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DMPS (dimercaptoproprane-l-sulfonic acid), is a medication developed in Germany to remove heavy metals from the body. It is given intravenously and binds to mercury in the tissues and allows it to be excreted by the kidneys and the intestines. It also binds to other toxic metals such as lead, arsenic, cadmium and tin as well as non-toxic minerals such as zinc, copper and magnesium. DMPS does not accumulate in the body nor does it cause increase in heavy metal levels in the brain. DMPS is not an FDA approved drug in the U.S. but is available on the list of medications that can be used by a compounding pharmacy. DMPS will remove mercury within 1 - 2 hours and allow it to be excreted by the urine. One way of determining  if you have high mercury is to measure the level of mercury in the urine after a treatment. The level of mercury released will be in a bell shaped curve, the first treatment will often be low and with each successive treatment more mercury will come out. Side effects can include allergic reactions at the sight of injection or on the skin, fatigue, mental confusion, depression, muscle aches and pain in the kidneys. These effects are transitory and usually resolve.

Please follow these instructions if you will be taking DMPS.

DO NOT: Take DMPS if you have any problems with your kidneys

DO NOT: Take DMPS if you are pregnant or lactating

DO NOT: Take DMPS more than once if you have silver amalgams

DO NOT: Take your mineral supplements within 12 hours before of your treatment

DO: Have your fillings removed before being treated with DMPS

DO: Inform us if you have any pain in your back or kidney area, excess, fatigue or muscle aches

DO: Drink plenty of water on the day of and after the treatment

DO: Restart your minerals the following day

DO: Come in for a mineral IV, have a colonic or take a sauna if you are having effects from the DMPS


DMSA is an oral medication  available for the detoxification  of mercury and lead. It binds to mercury and is excreted in the urine. It can also be used to diagnose mercury toxicity. With DMSA, the pills are taken on an empty stomach and then urine is collected for 6 hours. It does not penetrate into the cells as effectively as DMPS. DMSA can also cause side effects such as fatigue, muscle aches and depression. Since DMSA also allows for the excretion of mercury into the urine, it is essential that you drink a lot of water during the treatment. Small dosages of DMSA can be taken weekly to remove mercury from the body. This can be adjusted based on your weight and sensitivity.


  • Lipoic acid 300 mg  2 x daily
  • Milk Thistle  (Silymarin) Standardized  300 mg 3 x daily
  • Selenium 200 mcg  2 x daily
  • Coenzyme Q 10 100- 300 mg daily
  • Vitamin C 2 5 grams daily
  • Vitamin E 400 IU 2 x daily
  • N-acetyl cysteine 500 mg 2 x daily
  • Multivitamin/ Mineral
  • Additional Supplements:
  • Olive leaf extract
  • Thymic protein
  • Hepastat
  • BetaineHCl with pepsin
  • Diet: Fresh vegetables, dark greens, artichokes, beets
  • Lean meats, fish, juices including wheat grass, carrot, beet, celery, parseley
  • Avoid caffeine, alcohol, tylenol,


These other products can be taken along with or instead of the DMPS or DMSA.

  • Pro-Algen and Pro-Detox from Nordic Naturals
  • Mercury Detox from Tyler
  • Chlorella
  • Garlic



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