What is DCA?
DCA (Sodium Dichloroacetate) is a naturally occurring, simple and inexpensive compound commonly referred to as simply dichloroacetate or DCA, it is a buffered form of dichloracetic acid.
DCA or Sodium Dichloroacetate should not be confused with Dichloroacetic acid, as in the acid form it is of a highly acidic nature. DCA Sodium Dichloroacetate is a buffered form of Dichloroacetic acid that after minor processing reduce the acidity to an acceptable PH of around 7.0.
The sodium salts that remain are called a Dichloroacetate in the form of a dry white powder, this product is Sodium Dichloroacetate, a simple molecule that has neither odour nor colour.
Commonly used by laboratories and universities for research purposes and as a reagent for making various compounds.
Research in 2007 by Lead researcher Dr. Evangelos Michelakis at the University of Alberta in Canada found Brain, breast and lung tumors, shrank by an astounding 70 percent after just three weeks of using DCA.
Evangelos Michelakis and his colleagues tested DCA on human cells cultured outside the body and found that DCA killed lung, breast and brain cancer cells, while sparing healthy cells.
Tumors in rats deliberately infected with human cancer also shrank drastically when they were fed DCA over several weeks. Results of the study were published in the journal Cancer Cell in 2006. Michelakis’s work proved that DCA re-established proper mitochondrial function in cancer cells, thereby re-engaging the cell’s ability to self-destruct, resulting in cancer cell death (apoptosis).
Side effects to DCA are all reversible, the most common side effects include: Peripheral Neuropathy ( main symptoms of peripheral neuropathy can include: numbness and tingling in the feet or hands. burning, stabbing or shooting pain in affected area) can be reversed by taking a supplement of Vitamin B1 Thiamine.