What is DMSO?
DMSO (dimethyl sulfoxide) is a non-toxic solvent that increases the body’s ability to absorb other substances through the skin. When combined with CBD, DMSO helps your skin absorb CBD much faster and more efficiently. Basically, it blasts through the Epidermal Barrier.
Dimethyl Sulfoxide (DMSO) was first discovered in late 19th century Germany as a byproduct of wood pulp. DMSO can also be found in fruits, in the sea, and in the atmosphere. It is a transparent, colorless, hygroscopic fluid over a wide range of temperatures. DMSO found its fame due to its ability to easily pass through the skin and other biological membranes. It is a sulfur-based compound. As you may know, the body uses sulfur to repair.
Dimethyl Sulfoxide is derived from Dimethyl Sulfide, a by-product of the manufacture of paper. Dimethyl Sulfide is a naturally produced biogenic gas. It is essential for the earth’s biogeochemical cycles. Sulfur is also an element of the earth and is essential to life as well. It is the eighth most prevalent element in the human body, not just as sulfur itself but always in combination with other elements. It is most often found in complex molecules and, less often, in simple molecules such as DMSO.
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Is DMSO Safe?
Yes, DMSO is safe for topical use. Just remember, as a solvent, it can dry the skin. That is why we use the combination of Aloe and Lanolin. Jim’s Pharmacist uses it for compounding medications that are administered topically. It is commonly sold on the internet within the alternative medicine sector, etcetera. Locally, it can be found in Tack and Feed Stores. Horse people (Equestrians,) commonly use it on their horses’ legs.
This product is for topical use only. Do not ingest DMSO. Discontinue use if you experience side effects. This product has not been evaluated by the FDA.
The link here provides a more in-depth look at the health and safety of DMSO:
Please refer to this very informative link for additional information on side effects:
DMSO: Uses and Risks (webmd.com) and https://www.lifeextension.com/magazine/2007/7/cover_dmso
What Is MSM?
Methyl Sulfonyl Methane (Oxidized DMSO)
Well-researched MSM benefits are that it helps decrease Joint Inflammation, improves Flexibility and restores Collagen production. It can help form Connective Tissue and repair Joints, Tendons and Ligaments.
This is why it’s commonly used topically on the skin and also taken by mouth as part of an Arthritis Diet and Supplement Plan for pain or Osteoarthritis/Degenerative Joint Disease. Research shows that many patients with Arthritis, Joint Pain, Stiffness, Knee/Back problems, and a Limited Range of Motion, experience a reduction in symptoms and improved quality of life when taking an MSM supplement.
MSM Supplements may help treat arthritis because they can help the body form new joint and muscle tissue while lowering inflammatory responses that contribute to swelling and stiffness. Sulfur also impacts the immune system and facilitates normal cellular activity.
Sulfur needs to be present for our cells to release many byproducts and excess fluids that can accumulate and cause swelling/tenderness.
A clinical trial testing the effects of MSM supplements on joint pain in 118 patients with osteoarthritis (such as with the knee) found that compared to a placebo, MSM supplements taken over 12 weeks resulted in more improvements in pain, swelling and joint mobility. MSM supplements were given in 500-milligram doses three times daily along with glucosamine (also taken in 500-milligram doses three times daily).
Together they both seem to safely reduce inflammation and pain intensity without causing side effects for most people. That suggests that MSM — especially when combined with glucosamine and chondroitin, would be an excellent natural treatment for arthritis.
Some research shows that applying topical cream containing MSM and silymarin helps lower inflammation contributing to rosacea, skin discoloration, allergies, or slow wound healing. MSM can help improve skin’s tone, reducing redness, easing sensitivity, and treating other symptoms associated with rosacea, since MSM inhibits inflammation.
While it hasn’t been proven in many studies, people also use it to hold on to a youthful appearance, since it seems to help prevent wrinkles, scar formation, dark spots, and sun damage.
How’s this possible? It’s necessary for collagen production, and collagen is what helps keep skin from becoming saggy, wrinkled, cracked and dry.
MSM helps us hold on to precious collagen and keratin because sulfur is required for the production of these “youthful” compounds. We lose collagen and healthy tissue as we get older, which is exactly why our skin tone and elasticity suffer.
You can get even more results using MSM on your skin when you combine it with other antioxidants, including vitamin C, vitamin E and vitamin A, which all help build new, healthy skin cells.
Here’s good news if you are someone who’s regularly active but suffers from muscle pain: Research suggests that MSM can act like a natural analgesic, helping prevent and treat muscle aches, pains, throbbing and swelling while improving range of motion and mobility.
In addition, MSM lowers Muscle Pain/Spasms and improves exercise recovery. A study in The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, in which it was found that only 10 days of MSM supplementation helped decrease muscle damage via its effect on antioxidant capacity
Using MSM is tied to better immune function, accelerated healing and reduced pain because it helps counteract certain byproducts (like lactic acid) that contribute to the feeling of soreness, inflexibility, pain and stiffness.
How does MSM stop muscle pain and damage? It comes back to the role of sulfur in the body, which is largely stored inside tissues that make up our muscles and joints.
It helps repair the rigid fibrous tissue cells in our muscles that become broken down during exercise, therefore helping prevent them from swelling for prolong periods of time.
It can also restore the flexibility and permeability of cell walls within muscles, which means nutrients can pass through the tissues more easily, facilitating repair work faster and removing lactic acid, which causes that “burning feeling” following exercise. The result is less time needed for recovery, plus reduced pressure, soreness, and cramps.
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