DMSO Side Effects
I need help. I ordered 99.9% DMSO on Amazon, but what I received was 99% industrial grade. I used it anyway on my tendonitis and other areas of the body. The thing I that I got wicked drunk that night and very very sick! I am wondering if it is possible that the other 1% is alcohol or Acetone in the DMSO and if that is what contributed to me getting that "drunk" feeling...? If so, seems like it is dangerous as could I have gotten alcohol poisoning? Somebody please email me if you know the answer. kathyjo (at) velocity [dot} net.
(White Rock, B.c.)
In researching DMSO today, I read on one site that it will greatly enhance the effect of alcoholic drinks so it's best not to drink at all when using DMSO therapeutically.
Quote from an Amazon.com review: "There is a Medical Grade and an Industrial Grade. You should ONLY use Medical Grade. The other is sold at hardware stores and is toxic. Furthermore, anything you put on your skin at the same time you use DMSO will penetrate immediately, so make sure it is not toxic. Ditto for clothing with strong dyes if your skin is still wet with DMSO. You will get 'garlic breath' seconds after use, which lasts 4-6 hrs. This is the sulfur breaking down in your body and producing sulfuric breath as waste, while also delivering oxygen to the muscles which are healed many times faster. This has also helped certain autistic children absorb somatropin (?) thru a dermal patch, which has alleviated a lot of food issues with certain types of autism... the rest can be read here: http://www.amazon.com/review/R25Z3ID3GYAYU3/ref=cm_cr_pr_viewpnt#R25Z3ID3GYAYU3 ;)
The side effects I have experienced with DMSO are mostly non existent. Slight side affect is odor. Some people think the odor is sulfur and some call it onions or garlic. The value of the relief of DMSO is so great that the tiny little problem of the odor is so insignificant and superficial that it ought to be ignored. If odor truly a problem for the significant people like your husband or your wife then plan your DMSO therapy together like husband and wife. (The two are one flesh according to Scripture). Slight irritation at site of application that goes away after a little time is one other small side affect. It might help to look at the side effects of some of the Poisons err, Drugs that those doctors try to shove down your throat. Now those are "side effects" that I can't live with. But a little odor, a little irritation on the skin, I Can handle that.
This is a follow up on side affects of DMSO. From my experimentation on myself I have discovered that there seems to be a limit on how much DMSO a body can process in a given period of time. And don't take too close to bed time. My journal is available on the web.
I don't notice the smell of DMSO for the most part. Apparently some people do. I had a clerk in a cheap store tell me today that she wanted me to do something about my odour because she said that somebody complained about the smell when I was in the store. I asked her how she knew that it was me? Then I asked the other obvious question: Are you going to shop for me? Where am I going to shop? Then I told her, "I have to take the medication that I have to take".
I didn't hear another word out of her. But she did not bother to even bag up my stuff that I bought.
I know there are many people taking DMSO and I have never heard of anyone complaining to anyone else.
I am thinking that people who smoke cigarettes may be more sensitive to the smell of DMSO. Can anyone echo that?
I have been looking for that one death that has been harped upon concerning DMSO and I think I have found it. Doctors kill in the neighbourhood of one hundred thousand people a year in the hospitals and with pharmaceuticals and man made toxins they call medicines and one (1) woman dies with DMSO in her blood and the DMSO is maligned? What a crock of baloney.
(St Paul's Bay)
(Los Angeles, Ca)
The only person who ever complained was my girlfriend who cannot stand it. No one else seemed bothered. I used it for my painful bladder which was so bad I could not even drive my car over the bumps in the road. I read that doctors were using it for this and it helped with the pain greatly. I am finally cured all these many years later from this. I meditate and sought the reason for the bladder and was finally healed. I still use DSMO for Lyme disease arthritis I acquired many years ago while hiking and being bit by tick. I had the Bull's eye and the whole thing before anyone knew what it was. I am still stuck with the arthritis mostly in my neck and back, chest. Now I am thinking about using DMSO for an ear infection as a last ditch effort. I have been taking antibiotic ear drops for ear for the past ten years at 200 dollars per month. Insurance pays but will no longer do so. Ear comes and goes and was really bad with the start of winter. I got this infection from someone who gave me a massage and breathed into my mouth. This infection started in my lungs and moved to my ears. The ear drops contained antibiotics with cortisone. I just bought over the counter cortisone and am using it. I do not have a fever. My neck is now involved and my left tonsil/throat. I just saw an allergist who did not know about this ear. I saw the dead of Cedar's Sinai who did not know about it either and another doctor on Santa Monica Blvd. Does anyone now if DMSO will work? I bet it will at least get rid of the pain.
Re; ear infection; Before you do anything else you might want to go over to the "pets" section on this site where you will find something called "Blue Juice" for ear infections in dogs. Ahh hate to admit it but it works just as well in human ears. ( Yes, I tried it myself, no harm and it works swell.) Good luck hope you feel better!!!!
Take no notice of WebMD site - they are shills of the pharma industry, and they don't want anyone taking something that is going to detract from selling their very own poisons.
Wikipedia also is open to editing by anyone authorised to do so, and FDA/pharma shills can easily alter information - you could too, if you paid for the privilege.
I am not qualified in any way but if I had the ear problem I would try mixing the DMSO with Colloidal Silver and put a few drops in. Slowly slowly.
DMSO Side Effects
Be very careful with DMSO (Dimenthyl Sulfoxide). As a chemist, I've used DMSO and it is a great compound because it is an EXTREMELY effective solvent.
The reason that the FDA is against DMSO for home use is because it basically dissolves almost anything and takes it along for the ride. Since it is readily absorbed into the skin, anything dissolved in it is also absorbed. This can be dangerous if you inadvertantly come in contact with a hazardous chemical while using DMSO. Many things that are safe when placed on the skin aren't necessarily so when they are absorbed into the body.
DMSO should be stored in glass containers (not plastic) and whatever area on the body it touches should be extremely clean. Be very conscious of not contaminating your bottle by dipping anything into it and make sure any container you use is also clean. As long as you're careful, you shouldn't have any problems.
Basically Aja made one major error here when he writes, "DMSO should be stored in glass containers (not plastic)...."
DMSO is sold by chemical suppliers generally in plastic containers (mine is from Fisher Scientific -picture of my DMSO is shown here) and it doesn't dissolve anything. Alcohol and acetone can dissolve certain things, namely plastic. But nothing dissolves organic compounds, such as skin, tissue, except through the process of digestion. And that is the job of Ebola, MRSA, your stomach acid to name a few.? So it is technically doubtful that a REAL CHEMIST would say that DMSO should be stored in a glass container. DMSO doesn't go through the plastic containers sold by chemical suppliers.
DMSO is actually a byproduct of paper manufacturing processes, and the paper mill tried to get rid of it by pouring on to the coal tar roads. It was a disaster, as all the animals, such as deer, squirrels started licking up this miraculous substance. And it was later that a chemist name Dr. Stanley Jacobs was looking for a suitable compound to preserve heart from damage during transportation to protect them and found DMSO by chance. It's antioxidant ability had that capability from preventing damage, but it had wide uses in a chemical fields since it offers cells to receive oxygen where blood vessels can't reach. The woman who posted the cat was right on.
The DMSO can go through the cells receiving oxygen to cells that are dying helping it revived and this is why DMSO is ideal in emergency situations such as a stroke, or brain damage situation.
To make a long story short, I used DMSO mixed with water to reduce irritation, but MSM can do it too, although it won't have that recognition in emergency situation mentioned, since MSM doesn't go through the cells as easily as a DMSO.
This is in response to Ted from Bangkok:
Please take into consideration that *most* chemical companies are not in business to provide ingestables, but rather chemical compounds for commercial use. Aja's comment about keeping DMSO in glass is quite appropriate, as many chemical compounds will leach chemicals out of plastic, although not necessarily dissolve it. I would hesitate to use a chemical bought such as you show in your picture for internal use, including something to be absorbed into the skin. Pharmaceutical grade is preferred.
Help heal the planet... remain positive and act in love!
DMSO Smell Issues
In researching DMSO, I found a patent from someone who said that if you mix a little bit of raw honey into your DMSO that it will make it so you don't smell!
I've been using it that way since the beginning and I've never been told I have an odor. The owner of the patent said that the best mix is 1 part honey to 7 parts DMSO and 3 parts water.
(Grand Rapids, Michigan)
(Grand Rapids, Michigan)
I tried it, by taking a teaspoon in o.j., but people are telling me I have an odor! I also used honey and water added in. Maybe I'll have to up the honey?!? Or not take it internally! If I get sick I will taking it though, whether I stink or not!
Hi Roxie, There are two companies I found that make a supposedly 'odorless' high purity DMSO.
The DMSO store and Biogenics essential.
Haven't tried either, as I don't seem to get the garlic odor from my Nature's Gift DMSO I can get at local coop. Although now that I have started oral use after years of external use only; I am realizing that Nature's Gift is not as careful and pure as I would like, so considering other brands myself.
I read that sometimes you get more garlic odor from a less pure product also that some folks are detoxing more and so get the odor more.
DMSO Smell Issues
My first question is how long can one keep DMSO? I have a gallon of Medical Grade that I forgot about and it has been stored in a dark closet for about 10 years. Is it still OK to use?
Secondly: Years ago I was using DMSO in an exterior manner and not really all that much but using daily. My friend and co-worker asked me if I was using it. I said Yes, she said that I stunk to high heavens and she recognized the smell because her husband used to soak his feet in it daily. I could not smell it at all and I have a really good smeller.
Is there an aromatic oil that will not be offensive after applying with the DMSO that anyone has used?
DMSO Used Internally
HI U D, ORH here, and your post on DMSO resonated with me as I have used it topically for most of my adult life. Today, I started taking it internally to augment my CDS program. Got this from the German Dr's website. It is supposed to be a catalyst to increase the effectiveness of the Chlorine Dioxide I take 30 minutes following the DMSO. No test, so I assume your state of health will indicate if this protocol is working or not.
I bought a box of cheap lab glassware to get back into the chemistry life of my past. The DMSO solution is made with 30 drops of 100% DMSO into a liter of distilled water. The drops depend on the size of your dropper so next time I will measure with a small graduated cylinder. One ml = 20 drops so I will measure out 1 1/2 ml instead of drops. DMSO is not dangerous, but it can easily pick up garbage from dirty glassware. Finally got my molasses from North Louisiana that I was reared on in the swamps of South Arkansas. So tonight my Tractor Driver is fixing pancakes topped by this molasses for supper. Been a long time.
DMSO With Food
Can DMSO be used internally with food? I am wanting to put a few drops in my dog's food. Thank you.
(Jekyll Island Ga)
I have used DMSO drops on on my cat's food, about 5 or 6 drops each meal, because of a respiratory problem he had. And it worked so well that in a few days he was acting like a cat again and doing all the cat things they do. Also putting 1/4 teaspoon borax in a bowl of water for him. I also use dmso on my skin and as a mouth wash mixed with distilled water. It's great stuff.
Feet - Soft Tissue Problems
Re: Soft tissue problems on my feet that I've had for 20 years:
Thanks all, I did manage to find some DMSO to buy and used it today for the 1st time I also made a cream or gel from using powdered magnesium from caplets some distilled water a few drops of h2o2 and some colloidal silver with a bit of coconut oil and gently heated in a stainless steel pot until I was able to blend them then put it into a glass.
This I used a few minutes after applying the DMSO I applied both with organic cotton balls washed off after 20 min and applied pure aloe gel.
Within 10-20 min I was able to jog on the spot for close to 10 min!! Something I have not been able to do in years!! Big thanks to earthclinic and all who post and share :D
I learned about DMSO from watching Tony Pantalleresco's YouTubes, one of which is about using DMSO and turpentine and salts in a bath. I had first used DMSO that I bought at the health food store 99.9% pure for $13 for 4 oz. The one at the feed store was 99.9% pure and $9 for 16 oz. So I bought that and have seen no ill effects. What is medicinal grade DMSO? How can it be more pure than 99.9%? So I guess the horse DMSO is medicinal grade. Does anyone know what is what with this issue? Am I missing something?
Also, I have not dared to take this internally but I guess a lot of you do. I will have to read more about it.
I have enjoyed reading so many of your posts. I also read that DMSO should not be used daily but some of you have used it daily, and internally, for decades. And there you are: alive!
Veterinary DMSO is pharmaceutical grade. What you MUST avoid is industrial grade primarily because of the trace solvents present.
Someone please tell me what I can use DMSO on if I bought 99.9 % pure, industrial strength, from Amazon, which they won't take back. Can I use it on my knees for arthritis pain? Or can I use it on my dogs paws which itch her at night? Or what else??? I can dilute it right? Please advise. Where do I get my answers???
I have 99.9% DMSO that I got at the farm store. I just dilute it for topical use. I believe that it is not recommended to use more than 70% DMSO topically. So, you could dilute 2/3 DMSO with 1/3 distilled water to get about 66%, which is close enough, I think. I have also diluted it half and half with castor oil, Colloidal Silver, Aloe Gel, and Mullein Root tincture, depending on what I am treating.
I have found it helpful and hope you do, too!
~Mama to Many~
I have also got dmso from the farm store. I assume used on horses. It was in the animal section of course. The thing that worries me is all the warnings on this bottle. It pretty much says not for human consumption. So are they selling the wrong grade to the feed stores to treat arthritis in horses???? Those of you who got it from the farm store do you feel safe using this in spite of these warnings?? I once bought dmso from a company and loved it. Great for burns, but I saw no warnings on the bottle. Any thoughts so much appreciated. My bottle came from Tulsa, Ok. if that helps.
I've been using farm-store grade DMSO for many years. I decided that if it was good enough for million dollar race horses, it was good enough for me.
First time trying DMSO. Just received my order (via Amazon), distributed by a construction/materials company. Claimed to be pharmaceutical grade (at least 99.9% pure, and undiluted), with a glass roll-on bottle and a 16oz refill bottle which is #2 HDPE plastic, the recommended material.
I heard that it doesn't have a scent, or very little. But this stuff has a chemically smell (not sulfur or garlic or other things described as normal). How would I know if it's actually what it claims to be?
I have been using it for a few days, straight on the skin, sometimes with coconut oil after application. There's only a fleeting and mild heating-up sensation. Haven't experienced any garlicky taste. Some itching later, but not more than I get from using transdermal magnesium chloride, which is really itchy to me. Except that with the DMSO I sometimes get itching in places where I had not even applied it to (like the back of my neck, which broke out in itchy bumps like mosquito bites after sweating).
Another question: I had also dropped some in my mouth with iodine, as Walter Last suggested on is website for possible deep tooth problems (may have a problem with a root canal from over a year ago, which never fully stopped hurting). But then I thought about the 3 fillings I have left, made up of the old style mercury amalgam. Not to mention whatever material it is that filled the root canal.What's the probability that the DMSO would leech the mercury and other materials quickly and directly into my blood (even across the blood-brain barrier)? And more so than would happen anyways without it?
I have been drinking a bit of DMSO too, in mint tea (with a shot of Borax dissolved in purified water, and sometimes a few drops of Lugol's, and ACV which had eggshells steeped in it for calcium). Probably not more than a quarter to a half teaspoon of DMSO yet. I'm undecided as to whether I should be doing this or not, but seemed to be worth a try.
I will be getting magnesium chloride, and a bottle of colloidal mineral liquid, ascorbic acid powder, and MSM powder. Maybe to make a mixed solution with, to add some DMSO to and drink.
Any suggestions or potential reasons this may not be a good idea?
I'm always surprised about people who overdo or overdose or overtake things, substances be it good or bad! Do you really have to take so many things. All natural doesn't mean all good or safe. DMSO can be dangerous if you don't study about it. It brings everything that touches into your blood stream. Many years ago an Irish woman who used DMSO died but also she was under other medication, because of this DMSO got a bad name in US. It's written cause unknown. I guess she was taking other medications and may be DMSO triggered and brought into her system more than she was supposed to. Please read carefully what you must be careful when you use DMSO. NOT only DMSO though, better not to take too many kinds of things other than health food and drinks. More doesn't mean better often less is better heal slowly. Your filtering system can only take that much to detox and throw out of your body, if you do too much in a short period of time, your liver, kidneys, colon and bladder can't throw out toxins as fast as you detox your system. You MUST give your filtering system time to work accordingly. You are abusing your organs by taking too many things which you believe that they are good for health. Being Extreme is a DANGEROUS ATTITUDE. Balance your mind first then think of physical health.
You should watch the documentary-“Root Cause”.
Can DMSO be used to regrow hair if so what is the best way to use it?
A friend of mine uses Cedarwood oil, Yucca Extract, then DMSO on his head & he has new growth. His hair loss was pretty typical of most cases, the first to go are the front & the top of the back of his head. He's pretty encouraged, wasn't taking it very seriously when I started him on it but now he's the one reaching for the bottles.
(San Clemente, Ca Usa)
I have been doing a DMSO hair growth trial on myself using DMSO, allantoin and phosphytilserine. The DMSO is there mainly as a carrier but it helps as antioxidant. Our bodies natural response to inflammation is to oxidize the crap out of the injured area which isn't always necessary, especially in autoimmune disorders.
Herniated Disc Pain
I herniated a disc or two last summer when I was carrying my 75 lb golden retriever outside to go to the bathroom 4-5 times a day towards the end of her life. It eventually got better with aspirin and chiropractic sessions. I managed to inflame the area again after shoveling snow last week. What has been working phenomenally well for the pain, especially in the morning when the pain is most acute, is 2-3 droppers of undiluted pharmaceutical grade DMSO (99.99%) and a drop or two of peppermint oil. I mix the 2 together in my palm after washing my hands thoroughly. Then I rub it into my low back, all the way to the tailbone, where it has been hurting the most. About 10 minutes later, the pain is all but gone. The effect lasts a number of hours. I repeat this 3 times a day.
Also tried DMSO and magnesium oil with the same effects.
People often remark that they have to dilute their 99.99% DMSO but I have found I don't need to. It stings for a few minutes but goes away. I am also applying the DMSO with Magnesium Oil on the upper part of my body (neck, chest and face) without dilution. NO ISSUES!
This is the first time I have been experimenting with DMSO for a number of days. Even trying it internally here and there. I definitely noticed a garlic smell the first day, but that stopped after I started to add peppermint oil after reading a post on Earth Clinic about how peppermint oil can stop the clam/garlic odor from DMSO.
There are a lot of scare tactics on the internet about DMSO, but I'm finding it to be incredibly helpful in alleviating severe pain fast.
DMOS & HSV2 -- Wow, what a product. I had been getting outbreaks every two weeks for over 25 years. Some times I would have up to 17 in one month. They would come one right after another. I tried various creams ointments and meds. After three days on DMSO...no out breaks now for over 2 months and counting!
Very interested in the details of how you have used the DMSO. Do you apply it daily or only when you feel an outbreak coming on? ALSO, do you apply it to broken blisters/open wounds? many thanks, Sam
(Sherman Oaks, CA)
If you take Virgin Coconut oil, herpiees and cold sore out breaks will be a thing of the past. the DMSO is good but rather than trying to prevent one coming on...the VCO will stop it all together and drop all viral loads to extremely low levels. Also the "BUDWIG DIET" with Flax or HEMP oil also has similar results.
Wow I've heard of DMSO more than a year ago but never actually used it. Anyone who suffers from years of cold sores needs to know about the High L-Lysine and Low L-Arginine diet. It is this high ratio that keeps viruses dormant. Stress depeletes l-lysine and so does sugar, exercise and sex and ongoing insufficient sleep which also reduces other stress coping chemistry. Think how many times outbreaks occur in conjunction with these events in your life.
It hs basically come down to my finding only 3 really high L-lysine low L-arginine foods.
PLAIN WHITE YOGURT (goats cuz cows are too polluted)
Quinoa (also Gluten Free and complete protein)
Figs wow what a super food, eat freah and dried year round
Any time I still feeling a tingle I go for the yogurt and it stops and dies very quickly. I only found Quinoa 2 years ago and figs last year. I have wanted to give up dairy for years and can't because I need the L-lysine basically to survive without sores.
NOW I am actually gonna go across the street and pick up a bottle on my way to the kitchen and stop eating yogurt for as long as possible ;^)
Thanks, I'll let you know how it goes. Blue Monkey
When using dmso, which is better, gel or liquid for hsv2? Thanks
Arginine and almonds will make my herpes break out. Arginine was promoted for adding strength and muscle size while working out, gets a big promo from the body building world and it works BUT IF YOU HAVE HERPES IT'S LIKE PUTTING GAS ON A FIRE. If you just have to have arginine, take Lysine. Lysine is good for putting a dampener on viruses like herpes etc.
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.
(Federal Way, Wa)
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.
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!
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
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!
(Armadale, Western Australia)
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.
Dr. Gerald Veurink
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.
(Colorado Springs, Co)
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?
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)
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..
Leaded glass? Need we inquire any further?
I think I would err on the side of caution and throw it out.
~Mama to Many~
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.
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.
If the rubber stopper on the dropper touches the dmso its bad? How do you get drops without the rubber teardrop sucker thing?
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~
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?
I have experienced anxiety about that also. I transferred mine from the dense plastic in which it was shipped---over to cleaned, dark, glass wine bottles. At least I feel safer about the product now.
I would not store dmso in plastic for any length of time unless I was going to use it as paint thinner. I would not use it for health purposes.