Chelation products

ALA, DMSA & DMPS available in smaller dosages for use with Andy Cutler's safe oral chelation protocol for mercury and other metals: Available in the following dosages:
1mg, 5mg, 3mg, 6.25mg, 10mg, 12.5mg, 25mg, 33mg, 50mg, 100mg.

ALA,DMSA & DMPS: 1mg, 3mg, 5mg; 6.25mg, 10mg; 12.5mg, 25mg, 50mg & 100mg

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What to do the day of a dental appointment


For a standard dental appointment:


  1. Make sure you have had a Panoramic x-ray before you proceed with any dental work. This ensures that you know exactly what dental work is in your mouth.
  2. Always ask for a non-epinephrine (adrenaline) non-vasoconstrictor anaesthetic. Many are sensitive to epinephrine (adrenaline) and you also need to keep blood flowing to prevent further problems developing. Some people are also sensitive to sulphites (sulfites) present in some anaesthetic. Request carbocaine 3% without vasoconstrictor.
  3. No oral Vitamin C is taken 24 hours before a dental visit. Take lots after the treatment: 5 – 15 grams, or as much as bowel tolerance allows for. Intravenous (IV) Vitamin C drips are allowed, as for some unknown reason, they do not affect the anaesthetic like the oral vitamin C does. NOTHING else must be put into the IV drip (e.g. No glutathione, No EDTA etc);
  4. Never cross the mid-line in a single dental visit, when dealing with meta crowns/mercury, no matter what the suggested reason. If you are under IV conscious sedation for multiple fillings replacement the mid-line CAN be crossed – but ONLY then. This only applies to IV conscious sedation and NOT Nitrous oxide sedation (in the latter situation the mid-line cannot be crossed). Intravenous conscious sedation along with IV vitamin C (nothing else added),  is the best practice and the least traumatic way of having dentistry. IV-C is started just prior to dentistry and maintained during dentistry for the best effect on healing. The mid-line can be crossed for extractions and cavitation cleaning.
  5. Never schedule another dental visit exactly 7, 14 or 21 days after the previous one. The immune system works on this cycle, known as the 7-14-21 day cycle. Your immune system will be low on these days and not cope with the extra stress;
  6. Always ask for metal-free fillings , such as Diamond Lite (or TPH or Z250 as Dr Clark now recommends). Other filling materials may be metal-free and suitable, and if funds permit do biocompatibility tests first.  Use metal-free crowns such as Diamond Crown or Targis (and SR-Adoro). Avoid all ceramics and porcelain. Zinc oxide (Eugenol) temporary fillings are fine. Check your dental options before your visit and ask for documentation, a MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet), on each material you allow in your mouth. Some other options of safe dental materials are listed here. NEVER allow a bridge to span your upper midline (your two front teeth!).
  7. If you need a removable partial denture ask for a clear, cadmium-free option. The best option by far is Flexite.
  8. Never allow a root canal to be performed on you no matter what the circumstances.
  9. If possible, ask for the teeth to be ozonated before crowns/fillings are placed to sterilize the surface.
  10. Dr Clark recommends that you zappicate crowns and fillings to permanently harden them. You can only zappicate fillings in teeth with new fillings in that have never had an amalgam in however, and only after ALL the other metal has been removed from your mouth.

For mercury amalgam removal appointment

  1. Follow the above advice and make certain you have read Dr Huggins’ mercury amalgam removal program and agreed upon the protocol with your dentist;
  2. Ensure your adrenals and thyroid are strong enough to cope with this procedure.
  3. AMALGAM removal in a nut shell: High-powered vacuum is used, ensure a rubber dam is used, use continuous cold water and suction, nose tubes to breath medical air (not oxygen) through, ionizers – to remove mercury in surrounding office air, amalgam cut into 4 pieces (not drilled out), face cloth, IV conscious sedation (for those who want it and if you want to cross the midline), vitamin C IV drip (only buffered vitamin C – nothing else), follow biocompatibility charts, measure amperage and polarity of amalgams and remove in order of the least path of resistance per quadrant (highest negative, lowest negative, highest positive, lowest positive), acupressure to rebalance energetics and lymphatic massage after treatment or next day;
  4. Never cross the midline in a single dental visit no matter what the suggested reason. If you are under IV conscious sedation for multiple fillings replacement the midline CAN be crossed – but ONLY then. This only applies to IV conscious sedation and NOT Nitrous oxide sedation (in the latter situation the midline cannot be crossed).
  5. Intravenous conscious sedation along with IV vitamin C (nothing else added),  is the best practice and the least traumatic way of having dentistry. IV-C is started just prior to dentistry and maintained during dentistry for the best effect on healing.
  6. Only go and see a dentist that agrees to follow Dr Hal Huggins’ mercury removal protocol exactly. Otherwise don’t get your amalgams removed at all. Without proper precautions it will make you much worse;
  7. Take 500mg of Activated Charcoal 15 minutes before and another 500mg soon after removal. If you are having conscious sedation you will need to be without food or water for about 4 hours before, in which case you should take the Activated Charcoal then.
  8. Replace with metal-free options and if funds permit do biocompatibility tests first.
  9. Always follow mercury amalgam removal with oral chelation according to Andy Cutler. All other methods are dangerous. The chelator DMSA can be started 4 days after the fillings are out. The chelator ALA can only be started three or four months later. Ensure none of your supplements contain ALA (also known as Alpha Lipoic Acid, or Lipoic Acid or Thiotic Acid) in them. It must only be used properly.
  10. NEVER, NEVER take a chelating agent (DMSA, ALA, or DMPS) while you still have mercury in your mouth, no matter what the circumstances! Do not use ‘single-thiol’ substances such as glutathione, chlorella, cysteine, garlic, MSM or others in an attempt to chelate. They are not chelating agents in a chemical sense, they will ‘stir’ mercury up, but not remove it properly and safely. Avoid these substances if you are mercury toxic.
  11. Please be aware that whenever you remove and replace dental fillings, there is always the chance that a tooth could be damaged during the process, especially where the filling is particularly large and/or deep. On occasion this can necessitate an extraction and although uncommon, please be advised of the potential risk before proceeding.

For root canal extraction and cavitation cleaning


  1. This is usually done by a specialist dentist such as a periodontist. Follow the dental rules for a standard dental appointment and also consider the following;
  2. Make certain both you and the specialist dentist have read the summary of cavitation cleaning and routine extraction – print it out and take it with you. For more detailed information about cavitations read and refer him/her to the detailed cavitation cleaning and routine extraction protocol
  3. Ensure your adrenals and thyroid are strong enough to cope with this procedure.
  4. Always ask for a non-epinephrine (adrenaline) non-vasoconstrictor anaesthetic. Some are sensitive to the epinephrine (adrenaline) and you need the blood to keep flowing to prevent further problems developing. Some people are also sensitive to sulphites (sulfites) that are present in some anaesthetic – a good option to request carbocaine 3% without vasoconstrictor (repeated for emphasis).
  5. Take about 500ml of properly mixed dental bleach , and also about 500ml Lugol’s Iodine already diluted (28 drops per 500ml), with you to the dental visit. Rinse with the dental bleach before you start and also at the end of the session. The dentist must squirt a syringe-full of the dilute Lugol’s idone into the cavitation/extraction site just before stitching up with non-dissolving stitches.
  6. Take 500mg of Activated charcoal 15 minutes before and another 500mg soon after removal.
  7. Do NOT use dissolving stitches - get proper stitches and have them removed 4 days later before they get infected. It is also a good reason to go back soon after surgery and let the dentist check that all is healing well. Take your dental bleach with you to this appointment and rinse before and after the stitches are removed.
  8. Always follow Dr Hulda Clark’s dental aftercare program as closely as possible after dental surgery. Use HCl to sterilise food. DO NOT EAT the day after surgery and hot-pack repeatedly. If you develop pain that does not go away (especially with throbbing) you almost certainly have an infection that will need to be re-cleaned. Pay attention to your healing process. Your glands under your chin will tell you if there is an infection or not. Ignore suggestions of using ice and eating food following dental surgery.
  9. The mid-line rule does not apply, except for reasons whereby it is common sense to do it in two visits e.g. when may extractions are done and you would like to keep one side of your mouth for chewing.
  10. If you need a removable partial denture ask for a clear, cadmium-free option. The best option by far is Flexite.
  11. Those opting for implants (despite them not being advised, and removed by Dr Huggins during full dental revisions) should always have a MELISA test ( tests for metal allergies e.g. for titanium) before the procedure. More info on the MELISA test in South Africa can be found here. There is NO WAY of knowing if you are allergic otherwise. Only opt for products listed in biocompatibility tests that you have done first.

Much of this information is thanks to the research of Dr Hal Huggins, Dr Hulda Clark and Dr Andy Cutler. Obtain their books for more information and to support their good work.