DMSO: The Real Miracle Solution

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Due to the nuclear alert in Japan and its likelihood to affect the United States and other parts of the world, I decided to carry this article which I wrote for the Dot Connector Magazine‘s issue N. 12.

First, a little bit of background.

Radiation produces free-radicals (“inflammatory molecules”) that damage cells that make up tissues such as organs, glands, muscles, and bones. Besides causing the cells to age more quickly they also become distorted, or mutated, creating cancers such as leukemia, anemia, birth defects, and other diseases.

Sulfur has a long history of use as an antidote for acute exposure to radioactive material. DMSO is the classical sulfur compound. A Japanese study showed that even low concentrations of DMSO had radio-protective effects through the facilitation of DNA double-strand break repair, providing protection against radiation damage at all cellular levels in the whole body.

Remember that boosting your body’s detox capabilities and overall anti-oxidants levels is a key to survive in these stressful times. Being on a detox diet is crucial to regain health in a toxic environment. Our extensive experience and research shows that those on a no grain/low carb (no gluten) and non dairy diet fare MUCH better.

For more information on how to protect yourself from nuclear radiation, see:

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DMSO is an effective pain killer, blocking nerve conduction fibers that produce pain. It reduces inflammation and swelling by reducing inflammatory chemicals. It improves blood supply to an area of injury by dilating blood vessels and increasing delivery of oxygen and by reducing blood platelet stickiness. It stimulates healing, which is a key to its usefulness in any condition. It is among the most potent free radical scavengers known to man, if not the most potent one.

In 1866, Russian scientist Alexander Saytzeff isolated a most curious and peculiar chemical compound. It was crystalline, odor-less, non-toxic and had a garlic-like taste when consumed. At the time, Saytzeff had no way to predict that his discovery was going to prove highly controversial throughout its entire medical history, that it was going to be tested in thousands of studies, providing miraculous relief in numerous patients.

I’m talking here about dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), an organic sulfur compound which was used only as an industrial solvent, that is, until its medical properties were discovered in 1963 by a research team headed by Stanley W. Jacob, MD.
DMSO is a by-product of kraft pulping (the “sulfate process”) which converts wood into wood pulp consisting of almost pure cellulose fibers. As industrial as it may sound, the process simply entails a treatment of wood chips with a mixture of sodium hydroxide and sodium sulfide, known as white liquor, breaking the bonds which link lignin (from the Latin word lignum, meaning wood) to the cellulose.

DMSO is useful as a pain reliever, in burns, acne, arthritis, mental retardation, strokes, amyloidosis, head injury, scleroderma, it soothes toothaches, eases headaches, hemorroids, muscle strains, it prevents paralysis from spinal-chord injuries, it softens scar tissues. In fact, it is useful in well over 300 ailments and it is safe to use. You would think that a compound that has so many alleged uses and benefits will be automatically suspect, but careful examination of its properties and the data available will shed some light in this miraculous chemical.

Sulfur: The Stuff of Life

DMSO is an intermediate product of the global Sulfur Cycle which distributes bioavailable sulfur for all animal and plant life (Parcell, 2002). Sulfur compounds are found in all body cells and are indispensable for life, they are needed for a number of chemical reactions involved in the detoxification of drugs and other harmful toxins, and they have potential clinical applications in the treatment of a number of conditions such as depression, fibromyalgia, arthritis, intersticial cystitis, athletic injuries, congestive heart failure, diabetes, cancer, and AIDS (Parcell, 2002). Among the sulfur compounds, DMSO is probably the one that has the widest range and greatest number of therapeutic applications ever shown for any other single chemical. It has around 40 pharmacological properties that may be beneficial in the prevention, relief or reversal of numerous diseases (Morton, 1993).

Someone complained to Dr. Jacob of a splitting headache and gave him permission to apply some DMSO after hearing of its capabilities. The headache was gone in minutes, came back in four hours, and left for good after DMSO was applied a second time. Used for one purpose, sometimes it did another; put on a cold sore, within a few hours it cleared up a woman’s sinusitis. A woman who had had a stroke found after DMSO was painted on her painful jaw that she could now write with her paralyzed hand and could walk better. (Haley, 2000)

Therapeutic Properties

DMSO is an effective pain killer, blocking nerve conduction fibers that produce pain. It reduces inflammation and swelling by reducing inflammatory chemicals. It improves blood supply to an area of injury by dilating blood vessels and increasing delivery of oxygen and by reducing blood platelet stickiness. It stimulates healing, which is a key to its usefulness in any condition. It is among the most potent free radical scavengers known to man, if not the most potent one. This is a crucial mechanism since some molecules in our bodies produce an unequal number of electrons and the instability of the number causes them to destroy other cells. DMSO hooks on to those molecules and they are then expelled from the body with the DMSO.



DMSO also penetrates the skin and the blood-brain barrier with ease, penetrating tissues, and entering the bloodstream. Furthermore, DMSO protects the cells from mechanical damage and less of it is needed to achieve results as time passes as oppossed to most pharmaceuticals where increasing doses are required. It has a calming effect in the central nervous system and it reaches all areas of the body, when absorbed through the skin, including the brain. That is, DMSO applied to one area often leads to pain relief in some other location due to its systemic effect.

It acts as a carrier for other substances or drugs and it also potentiates their effect. In fact, certain drugs dissolved in DMSO, such as corticoids, antibiotics and insulin, may be used in a lower dose than usual without reducing their therapeutic efficacy and in addition, their undesirable side effects are greatly diminished. Also, drugs are able to pass through the blood-brain barrier which is usually impenetrable.

DMSO promotes the excretion of urine and functions as a muscle relaxant. It boosts the immune system, increasing the production of white cells and macrophages that destroy foreign material and pathogens in the body. It also has anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties. DMSO also increases the permeability of cell membranes, allowing a flushing of toxins from the cell.

DMSO has radioprotective properties against lethal and mutagenic effects of X-rays in cells, cellular systems and whole animals. It also has cryoprotective properties, meaning that it is capable of protecting against injury due to freezing.
DMSO has also been shown to have anti-cholinesterase properties (Sams, 1967), in other words, it inhibits an enzyme from breaking down acetylcholine, increasing both the level and duration of action of this important neurotransmitter. Acetylcholine is responsible for learning and memory and is also calming and relaxing. Acetylcholine is also a major factor in regulating the immune system, acting as a major brake on inflammation in the body.

As a source of sulfur, DMSO aids in heavy metal detoxification. Sulfur binds with toxic heavy metals (mercury, lead, aluminum, cadmium, arsenic, nickel) and eliminates them via urination, defecation and sweating.

FDA and Big Pharma Obstacles

DMSO is sold in health food stores, mail-order outlets, on the Internet, and in most countries around the world. It is used by millions for its health benefits yet in the U.S., DMSO has FDA approval only as a preservative of stem cells, bone marrow cells, and organs for transplant, and for interstitial cystitis – a painful inflammatory condition of the bladder which is very difficult to treat with other therapies.

That DMSO has not found favor as a remedy for other medical conditions is partly due to the inability to test it in double-blind experiments. Blind studies, as the name suggests, requires that a study be done without knowing which patient is taking the placebo or the drug. In the case of the DMSO, a blind study is impossible since the peculiar garlic-like taste and smell (no matter the route of application) gives it away and no satisfactory placebo could be devised that would mimic this particular effect of DMSO (Steinberg, 1967).

The FDA and big pharma would prefer we remain dependent on their drugs.

If you search for DMSO on the U.S. National Library of Medicine (, you’ll get almost 30,000 indexed results, making it one of the most studied compounds of our time. Yet, we are led to believe that DMSO can’t pass the required regulations for its approval in other medical conditions even though its effectiveness and low toxicity profile is unquestionable.

You see, DMSO is a common chemical that can be manufactured cheaply. No drug company can get an exclusive patent since it is also a natural compound, therefore there is no significant financial return. In fact, an executive of a major drug company is quoted as saying, “I don’t care if DMSO is the major drug of our century and we all know it is, it isn’t worth it to us” [CBS TV show 60 minutes with Mike Wallace, The Riddle of DMSO]. If DMSO were to be approved by the FDA, it would be competetive and drug companies would be unable to hold the patents. In the words of the director of the Bureau of Drugs of the FDA, J. Richard Crout, M.D., “DMSO is a low toxicity and safe compound (…) I think that it is a fact of life that drug companies are not going to invest in something unless they think there is some financial return” [CBS TV show 60 minutes with Mike Wallace, The Riddle of DMSO].

Despite restrictions on the use of DMSO, thousands of Americans purchase it on the ‘black market’ each year, its popularity due not to publicity, but rather ‘word of mouth’. When you have something that relieves all kinds of ailments, including some life-threatening ones, people naturally recommend it to friends and family!

In Perspective

In the 1960s, research with DMSO on humans was temporarily halted after certain animals treated with DMSO were found to have changes in the eye lens. Some of these changes resembled those seen in aging dogs (Gordon, 1967), but nevertheless, research was gradually restarted after no evidence was found of eye changes in humans. As Daniel Haley reports in his book Politics in Healing: “Tests in rabbits, dogs, and pigs (but not humans) had shown some problems. When quantities of DMSO equal to about ten times the maximum human dose were given every day over a period of six months, slight changes in the lenses of the animals’ eyes would result, enough to produce a slight nearsightedness. The lens changes were not enough to cause dogs difficulty when running – they didn’t bump into things – and in some cases, the changes disappeared after the massive DMSO doses were stopped. In no test at that time or since has DMSO ever caused cataracts, either in animals or in humans” (Haley, 2000).

In fact, DMSO is effective for macular degeneration and retinal disease, both diseases of the eye. This effectiveness was first discovered when patients with retinitis pigmentosa, a retinal disease, were taking DMSO for certain musculoskeleteal disorders. They sensed that their vision had improved and some had remarkable results (Morton, 1993).

As far as eyes are concerned, the evidence on DMSO is quite to the contrary. When several patients treated with DMSO for muscular problems reported to Dr. Jacob that their vision had improved, he sent them to Dr. Robert O. Hill, ophthalmologist at the University of Oregon Medical School. Confirming the favorable changes, Dr. Hill began his own experiments with DMSO (after it was known that the lens changes did not happen in humans). His research showed drops of 50% DMSO to be effective in retinitis pigmentosa and macular degeneration, and presented a report on this at the New York Academy of Sciences symposium in 1971. (Haley, 2000)

In contrast, the number of medication-related deaths in the U.S. is estimated at over 200,000 a year, making medications the third or fourth leading cause of death (Pezzalla, 2005). Even common pain relievers called NSAIDs, examples of which include Advil, Motrin, Aleve and aspirin, account for an estimated 7,600 deaths and 76,000 hospitalizations in the U.S. every year (Tamblyn et al, 1997). Taking this into consideration, it is safe to declare that DMSO is among the safest substances in the world today. In fact, the classic test for toxicity -the LD-50 test – measures the lethal dose (LD) at which half of a group of test animals is killed. The LD-50 tests for aspirin and DMSO show that aspirin is seven times more toxic than DMSO (Haley, 2000).

Quick Guide and Ailments

DMSO is generally applied to the skin in a gel, cream, or liquid. It can be taken by mouth or as an intravenous injection, in many cases along with other drugs. It has also been administered subcutaneously, intramuscularly, intraperitoneally, intrathecally, by inhalation, instilled into the eye, on the mucous membranes, and into the urinary bladder. Strenghs and dosages vary widely.
If you are just dealing with pain or an injury, use a topical application. Don’t drink it. Drinking it is for serious detoxing and other internal necessities. If you use a rose scented DMSO cream, chances are that nobody will be able to smell DMSO’s garlic-like smell.

DMSO being distilled.


The usual oral dose of DMSO is one teaspoon per day of DMSO 70% (Morton, 1993). But since it can trigger detoxification reactions and DMSO’s total excretion from the body can take several days, it is best to do it only once a week. Start with half a teaspoon of DMSO 50% and increase to a teaspoon of DMSO 70% only if any possible detoxification reaction is well tolerated.

When you use liquid DMSO in the skin, let it dry for over 20 to 30 minutes before wiping the rest out. The skin must be clean, dry, and unbroken for any topical use of DMSO. The face and the neck are more sensitive to DMSO and no higher concenrations than 50% should be applied there. Topical concentrations of DMSO should be kept below 70% in areas where there is a reduction of circulation. When 60 to 90% DMSO is applied to the skin, warmth, redness, itching, and somtimes local hives may occur. This usually disappears within a couple of hours and using natural aloe vera, gel or cream, will help counteract or prevent this effect. When 60 to 90% DMSO is applied to the palm on the hand, the skin may wrinkle and stay that way for several days.

“My brother put some DMSO gel (70% dmso, 30% aloe vera) on his shoulders and lower part of neck because he had muscle pain/soreness in that area, and it caused skin redness/irritation for a few hours, although it did diminish the muscle soreness as well…my grandma has rheumatoid arthritis that made her legs swell up and hurt continuously, and I had her apply the same DMSO gel, and after about 2-3 days of applying it once a day, the swelling was 90% gone, and I think within 4-5 days it was 100% gone, and she said the pain diminished as well.” – Michael Shatskiy, Los Angeles, California, United States

Chronic pain patients often have to apply the substance for 6 weeks before a change occurs, but many report relief to a degree that had not been able to obtain from any other source. In general, the greater the chronicity of the disorder, the longer the treatment with DMSO must be employed in order to achieve palliation (Steinberg , 1967).

Common health problems for which people will apply topical DMSO at home include acute musculoskeletal injuries and inflammations. The earlier DMSO is used, the more dramatic the result. A 70% concentration of DMSO mixed with water in volumes ranging from 8 to 12 ml, applied on and around the injury in a wide area at least three times daily, will have a healing affect in 4 out ot 5 people.

Arthritis, Sprains, Strains

It provides rapid amelioriation of pain and increased mobility and reduction of inflammation when used topically. You can see a positive response within 5 to 20 minutes and usually lasting for 4 to 6 hours. (Steinberg, 1967).

“Applying DMSO where it hurt to a six-year-old wasted from rheumatoid arthritis, in a half hour the child could move her shoulder and turn her head for the first time in two years. Persuaded to try walking, she managed a few steps and then burst into tears. “Why are you crying?” Dr Jacob asked her. “Because it doesn’t hurt anymore”, she replied. (Haley, 2000)

“My brother has arthritis of the spine. He is in pain and bedridden more than half the time. When he is treated with DMSO, he is able to lead a normal, active life… Just one application of this cheap, safe DMSO changed my brother from a grimacing patient into an active, pain-free man in exactly 30 minutes!” (Haley, 2000)

June Jones, once quarterback and later coach of the Atlanta Falcons pro-football team, had a bursitis calcification in his right shoulder. His career almost didn’t happen as he could hardly lift his arm, let alone throw a football. But he was aware of DMSO and had used DMSO for sprains, like thousands of others. He received a shot of DMSO in the shoulder and after using DMSO for 30 days straight, the calcification disappeared. (Haley, 2000)


Given soon after a stroke, DMSO can dissolve the clot that causes the stroke, restoring circulation and avoiding paralysis. Once DMSO gets into the body either daubed on the skin, given in I.V., or by mouth, it permeates the body and crosses the brain barrier, so even taken orally it can improve circulation. Ideally it should be I.V.

DMSO products

DMSO is available in various formats.


Even though DMSO 40% causes a prolongation of bleeding time, it is still indicated for use in treating embolic or hemorrhagic stroke. DMSO is superior to any other treatment for wounds to the brain where a great deal of bleeding is present (Morton, 1993).

One man who had a stroke at 7:30 AM refused to go to the hospital until after his wife had spoken with Dr. Stanley Jacob, which didn’t happen until 6:30 PM. Starting at 7 PM the day of the stroke, she gave him one ounce of 50% DMSO in a little orange juice every 15 minutes for two hours and then every half hour for two hours. The next day, her husband was better and soon returned to normal. A substance that can stop a stroke as it’s happening is something many might want in their home medicine chest .(Haley, 2000)

Angina, Heart Attacks, Injuries of the Brain and Spinal Chord

DMSO may help neutralize harmful effects on the heart and brain in medical disorders involving the head and spinal chord injury, stroke, memory dysfunction, and ischemic heart disease (Jacob, de la Torre, 2009). A 40% DMSO solution should be administered within four hours to be effective, within ninety minutes is best.

After I.V. administration of DMSO, there is an elevation in the amount of spinal cord blood flow to the region of trauma. One of the first things that happens after spinal cord trauma is that a reduction of oxygen and blood flow sets in, inasmuch as the blood vessels constrict or shut down… Without some treatment, the tissue swells. Eventually, this leads to paralysis. In a cerebral stroke, the animal will either become comatose or lethargic or die. With DMSO infusion immediately after injury (or stroke) all this is prevented. – Dr. Jack de Ia Torre, professor of physiology and neurosurgery at the University of New Mexico

Dr. Stanley Jacob has even given DMSO intravenously to people who were already paralyzed – paraplegics – and some regained use of limbs. One man, quadraplegic, recovered enough to go through college and then to work in a bank. (Haley, 2000)


When combined with antibiotics, DMSO will convert bacteria which are resistant to a given antibiotic to being sensitive to that same antibiotic and probably a 80 to 90 per cent solution of DMSO will be required in order to be clinically useful ( Pottz, Rampey, Benjamin,1967). DMSO has been used to transport antibiotics to hard-to-reach areas of the body with excellent results, such as the bone marrow and brain (Sanders, 1967).

DMSO can dissolve a virus protein coating, leaving the virus core unprotected with its nucleic acid exposed to the immune system. Applied topically, it alleviates the lesions that occur as a result of Herpes Zoster, shingles (Morton, 1993).
Placed into the nostrils or topically in the face, DMSO can open blocked sinuses within a few minutes and it has been used with sucess in patients with polyps (Marvin, 1967).

DMSO can clear up gum disease and reduce tooth decay and their pain by painting it on the involved areas.

“I have some pharmaceutical grade DMSO and I pour about two teaspoons in a glass in the evening, put my 20 mg of doxycycline in it, add about 2 teaspoons of distilled water, and then swish it around in my mouth for about 2 or 3 minutes and then swallow it. So I guess it is about 50% solution. It’s really working on my mouth. That inflamed area of my jaw has calmed down about 70% in just a couple of days. Or more, actually. I expect it to be completely soothed by tomorrow after tonight’s dose of DMSO.” – Laura, Toulouse, France

Keloids, Scars, Burns, Bruises

A concentration of 50 to 80% put on two or three times a day will flatten a raised scar after several months. It is of considerable value in superficial burns (Goldman, 1967) and when applied quickly to an injury, it can eliminate any bruising.

“I have been applying it to my face for two weeks… I had a bout of acne in March, and this healed the damage pretty well but what amazed me is that my hyperpigmentation (melasma) has also faded very noticeably. In fact, it’s amazing!” – HG, United States

“I diluted a 50% solution and applied it topically to the inflamed lymph node. I applied it again this evening. I am totally amazed! There is a noticeable decrease in the size of the node, in just two applications! And it no longer feels matted. This node has been swollen for over 20 years!!! – Melissa Medlock, Coldwater, Michigan, USA


DMSO can be effective in the treatment of painful corns, calluses, ingrown toenails, bunions, hammertoes, heel spurs, and the inflammation of gouty big toes.

Varicose veins and thrombophlebitis

Topical DMSO can whiten telangiectasias, small dilated blood vessels near the surface of the skin. It can also decrease the size of varicosities in the legs and the inflammation that goes with it, along with a relief of their cramping discomfort (Marvin, 1967. Blumenthal, Fuchs, 1967).

Eye problems

One drop of a 25% DMSO solution (diluted in sterile physiologic or saline solution) once or twice per day is useful for eye problems, including cataracts or glaucoma.

“DMSO is amazing, I’ve also read various good results with using it in the eyes. Being the adventurous type myself, today I diluted DMSO down to 30% and put 2 drops in one of my eyes that has been having red spots around the iris. The red spots diminished drastically. The only side effect was a slight burning sensation, similar to those drops you get when one goes for a glaucoma test, without the side effect of dilated pupils.” – DZ, United States


DMSO is highly effective in vascular headaches and in muscular tension which so often goes with headaches. It may be used on hairy areas such as the scalp and it also may be used near the eyes. A 90% solution is more effective (Ogden, 1967).

Mental Disorders

DMSO has been useful in the treatment of patients with the following diagnoses: (1) overexcited states (acute schizophrenic reactions, manic phase of the manic-depressive psychoses, alcoholic psychoses, symptomatic psychoses); (2) some symptoms of the chronic psychoses (autism, stereotypia, negativism, abnormal behavior or delusional states) ; (3) severe neuroses (anxiety reactions, obsessives)( Ramírez, Luza, 1967).

McGrady called special attention to an extraordinary paper presented by Dr. Eduardo Ramirez and Dr. Segisfredo Luza of the Ayetano Heredia University in Lima, Peru. After extensive tests on animals and then on normal humans, Dr. Ramirez reported “injecting 50% or 80% DMSO intramuscularly into patients with acute and chronic schizophrenia” and that “of the 14 acute cases, every single one was discharged from the hospital within 45 days after the start of DMSO treatment… He said that 4 of the 11 chronic cases, one of whom has been ill for 14 years, were discharged eventually, and the other 7 improved a great deal and were given occupational therapy… He observed rapid decrease in agitation… recession of persecution feeling, a relatively sudden tendency to communicate and to stay clean.., the wane of obsessions, return to alertness, and a calmness where there had been restlessness and anxiety”. (Haley, 2000)

Genitourinary disorders

DMSO has been used in the treatment of a number of patients with various genitourinary disorders, including Peyronie’s disease, interstitial cystitis, acute epididymitis. Some have obtained dramatic and gratifying relief of symptoms (Persky, Steeart, 1967).


DMSO in conjunction with other treatments has shown to regress cancer in a very effective way (Ayre, 1967). Intravenous administration of DMSO markedly reduces pathological intestinal permeability while preserving the gut’s absorption capacities (Wang et al, 1996). Considering that gut permeability (‘leaky gut’) has a fundamental role in chronic degenerative diseases, this is of great clinical importance.

DMSO also has excellent results in the skin of people afflicted with scleroderma, results which have never been observed with any other method of therapy (Scherbel et al, 1967).

Mrs. Jean Puccio of Washington, DC testified at hearings of Senator Edward Kennedy’s sub-committee on health in 1980 on her recovery from scleroderma. Diagnosed in 1971, she was told that no medication would help, and that she would probably soon face a wheelchair and early death. By the time she found Dr. Jacob (through word of mouth), she told the Senators, “I was having difficulty breathing, walking, and eating”. The disease “thickens the tissue and makes your skin so tight you cannot move. It was difficult for me to drive, to turn the ignition in my car or turn my body”. Her dentist could not work on her for awhile because she could not open her mouth. “Now I can open my mouth like anybody”, she said. After her sensitized skin burned from topical application of DMSO, Dr. Jacob suggested taking it orally. “Within six months”, she testified, “my condition reversed almost immediately. I can do anything anybody else can do now” (Haley, 2000).

Hopefully, this brief overview of DMSO’s great capabilities has helped to illustrate how it is indeed, the cure of our times. I’m convinced of its therapeutic power, both by my own experience and that one of scores of people, not to mention the back-up of published scientific literature. Its uses and applications make it a very handy compound to have on your medical shelf. In pure form, the life of DMSO is indefinite, so it may be used for years.


Several books have been published on the benefits of DMSO.



The garlic-like body odor and taste in the mouth that some experience is attributable to a specific DMSO metabolite: dimethyl sulfide (DMS), a component of natural onion and garlic flavors (McKim, Strub, 2008). This can last for one or two days and in a small number of people, especially men, the odor can be very pungent. Drinking enough water will help diffuse the smell. Other side effects – such as stomach upset, headaches, dizziness, and sedation – are very likely related to detoxification reactions prompted by the DMSO.

Only purified and properly diluted DMSO should be used. When you dilute a pure DMSO solution, always do it in distilled water. When it is applied, the skin site as well as the applying hand should be thoroughly cleaned before application. This is of utmost importance as DMSO’s properties allow contaminants to be absorbed through the skin and transported into the bloodstream.
DMSO is known to be one of the least toxic substances in biology (Parcell, 2002), so any serious side effects should come from potential contaminants or the intake of concomintant drugs that DMSO will carry into the body. Worth repeating again, DMSO and any substance dissolved in it, will penetrate the skin, the blood-brain barrier, and other parts of the body very fast.

Remember also that DMSO increases the effects of drugs like blood thinners, steroids, heart medicines, sedatives, etc. In addition to that, acetone or acid contamination of DMSO can lead to serious medical consequences. Be aware of this problem when buying unreliable DMSO. A pure DMSO solution will turn solid (like ice) in the refigerator within 2 hours. If, when the frozen bottle is turned upside down, little rivulets of water flow through the ice, you probably possess the veterinary grade DMSO. This is a 90% concentration. Ten percent is distilled water (Morton, 1993).

Women are discouraged from using DMSO during pregnancy or breastfeeding, even though DMSO is used to preserve frozen human embryos. DMSO can interfere with liver function tests and give a false reading. That problem is easily solved by waiting a week after DMSO usage before taking the test.

Long-term use has been documented as safe. Eye damage, reported in laboratory animals, has not been confirmed. Side effects such as skin rash and itching after topical application, breaking up of blood elements after intravenous infusion, can be avoided in large part by employing more dilute solutions. Despite these side effects, DMSO is used as a preservative for blood elements and stem cells (McKim, Strub, 2008).

When DMSO is diluted with water, heat is released. The bottle will be warm to the touch. This is a temporary, harmless reaction.
Since DMSO causes dryness and scaling of the outer layer of the skin, skin diseases characterized by scaling (psoriasis) could be aggravated by the use of DMSO. But DMSO applied topically for only a few days has been useful in psoriasis. Prolonged use of DMSO for the treatment of psoriasis is not advised however, as it can worsen the psoriatic condition (Engel, 1967), only DMSO taken orally is suggested.

“I’m happy to say that taking DMSO in conjunction with implementing the detoxification suggestions that were given is starting to take care of many of my remaining psoriasis problems. A couple areas are still being stubborn, but I’ve noticed a lot of general improvement. Using DMSO topically also helped improve a patch of eczema that my wife has been bothered by for quite a while.” – Peter Norquest, Tucson, Arizona, United States

DMSO2, a derivative of DMSO, is better tolerated and doesn’t have the odor and irritation side effects. Despite this positive aspect, it hasn’t surpassed the effectiveness, fascination and popularity of DMSO. It is also known as methylsufonlmethane or MSM, an entire topic for another article by itself!

Sulfur is an element of the earth and it is essential to life, it as among the most prevalent elemenents in the human body. Allergic reactions to sulfur are not possible because sulfur has no protein component. When people are ‘allergic to sulfur’, what they really mean is that they are allergic or sensitive mainly to certain sulfur-containing drugs or proteins, most notably sulfa antibiotics (sulfonamides) or to sulfites (preservatives used in wines and some foods), or to foods with a high sulfur content (broccoli, cauliflower, garlic, onions, etc). Many individuals with allergies to sulfa drugs, sulfites, or high sulfur containing foods (like the author) do not experience problems taking DMSO, because apart from sulfur, DMSO bears no relation to these substances.

As always, proceed with caution, do your homework, and consult a health care provider in case of doubts.


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  1. Kimberly  April 18, 2017

    I have a skenes gland cyst. Should I put it on topically or should I drink it?
    Thank you

    • Gail  August 10, 2017

      Without dr orders I wouldNOT take internally & I have been using DMSO for abt 25 yrs.
      I would reapply after the first 10-20 mins as needed

      • Richy  August 14, 2017

        Whether you use it topically or drink-it, it will eventually permeate your body…
        Anything that heals and is a powerful antioxidant will cause detox (Herxheimers reaction) and that’s never fun.
        There are enough toxins in the average body to kill if released quickly-enough.
        Most-times people get really sick from their OWN body-toxins being released.
        I’ve been on a semi-fast for 4-days (one small meal per day) and taking the DMSO topically and drinking a teaspoon per-day.
        I think I could get a job peeling old paint off the walls with my breath now, and mild, constant headache, but still feel better than before.

  2. Yvonne Flanagan  June 3, 2017

    I have been suffered from Interstitial Cystitis for many years. It is an Inflammation in the bladder. I would like to use DMSO IV but I don’t know who would help me to place the IV on my arm. Should I take by mouth and how long should I be on DMSO and how much should I take…
    Thank you

    • Gabriela Segura, MD  June 4, 2017

      Check out the book referenced in this article, it gives examples on how it has been used.

      • Yvonne Flanagan  July 28, 2017

        How can I buy this product IV. The Dr stated I had intersytist cystitis. I have suffered with this for so many years . Please sent me email . My name is Yvonne Flanagan . My phone number is 497-334-5552 thank you

    • Richy  August 14, 2017

      Interstitial cystitis is the ONLY condition which is “approved” for DMSO treatment by conventional doctors.
      I have had the urgent, stinging, frequent urination associated with it and it has been alleviated with the use of DMSO.
      Unfortunately, my local VA medical docs just smile and dismiss my symptoms.

  3. Richard  July 24, 2017

    I have arthritis of the big toe (hallux rigidus) and some stiffness in the right knee, both of which hinder me in my sports activities. I seem to obtain some relief by drinking 5.0ml daily 99.98% DMSO diluted in half a glass of water. Topical application alone is not so effective. Unfortunately, taking DMSO internally causes an unpleasant body odour for me which my sports/gym buddies find unacceptable and I now have had to stop using it. Do you know of any safe preparation that I might apply or take which would reliably eliminate the odour?

    • Mark Butler  July 24, 2017

      You might try MSM, sometimes called DMSO2. It’s not as effective as DSMO but does help inflamed joints without the body odour that DMSO produces.

      • Julie Davis  July 24, 2017

        Thank you for your prompt response!

    • Gail  August 10, 2017

      To eliminate the garlic taste I take a mouthful, or less, of mouthwash, the garlic taste doesNOT get through!
      Ive been told by people they cannot smell any garlic odor, ever, without using the mouthwash.

      • Richy  August 14, 2017

        ODORLESS DMSO is available on Ebay, and probably elsewhere.
        Just bought a whole gallon for $39.99 to the door.
        99.965% pure pharmaceutical grade, in OJ tastes-like grapefruit juice on steroids! (Still kinda nasty tasting.) NO SMELL.
        But a superior product, and smooth feeling.
        I forgot-to-mention, for urinary-tract problems, AND arthritis, AND pain, I’m using a teaspoon per-day 70%, and rub-it on any/everywhere there’s difficulty.

    • Richard  August 13, 2017

      Just received a gallon of this, and was surprised to discover it’s completely odorless, pharmaceutical-grade. (Wife hated the “normal” smell!)
      The price is unequaled, and free shipping.
      I’ve found it to be “smoother” and more potent than the stinky-stuff and certainly cheaper, by-far.

      • Maya  September 17, 2017

        I just HAD to get me some as well, but am still most hesitant taking internally. Richard, could you please please please update regarding the body odor? Did it solve the problem?

  4. Julie Davis  July 24, 2017

    Could you please recommend a brand of topical DMSO?

    • Mark Butler  July 25, 2017

      I use the 99% pure DMSO sold on Amazon and use the freeze test mentioned in the posts above to make sure it is pure. You can also spends extra to get the 99.9% pharmacutical grade but in Canada it’s 4 times the price and I don’t think it necessary. I have used this internally, topically and in my eyes with great success.

      • Jerome Keogh  August 2, 2017

        Hello Mark – I live in Edmonton and am very interested in buying high quality pure DMSO – for several ailments. I want to use it to to treat my cataracts. Also my daughters dog seems to be developing blindness – and i have a friend with prostate cancer – with very painful arthritic knees. Have you had any problems bringing it in from the U.S. to Canada through customs – and would you happen to know if there’s a limit to the size of one order? I’m looking to find someone like yourself who’s had good results buying and using it. Any info you can offer would be appreciated. Thank you.

  5. Julie Davis  July 25, 2017

    Thank you!

  6. Sara  July 27, 2017

    How can i buy Dmso IV injection for my sister who has brain stem glioma low grade ????

    • Richy  August 14, 2017

      She needs DMSO IV treatments, most-probably…
      Look on the internet for someone who can mix it and administer it.
      I would not wait long.

  7. Todd  August 1, 2017

    Will DMSO aid in healing of Quadricep tendonitis? Will it help break down the scar tissue?

    • Bobbie  August 30, 2017

      Also try serrapeptase. You can buy that on Amazon.

  8. Mark Butler  August 4, 2017

    Jerome Keogh – I have never paid duties ordering this from There are a few suppliers on Amazon’s site but I have been getting the 16 oz. 99% DMSO from EntirelyPets CA for about $30. You can also get the 99.98% pure DMSO on Amazon but it’s about $80 for 4 oz.

    • Gail  August 10, 2017

      Sounds abt right for Canada, since most US products r twice the price of the states :( At least that’s how it was yrs ago when I had Canadian contacts.
      I pay $14 for a 1 lb jar of DMSO gel. Most always, 99.7% of the time, over 25+ yrs I buy it as a feed & grain store, supply products for horses etc! After all, I believe that’s how it came to be for us to use it! (I think)
      Buying it at a feed store it is sure to be cheaper then a health food store, makes sense !

  9. Tommy Brooks  August 13, 2017

    Thank you so much for writing this article about dmso. I am getting a great amount of relief from my neuropathy using it on both ankles,feet,and lower right leg. If I take it internally could it give better results? Would it be better to put the dmso in a capsule or just add it to juice? If you answer I thank you .
    Tommy Brooks

    • Gabriela Segura, MD  August 14, 2017

      Topically is safer, Tommy. Some people have passed out from oral DMSO. It can trigger a detox reaction, or dehidratate intestinal cells. Best, Gaby

  10. Wally  August 13, 2017

    i have 1 slice of toast with honey generously on half then covered with fresh chopped garlic. i don’t smell like garlic at all, so i’ve added coconut oil and cayenne powder to it as well. honey takes care of my garlic smell, will it work for dmso?

  11. Ann  August 18, 2017

    Most excellent and concise article please let me know if DMSO can be used when you have breast implants specifically on the breast or internally taking it also I’m not on any medications except for I do a subcutaneous injection of growth hormone peptides called sermorelin am I okay to continue to use the DMSO locally for my back pain which helps greatly and internally one teaspoon a day when I’m really hurting

    • Richard  August 18, 2017

      FWIK – Silicone (implants) are not affected by DMSO, which should allow for the use of same…
      Just always keep-in-mind that DMSO will carry most products absent-mindedly left on skin (I just forgot about using some OTC hydrocortisone cream last night) and it WILL carry whatever into the blood, brain and basically the entire body.
      Wonderful, powerful, but won’t allow for negligence or erroneous thinking (like my Senior Moments).

  12. Stacey  August 19, 2017

    My cat was diagnosed with thyroid carcenioma, it has grown around his esophagus, which is closing off his airway. The vet told me my only option is to put him to sleep. Would dmso help my cat. And how long would it take to start helping him, if at all. I’m desperate to save him, but I don’t want him to suffer.

    Thank you,

    • Gabriela Segura, MD  August 19, 2017

      I’m sorry Stacey,

      But I wouldn’t wait for long if there are no signs of improvement. The cat is probably suffering right now. DMSO would probably not do much to shrink a mass/tumore that is obstructing the esophagus.

    • Richard  August 19, 2017

      We are “cat people”.
      We have 4-5 adopted cats around, when they decide to stay or not.
      Our senior cat developed hyper-thyroidism and nodules around her windpipe.
      We were ready for a burial as she’d lost so much weight and was just skin and bones.
      As a last-ditch effort to save her, I stated rubbing 50% DMSO into her coat for absorption, and lately also using the small veterinary syringes to inject 5-7 IU into the scruff behind her neck daily. These are tiny syringes so the cat feels nothing if you gather some skin and inject there. (DON’T overdo this. More isn’t necessarily better, and the detox can be intense.)
      I would say that the difference has been transformational. She’s sleeping much better, eats a LOT better (still vomits on occasion, but much-less frequently) and now looks as-if she has some good years left. Wonderful for all of us.
      Key word with the DMSO is “perfusion”. I’ve observed that as we age, the body starts to compartmentalize (like our Country now) and starts to isolate form and function. DMSO starts to perfuse and enable cohesion once-more…A young body’s traits.
      And lastly, what have you got to lose?? If it doesn’t work, it stands to reason that at-least you’ve greatly alleviated pain and suffering without spending a fortune on ineffective allopathic treatments.
      Please post if you decide and share you results.

      • Maya  September 17, 2017

        Richard, what concentration DMSO have you used for the injections, please? Great advice on injecting into the scruff behind the neck too. Thank you!

  13. Ann  August 19, 2017

    Dear Dr Segura this forum and blog is invaluable to me how can I thank you for bringing it! Everyone has been so very helpful what would you do if you took sermorelin injections( was told they would help my back pain and sacroiliac joint) would you still take the DMSO internally. DMSO is the only thing that has helped my back pain in 3 years and I have spent a ton of money Blood Sweat and Tears. Presently not able to work because of the pain. Ty!!!!

    • Richard  August 19, 2017

      Try to NOT imbibe DMSO with an hour or-so of taking meds, hormones, even vitamins, unless your desire is to potentiate said substance (CAUTION)
      It will perfuse, and make more bio-available that substance, good or bad.
      I’m doing research now on inter-actions with different substances….Like insulin (I’m Type 2 diabetic, and my last A1C was 7.4 from DMSO, outstanding).
      Overall effects? Which substances? What reactions? What quantities? So many questions, but as DMSO has been “written-off” by Big Pharma, there’s little info to go on…

  14. Ann  August 20, 2017

    Richard thank you for all your suggestions I have done them all even ordered the odorless since my spouse as well couldn’t stand the smell, ty for including the link to eBay!! Since you are a diabetic and seem very well-versed in everything you probably already know this information but I still want to share some things with you I have learned first of all there is a doctor named dr. Jason Fung if you Google his name he has a video that explains that intermittent fasting is helping his diabetic patients a lot, also there is a low glycemic sugar called erythritol and Xylitol these are both acceptable for diabetics just hoping I can give you some information because you have been so extremely helpful to me I really appreciate it. Want to give you and your wife my email maybe we can keep in touch since we have same interests.

    • Richard  August 20, 2017

      Thank you SO MUCH for this information, and I will follow-up.
      All my life I’ve noticed that with food “less is more”. Limiting digestion to internal gunk facilitates apoptosis, and “clean-up”.
      I’ve known that fasting and semi-fasting always seems to greatly enhance my recovery, and general well-being.
      (Now if I could just push myself away from the table….)

      • Mary Ann  August 21, 2017

        Use Truvia or granulated stevia as a sweetener. Bananas are very high in fructos..riper have more. Never have sweet with fats of any king…it screws up your metabolism…insulin resistance. All wheats are a no no. Drink almond cashew milk…vanilla…O sugar very high in absorbable calcium. Cinnamon and other herbs are great. Dr. Berg is on youtube…he explains how the gut brain links and hormone health very well. Parasite cleanses are beneficial for better gut absorption of minerals…peperine 10mg. a day helps our bodies absorb more minerals. Vitamin D and magnesium are also very important. 5000 mgs of D a day. Liquid MSM with Vitamin C…look into it…eye drops.

  15. Tommy Brooks  August 21, 2017

    How do you find the odorless DMSO on Ebay?

  16. Ann  August 21, 2017

    On the eye drops this is such a great idea there’s a brand called dexterity on Amazon liquid MSM with the vitamin C looks like a really good product I have wanted to use the DMSO for cataracts but hesitate because I’m not sure how to do it so this product looks really good thank you Mary Ann for the information

    • Richard  August 21, 2017

      Yes, sounds like an awesome product FWIK.
      I’ve used some straight pure castor oil drops, one in each eye before retiring, and it supposedly has some good sulphur benefits for the lens.
      Was/is good for me.
      Also, from my limited research so-far, I would NEVER use stronger-than 50% DMSO solution in the eye, and that with trepidation. (Like ONE drop!)
      People are doing this, and some also using an ounce per day orally!! A guy on the internet testifies to “drinking an ounce a day for 25-years”. (I smelled him in Walmart, I think)!
      Remember, the rule of bio-individuality, “My poison, your cure.”

  17. Jamie Zerilli  August 21, 2017

    I have used DMSO for a cyst on my eyelid. 20 drops of eye wash plus 20 drops of DMSO, swish it into the eye cup then place over the eye and tilt your head back and blink several times. I repeated this twice a day for about 7 to 10 days and the cyst went away! Just so you know, it will sting but, the sensation will go away shortly there after. I was so relieved because my eye doctor said I’d have this unsightly bump for the rest of my life. I healed it myself!

  18. Frank  September 5, 2017

    Hi. I’ve been following this excellent comment section for some time now and would like to share some personal exp. and to also ask a question of you, Dr. Segura.

    Personal Experience(s):
    1. I applied topical diclofenac to my inured knee and a short time later I developed a major headache like I’ve never had before. I checked my blood pressure and it was almost 200! (I forget now what the lower number was). I immediately put 1/2 teaspoon of (99%) DMSO into a glass of purified water and drank it. I started to feel better almost immediately. Five mins later my BP was in a normal safe range. I’ve never used diclofenac again. My BP has been fine ever since.
    2. My girlfriend started having bouts of rapid pulse (132-140bpm) and high blood pressure (160-175 range). Repeated visits to her doctor did her no good because her pulse & BP were always in a safe range at the time of her visits. So…long-story-short, for the next three weeks or so (about 3-4x per week) she drank 1/2 tsp of DMSO whenever she had a “bout”. And every time she did, her bp & pulse went back to normal within 3-5 mins. Then one day… it happens… she has a bout of rapid pulse & high BP while at the doctors office. So, yada-yada-yada… her doc prescribes something to lower her bp. It was at this point that I became disgusted and decided to quiz her on anything that may have changed recently in her life to cause these “bouts”. Lo & behold, she had been prescribed flexaril only days before her problems started. A quick startpage search shows that a rapid pulse & high BP are possible side-effects from this drug. She stopped taking the drug, and Eureka! All better now! By the way, the flexaril was given to her by the same doctor that later prescribed her the blood pressure medicine. Arrrgh…

    Ok, Dr. Segura, here’s my question for you. And it’s a tough one! If the foremost DMSO expert, Dr. Jacob thought that DMSO was so safe & beneficial that he chose to swallow a teaspoon of it every day, then why would you be against this for the rest of us? {I want to live to 91 too!}

    I include the following quote for reference.

    “Dr. Jacob has also been swallowing a teaspoon of DMSO every day for the past 32 years, and hasn’t had a cold or flu during that time.”

    • Gabriela Segura, MD  September 5, 2017

      Fascinating testimonials! It is interesting that both of you were in need to “detox” side effects of drugs. I’m aware that Jacob said and lived by that rule, however, I know of several people who nearly passed out when taking DMSO. Probably it was related to a strong detox reaction triggered. Nevertheless, it was too frequent to be ignored and the caution was added.

      • Richard  September 6, 2017

        First one needs to verify what percentage solution of DMSO was administered. I’ve personally found that 50% gives different results than 70%, etc.
        I even have a mix of 30% with colloidal silver which is nothing short-of miraculous for diabetic skin damage/ulcers to lower extremities, and for any penetrating wound over the body’s surfaces.
        A 30% mix, according to documentation concerning DMSO, is not valid or effective, as they say 50% is a minimum mix, and 90% maximum.
        100% is supposedly weakest of all these mixtures.
        As DMSO is a vasodilator, it should most-likely NOT be consumed-by persons with hypo-tension (low or abnormally low blood-pressure).
        That condition could account for syncope, fainting, dizziness, etc. upon consumption.
        Some people should probably not consume DMSO.
        As my BP stays high, I don’t have this subset of side-effects.

  19. Frank  September 12, 2017

    Does anybody know the oral (my preferred method of admin) dosage of DMSO that I would give my aging (19 yrs. old) arthritic (but otherwise healthy) cat? And hey, btw, thank you, Dr. Segura! You too, Richard! That was some excellent info.

  20. Chris  September 13, 2017

    Put a drop on your finger and put it on his tongue, let us know how that works. Good luck with your friend.

    • Richard  September 16, 2017

      I make a 50% solution, DMSO and pure water, bottled water is OK, just not tap water.
      SPRAY it on the cat’s coat, legs, or wherever…(They don’t like the hissing-sound, too-bad.)
      The idea is to get the cat to lick, or “clean” the area, with DMSO ingestion your ultimate goal (unless there are other issues, like injuries or dandruff, or ?? Then apply it there.)
      If you you put it in the cat’s mouth or tongue, you will only do it ONE TIME.

      • maya Goretsky  September 16, 2017

        The cat must be bathed first, prior to spraying the DMSO, wouldn’t you say? This has been a problem for me when wanting to treat any of my animals. Insuring they are impeccably clean first, and for the next hour or so.
        I’m also very confused as to being able to treat my dog with DMSO in the future, since there’s the info out there about it causing cataracts in dogs?

  21. Richard  September 16, 2017

    Yes – you must use common-sense in this regard…
    Of-course if your cat “dirt-rolls” or rubs some substance on themselves first, you definitely would not use DMSO thereafter without bathing them first..
    I’ve found that the normal dandruff or particulates in their fur from being inside or just lying around outside do not pose problems (so-far).
    Treating inside surfaces of the legs can minimize exposure to rolling-gunk or otherwise contacted materials.
    Last I heard, cataracts were LESSENED by DMSO….
    There were some lab tests of old, whereby animals were given enormous quantities of DMSO, and developed temporary cataracts as a result, but I’m not familiar with other results. (?)
    Some of these “Old Wives Tales” circulating amongst us is the very reason that the powers-that-be deem us too-stupid to use OTC products without someone chasing after us in a white lab coat for $700-an hour.

    • Maya  September 17, 2017

      Oh, I’m extremely cautions of the sources I collect my info from. I’ll do some more search on the subject of DMSO for treating dogs, little as there is out there. Makes no sense, I know, and I’d be happiest if it turns out to be nonsense.

  22. Frank  September 17, 2017

    -Chris, my concern with putting the DMSO on my finger is that I don’t want my cats saliva circulating through my bloodstream.
    -Richard, I choose to give the DSMO orally to my cat for the reasons stated by other posters, for convenience, and because her (aging) problem is systemic.
    maya Goretsky, IMO, Richard is correct and the cataract concern is nonsense. Also, that the study in which this temporary side effect occurred was deliberately designed to fail. Just as many past (and some recent) marijuana studies were designed to fail. And I would ask you, what would happen if I did a study(s) that administered (say) a few hundred aspirin (or (force fed) a hundred pounds of sugar (in one-day) or 15 gallons of water in one hour? What would you think of my results?
    By-the-way, I decided to put one-drop of DMSO in some broth (2x per day) and feed it to my cat. She likes it! LOL! Really just guessing on the best dosage though because I can’t find any good info on this.

    • Richard  September 17, 2017

      Well-said about the “designed to fail” comment. Dittos for many herbs, colloidal silver, et-al.
      Cats actually DO like the DMSO smell, even the “garlic-smell” product.
      Putting it in broth is probably a very good idea, IMHO.
      I would be cautious not to overdo, as more is not necessarily better.
      This is where we’ve been cheated once-again without information due to DMSO being black-listed by the establishment.
      I have no clue as to dosages for specific disease or traumatic conditions in pets….but some is always better than none.
      Personally, I do better with “pulsing” (every other day, or skipping two days, etc.). But as I stated earlier, who knows?
      Using whatever sensibilities and intuition I have left, I noticed my small, sick older striper-cat does not want the 7 IU injection in the scruff every day.

  23. Susan Smit  September 29, 2017

    I am so happy to have found your site and discussions and sharing information. I am starting on my DMSO journey making up some topicals mixing oils…. am fascinated and intrigued…
    … am going to mix it with coconut oil and beeswax to calm the skin … does anybody have any recipe or advice… I am a massage therapist and have so many clients with arthritis and pain challenges.. would love to assist and help.

    • Mark Butler  September 30, 2017

      Just remember that what you mix with DMSO gets carried into the blood.

      • Richard  September 30, 2017

        Best study it BEFORE you use it.
        It has the equivalent effect of an injection, so BEWARE.

    • Maya  October 1, 2017

      I second Mark Butler, and it seems highly alarming to me that you’d introduce beeswax into the patient blood stream! I’d be more than happy to be wrong, so if anyone could clarify or um…calm me down on this point, please do. I’m all for mixing DMSO into various lotions, which is why I try to be super extra careful what I include in that lotion! Bee’s wax could also end up lining and getting stuck in the arteries, could it not?!!
      thank you to anyone who could elaborate.

      • Richard  October 1, 2017

        That’s the inherent problem.
        Not to be repetitive, but there’s been little-to-no chemistry applied by professionals concerning knowledge of DMSO…
        I take gabapentin for arthritic pain, and it was ‘enhanced’ accidentally by taking it in close proximity with DMSO.
        But what if there had been a severe negative reaction of some kind??

  24. Ann  October 2, 2017

    Thank you Richard and all for all these insightful comments what do you guys think about pure shea butter with no additives I put it on the tips of my toes because I use DMSO for toe fungus and it’s very drying?
    also have you guys noticed that the DMSO which I absolutely love causes constipation and then I try to fix the constipation then I get diarrhea have any of you had problems with that in any ideas on remedies?

    I have done flax seeds chia seeds and herb called triphala you can get that at the Whole Foods grocery store they’re brand bowel cleanse it also has some casera Sagrada it’s a very very good product but like I said I go from constipation to diarrhea is this happening to you guys with the DMSO

    • Richard  October 2, 2017

      If you are taking DMSO internally, you should not exceed 1-2 teaspoons (50% mix) per-day according to what I’ve read so-far. NEVER take it straight, whether internally or externally. 100% is also not effective.
      The good Dr. that sponsors this site mentions a drying (dehydrating) effect of the upper intestinal tract, so maybe that’s your problem(?)
      Anytime an antioxidant is taken, loads of water are always recommended. And DMSO is very strong, if-not the strongest antioxidant.
      Thanks everyone for the compliments…I’m here to learn just as you are.
      As for the shea butter, I really can’t see that in my bloodstream(?)

  25. Elizabeth Ederosas  October 6, 2017

    I have a trigeminal neuralgia and have found out that colloidal silver (meso silver) and pharma grade Dmso99.995% help with this kind of disease and I’m just doing it now is this kind of Dmso can take it orallo

    • Bobbie  October 6, 2017

      I took this pure DMSO two Saturdays in a row in juice. The 1st Saturday, I only took a 1/2 tsp. and everyone said that I had a horrible odor from it. They said I smelled like rotten milk or creamed corn. I couldn’t smell it at all but they could smell it all over the house and had to leave!. It was so bad that I couldn’t leave the house. The next Saturday I tried 1 tsp. in juice and the same thing happened and the smell lasted even longer, until Monday morning but I took a 20 min. brisk walk and went into my far infared sauna for about 45 minutes and showered and that took care of it. I was afraid to go to work but they couldn’t smell anything at that point. Although I know it’s good for me and I felt pretty good while taking it, I can’t because of the horrible smell. Good luck.

      • Richard  October 6, 2017

        A) Why are you using “straight” DMSO when it’s the LEAST EFFECTIVE of all dilutions??
        B) Why are you NOT using DMSO without the garlic smell?
        THIS is why we have doctors, doctors, and more doctors with prescriptions from aspirin on to oblivion…
        People DO NOT READ about products beforehand (Can’t? Won’t? Texting doesn’t get it?)
        If you wan to take-part in your own healing, FIND OUT what, when, where, and how-much.

    • Richard  October 6, 2017

      This testimony is another confirming what I believe by “connecting the dots”….
      There are MANY diseases labeled-as “autoimmune” when, in-fact they are primarily caused by pathogens, most of them morphing to “invisible” status. Mycoplasms and fungi, mostly. The body mounts an immune response to these, and rightly-so.
      This concept of pathogenic invisibility was the subject of much ridicule by the allopathic community until positively proven true.
      So, being an empirical, results-based thinker, I’m seeing in myself and others relief from these so-called “autoimmune” diseases by application of DMSO in conjunction with colloids-of-silver.
      I make my own CS, and have gulped it down with no appreciable healing whatsoever…(Save externally, where it is miraculous.)
      But now we have the great penetrating action of DMSO, and things are changing in this regard.
      Colloidal silver carried deep into body tissues is producing MUCH different, and beneficial results.
      BTW, BEFORE you consume colloidal silver, know that if you consume the flotsam (silver nitrates), or heavy-stuff not filtered (and discarded) through at-least five coffee filters, you WILL develop argyria.
      Argyria is a woeful condition with which you have gray skin, eyes, and teeth. Not pleasant. Some say megadoses of vitamin C will return things to normal, but I would never take the risk.


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