What Doseage Should Be Used?
The recommended daily dose is determined on the basis of body weight in kilograms. Please feel free to Contact Us for your dosage calculation, we are more than happy to assist you in whatever way possible. Please include what type of cancer you have and your weight.
Currently the safest dosage should be between 10-20mg per kilogram per day (20mg/kg/day), with the exception of brain cancer which has a maximum dosage of 12mg per kilogram per day (12mg/kg/day). Daily dosage of DCA can be divided into several smaller doses throughout each day. DCA dosage may be higher in younger patients because of the fact that DCA is better metabolized by younger organism.
Brain Cancer Patients Be Careful
As mentioned below, large doses of DCA taken with caffeine may cause serious reactions. This protocol may be behind all reported serious side-effects from patients with glioblastoma multiforme. Some studies have shown that a low dose of DCA (12 mg/kg) in combination with caffeine (coffee) caused an undesirable response, which may lead to life-threatening attacks. In these cases, the following symptoms were reported; feeling of burning, disorientation, nausea and headaches.
Here is a list of standard dosage calculations to assist you:
Is Caffeine Needed?
No, in fact it’s recommended that you avoid all sources of caffeine if possible, especially if the patient has cancer that affects the brain. Previous theories on caffeine use during DCA treatments presumed that it would allow lower DCA dosages, which is correct, however there is no accurate way to estimate how much the effectiveness of the DCA will be increased (especially when combined with high caffeine products).