This will not be an option for everyone and it did take me time to find candy that did not contain a lot of preservatives. Reese’s wasn’t what I had in mind. I also find their peanut butter very gritty. I did find all natural peanut butter cups from Trader Joe’s. They do have them on Amazon if you do not live near a store. They are significantly cheaper at the store if you live near one.
- Start with a wired handheld cheese slicer. Trust me…you want this. Most knives will break the peanut butter cup into pieces and it’s not very useful after you do that.
- Then cut it in half slowly, carefully. You should be able to slice it right through the middle and end up with an intact lid.
- Use a 1/4 teaspoon measuring spoon to scoop out some of the peanut butter. Put that in a small dish or dessert cup.
- Pour in your chelator from the capsules. I pre-divide the doses we needed and keep them in a supplement organizer that I label with dosing times. (See here)
- Add in other supplements you want in small amounts. I add some vitamin C powder and vitamin E from a gel cap. The E helps the powder mix in smoothly so it is not too dry. It also provides some extra vitamins for my child on round.
- Mix it all together using the back of the teaspoon until it’s well blended. Then smear the peanut butter back into the chocolate cup bottom with the back of the spoon.
Put the top back on and it’s done! If we have to leave the house I put one in a small container and put it inside a lunch tote with an ice pack. (we are not on DMSA which can’t be pre-mixed) I also use vitamin C and/or E in each dose which acts as an antioxidant for the chelator.
That ends my peanut butter cup tutorial. Nothing rocket science level here but it certainly has allowed us to chelate without being able to take capsules. He eats these at night in his sleep because he’s been doing rounds so long he’s used to it. I give water afterwards. A non-spill sip top water bottle works great.