an engine, caffeine is the gas pedal – it regulates the speed of the engine correlated with the intensity of apoptosis. Therefore, by regulating the doses of caffeine, the doctors regulate the intensiveness of apoptosis.

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