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Herpes

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Posted by Nancy (Iqaluit, Canada) on 04/24/2007
5 out of 5 stars

Hi there I just have to say that I have battled cold sore for my entire life since I was a very small child. These are embarassing and very sore. I found out about DMSO and purchased some. I put it on my lip as soon as I feel that tingling feeling that comes prior to an outbreak. Since using this product the cold sore does not become visable. I am thankful and recommend others who suffer to give it a try.

Replied by Edna
(Federal Way, Wa)
02/11/2010
5 out of 5 stars

I had a cold sore yesterday with a blister. It had started in the morning but I didn't notice it till I got to work. I decided to try dmso on it since I had some on my desk. (I ordered it a few weeks ago since I had read that you could use internally which I have yet to figure out what the protocal of that might be) I dabbed it on about 5 times throughout the day. I definetely felt that something was happening but the blister itself remained. About 7pm last night I accidently brushed the blister and it popped, without any pain. The blister was "dead". It is healing today. I HAVE NEVER EVER had a blister that was fully blistered heal so quickly. Once a blister has formed it usually means that you are in for the full program. ten days of a big patch of red gue by your lip and then scabbing and healing finally at the end.

Replied by Jty100
(Manchester, England)
03/13/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I also use DMSO successfully for herpes. If an outbreak starts I put DMSO in the base of the spine and also on the sores themselves. Another great discovery I made recently is that my iron stores get low and this is why I am prone to getting outbreaks. The virus and my immune system compete for iron!

Replied by Connie
(Ny)
05/10/2018

I read that Oil of Oregano can kill the herpes virus in about 3 months. It said to mix a few drops with a carrier oil such as olive oil and put a drop under the tongue three times a day and swallow. Also rub on the low spine three times a day. Herpes hides in the low spine and also has a barrier so its hard to kill the virus. I was wondering if you used DMSO with the oregano oil on the low spine if the DMSO could penetrate the barrier and kill it with the oregano oil?


How to Store DMSO

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Posted by Deirdre (Atlanta, Ga) on 02/11/2010
5 out of 5 stars

Warning

My good friend's boyfriend is a professor in sleep research at a university in California. When I was visiting them a few weeks ago, I asked if he used dmso in the lab and if so, how did he store it? He told me that they use dmso in many, many experiments and that they always store it in glass bottles. When I told him that I had recently put some of my dmso in a small, cosmetic plastic spray bottle to use with grapefruit seed extract for nail fungus, he looked concerned and suggested that I only store dmso in glass.

Ah, good thing I had that discussion. When I got home from the trip, I smelled the little plastic spray bottle that I had been using the previous 2 weeks. It reaked of chemicals! Yikes!! I compared the smell to the dmso in the thick white plastic bottle that I bought from an online vet supply store, which looks just like the one in Ted's photo. Thankfully the big bottle had a typical dmso odor - a faint scent of garlic. Needless to say, I immediately threw out my spray bottle. Until I find a glass beaker or bottle from a science supply store, I am using a glass dropper for the dmso.

Be warned, be warned!

Replied by Dr. Gerald
(Armadale, Western Australia)
01/23/2011
5 out of 5 stars

Hi Everyone

It is best to store DMSO in glass bottles because as a extremely good solved it can leach it or even dissolve some of the ingredients in the plastic. Having said that there are some plastics which can be used to store DMSO (some manufacturers use a plastic bottle not sure what plastic is used in these). More research needs to be done on the effects of DMSO on various disease processes the potentials are fantastic. I have used 1 to 2 teaspoons taken internally with great success the only side effect is a garlic type odour.

kind regards

Dr. Gerald Veurink

Replied by Mweather
(Riverside, Ca)
02/03/2012

There are different kinds of plastic, and I certainly wouldn't pour dmso into an el cheapo plastic bottle that wasn't at least food grade, but everyone should be aware that dmso is shipped from manufacturers in plastic bottles. I'm guessing they are high density plastic. I transfer mine to PET bottles, but obviously glass is good. Avoid metal caps.

There are people selling dmso online who charge more and make a big deal out of their glass bottles, without mentioning their dmso originally came in plastic. Rather misleading. They also claim it is a superior grade - but anyone can buy 99.9% purity at any livestock/feed store. It's the same stuff.

Also - I would hesitate to use a dmso product that was premixed with some other ingredient. You really don't need aloe or honey pulled through every cell in your body. Honey for one can be contaminated with pathogens - that's why we don't give it to newborns. Binding dmso to a potentially contaminated product and sending it past the blood brain barrier is just silly. If you are using dmso as a carrier agent for another ingredient, much better YOU control that ingredient and its purity.

Replied by Vic
(Colorado Springs, Co)
12/15/2012

Hi Dr: I was wondering what type of DMSO you used where you bought it and for what purpose you used it? Thanks Regards. Vic I would like to use it for COPD.

1or 2 teespoons of dmso oraly Please explain?

Replied by Fred
(Malton, Ontario)
04/15/2013

All manufacturers use PP, Poly-propylene, #2 in recycling triangle, or HDPE, high-density polyethylene, #1 in recycling triangle, to ship DMSO.

I tried to measure off a little DMSO using kitchen type measuring spoon, and in a few seconds it took the shine off of the spoon. It also melts rubber, esp. Nitrile, which is popularly called "synthetic". Glass is probably best, but hard to find DMSO in glass, and it's expensive. People have used industrial grade DMSO, which is not clean at all, and they live. Except one ingredient which may be in it, which is deadly in larger amounts, or if used for a long time - acetone. I don't know if it can be smelled (smells like nail polish) in small percentege, but I wouldn't risk it. But I am not half-worried about plastic, if it's the right kind. I have a large syringe to measure bigger quantity, I put DMSO on it, and it rooled right off, as if the plastic is greasy, so it's unlikely to do anything.

Now I am drinking it, 2 teaspoons a day, you need grapefruit juice or tomato juice, it tastes awful, but it's harmless. I recommend a book "DMSO: Nature's healer" by Dr. Morton Walker, it explains everything about it. Clinics use it IV - Intra Veinus, orally, injections etc. , in combination, it's completely safe. But he warns to get familiar with possible side effects, they are not harmful but may be scary (for nothing, they go away)

Replied by Sojournor
(America)
01/17/2014

I just found what appears to be a leaded glass fancy type oil/vinegar bottle with a glass stopper and I poured my DMSO blend into it: The blend was 3 ounces of DMSO and 3 ounces of straight Glycerine and 1/2 ounce of cinamon/cayenne tincture and the later the same day I noticed a little white reside on the bottle. I was wondering if crystal might leak lead or some other chemical. If there is a doubt I will toss the blend I made and use something else to store my blend in. Any thoughts or knowledge about this? Thank you for your responses..

Replied by Mama To Many
(Tennessee, Usa)
01/18/2014

Dear Sojourner,

I think I would err on the side of caution and throw it out.

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Sojournor
(America)
01/22/2014

Thank you, Mama to Many, for your response. I think that is good advice. There may have been residue of some thing inside the vessel itself. I was pretty certain that lead crystal did not leach lead into the liquid, but I don't know for certain.

Replied by Rita
(Broomall, Pa)
12/11/2014

Leaded crystal is very dangerous. If you put alcohol in it, lead will leach into the liquid. Therefore, I imagine the same would be true of DMSO. I put nothing in leaded crystal containers. It's not worth taking the chance of consuming lead.

Replied by Stephen
(Washington)
04/04/2016

If the rubber stopper on the dropper touches the dmso its bad? How do you get drops without the rubber teardrop sucker thing?

Replied by Mama To Many
(Tennessee)
04/04/2016

Dear Stephen,

I have some DMSO gel. I mixed it with colloidal silver and put it into a glass bottle that had a glass eyedropper to it. This made it easy to get it out by the drop as needed. It helps to avoid the plastic issue. (Though my DMSO did come in a plastic container! )

I could have mixed it with distilled water, but was wanting to use it to deliver colloidal silver deeper into the body. The gel would have to be mixed with something I think, to be able to get it thin enough to come out of the eye dropper.

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Albert Venter
(Us)
02/27/2017

HDPE 2 is a suitable plastic

Replied by Richie
(Western Australia)
07/09/2021

Although I have got about 6 bottles of DSMO in a cupboard, I haven't as yet used it either externally or internally for one reason alone. That is the bottles are made of plastic and as DSMO can absorb the molecules of most substances that it comes in contact with I am afraid of what's in the plastic. So do you think that my fears are justified?


Internal Use

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Posted by Cindy (Illinois, USA) on 04/25/2021 303 posts
5 out of 5 stars

Never ingested DMSO before but, I'm watching the Avengers with a little bit of a stuffy nose from dust of spring cleaning, just went to put a dropper full of cayenne extract under the tongue. HowEVER - big fight scene, not paying attention, picked up the DMSO instead. Full strength. Whole dropper full. Under the tongue. Should be interesting! ROFL!!

Replied by Cindy
(illinois, USA)
04/27/2021
303 posts

Nothing much happened from a dropperful dose of straight DMSO under the tongue! A bit of extra urination but that's it. Talk about an anti-climax. Could be because I often use it externally - I put it on EVERYthing, from my feet to my scalp - so I often have it on my hands and whatnot but...I don't know what I expected - something cool - like x-ray vision or the ability to leap tall buildings in a single bound!! ROFL - but no...nothing...poop...I'm sure it did something but it wasn't noticeable. Aside from a couple of extra pees.

Gary
(GA)
06/06/2021

Hi Cindy.

Have you ever tried to diffuse the DMSO with any essential oils?

May
(Australia)
06/18/2021

I believe it crosses the blood brain barrier?

Cindy
(Illinois, USA)
06/07/2021
303 posts

I haven't, no. I don't use essential oils - aside from repeated attempts to replicate the fragrance of an AWESOME body spray I had 20+ years ago called "Grapefruit & Daisy" which I didn't discover was a "special edition" until half past "too late".

Do you diffuse with DMSO? I want to see what it might draw out of cayenne but haven't gotten around to that. Cayenne and castor oil seem to have some sort of electrical activity to them that I don't think survives the process of a tincture whereas cayenne doesn't seem at all affected as a tea, which is strange...with the amount of actual heat used to make tea...but I can't actually be sure of that. DMSO seems to have an electrical aspect to it as well but I don't think it's the same. Cayenne and castor oil seem alike but DMSO seems..."deeper" or...something like that. Even to the point of incompatibility with a lot of things. Like MMS, which seems to be on the other, high side of what seems like a scale and also not very compatible with much...I don't know...

Gc
(Atlanta, Ga)
06/14/2021

Yes.

I am diffusing DMSO 70/30 .5 ml in 100 ml of distilled water.

I have searched for this method but have only found nebulizer info and it is scant at that.

If the DMSO is anti inflammatory then the addition of Clove Bud essential oil seems a fitting combination right now and then perhaps Ginger EO eventually.

I will ease into it for now and see where it leads me.

Cindy
(Illinois USA)
06/08/2021
303 posts

I think the "electrical" thing is a matter of using two (or more) things together, if they're close to the same, they interfere with one another but if they're far enough apart, they can work - not TOGETHER but - in TANDEM. Where one does its thing and the other does its thing and they sort of end up cleaning up after one another. Like MMS and DMSO. They're very different but appear to sort of "support" one another. Whereas they don't seem to work well with "middle of the road" things. Perhaps, being "too close" to them, when it comes to their "electrical" properties. Or, perhaps, the...frequencies (?) of their "microcurrents". Which is something I've only recently discovered are actually recognized, scientifically.

ORH
(TEN MILE, TN)
06/08/2021

CINDY,,,,,,, ORH here, and do not defuse with DMSO, however, the CZ DMSO plant supervisor told me in 1966 that none of his employees had had a cold or flu while working working there. All that work in a chemical process plant inhale the fumes, at least they did in the 60's. One employee did get the flu, but got it when working as a vacation relief in another department. I guess from that, you might assume it has to be a continuous thing. Myself, I nebulize reduced Glutathione in a saline solution. Never read, nor was told to do this. I just do not want to pay the cost of main lining and figure it is better than going through my digestion system. ====ORH====

Cindy
(Illinois, USA)
06/29/2021
303 posts

Hey, ORH - the problem with that is that when somebody tells me to do something or to not do something...I think you can guess the rest, ROFL!

That said...I suspect DMSO, applied topically, doesn't go straight to the blood stream but, rather, the LYMPHATIC "stream". Which is why I think some can taste it when they apply it topically and some can't or application to one spot creates the taste but another spot doesn't. At any rate...I don't know enough about the lymphatic system to say, either way.

I don't use it as a "carrier" because it can't carry anything through the skin that can't get through on its own so...why waste it when a couple of drops of tincture under the tongue - which I suspect is a direct route to the lymphatic system - would work just as well. Or even tea, due to the salivary glands' connection to it. All you'd have to do is swish it around your mouth before you swallowed it. Even if it tastes bad, if your body wants what's in it, it'll take it. If it doesn't, it'll gag, spit it out, throw it up or otherwise reject it because a lot of elements of remedies the body only occasionally needs are merely toxins, when it has no use for them. Like muscle testing - which would be a whole lot less...uncomfortable, LOL.

Which is also why compounding - I.e. mixing a bunch of stuff together - is...well...not a good idea. The remedy might be in there but the first order of business for the body is going to be wrangling the toxins - I.e. the stuff it doesn't need - and a lot of the good "babies" are probably going to be thrown out with the bathwater.

ORH
(TEN MILE , TN)
06/29/2021

CINDY, ORH here, and I have no clue why I am even in this conversation? You are aware that DMSO is one of the most power solvents there is? It takes stuff to where you want it to go. I am worth about 50 cents, but a race horse is worth millions and the owner uses it on his buddy full time. So, being a Redneck, I figure it works on million dollar race horse, it might work on a two bit guy like me. You took my bait and sinker as I wanted. When I say dumb things then D does not publish. Other folks say dumb things, they are in print. Let me keep this civil for one time. What I know is that Dr Jacobs knew more about the properties of DMSO that anyone. Would you read his book? This site does not need to become a slug feat, but there needs to have some gives and takes. That is what is missing here. We know the smart folks on EC, but sometimes they are just blowing smoke. But nobody takes them on. You have taken me on about DMSO being a carrier . I use it with all my pain liniments and you say that's bull. How do we have a debate and draw a conclusion? You mention the lymph system. I have stumbled into a few things in that regard. I am in CHF and thought I was gone a few months ago. My heart is so weak that my lymph was not getting out of my body. I went to the folks that wrap your legs, etc. I had the professional stockings and was improving but lying flat in the bed, my lungs were filling with fluid and I was drowning. That is frighting and spooky. I know how the lymph system works. the legs flows to your center and your head flows to your center. So I bought a bed that you can raise your head and your feet.Guess what, I stopped drowning. Gravity still works. Lymph has no pump like the heart, so gravity, exercise and vibration keeps this fluid moving. I am an engineer, not a doctor. but this is an engineering problem. Upon awaking I take a professional vibrator and trace my lymph system by the numbers. I have lost 30 #and weigh every morning. I did not lose muscle, I lost lymph. My situation is such that I have 2 to 5 more years to live. I am tight with the Lord, but want to hang around as long as I can......jus cause. I would like to continue this debate but will not tolerate a smart mouth . ====ORH====

Cindy
(Illinois, USA)
07/01/2021
303 posts

ORH - just to be clear, as an explorer, I enjoy dialogue but I don't do "debate" which is why I failed to read past the first lines of either of your remarks. I merely skimmed them and didn't realize I'd offended you. I won't apologize because it wasn't my intention but I shan't bother you again. Best wishes.

Joseph
(Stockton, CA)
06/30/2021
31 posts

I am 79yrs old, been around for awhile and I found this site not long ago and I have read many comments, am using some of there natural things that have been posted, perhaps people will try things that I have posted. Now the real reason I am replying to this posting is your DMSO comment and you feeling that EC should debate you, well that is not the business they are in, AFTERALL who are you? You should be so glad that the Staff here posted your comment, I never would have. I used DMSO over 55 yrs ago, big deal. Be thankful your comment was accepted, hoping you go after Big PHARMA now. I love this site!

Cindy
(Illinois, USA)
06/29/2021
303 posts

I don't think lymph acts like blood. I suspect what gets in it is passed along, "hand to hand". The nature of what it is would depend on where it's passed along TO but it appears to move "stuff" faster than blood but I'm still exploring so...I'll probably never get to the bottom of it - no pun intended, LOL!

Charity
(faithville, Us)
06/29/2021

ORH, you can hang on and around as long as you desire. He gives us the desires of our heart. Now that is not to say you won't have a fight on your hands to make that real. I study body, mind, and spirit and lately the battle for me has gotten down to the last straw and I plan on winning. You might like some people I follow to engage the battle with supernatural strength . I am not that smart, just really stubborn and born a goat, induced me for a tax break on new years eve. I think the scapegoat. I been circling the wilderness with every ones sin on my back.

This pastor did a controversial medical procedure and ended up with his life and now helps others.

MY STORY: 9 YEARS BATTLE & VICTORY over STAGE 4 MELANOMA. How faith and repentance brought healing. - YouTube

I been chewing on this bone for over two years and I will not let go until I get all that is in it to bring to me revelation of what I already have.

You've Already Got It!: Week 1, Day 1 - YouTube

I follow health sites and relational sites and spiritual sites. I am body mind and spirit and they all affect me. Love heals.

I don't like anything watered down, I want the full effect of what is out there, no lies, no games, no manipulations.

Placebo, a wake up call to the Church by Howard Pittman

I hope you get to read this and partake in the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Blessings, Charity

I read the MSM book years ago and use it daily with vitamin C.

Cindy
(Illinois, USA)
06/30/2021
303 posts

ORH - I know you have your own ways so I won't say any more on that.

Re: death - been there, done that, didn't hurt, wasn't scary, no pitchforks and not alone. Zero trauma. Very interesting, awesome "ride". Not a tunnel but, rather, very fast travel along a perfectly straight trajectory. Like if you were in a rocket car, going rocket fast, the "air" (which is actually fluid) around the car would be quite solid if you were to try to stick your arm out the window and the straight line travel would make the target perfectly clear, in your sights, which provides the sense of "the light at the end of the tunnel" which seems singular but that's because you're moving straight toward it so it's not blurred or wobbly. It's a bit like "zooming in", as with a camera.

I didn't stick around - just sort of popped in, sensed the presence of others - mentally high-fived everybody and came back. Just a sort of "Hi! AWESOME ride! Gotta go! " sort of trip. All on my own ticket - totally by choice. Had I been more severely injured or unhealthy, I would have stayed. And I COULD have stayed, by simply choosing to.

And just to be clear - nobody who's ever known me would ever mistake me for an angel and there was no sense of..."judgement". Zero. Like with all things, I suspect one's experience is an extension of one's state of being, at the time, and as I'm an explorer, that's pretty much my state of being, 24/7 - interested in whatever has my attention which I reserve for things that interest me and which is always and only ever my call.

The light is like a big hug, high-five and celebration, all at the same time. Nothing to be afraid of.

Tessa
(Okanagan)
06/30/2021

Hi Cindy (Illinois) -

I felt a great comfort reading your experience about death - a very interesting awesome ride.

We all die eventually. Your description was natural and logical - after all, it is part of life. No judgement. Nothing to be afraid of.

Thank you, Cindy. I always enjoy your postings!

Take care,

Tessa

Cindy
(Illinois, USA)
06/30/2021
303 posts

People don't talk about it but I've never had a problem with death since learning, upon my first experience with it, that everybody dies which meant, in my little girl mind, that since the best of the best and the most cowardly cowards that have ever lived all got through it, it can't be a bad thing so, we've been buds ever since and I spent a lot of time exploring the idea of it. Much to my mother's chagrin - and stark-raving fear for her fearless kid.

Strangely, men seem more susceptible to a fear of death. I suspect, due to a life of pumping testosterone, creating instances of not always "doing the right thing" and the judgement angle.

I'm glad to know that a woman took it as intended. It was interesting and a hoot but wasn't actually a "big deal". Which was sort of...I don't want to say "disappointing" but I would have thought it would have been more...exciting...I guess. Anyway...lol - I was young and an explorer and so...everything was exciting.

And, you're welcome.

Replied by HisJewel
(North Carolina)
07/01/2021

Death and Life Experiences

I have heard many tell of how they went from earth, to Glory and back to earth stories.

And if you are not a resident within the gates of pearls or the gate of hell you have simply been given more time.

Almost every one that I have heard tell the story of the Light, and many tell of feeling liquid love around them, even those who did not believe in Love.

If you are back in your body there is more to the life and death story to experience.

My brother tell's of how in his young gang banging days, at about 16 years old he almost died. I know that he was almost beaten to death with a baseball bat. His friends called mother and said he was dead.

He told me of his tunnel and light experience. He repeats his story usually when a friend dies. Yet he knows he did not make the whole trip. And if anyone says they are in a better place, he asks how do you know have you been there?

I try to console him by saying, maybe the speaker is saying heaven is better than hell.

HisJewel
(North Carolina)
07/01/2021

Here is a somewhat spooky but interesting death and life experience as testified by one man.

He said he was angry with his wife because she had smacked him. In his anger, and while driving, he was devising a way to get back at his wife. The next thing he knew his car crashed. He came out of his body. He noticed there was a man on his left and right. He asked, "Who are you?"
They introduced themselves, " I am Goodness, the other man said, I am Mercy., "
He said they took him and gave him a tour of heaven. Then they took him and showed him hell.
After he viewed it, they were about to cast him in it. He said, "Wait a minute I'm a preacher! " He said they replied, but you have not forgiven your wife.

Long story short, he was given another chance to forgive. When he was restored to his body his wife and church family were still praying for him.

Thank God for his Goodness and Mercy.

HisJewel

HisJewel
(New York)
07/04/2021

Hello Everyone,

Some people have written books on their death and life experiences and were kind to leave a summary of their story on line. There are so many different stories, and some that are similar others.

Some stories are just as suspenseful as a TV show.

Here are two sites, Enjoy.

https://www.beliefnet.com/faiths/5-near-death-experiences-that-will-reaffirm-your-faith.aspx

https://www.iands.org/ndes/nde-stories/17-nde-accounts-from-beyond-the-light.html


Internal Use
Posted by Tre (Memphis, Tn, Usa) on 12/05/2010

I finally have some 99% dmso. I have read a ton on what it can do. Now I am ready to mix it with vitamins. I have read people mixing b-12 and b-5. I am going to get some eye drop containers and start the mixing. Question is what is the ratio? mg per ml? do I use just dmso and the vitamin or dilute it with distilled water? how often can I put the drops on my skin per day? also what other vitamins would be safe in this procedure?

Replied by Shiloh
(Escondido, California)
12/06/2010

Internal use of DMSO, to Tre from Memphis, Tn, Hi Tre, I have never used DMSO internally, seeing how you have read a lot on the many things you can use this for, just a safety reminder, make sure everything the DMSO touches is very clean, and also if you plan on using capsules or tablet form of vitamins, do a trial run in water first, to make sure it dissolves in 20 minutes or it might not work, but then again DMSO is classified as a solvent, so it might, but just to make sure you might want to put it in a glass to check the disolveability before you put it into the eyedroper. Good luck and please keep us posted on exactly what you did and how well it works.

Replied by Francisca
(Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France)
12/07/2010

There is a book on DMSO by the same doctors who wrote one about MSM. I only read the MSM one but what I understood is that it is clear that you can use DMSO internally, I even think that it is usually used internally but that because of the odor you can better use MSM. One of the doctors has ran a DMSO clinic in the US for many years, maybe he still does..... If you go on Amazon you will find several books on both subjects.

Replied by Jerry
(Sprngville, Al.)
12/26/2011

PLEASE : Use food grade DMSO for all human use, buy the book (dmso nature's healer) there are all grades of dmso; horses, swimming, industry, be smart and read up on things before you do harm to yourself.

Replied by Bill Leach
(Idaho, Usa)
10/04/2014

D (Hawaii) [or really anyone else];

In spite of what the FDA says, ascorbic Acid is NOT vitamin C, it is merely a component of vitamin C.

Replied by Prioris
(Fl)
10/05/2014

Bill, Very good post about Vitamin C not being ascorbic acid. I take a Vitamin C with Rose Hips. I look at the rose hips as being the most important part. I have tended to take Vitamin C for granted without thinking about it. It is a reminder to be more discriminating when buying Vitamin C in supplement form. I know you get your nutrients from whole foods so less likely to be a problem. For people who buy supplement, this is important to know

http://www.thedoctorwithin.com/vitaminc/ascorbic-acid-is-not-vitamin-c/

"OK, natural vs. synthetic. Let's start with Vitamin C. Most sources equate vitamin C with ascorbic acid, as though they were the same thing. They're not. Ascorbic acid is an isolate, a fraction, a distillate of naturally occurring vitamin C. In addition to ascorbic acid, vitamin C must include rutin, bioflavonoids, Factor K, Factor J, Factor P, Tyrosinase, Ascorbinogen, and other components as shown in the figure below:

A s c o r b I c A c I d

ascorbinogen
bioflavonoids
rutin

tyrosinase

Factor J
Factor K
Factor P

A s c o r b I c A c id

V I T A M I N C

In addition, mineral co-factors must be available in proper amounts.

If any of these parts are missing, there is no vitamin C, no vitamin activity. When some of them are present, the body will draw on its own stores to make up the differences, so that the whole vitamin may be present. Only then will vitamin activity take place, provided that all other conditions and co-factors are present."

To drive home the point even further

"Ascorbic acid simply cannot confer vitamin activity, as taught by the discoverer of vitamin C himself, another Nobel Prize laureate, Dr. Albert Szent-Georgi.

Szent-Georgi discovered vitamin C in 1937. In all his research however, Szent-Georgi found that he could never cure scurvy with the isolated ascorbic acid itself. Realizing that he could always cure scurvy with the "impure" vitamin C found in simple foods"

So one should focus on Vitamin C COMPLEX as opposed to Vitamin C

I found a sustained release brand which contains

Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid) 1000 mg 1,667%

Bioflavonoids (from Citrus limon exocarp) (supplying active flavonones, 24% [120 mg] and active flavonols and flavones, 20% [100 mg]) 500 mg

Rutin (from Sophora japonica leaf) 100 mg

Hesperidin (from Citrus limon exocarp) 100 mg

Rose Hips (Rosa canina fruit) 100 mg

Acerola (Malpighia glabra fruit) 50 mg

Pawel K.
(Vancouver, Canada)
05/28/2021

Prioris,

Thank You for explaining Vitamin C, short and to the point.

I had a similar observation doing alcohol withdrawal treatments on myself. The vitamins from the store were useless. But when I was getting an I.V in the vein, I was up and rosy looking in hours. Otherwise, it would be several days.

Withdrawal is not the same as "hangover". It's deadly.


Joint Pain

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Posted by Richard (Plymouth U.k.) on 09/08/2018
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I am using 2 tablespoons of DMSO internally per day!! And my aches pains and swellings are all dissipating.


Joint Pain
Posted by Linda (Lancaster, California) on 05/07/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Glad to see DMSO is alive and well! I was a ballet dancer in the 70's and DMSO was very popular except that no one could stand you on stage because of the odor. Then, when I became a full time massage therapist, I always shared the benefits of DMSO. My question is; are there any DMSO Clinics? Also, I am about to share DMSO with my friend who is suffering with much round the clock pain as a result of many surgeries for her Ovarian Cancer. No cancer now, but infections, fever and pain!!!

Replied by Hey
(Souris, Pe)
02/16/2010

Your friend may want to try MMS for the infection and fever.


Medical Grade vs Industrial DMSO

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Posted by Anne (Washington) on 12/11/2013
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Regarding "Industrial" DMSO vs "Medical grade." Several years ago I was interested in DMSO and did quite a bit of research on this stuff. It is truly a wonder product, but I was concerned about the 'purity' thing. So I contacted the company that makes DMSO and asked them about it. This is what they told me. Dmso is Dmso, period. There is no 'medical grade' or 'industrial' grade. It is all the same. DMSO is Dimethyl sulfoxide period. The only difference is how much distilled water is mixed with it. If it is 70% DMSO that just means it has been mixed with 30% distilled water. If it is 99% pure, it means it was mixed with 1% distilled water. If it says 99.9% pure, it has no measurable distilled water mixed with it. PERIOD> So when you read on the internet that 'their' product is "more pure" than anyone elses, you're being "taken". I've seen ads stating that "Our product is only 'Medical grade'" to justify charging as much as 38.00 per bottle!! ? This is ridiculous! I buy my bottle of DMSO at our FEED and SEED store for 7.50!! It is 99% pure and I have been using for years! So don't be taken to the cleaners over this stuff. Do your own research.!!!

Replied by Painbomb
(Olathe, Co)
01/10/2014
5 out of 5 stars

In response to Anne's post, the grade is not in reference to the amount of water in DMSO, it's in reference to purity, meaning that DMSO that is of pharmaceutical grade is 99.99% pure - the chances of it containing any solvents or other additives is minute.

This is the grade used in cryogenic preservation (shipment of organs for transplant), and in transdermal patches. The risk of any other grade is unknown unless you have access to a testing facility that can tell you what the other percentage is, i.e., the 1% or more which is not DMSO. That 1% can make all the difference when it comes to treating the human body, so misinformation can be damaging.

I use only 99.99% pure DMSO in my topical pain formula, just as I use only the highest grade essential oils and extracts, organic, extra-virgin coconut & olive oils, and organic grapeseed and hemp oils.

Karen

Replied by Dave
(Fountain Inn, Sc)
01/11/2014

Anne,

You can get the pure DMSO on line from "Dr Jacobs DMSO" and can see a great 3 part video on DMSO by googling "dr Jacobs DMSO 60 minutes youtube"...

Replied by Robert Henry
(Ten Mile , Tn)
01/11/2014
5 out of 5 stars

HI U KAREN, , , , , , , , , , Seems to me that you might be getting caught up in stuff that is much to do about nothing. I buy my DMSO from Dr Jacobs and he is Mr. DMSO and states that DMSO in a poly bottle is good, but if you got a hang up, then he will ship it in a glass container for $ 5 more. He did all the original research on DMSO for Crown Zellerbach back in the 60's . What are your credentials?

What you have to watch is that most compounds distill off at a certain purity and if you want it higher then it is done by it is done by removing the water by decanting with a solvent. When I was a poor whipper snapper at Ga Tech and in Organic Chemistry, instead of stealing ethanol at 95% , I stole the the Absolute ethanol at 100%, because that had to be better. The more I stole for our Frat parties, the worse I felt.

The next summer I had a grad student teaching the class. He covered Absolute 100% ethanol, which was made by decanting the water from the 95% by using benzene and this left traces of benzene in the Absolute. Benzene is accumulative in your body and when you reach 10 grams , then you die. After that lecture , I went to him after class and explained what a friend of mine had done by stealing from the Organic Lab.

He had been down a few dusty road and told me very emphatically not to ever do that again. Since I's SJS , I never did, but I have always wondered how many grams of benzene I do have.

The lady who buys her 99% DMSO from the Farm Co-op will get no flack from me and I question your problem with it.

=========OLE ROBERT HENRY=============


Migraines

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Posted by Sarah (Los Angeles, CA) on 06/14/2009
5 out of 5 stars

DMSO and H2O2 for Migraines:

My boyfriend gets constant and debilitating migraine headaches for the past several years (about once or twice a week)... it is what first brought me to Earthclinic many months ago when I started researching. He has ever since been by guinea pig!! I think that there's a lot of it to do with nutritional deficiencies (which I am still figuring out...) but I FINALLY came up with something that works QUICK in the meantime until I figure out the root cause this treats the symptoms.

I was reading about DMSO and how it could theoretically be used to treat a stroke in an emergency, and I was thinking that headaches have similar problems of lack of oxygen to the brain...

so when he came over this morning w a terrible headache that had lasted all night and not been relieved by Amerge or Flova prescription migraine pills...

I mixed him a cocktail of organic "Monster C" juice, about 1 cup (8 oz.) with about 1/8 teaspoon of DMSO and added a few drops of food grade 35% hydrogen peroxide. He drank this.

We then applied an icepack to his forehead and within 20 minutes, the headache that had lasted for about 8 hours went away completely!

So happy! Hopes this remedy helps someone else.

Replied by Healandglory
(Miami)
05/28/2015

Can anyone simply give a good place to purchase DMSO. Online stores or stores? Please provide names of places or email address of where to get it. Everyone keeps talking about it but no one really is saying where they purchased their dmso.

Kate B
(South Alabama)
04/23/2016

I get my DMSO at Tractor Supply. You should be able to get it at any large Feed and Seed or maybe pet supply. Its about 8.00 bucks for 16 oz bottle. If you got a besty who works for a veterinarian or who is a vet, get them to order it for you through their business.

Replied by Dave
(Fountain Inn, Sc)
05/28/2015

Hello Heal and Glory,

Google "Dr. Jacobs DMSO" and his product line comes up. It is Dr. Jacobs who put DMSO on the map 20 years or so ago with his interviews with 60 Minutes. You can also Google that..."Dr. Jacobs 60 Minutes DMSO" and see the series.

And Health food stores carry it.

Replied by George
(Seattle)
05/28/2015

I just ordered some DMSO from Amazon. Scheduled delivery is next Tuesday.

Replied by Bill
(San Fernando, Philippines)
05/28/2015

He Healandglory...A good place to buy quality DMSO is Dr Stanley Jacob's website -- shown here. Dr Jacob is the guru who originally discovered and who has researched all the beneficial properties of DMSO since the 1960s.

You can also buy DMSO from amazon.com or ebay.com. See this link.

Replied by Timh
(Ky)
05/29/2015
2086 posts

Ebay is proly the best place for DMSO purchase as well as many other like products as there are a variety of sellers which keeps the competition up and the prices low.


Natural Antibiotic

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Posted by Enid (California) on 11/19/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Dmso works great when paired with coconut oil which is a natural antibiotic


Nebulizing DMSO

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Posted by Eileen (New Jersey) on 04/05/2021
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I tried the DMSO in a nebulizer and it ate through the plastic. If anybody can recommend a solution to nebulizing DMSO, I'd appreciate it- I don't want to be inhaling fumes from melting plastic. Thanks

Replied by Claudi0
(Spring Hill, Florida)
04/20/2021

I have several books on DMSO and the only thing I can find on nebulizing with DMSO as it can only be a 40 to 50% solution....that would be a mix with distilled water and not to cause damage to equipment. I have not tried it yet, so only going by the written word in my books.

ORH
(TEN MILE, TN)
04/21/2021

ClaudiO, ORH here, and I first learned of DMSO in 1965 when I worked for CZ in St Francisville, La. The CZ pulp mill in Bogalusa, La was where C Z make their DMSO from the mill's black liquor. Their DMSO Supervisor came over to help me start up our tall oil plant.

He related two stories that I have posted over the years and will post here again.

He said none of his employees ever got a cold, nor the flu while working in the plant. Also, he said DMSO will instantly heal a skin burn. Dr. Jacob in Ore. did all CZ's research and lived to be 93 and drank DMSO every day. Read his book. I still buy all my DMSO from his Lab.

You are right about DMSO reacting with plastic as I ruined my Tractor Driver's plastic measuring beaker with 100 % DMSO. A glass nebulizer would work. Dr. Jacobs says to use 75% below your waist and 50% above your waist. The employees had to breathe the DMSO vapors but I would have no clue what concentration to use in a nebulizer. I would go very low to start.

After I crushed my T 12, I use lineament and DMSO every morning on my hips. Dr. Jacobs testified before Senator Kennedy's committee in his investigation into DMSO. After that, Dr. Jacobs took a low profile as Big Pharma came after him. Would tell you much more, but this tale would not be posted. Error to the save side on the nebulizing and keep us posted.

====ORH====

Babacyd
(Ca)
05/18/2021

ORH, can you please tell more about Dr Jacobs and his DMSO research.

Gc
(Atlanta, Ga)
06/06/2021

I wonder if using DMSO in a steam treatment would work for inhalation into the body and quickly traversing throughout the body?

Inhalation of essential oils is the most effective way to take them and I wonder if this is true for DMSO as well?

Replied by Cindy
(Illlinois, USA)
05/19/2021
303 posts

I'm not going to "nebulize" DMSO but I DO take the stopper out and inhale the vapors. I don't really have any issues but I can definitely feel it, nevertheless. I also do that, occasionally, with hydrogen peroxide, ClO2 and an extra strong cayenne tincture I made. Though not at the same time, mind you. They all have an effect, inhaling the vapors, but I don't really have any issues so can't attest to the effect any of them would have on a problem.

I DO wish I'd tried inhaling the cayenne tincture vapors 0 and the others if the cayenne didn't work - when I had that sinus awfulness after Covid, but didn't think of it until later.

I'm going to "wild ferment" some cayenne peppers all the way through the bubbling and try inhaling vapors (and maybe some probiotics) from THAT - without the CO2, of course. But I'll wait for some sort of sinus "thing". I'm thinking I'll just put some in a little pinch bowl with a bit of the brine and inhale whatever probiotics might come off it, see what happens. I don't get sinus infections but I DO get stuffy when the house does.


Oil Pulling With DMSO

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Posted by Man (Sojouring America) on 02/28/2014

I am looking into this idea of "Oil Pulling". And if it does work, why would DMSO not be a good idea? DMSO has some of the characteristics of an oil. I started last night with DMSO and I did it this morning too. I used pure 99.9 percent pure DMSO. It has a warming effect. I did not find it objectionable at all. (If I kick the bucket, please ignore anything I have ever said because I never met Jack, and not know Jack).

Replied by Frank
(Rochester, Ny)
03/02/2014

I would be careful using DMSO as an oil pulling "oil". The bacteria from any dental plague in your mouth will get absorbed into your bloodstream and might cause heart problems like Infectious Endocarditis. If I were you, I would only use the traditional oils that have been used for centuries in this particular technique.

Replied by Prioris
(Fl, Usa)
03/02/2014

Put some hydrogen peroxide with the dmso. That should help kill any infecting microbes.

Replied by Man
(Sojouring America)
03/11/2014
4 out of 5 stars

Better But With Side Effects

It does not make sense to me that the DMSO would draw into the bloodstream a large thing like a bacteria. It is too big. I would not think it could make it through the blood barrier. From what I understand is that DMSO transports light, small molecules.

Update

My issue with "Oil-Pulling" with DMSO is the tooth throbbing I get in one of my mid teeth. I do like the sensation of the warming that I get though. Like a gentle heat pad for the mouth. I don't "Oil-Pull" with DMSO every day.

Replied by Flavio
(Florida, US)
01/07/2015
5 out of 5 stars

Don't forget about Jim Humble's MMS Miracle Mineral Solution ( chlorine dioxide ) the best virus bacteria parasite killer known to man, when used with dmso is even better.


Pain

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Posted by Katzie (Canada) on 05/18/2021
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In response to Rob from NJ who wrote: "Bad pain in hands and feet. Please help how to take DMSO and what's the protocol is internally and externally."

Longtime DMSO user here.

I personally use mine on sore body parts straight. First I put on a thin layer of castor oil (to protect the skin), then I use an eye dropper to measure, and so I know my starting dose. Eg. for my two crushed discs I started with 7 drops per side. Leave the area uncovered for 20 mins, then get dressed again.

How I take it internally:

I typically use only 1/4 tsp of it 1x day. It's a solvent so it wants into your tissues, fast! So it's disconcerting to start to drink it, swallow, but there's nothing left cause it was already absorbed in the back of your throat!

As time goes on DMSO will actually heal you! And you will need less and less. If you don't want to fuss with castor oil, you could dilute the DMSO with distilled water, to a level of 50/50, and apply it that way. I was telling a friend of my crushed disc protocol, that I started 3 yrs ago and gradually cycled down as I healed when I realized I hadn't put any on my back in 2 months! So remember, you're not treating, you'll actually be healing. Best of luck on your healing!


Pain
Posted by Man (America) on 12/29/2013
5 out of 5 stars

I have been making cayenne extracts to roll on areas of pain. Especially for knee or back pain issues. This cayenne extract ( in alcohol 100 proof) has been really amazing in pain relief topical application. Just today I took some DMSO and Aloe Vera juice and a spot of Kosher Glycerin and filled the rest of the ounce with cayenne extract in alcohol. I made this blend this morning and have just applied it and the heating sensation is perfect. I have been experimenting with DMSO and Aloe Vera juice too by adding 30%, or 40% or 50% of Aloe Vera Juice with coresponding amounts of pure DMSO. They all cause me to itch so far. I want to try some honey in this DMSO to see if I can make a home made blend that does not itch. Well, Until later.

Replied by Man
(America)
12/30/2013

Update:

I made a bottle of cayenne extract with coconut oil and a spot of kosher glycerin and I put it on the shelf. I picked it up yesterday off the shelf and have not yet used it. It is too late to try it today because I have already applied a blend I made yesterday and I don't want to confuse the experiment. I like yesterday's blend which is DMSO, glycerine, Aloe Vera juice and homemade cayenne extract in alcohol. So far I am liking the blend. It is mild, yet still generates a heat pad affect. I may try this type of blend with Extract of Bhut Jolokia extract. It will be very hot I am certain but for a bad flare up it would probably be perfect for the relief. Thank you, and I am going back to work.


Pain Relief

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Posted by Mystic Sage (Cutler Bay, Florida) on 07/15/2012
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I purchased DMSO gel 99.9 pure with 10% Distilled water. I had excruciating pain on the tail bone from physical work around the house, as in moving furniture. I figured I would take a chance and just try it so I first used the roll-on with the same percentage of the gel, first. It felt as if the pain was never going to cease but I was not going to give up so easily. I applied DMSO (once) for two days. I thought that if the pain still persisted on the third day, I would consult with a physician. Well, on the third day, I felt no pain at all, as if it were never there!

In reading some of the entries on here, I have become quite curious in exploring DMSO further. I would like to know if everyone here purchases DMSO in the same form. If I am to take it orally, do I purchase a different form other than gel, or can I still use the gel that I currently have? How are many of you on this thread figuring out what measurements are needed for your ailments. Someone mentioned douching and I, too, am curious as to how it can be done and what form is used. Should DMSO and MSM be used together? I am just discovering information about MSM. Another member mentioned a book on it and I am going to purchase a copy. If anyone can answer or outline information on what I need, please do so. I believe in DMSO.

Replied by Lisa
(Thousand Oaks, Ca, USA)
07/15/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Hi Mystic Sage, I first used DMSO back in the 70's as a ballet dancer. My teacher/ mentor who was one of the great American ballerinas had used it throughout her career and familiarized me with it. Back then it was not used by humans (at least not the general public, dancers were using it. ) but she knew of it from the horse world in Saratoga Springs, NY of which they had been using it on race horses for a long time successfully. I continue to use it today in roll- on form. Once applied you do not need to rub it in but do let it dry before getting dressed. It is a powerful conductor so be careful what you are applying with it because it will drive it into the body.

As for MSM, I was introduced to it 16 years ago by my dad. He would always see me in pain from all my teaching and brought it to me in powder form although he had capsules as well. I was skeptical but tried it and my pain disappeared overnight! I was sold! Back then, my dad would add the powder to lotion to use topically since it was not available in creams at that time. Virtually no one knew of it and because I became such a believer in it, I would drive a distance to buy it from the distributor in boxes so I could get a bulk discount. I would give it to dancers and friends who had physical pain. To this day, I recommend it to all my students if they become really sore or if they feel they've injured a body part. I like to use it in powder form best since it goes directly into your system. Capsules are good for convenience but I personally don't think they're as potent. I use Omica which is completely plant- derived and non- petroleum derived. That company offers superior products of all that they carry. The first MSM I used all that time ago was OptiMSM. I always had great results with that as well.

As for DMSO orally, well since I use MSM orally I don't use DMSO that way. You can safely use them together. I have often. Also, there is plenty of information available on the internet on both of these so you really don't need to buy a book. As for the amount of MSM, I base it on my pain factor. Of course, I think it's always best to start low and build up if you aren't getting the results you wanted. I use a pretty healthy tablespoon, sometimes more, in a glass of water but then again, I'm used to these things...

I hope I have answered your questions. Best to you, Lisa

Priya
(QLD, Australia)
05/20/2021
5 out of 5 stars

Noticed that when taking MSM orally, you need to consume it at least 2 to 3 hours before sleeping as otherwise it will keep you up.

Replied by Rodney
(Virginia, US)
07/12/2014

Msm is a by- product of DMSO. No need to combine.

Replied by Timh
(KY)
07/13/2014
2086 posts

I am no expert on this but I think that combining the two in proper ratio insures top levels in the body. DMSO has many benefits as does MSM, but the DMSO can cause odor problems at therapeutic doses, where this does not occur with MSM. Evidently DMSO is limited in it's conversion to MSM.

Replied by Robert Henry
(Ten Mile, Tn.)
07/13/2014

HI U TIMH, , , , , , , , , MSM is made from DMSO and H202.

I am surprised that you have a pet. Hulda Clark said that if you have a house pet then you will have the same parasites. I believed her and after 46 years my wife no longer has a house cat. For the last 8 years she has had two outside cats and they love far more that the others. They are fed a specific amount at a specific time. Neither wears a watch, but they know exactly when feeding time is.

As you know Hulda Clark contended that parasites were the cause of all diseases.

I have ordered the reduced Glutathione to make a batch of lyposol. I can find no recipe so I will just use one tbsp per batch. How does that sound to you?

===OLE ROBERT HENRY=======

Replied by Timh
(KY)
07/13/2014
2086 posts

RH: For over 20 yrs I hadn't a pet due to being un-established and living from pillar-to-post. Factor in also the tragic single or bachelor status, and in 2004 where I moved to a country setting (now become completely developed) it was so wonderful to have a pet kitty, then a mommy kitty and a batch of kittens. I have one of that litter still abiding here and doing well. I kept them wormed regular w/ Piperazine for adult Ascaris but looking back in hindsight, would have also needed the Ivermectin.

Anyway, about the LET. Are you feeling improved from the LET Vit-C?? I have been thinking how much assured you should feel as to that recent cancer deal (if I am not mistaken it was yourself).

As for the Glutathione, many people use a more cost effective method of supplementing NAC, Selenium, and Melatonin orally, although Liposomal GTH is the best it terms of effectiveness. IMHO Reduced Glutathione for liposomal encapsulation is used best as a cofactor for either of the two coenzymes CoQ10 and ALA (which are both poorly absorbed orally). One part GTH to 1/2 part CoQ10 or ALA. The Lipo C would be good maybe 2x weekly while you could take the CoQ10 or ALA daily. You could rotate the CoQ10 and ALA on a daily or weekly basis.

Given these recommendations, it could only be surmised that your energy levels will greatly increase, as well as generally improving the overall health of both body & mind (especially in the aging or declining process).

Replied by Susan
(Mississippi, US)
08/25/2014

My warning is not about DMSO, which I use and recommend. My warning is about listening to Clark about leaving cats outside. Stop the witch hunt on cats and stay on subject. DMSO. Cats have nothing to do with DMSO. Totally not related. Cats are not parasite givers. USE DMSO, ignore Clark's advise about indoor cats... not related at all.

Replied by Om
(Hope, Bc Canada)
08/25/2014

Hi Susan --- right on. Years ago when I read her books, I gave up when she demanded that people get rid of their pets.

T'is a pity but so much for that. He, people are not parasite givers? Etc.?

Namaste, Om

Replied by Kate B
(Southern Ala)
04/23/2016

Get DMSO at Tractor Supply. 16 oz for 8.00 bucks

Replied by Joel The K
(Ohio)
09/13/2016

Uh yea, Hulda Clark would have us all living in pressurized, sterilized, hermetically sealed space bubbles. I read Cure for All Diseases. At first I was enthused and it sounded kind of right. But the further along I read the more I realized Dr. Clark had developed some kind of obsessive/compulsive disorder bordering on total paranoia. What kind of life would one live if they followed all of Clark's directives? There is such a thing as too clean. We do have immune systems. I love cats.


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Posted by Gg (Hobart, Tasmania, Australia) on 11/12/2009
5 out of 5 stars

DMSO topical application

I used DMSO for the first time last night (topically), as a guinea pig test before using it on my boyfriend's back.

On another note, the pain relief was amazing! I hadn't realised how much my feet normally hurt. I have a condition called "Haglund's Deformity" and also some excess bone in my feet which causes me much pain. I wasn't having a "sore feet" day, but I noticed with utter amazement after trying it on 1 foot only that the other was was actually hurting quite a bit. I must be so used to it that I ignore it normally. The foot I tried the DMSO on felt "buoyant", that's the only was I can describe it. Light and slightly tingly, complete absence of pain or aching. And I only applied it at 3 points on the skin! I'm looking forward to experimenting more with this amazing substance, and hoping it will provide some relief for my BF who suffers from "Scheuermann's Disease".

I just had a question for anyone with experience -- it's left my skin puckered and dry feeling, like when you been in the bath too long and you "prune", only it's dried out now. Will this go away??? I would assume it does but I'm hoping I haven't done myself any permanent damage! I left cotton swabs soaked in the solution on my skin for about half an hour and it stung so i took them off, then noticed this skin effect.

Replied by The Narrow Way
(Clarkston, Mi)
07/09/2010
5 out of 5 stars

Dear Hobart, I read your post on DMSO how when you applied it to your test areas and the skin puckered and felt dry. I have done the same thing on my finger where I have really bad joint pain. It took away the pain but left my finger puckered, pruned and sensitive to touch. Did it go away or is there still damage to the tissue where you applied it? I haven't seen an answer to your post. So I am hoping you can tell me if your skin went back to normal or not. Thank you

Replied by Mariam
(Roanoke, Va)
08/02/2012

DO NOT USE DMSO FULL [email protected] 99% DMSO is a powerful agent and some of you are using it full strength and out of plastic roll on containers which is not advisable. It must be used and stored out of glass as it will take some of the plastic with it if used from plastic. It must be applied from a small glass container to which you have cut it at least by HALF if it is a 50% solution, even with 70%. It will work if used responsibly but it is caustic if you apply it to the skin without diluting it with water or aloe and it will burn and damage tissues initially before they heal at full strength. You could even get a swollen tongue as epithelial cells slough off too quickly so exercise caution. And please remember, Whatever it touches goes into the skin with it.

Replied by Ray
(Calgary, Alberta)
12/21/2012

My wife has Rheumatoid Arthritis so I rubbed and massaged DMSO on her hands, feets, knees, shoulder etc. (mixed with castor oil)The whole process took 30 minutes. After my hands looked like prunes. But it went away an hour later. That night I did the process again. This time the prune look stayed with me all night, no matter how hard I tried I could do nothing. No lotions made any difference. Eventually it cleared up by the end of the day. I didn't use DMSO anymore but just the castor oil. But then 2 days later tried again but with more castor oil (before it was only 50:50 mixture). Now the finger tips didn't get the prune look, though they are a little "tender."

Replied by Redcairo
(Miami, Ok)
05/19/2013

The way DMSO works means that it is very dehydrating to skin. After you use it, maybe 10 minutes later, put some quality oil on your skin, I use castor oil but it can be anything that is healthy. You'll need this to rehydrate the skin.

Replied by Alana
(South Africa)
03/01/2018

I've only had that puckering when I've touched water after DMSO application. The same as when staying in water for a long time. Seems it sped up the absorption of the water through my skin where the DMSO was. Also could be chemicals from cotton swab if not Organic cotton?



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