What is DMSO (Dimethyl sulfoxide) and how does it work?
DMSO or Dimethyl sulfoxide is a chemical compound first synthesized in 1866. It is an all natural substance derived from wood pulp in a process called kraft pulping.
DMSO and DMS (a component of DMSO) exists in nature. The normal decomposition of plants produce DMSO. Marine and fresh algae give off DMSO. Milk contains small amounts of DMSO.
DMSO has the unique ability to penetrate the skin barriers and traverse the body quickly. This is due to its small molecular structure and it’s amazing characteristic as a solvent. It readily mixes with organic and inorganic materials such as water and oil.
DMSO is also a carrier. Doctors have been using DMSO since 1963 to carry other medical substances into the body making them much more effective.
In “DMSO Nature’s Healer” By Dr. Morton Walker he states that DMSO has been tested to be seven times safer than aspirin. In his book “DMSO The Complete Up-To-Date Guidebook” Dr. David Williams states on page 68 “I have not had experience with any drug in medicine which I consider to be safer. In my estimation, there are more data on human toxicology of DMSO than have ever been obtained for any experimental drug. The Food and Drug Administration itself has data on over 100,000 patients. Despite the prescriptive use of DMSO world wide, there is, to my knowledge, not a single case of well-documented serious toxicity.”
The FDA has approved DMSO for a disease called interstitial cystitis- a inflammation of the bladder occurring frequently in children as well as adults. DMSO is injected into the bladder with great success.
Just about every NFL team uses DMSO for sports injuries. Most knowledgeable trainers of professional boxers use DMSO for strains, sprains and arthritis. Many doctors in this country (usually doctors in the alternative medicine field) administer DMSO in IV form.
Disclaimer: DMSO is approved by the FDA only for Interstitial Cystitis – a disease occurring mostly in children.