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Are there any side effects to DCA?

A common question asked is “Are there any side effects of using DCA?

Yes there can be but they are rare and can easily be prevented.  The most commonly reported side effect of using DCA is reversible damage to peripheral nerves.

What does this mean?

What does “reversible damage to peripheral nerves” mean?

Symptoms of peripheral nerve damage include trembling of fingers and toes, which is called Neuropathy.  Doctors stress that this damage is temporary and is reversible.  Damage to the nerves in the hands and feet (or paws) usually takes several weeks to develop and can be reversed when detected early.  In order to prevent or avoid peripheral neuropathy, a dietary supplement of Thiamine B1 can be administered.

Other possible temporary side effects may include:

  • vertigo
  • depression
  • fatigue
  • weakness
  • increased urination
  • nausea
  • anxiety

If these side effects are observed, they can easily be controlled by lowering the dosage of DCA or skipping a few days altogether.

Most of the reported side effects from human patients were mild or moderate intensification.

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