One Of The Most Studied But Least Understood Therapeutic Agents Of Our Time
DMSO has many uses, but it is known mostly as a natural pain killer and transporter. DMSO is a highly non-toxic, 100% natural product that comes from the wood industry which is also one of the most studied but least understood therapeutic agents of our time.
First synthesized in 1866, DMSO is a sulfur-containing organic compound that is derived from MSM, and can be used internally or externally. DMSO can aid injuries such as sprained ankles, sore muscles and joints, and even fractures. The process starts when DMSO enters the bloodstream by osmosis through capillary walls. Then, DMSO is distributed throughout the circulatory system. Many studies have been done on DMSO--including a Japanese study that found DMSO to be effective for rheumatoid arthritis.
However, despite being widely studied, DMSO has also been widely controversial. In 1980, the show 60 Minutes did a special on DMSO for pain relief, demonstrating its capabilities through personal testimonials. The initial broadcast received 70 million views.
DMSO continues to gain popularity as a transporter, as well. As recently as 2012, studies are still being conducted regarding how DMSO is able to transport medications so effectively. One study from China found that when DMSO was applied to a cellular membrane, it created temporary water pores, which enabled the infiltration of other substances to be increased (according to dosage). Currently, the American Cancer Society is investigating the possibilities of DMSO as a carrier for chemotherapy medicine in bladder cancer patients.
Pharmaceutical grade DMSO is powerful, but should not be confused with industrial-grade DMSO. While pharmaceutical grade DMSO will be more stringent in its purity requirements, industrial-grade DMSO may be contaminated with other substances.
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