DMSO Eur. Pharmaceutical 99.8% grade in brown glass bottle (100ml with dropper) DMSO: A wonderful natural healing compound
Dimethyl Sulfoxide or DMSO has a fascinating history, not to mention a controversial one. This unusual compound was first discovered in 1866, by a Russian scientist Alexander Saytze. He noticed that this crystalline, odour-less compound had remarkable solvent properties. The compound’s equally notable medical properties came into existence only after Dr. Stanley Jacob, head of the organ transplant program at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, was introduced to DMSO while he was investigating better techniques to preserve organs for transplant.Is DMSO Safe?
It may have been a controversial journey for DMSO since the time its powerful health benefits have been discovered, but the fact remains it is actually a harmless natural product that has a toxicity profile safer than that of aspirin. The LD-50 test
, which measures the amount of a material, given all at once, which causes the death of 50% (one half) of a group of test animals, shows that aspirin is seven times more toxic than DMSO.
It is actually a by-product of a kraft pulping process that converts wood into wood-pulp. Being a natural product, there is no scope to patent DMSO, thus eliminating any chances to fetch huge profits by the Big Pharma. This only means no funding for further large-scale studies and double-blind clinical trials that could reveal its miraculous benefits, hence no FDA approval apart from allowing use in treating Interstitial Cystitis. DMSO is like no other healing compound
DMSO is an abundant, natural, low-cost and non-toxic compound that has been established as a powerful pain killer that also reduces inflammation and swelling, stimulating fast track healing. It has also been found extremely relevant in serious, disabling and life-threatening conditions including heart attack, stroke and injury to the spinal cord and brain. In fact, researchers believe that no other drug is as effective and works as fast in reducing the swelling and reversing the damage induced by ischemic stroke and central nervous system trauma as DMSO.
Neurosurgeon Dr. Jack de Ia Torre and Dr. Jacob, noted experts and researchers in this field, believed “DMSO should be in every ambulance and emergency room so as to start giving it intravenously to stroke victims in the ambulance as soon as picked up or, at the latest, as soon as the patient arrives at an emergency room. If such were the established practice, the number of people dying or incapacitated from strokes would plummet.”
The U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved DMSO for only two purposes; to treat interstitial cystitis, painful inflammation of the bladder, and to preserve organs for transplant. On the other hand, DMSO is approved for use in Europe and Canada to treat pain, inflammation, scleroderma, arthritis, stroke, severe closed traumatic brain injury and to lower intracranial pressure. DMSO has a number of pharmacological properties, proving extremely effective in a preventing, reversing or managing a wide range of diseases.
DMSO Healing Properties
Therapeutic Uses of DMSO
- Relieves pain and inflammation
- Neutralizes excess free radicals
- Reduces swelling, speeds up the wound healing process.
- Reaches deep tissues, penetrates blood-brain barrier
- Good carrier of drugs (corticoids, antibiotics, insulin); improves their efficiency
- Shows antimicrobial effects
- Protects against injury due to freezing
- Enlarges blood vessels and improves blood flow
- Inhibits the formation of blood clots; reduces the adhesiveness of blood platelets
- Acts as a muscle relaxant
- Acts as a diuretic, increases urine output.
- Non- toxic with toxicity profile safer than aspirin
- Provides protection against radiation
Pure pharmaceutical grade and properly diluted forms of DMSO provides holistic healing and works wonders in many painful, disabling conditions.
Soft tissue injuries
- Safer and more effective than NSAID drugs on acute soft tissue injuries to neck, shoulder and back, and also strains and sprains.
- Reduces pain, swelling and inflammation
- Works as a vasodilator (dilates blood vessels and improves blood flow at the injury site); allowing improved transfer of oxygen and nutrients to the damaged tissue.
- Incredibly effective in painful conditions affecting joints, bones and muscles, such as arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, tendonitis, fibromyalgia and bursitis.
- Also useful in headaches and muscle tensions
- Reduces inflammation, pain, pressure and swelling in irritated tissues
- Improves mobility
- Neutralizes free radicals implicated in destroying cartilage and synovial fluid in joints
Stroke, heart attack and injury to central nervous system
- The only FDA approved drug to treat chronic bladder inflammation.
- Reduces pain and inflammation in bladder
- Improves blood circulation and accelerates healing
- Relaxes bladder and pelvic muscles
- Beneficial in other inflammatory genitourinary disorders (radiation cystitis, chronic prostatitis) reducing the need for surgery
- Reduces damage to tissues and organs during ischemic stroke.
- Dissolves clots, restores blood circulation; averting paralysis
- Treats head and spinal cord injuries   
- Lowers intracranial pressure or brain swelling following head injury, when other drugs like mannitol, steroids, and barbiturates fail.
- Dilates blood vessels and improves blood flow
- Reduces inflammation and blood clot formation
- Increases urine output
- Regulates blood pressure and respiration rate
- Slows down the growth of bacteria, virus and fungi
- Dissolves the protective coating of virus, rendering it open to attack by immune system
- Boosts immune functions, increases the production of white blood cells
- Stimulates the action of macrophages – immune cells expert in scavenging pathogens and even cancer cells
- Transports antibiotics to ‘difficult to reach’ areas
- Increases antibiotics efficiency
- Enhances the sensitivity of antibiotics resistant bacteria
- Reduces tooth decay and clears gum diseases
- Flushes toxins out of the body
- Softens scar tissue
- Effective in healing superficial burns, bruises and other wounds
- Reduces painful scleroderma symptoms  .
- Beneficial in shingles and psoriasis treatment
- Softens thickening of connective tissue linked with Peyronie’s disease and keloids
- Extremely useful in treating topical fungal infections, including persistent toenail fungal infection
- Effective as both standalone and integrative anti-cancer therapy
- Guides chemotherapy drugs to specifically target and destroy cancer cells.
- Increases the efficacy and success of chemotherapy drugs, meaning less doses of harsh anti-cancer drugs (DMSO Potentiation Therapy.)
- Improves symptoms as well as the quality of life in cancer patients .
Side effects, precautions and interactions
- Protects cells against radiation induced free radicals damage.
- Enables repair of DNA double strand break .
- Improves quality of life and mitigate toxic side effects in cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy. 
Before beginning DMSO therapy, do your own research and always consult a healthcare professional expert in administering DMSO treatment. And thoroughly discuss your existing health conditions, previous health status or any medicines you are taking with the professional.
- Only use high quality, purified and properly diluted DMSO.
- Pure DMSO should be diluted with distilled water. DMSO contaminated with acetone or acid can have serious medical consequences. (A pure DMSO solution will turn ice-solid in the refrigerator within 2 hours, and will begin to solidify at 18.3 C (64.94 F).
- DMSO increases the effects of some drugs such as any blood thinners, steroids and heart medicines. Be careful if you are taking any such drugs.
- Always apply with a clean hand and on a clean, unbroken and undamaged skin. It is important as DMSO can carry contaminants present on the skin surface to the bloodstream. For the same reasons, avoid any contact with a potentially toxic substance during and immediately after you have applied DMSO topically.
- DMSO can interfere with liver function tests and may give a false reading.
- One can experience skin rash, a little warmth, itching or burning when applied topically. Aloe Vera application may bring relief.
- Temporary garlic-like body odor and taste in the mouth.
- DMSO is not recommended for pregnant or lactating women.
- Face and neck are sensitive areas; avoid applying higher concentrations (more than 50 percent) on these areas.
- Start with lower concentrations and increase the dosage slowly when you see no sign of irritation
- For conditions like psoriasis, prolonged topical application is not advised. Only take DMSO orally.
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