I am 30 years old and I have low white blood cell count (3.3, reference range 4.0-10.0) and low platelets (121, reference range 140-340). Results are similar for the last 10 years. It is possible that I have too much heavy metals in my body and I am thinking to try DMSA + ALA. The reasons why believe I have too much heavy metals: -I was eating a lot of tuna in age 18-27 (2-4 cans of tuna per week) -I tried NAC (2x 500mg in 1 day) to boost glutathione and I got headache. Normally I don't have headache, I don't remember any headache last year. Later I read that NAC get move mercury around. -I have some heterozygous mutations of which 2 MTHFR: -MTHFR C677T -MTHFR A1298C -COMT V158M -COMT H62H -VDR Bsm -VDR Taq -MTRR A66G -MTRR A664A and 1 homozygous mutation: MAO-A R297R Now my question is how safe is to try DMSA + ALA if I have low white blood cell count. I read some posts from other people that got their WBC (white blood cell) low after DMSA. I also found this study which says: "After intervention, ALA supplementation showed a statistically significant (p < 0.05) association with the reduction of total leukocytes, increase in the number of neutrophils and reductions in the serum levels of iron and TSI." Now I am really worried if I should start DMSA + ALA or not. My wbc is already low and I am worried that it will make any permanent reduction. Any thoughts? Thank you!