Q: How do I store DCA, we are in Texas. Is it adversely affected by exposure to air (the powder) ? Thank you. John K. A: Hello, John. Thank you for your question. The best conditions in which you can keep your DCA bottle or DCA solution once the container is opened should be away from direct sunlight and at cool temperatures (between 4 °C/39°F and 8 °C/46°F). At home, the best place to store your DCA solution would be the fridge. You can also store DCA powder or capsules in a dark cabinet at room temperature (between 20 °C/68°F and 22 °C/72°F). Any DCA product that you keep should be sealed shut as the powder and capsules tend to gather moisture over time which could ruin the product. If your DCA powder or capsule bottle contains a silica gel packet - keep it inside as it will absorb humidity and protect the quality of your DCA. The room air can be bad for your DCA, so we advise you to protect the powder from prolonged exposure to oxygen. If possible, keep the bottle closed when you’re not using it. We hope this answers your question.
is exposed to air? Do you suggest taking metformin together with DCA? Q: Hi. How long can I use DCA after the package has been opened? Does it go out of date quickly when it is exposed to air? Do you suggest taking metformin together with DCA? Thanks, Kristina. A: Hello, dear Kristina. You should try looking for the expiration date on the package of the product you purchased. Typically, if DCA doesn't gather moisture inside, it can be kept for a few years. This is why we advise you to store it somewhere cool. Make sure that the bottle is tightly sealed at all times. Also, the question regarding storage is answered with details in this article: https://www.dcaguide.org/dca-dosage-and-usage-long-guide#How%20to%20store%20DCA? We have observed using metformin + DCA for some time now, it seems that the combination work quite well together. For example, look at this study: Dichloroacetate and metformin synergistically suppress the growth of ovarian cancer cells. Nevertheless, don‘t overdo metformin (not more than 500 mg or 1000 mg daily if you don‘t have diabetes). Also, avoid metformin if you have kidney diseases. If you can‘t tolerate metformin, you can try a natural alternative that has some of its benefits – berberine.