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Its main use in the body is for collagen synthesis, forming skin, blood vessels, hair and nails. Its main benefit is to keep cells, skin and blood vessels elastic, which is the attribute of youth.
That is why organic sulphur is often
regarded as the beauty mineral. It keeps cell walls permeable so
that nutrients can freely flow into the cells and wastes and toxins
can easily be removed.
Also the oxidative energy production of cells requires reactive sulphur compounds. Without sufficient organic sulphur as in the form of MSM cells and body structures lose their elasticity and flexibility.
The result are the well-known signs of aging:
Sufficient MSM is able to reverse these
conditions to a significant degree, including emphysema. It is
believed that the MSM in Aloe Vera is the active ingredient for
repairing damaged skin.
With this it also helps us to recuperate
from severe physical and mental exhaustion. MSM reduces the effects
of stress and the incidence of stress related deaths in animals
MSM relieves leg and back cramps and
muscle spasms, be it after periods of inactivity (night cramps) or
during athletic activities.
It should also be helpful with other chronic degenerative or inflammatory conditions, especially,
Melanoma cells of a particularly aggressive strain were treated with a 2% MSM solution (see 'Methyl Sulfone Induces Loss of Metastatic Properties and Reemergence of Normal Phenotypes in a Metastatic Cloudman S-91 (M3) Murine Melanoma Cell Line').
After one day of exposure the cells had
become completely normal and remained so indefinitely.
Individuals on MSM tend to report
increased alertness, reduced mood swings and less depression. It
seems to improve the immune system and the senses of taste and
smell. In addition, it neutralizes the toxicity of
anticholinesterase, thereby providing protection against insecticide
exposure or ingestion. It also aids the liver in the detoxification
of chemicals and, with this, is useful to ease drug withdrawal
How to Use MSM
It is reported to be completely safe even in very high amounts. Because of its inert composition, it does not normally cause allergies or undesirable pharmacological effects. It can even safely be used to dilute blood.
The body will use what it needs and
remove any excess through the kidneys. The water-soluble MSM is
easily absorbed and provides a therapeutically important source of
organically bound sulphur.
This may result in headaches, nausea,
diarrhea or weakness for a few days. If you are already on a high
dose when this happens, just reduce or stop the intake until it is
over. Cleansing reactions are a common and necessary part of
effective natural healing methods.
You may equate a rounded teaspoonful of
the fine, white crystals as being approximately 5 g. The benefit of
MSM will be enhanced by a diet high in vitamin C or with additional
vitamin C supplements.
...and rub it into the affected area, although DMSO is more effective for skin absorption.
MSM in amounts of 10 to 20 grams in
addition to several teaspoons of DMSO can be used as an alternative
oxygen supply system to greatly increase energy. For details see
Increase Your Energy.
It is generated during the normal decomposition of plants and therefore is in low concentrations present in many foods. DMSO is an antioxidant, by taking up oxygen it is converted into MSM. Unlike MSM which is sold as a powder or fine crystals, DMSO is an odorless, clear liquid which is completely water miscible. It has a high boiling point of 189°C and solidifies at about 18°C.
It has all of the beneficial properties of MSM but often at a higher degree, and it has some additional healing properties. These are based on the combination of its antioxidant nature with its excellent solvent properties for a wide range of nutrients and remedies.
There is no other biological solvent
that can so easily penetrate the skin and carry such nutrients and
remedies into the body.
Equally impressive is the long list of diseases that have benefited from its use, including some that may not respond to other remedies, such as,
It is able to dissolve blood clots and prevent damage after a stroke, improves skin conditions such as psoriasis and scleroderma, and is effective with autoimmune diseases, arthritis, ulcers, cystitis and other inflammatory conditions.
With diabetes it can improve insulin control and blood circulation.
Also eye problems have been successfully
treated with DMSO, including macular degeneration, retinitis
pigmentosa, glaucoma and cataracts, sometimes just with oral use but
sometimes also with added remedies as eye drops.
It is apparently beneficial with many cancers such as breast, lung and prostate cancers, leukemia and lymphomas.
Relatively weak (2%) solutions of DMSO were eliminating leukemia cells and, with the addition of suitable remedies, induced a variety of cancer cells to become normal cells.
DMSO also caused cancer cells to die
and it has been shown to protect against radiation damage,
especially in regard to cancer treatment.
There are patents combining DMSO with antiviral remedies, anti-tumor agents, and amino acids and other nutraceuticals to enhance memory and other brain functions.
DMSO is also excellent for healing deep
tissue, muscle injuries, burns, and other wounds. It has extensively
been used in sports medicine and horse racing.
Unlike other pain relievers, especially of the medical kind which may cause long-term damage, DMSO greatly speeds up healing of damaged areas.
This is due to its antioxidant,
anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, and its ability to
improve blood circulation, nutrient supply, dissolve obstructions,
and remove stress.
Therefore I would dissolve a small
amount of iodine or Lugol's solution in DMSO and frequently dab that
from both sides on the affected gum. Dilute sufficiently so that it
does not irritate. DMSO with iodine is also effective for fungal
problems of nails, skin or scalp, e.g. manifesting as hair loss.
I found the research on DMSO and Candida somewhat amusing. Different researches got inconsistent and varying results for investigated fungicides until one recently had the bright idea to test DMSO which is commonly used as a solvent for antifungal drugs. It was found that the more DMSO was used as a solvent the stronger was the effectiveness of the investigated fungicides.
DMSO protects body cells against
oxidative stress but increases stress on fungi.
Then she gave him one ounce of 50% DMSO
in orange juice every 15 minutes for two hours and afterwards every
half hour for two hours. The next day, he was better and soon
returned to normal.
Another quadriplegic did not start DMSO therapy until two years after his accident. Six months later he could lift both arms over his head, and sensation began to return to his lower chest and right hip. Later he also learned to move both of his legs.
Dr Jacob helped two other quadriplegics
recover completely when DMSO was started within one hour after the
Because cheap industrial grade DMSO can contain dangerous impurities, only good quality products with at least 99% and preferably higher purity should be used.
Because DMSO is hygroscopic (it attracts water) the main impurity at the higher grades is water.
Commonly used are Laboratory reagent and
medical/pharmaceutical grades with about 99.5 to 99.9% purity. While
glass bottles are best for retail sales, even highest grades of DMSO
are commercially stored and shipped in HDPE (Type 2) containers
which do not seem to cause any leaching problem.
DMSO can be used on its own and applied
over inflamed, stiff or painful muscles or joints, or over
troublesome organs, or it can be used to carry remedies or nutrients
through the skin into the body. However, it does not carry microbes,
large molecules or chemicals into the body that normally cannot
penetrate the skin, it only enhances the absorption rate of those
that are able to penetrate on their own but at a much lower rate.
Some products on the market are already diluted. For common use you may make a treatment solution, e.g. in another glass bottle, by diluting full strength DMSO. To make it about 70% mix 2 parts of 100% DMSO with 1 part of water, and for a weaker solution (50%) mix equal parts of DMSO and water.
If you also add other dissolved
remedies, such as Magnesium Oil, Glycerin, MSM or Lugol's, then you
can count this as part of the water. It is alright to mix DMSO with
non-acidified MMS/sodium chlorite, but the acidified MMS will
probably become inactive by oxidizing DMSO to MSM.
Strength for topical use may vary according to the sensitivity of the skin. DMSO is not normally used on broken or open skin, but it has been applied to fresh cuts and other wounds and greatly speeded up healing without causing pain or other discomfort. Depending on the degree of pain or inflammation DMSO may be applied several times during the day over the area of pain, but the need for multiple applications may reduce on following days.
The effect may be felt within minutes.
Also swellings such as from sprained ankles can quickly disappear if
kept covered with DMSO.
It has been noticed that during periods
of infection individuals emit a much stronger garlicky smell when
using DMSO than when they are well.
As to its safety:
DMSO is effective in heart attacks and angina; prompt use of it in heart attacks has been credited with preventing damage to heart muscle but rather high doses should be used.
Dr Morton Walker suggested 2
grams per kilogram of body weight in the treatment of heart attacks.
In such case temporarily cut back and
when the reaction subsides gradually increase again.
As with all supplements, It is also good
not to remain at the same dose for a long time but rather slowly
cycle up and down between a maximum and a minimum level. Finally, as
long as there are problems in specific parts of the body it is
preferable to use topical applications in addition to oral use.
In Australia DMSO is a prescription
poison and cannot be used for treating humans but it can be sold and
used for veterinary purposes and as a solvent. For a good account of
the DMSO saga see
I believe there is. MSM provides the many benefits of a high sulphur intake for detoxifying and regenerating connective tissue without any apparent side-effect, while DMSO can cause an odor problem in social and work-related settings. DMSO can also cause excess intestinal gas and loose bowels.
It has the ability to carry not only
desirable but also undesirable chemicals through the skin and into
the brain, therefore one needs to be much more careful, and it can
induce microbial die-off reactions which are ultimately beneficial
but need to be understood and managed.
MSM may be dissolved in DMSO at a rate of 34 grams per 100 ml. For breast cancer, melanomas and other tumors close to the skin this solution may be diluted 2 : 1 or 1:1 with water and kept as a pack over the tumor until it appears to normalize.
For accessible internal tumors, such as in stomach, uterus etc it may be best to expose them frequently to this solution by assuming a position which tends to pool the ingested or instilled solution around the tumor.
However, DMSO should not be used
rectally as it may carry toxins into the blood. For inaccessible
tumors a combination of high-dose topical and oral intake could be
Instead some individuals react because they are deficient in the trace mineral molybdenum which is required by enzymes to oxidize sulphur compounds such as sulphites to sulphates.
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