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Posted 18 December 2015 - 06:28 AM



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Posted 20 December 2015 - 04:48 AM

Cannabis Oil, Magnesium and DMSO Rub


Both Magnesium and DMSO have pain relieving properties plus DMSO acts as an anti-inflammatory. Adding decarboxylized cannabis oil to the rub makes it amazing.

The recipe is pretty simple and makes about 1 cup of finished rub





¼ cup cannabis-infused organic coconut oil

¼ cup saturated magnesium chloride solution

¼ cup 99% DMSO (use a metal measuring cup with the DMSO)

1 tablespoon of avocado oil



I make the saturated magnesium chloride by adding distilled water to a jar filled about ¾ of the way with magnesium chloride flakes. Allow to sit for about an hour before use so that as much magnesium chloride as possible is dissolved. There should always be some solid magnesium chloride left on the bottom so you know that you have a saturated solution

Place the coconut cannabis oil in at least a 16 oz wide mouth jar (this avoids it going everywhere as you whip it) and place in the microwave on low until it is mostly melted. Remove from the microwave and allow it to sit until any remaining lumps have melted. This avoids getting the coconut cannabis oil any hotter then necessary and will allow the rub to set up faster.

Melted Coconut Cannabis Oil

Add the DMSO, avocado oil and saturated magnesium chloride solution to the coconut cannabis oil, place the jar in a bowl of ice and water and start to whip it. I use a mini-whisk that I took the handle off of in an electric drill but you could also use a mixer.

Rub in Ice Bath Whisk

Whip the mixture until you start to see what sort of looks like milk curds starting to form. The mixture should hold its shape at this point like soft serve ice cream. If you whip too long the mixture will start to separate again. If this does happen just warm it up and whip it again.

Finished DMSO Rub

Place the finished rub in a glass jar (DMSO dissolves some plastics) and keep in a cool (not cold) place to store.

Apply to any sore joint or muscle and rub in well, you should start to feel relief in about 10 minutes. Avoid any open wounds as the magnesium will burn just like if you got salt in the wound.

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Posted 25 December 2015 - 05:23 AM

If there is two miracle products on the planet that can virtually help assisting in you curing virtually every disease it is DMSO and HYDROGEN PEROXIDE.

 

The reason you have never heard about these two products is because they are 100 percent unpatentable, and they are incredibly inexpensive. This means that no one will spend any serious money reviewing the effects of these products, and the pharmaceutical industry categorically wants these products to be off the market and the information about them suppressed. These are miracle products. These products help cure herpes, cancer, arthritis, MS, muscular dystrophy, and virtually all virus type disease and degenerative diseases. There are volumes that can be written about these two products. What these two products effectively do is get oxygen into your body. Nobel Prize winning author DR. Otto Wallberg discovered that cancer and all viruses cannot live in an oxygen rich environment. When your body Ph is acidic, there is very little oxygen in your blood and in your tissues. When you flood your body with oxygen, your body Ph goes from acidic to alkaline. When your body is flooded with oxygen, viruses instantly die, and your energy levels skyrockets. Using DMSO topically can rid a person of all types of diseases that are viral based, from herpes, perrones disease, shingles, warts, moles, etc. Hydrogen peroxide can be used topically and, also taken orally to flood your body with oxygen. It can also be taken intravenously, and is used in medical clinics around the world that specialize in cancer. One particular hospital in Mexico has virtually a 100 percent success rate in eliminating cancer in just a matter of weeks by giving intravenous ozone and hydrogen peroxide. I encourage you to go to the internet and type in DMSO and start reading about its powerful effects. Also, type in hydrogen peroxide and start reading about how it is used to cure and prevent all types of diseases. Please know that most of the information is being suppressed and the pharmaceutical industry has set up a host of front web sites talking negatively about these two products. I can assure you that all the negative discussion is misleading and untrue. These are miracle products. They can help you cure and prevent cancer and virtually all types of medical diseases. They must be used correctly, and I advise you to use them under the supervision of a licensed alternative healthcare practitioner.

 

THIS INFORMATION HERE IS DESIGNED TO HELP YOU MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS ABOUT YOUR LIFE AND HEALTH. IT IS NOT INTENDED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR ANY TREATMENT THAT MAY HAVE BEEN PRESCRIBED BY YOUR DOCTOR. IF YOU SUSPECT THAT YOU HAVE A MEDICAL PROBLEM, WE URGE YOU TO SEEK COMPETENT MEDICAL HELP.



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Posted 11 January 2016 - 05:45 PM

Another Rub Recipe:

 

 

 

Topical Ointment

This makes an excellent topical ointment. Amazing results for joint pain, after surgery, arthritis, any pain on body, it works amazingly fast. The castor oil and DMSO brings it deep inside. This is just what we are doing and you need to check it with your doctor before using it. Below is the recipe

1 part coconut oil
1 part castor oil
1 part DMSO
Mix well then add cannabis oil (we are using 5 to 10 grams per pint of mixture)
We also add drops of mint oil to make it smell good (experiment with your favorite essential oil)
Also other herbs might be beneficial for specific conditions like Arnica (always do your own research)



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Posted 17 May 2016 - 11:13 PM

I’ve always been interested in how these skin patches work, specifically what they contain that transfers the enclosed drugs into the skin. After a quick search I found that one common ingredient in many transdermal patches is the chemical DMSO (if you are in a lab, you may have heard of it). DMSO (dimethyl sulfoxide) is a solvent and a by-product of the wood industry. In 1961 a Dr. Jacob noted that the chemical was able to penetrate the skin deeply without causing any damage. Later it was observed to be a superior solvent for pharmaceuticals, and capable of transporting chemicals across and into skin (for better or worse). Obviously you’d want to be careful with DMSO (for example, LSD is sometimes dissolved in DMSO), but these properties made it quite useful for introducing therapeutic drugs into the skin via the patch. The release of drug was constant and predictable, and patches were difficult to abuse (the strong painkiller fentanyl is sometimes delivered this way.)

 

Dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), a by-product of the wood industry, has been in use as a commercial solvent since 1953. It is also one of the most studied but least understood pharmaceutical agents of our time--at least in the United States. According to Stanley Jacob, MD, a former head of the organ transplant program at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, more than 40,000 articles on its chemistry have appeared in scientific journals, which, in conjunction with thousands of laboratory studies, provide strong evidence of a wide variety of properties. (See Major Properties Attributed to DMSO) Worldwide, some 11,000 articles have been written on its medical and clinical implications, and in 125 countries throughout the world, including Canada, Great Britain, Germany, and Japan, doctors prescribe it for a variety of ailments, including pain, inflammation, scleroderma, interstitial cystitis, and arthritis elevated intercranial pressure.

Yet in the United States, DMSO has Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval only for use as a preservative of organs for transplant and for interstitial cystitis, a bladder disease. It has fallen out of the limelight and out of the mainstream of medical discourse, leading some to believe that it was discredited. The truth is more complicated.

DMSO: A History of Controversy

The history of DMSO as a pharmaceutical began in 1961, when Dr. Jacob was head of the organ transplant program at Oregon Health Sciences University. It all started when he first picked up a bottle of the colorless liquid. While investigating its potential as a preservative for organs, he quickly discovered that it penetrated the skin quickly and deeply without damaging it. He was intrigued. Thus began his lifelong investigation of the drug.

The news media soon got word of his discovery, and it was not long before reporters, the pharmaceutical industry, and patients with a variety of medical complaints jumped on the news. Because it was available for industrial uses, patients could dose themselves. This early public interest interfered with the ability of Dr. Jacob--or, later, the FDA--to see that experimentation and use were safe and controlled and may have contributed to the souring of the mainstream medical community on it.

Why, if DMSO possesses half the capabilities claimed by Dr. Jacob and others, is it still on the sidelines of medicine in the United States today?

"It's a square peg being pushed into a round hole," says Dr. Jacob. "It doesn't follow the rifle approach of one agent against one disease entity. It's the aspirin of our era. If aspirin were to come along today, it would have the same problem. If someone gave you a little white pill and said take this and your headache will go away, your body temperature will go down, it will help prevent strokes and major heart problems--what would you think?"

Others cite DMSO's principal side effect: an odd odor, akin to that of garlic, that emanates from the mouth shortly after use, even if use is through the skin. Certainly, this odor has made double-blinded studies difficult. Such studies are based on the premise that no one, neither doctor nor patient, knows which patient receives the drug and which the placebo, but this drug announces its presence within minutes.

Others, such as Terry Bristol, a Ph.D. candidate from the University of London and president of the Institute for Science, Engineering and Public Policy in Portland, Oregon, who assisted Dr. Jacob with his research in the 1960s and 1970s, believe that the smell of DMSO may also have put off the drug companies, that feared it would be hard to market. Worse, however, for the pharmaceutical companies was the fact that no company could acquire an exclusive patent for DMSO, a major consideration when the clinical testing required to win FDA approval for a drug routinely runs into millions of dollars. In addition, says Mr. Bristol, DMSO, with its wide range of attributes, would compete with many drugs these companies already have on the market or in development.

The FDA and DMSO

In the first flush of enthusiasm over the drug, six pharmaceutical companies embarked on clinical studies. Then, in November 1965, a woman in Ireland died of an allergic reaction after taking DMSO and several other drugs. Although the precise cause of the woman's death was never determined, the press reported it to be DMSO. Two months later, the FDA closed down clinical trials in the United States, citing the woman's death and changes in the lenses of certain laboratory animals that had been given doses of the drug many times higher than would be given humans.

Some 20 years and hundreds of laboratory and human studies later, no other deaths have been reported, nor have changes in the eyes of humans been documented or claimed. Since then, however, the FDA has refused seven applications to conduct clinical studies, and approved only 1, for intersititial cystitis, which subsequently was approved for prescriptive use in 1978.

Dr. Jacob believes the FDA "blackballed" DMSO, actively trying to kill interest in a drug that could end much suffering. Jack de la Torre, MD, Ph.D., professor of neurosurgery and physiology at the University of New Mexico Medical School in Albuquerque, a pioneer in the use of DMSO and closed head injury, says, "Years ago the FDA had a sort of chip on its shoulder because it thought DMSO was some kind of snake oil medicine. There were people there who were openly biased against the compound even though they knew very little about it. With the new administration at that agency, it has changed a bit." The FDA recently granted permission to conduct clinical trials in Dr. de la Torre's field of closed head injury.

DMSO Penetrates Membranes and Eases Pain

The first quality that struck Dr. Jacob about the drug was its ability to pass through membranes, an ability that has been verified by numerous subsequent researchers.1 DMSO's ability to do this varies proportionally with its strength--up to a 90 percent solution. From 70 percent to 90 percent has been found to be the most effective strength across the skin, and, oddly, performance drops with concentrations higher than 90 percent. Lower concentrations are sufficient to cross other membranes. Thus, 15 percent DMSO will easily penetrate the bladder.2

In addition, DMSO can carry other drugs with it across membranes. It is more successful ferrying some drugs, such as morphine sulfate, penicillin, steroids, and cortisone, than others, such as insulin. What it will carry depends on the molecular weight, shape, and electrochemistry of the molecules. This property would enable DMSO to act as a new drug delivery system that would lower the risk of infection occurring whenever skin is penetrated.

DMSO perhaps has been used most widely as a topical analgesic, in a 70 percent DMSO, 30 percent water solution. Laboratory studies suggest that DMSO cuts pain by blocking peripheral nerve C fibers.3 Several clinical trials have demonstrated its effectiveness,4,5 although in one trial, no benefit was found.6 Burns, cuts, and sprains have been treated with DMSO. Relief is reported to be almost immediate, lasting up to 6 hours. A number of sports teams and Olympic athletes have used DMSO, although some have since moved on to other treatment modalities. When administration ceases, so do the effects of the drug.

Dr. Jacob said at a hearing of the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Health in 1980, "DMSO is one of the few agents in which effectiveness can be demonstrated before the eyes of the observers....If we have patients appear before the Committee with edematous sprained ankles, the application of DMSO would be followed by objective diminution of swelling within an hour. No other therapeutic modality will do this."

Chronic pain patients often have to apply the substance for 6 weeks before a change occurs, but many report relief to a degree they had not been able to obtain from any other source.

DMSO and Inflammation

DMSO reduces inflammation by several mechanisms. It is an antioxidant, a scavenger of the free radicals that gather at the site of injury. This capability has been observed in experiments with laboratory animals7 and in 150 ulcerative colitis patients in a double-blinded randomized study in Baghdad, Iraq.8 DMSO also stabilizes membranes and slows or stops leakage from injured cells.

At the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1978, 213 patients with inflammatory genitourinary disorders were studied. Researchers concluded that DMSO brought significant relief to the majority of patients. They recommended the drug for all inflammatory conditions not caused by infection or tumor in which symptoms were severe or patients failed to respond to conventional therapy.9

Stephen Edelson, MD, F.A.A.F.P., F.A.A.E.M., who practices medicine at the Environmental and Preventive Health Center of Atlanta, has used DMSO extensively for 4 years. "We use it intravenously as well as locally," he says. "We use it for all sorts of inflammatory conditions, from people with rheumatoid arthritis to people with chronic low back inflammatory-type symptoms, silicon immune toxicity syndromes, any kind of autoimmune process.

"DMSO is not a cure," he continues. "It is a symptomatic approach used while you try to figure out why the individual has the process going on. When patients come in with rheumatoid arthritis, we put them on IV DMSO, maybe three times a week, while we are evaluating the causes of the disease, and it is amazing how free they get. It really is a dramatic treatment."

As for side effects, Dr. Edelson says: "Occasionally, a patient will develop a headache from it, when used intravenously--and it is dose related." He continues: "If you give a large dose, [the patient] will get a headache. And we use large doses. I have used as much as 30ÝmlÝIV over a couple of hours. The odor is a problem. Some men have to move out of the room [shared] with their wives and into separate bedrooms. That is basically the only problem."

DMSO was the first nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory discovered since aspirin. Mr. Bristol believes that it was that discovery that spurred pharmaceutical companies on to the development on other varieties of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories. "Pharmaceutical companies were saying that if DMSO can do this, so can other compounds," says Mr. Bristol. "The shame is that DMSO is less toxic and has less int he way of side effects than any of them."

Collagen and Scleroderma

Scleroderma is a rare, disabling, and sometimes fatal disease, resulting form an abnormal buildup of collagen in the body. The body swells, the skin--particularly on hands and face--becomes dense and leathery, and calcium deposits in joints cause difficulty of movement. Fatigue and difficulty in breathing may ensue. Amputation of affected digits may be necessary. The cause of scleroderma is unknown, and, until DMSO arrived, there was no known effective treatment.

Arthur Scherbel, MD, of the department of rheumatic diseases and pathology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, conducted a study using DMSO with 42 scleroderma patients who had already exhausted all other possible therapies without relief. Dr. Scherbel and his coworkers concluded 26 of the 42 showed good or excellent improvement. Histotoxic changes were observed together with healing of ischemic ulcers on fingertips, relief from pain and stiffness, and an increase in strength. The investigators noted, "It should be emphasized that these have never been observed with any other mode of therapy."10 Researchers in other studies have since come to similar conclusions.11

Does DMSO Help Arthritis?

It was inevitable that DMSO, with its pain-relieving, collagen-softening, and anti-inflammatory characteristics, would be employed against arthritis, and its use has been linked to arthritis as much as to any condition. Yet the FDA has never given approval for this indication and has, in fact, turned down three Investigational New Drug (IND) applications to conduct extensive clinical trials.

Moreover, its use for arthritis remains controversial. Robert Bennett, MD, F.R.C.P., F.A.C.R., F.A.C.P., professor of medicine and chief, division of arthritis and rheumatic disease at Oregon Health Sciences University (Dr. Jacob's university), says other drugs work better. Dava Sobel and Arthur Klein conducted their own informal study of 47 arthritis patients using DMSO in preparation for writing their book, Arthritis: What Works, and came to the same conclusion.12

Yet laboratory studies have indicated that DMSO's capacity as a free-radical scavenger suggests an important role for it in arthritis.13 The Committee of Clinical Drug Trials of the Japanese Rheumatism Association conducted a trial with 318 patients at several clinics using 90 percent DMSO and concluded that DMSO relieved joint pain and increased range of joint motion and grip strength, although performing better in more recent cases of the disease.14 It is employed widely in the former Soviet Union for all the different types of arthritis, as it is in other countries around the world.

Dr. Jacob remains convinced that it can play a significant role in the treatment of arthritis. "You talk to veterinarians associated with any race track, and you'll find there's hardly an animal there that hasn't been treated with DMSO. No veterinarian is going to give his patient something that does not work. There's no placebo effect on a horse."

DMSO and Central Nervous System Trauma

Since 1971, Dr. de la Torre, then at the University of Chicago, has experimented using DMSO with injury to the central nervous system. Working with laboratory animals, he discovered that DMSO lowered intracranial pressure faster and more effectively than any other drug. DMSO also stabilized blood pressure, improved respiration, and increased urine output by five times and increased blood flow through the spinal cord to areas of injury.15-17 Since then, DMSO has been employed with human patients suffering severe head trauma, initially those whose intracranial pressure remained high despite the administration of mannitol, steroids, and barbiturates. In humans, as well as animals, it has proven the first drug to significantly lower intracranial pressure, the number one problem with severe head trauma.

"We believe that DMSO may be a very good product for stroke," says Dr. de la Torre, "and that is a devastating illness which affects many more people than head injury. We have done some preliminary clinical trials, and there's a lot of animal data showing that it is a very good agent in dissolving clots."

Other Possible Applications for DMSO

Many other uses for DMSO have been hypothesized from its known qualities hand have been tested in the laboratory or in small clinical trials. Mr. Bristol speaks with frustration about important findings that have never been followed up on because of the difficulty in finding funding and because "to have on your resume these days that you've worked on DMSO is the kiss of death." It is simply too controversial. A sampling of some other possible applications for this drug follows.

DMSO as long been used to promote healing. People who have it on hand often use it for minor cuts and burns and report that recovery is speedy. Several studies have documented DMSO use with soft tissue damage, local tissue death, skin ulcers, and burns.18-21

In relation to cancer, several properties of DMSO have gained attention. In one study with rats, DMSO was found to delay the spread of one cancer and prolong survival rates with another.22 In other studies, it has been found to protect noncancer cells while potentiating the chemotherapeutic agent.

Much has been written recently about the worldwide crisis in antibiotic resistance among bacteria (see Alternative & Complementary Therapies, Volume 2, Number 3, 1996, pages 140-144) Here, too, DMSO may be able to play a role. Researcher as early as 1975 discovered that it could break down the resistance certain bacteria have developed.23

In addition to its ability to lower intracranial pressure following closed head injury, Dr. de la Torre's work suggests that the drug may actually have the ability to prevent paralysis, given its ability to speedily clean out cellular debris and stop the inflammation that prevents blood from reaching muscle, leading to the death of muscle tissue.

With its great antioxidant powers, DMSO could be used to mitigate some of the effects of aging, but little work has been done to investigate this possibility. Toxic shock, radiation sickness, and septicemia have all been postulated as responsive to DMSO, as have other conditions too numerous to mention here.

DMSO in the Future

Will DMSO ever sit on the shelves of pharmacies in this country as a legal prescriptive for many of the conditions it may be able to address? Will the studies we need to discover when this drug is most appropriate ever be done? Given the difficulties the drug has run into so far and the recent development of new drugs that perform some of the same functions, Mr. Bristol is doubtful. Others, however, such as Dr. Jacob and Dr. de la Torre, see the FDA approval of DMSO for interstitial cystitis and the more recent FDA go-ahead for DMSO trials with closed head injury as new indications of hope. The cystitis approval means that physicians may use it at their discretion for other uses, giving DMSO a new legitimacy.

Dr. Jacob continues to believe that DMSO should not even be called a drug but is more correctly a new therapeutic principle, with an effect on medicine that will be profound in many areas. Whether that is true cannot be known without extensive a publicly reported trials, which are dependent on the willingness of researchers to undertake rigorous studies in this still-unfashionable tack and of pharmaceutical companies and other investors to back them up. That this is a live issue is proved by the difficulty the investigators with approval to test DMSO for closed head injury clinically are having finding funds to conduct the trials.

In 1980, testifying before the Select Committee on Agin of the U.S. House of Representatives, Dr. Scherbel said, "The controversy that exists over the clinical effectiveness of DMSO is not well-founded--clinical effectiveness may be variable in different patients. If toxicity is consistently minimal, the drug should not be restricted from practice. The clinical effectiveness of DMSO can be decided with complete satisfaction if the drug is made available to the practicing physician. The number of patient complaints about pain and the number of phone calls to the doctor's office will decide quickly whether or not the drug is effective."

It may be premature to call for the full rehabilitation of DMSO, but it is time to call for a full investigation of its true range of capabilities.



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Posted 17 May 2016 - 11:26 PM

DMSO the Miracle Pain Reliever and Absorption Specialis
 
By Ben Fuchs
 
 

DMSO is the most powerful, effective and safe pain reliever you’ve never heard of. And that’s not all. According to Dr. Morton Walker writing in the book “DMSO, Nature’s Healer”, DMSO can effectively treat skin lesions ulcerations cataracts and reduce the painful symptoms of shingles too. It’s a cancer fighter, an anti-inflammatory and an FDA approved treatment for interstitial cystitis, a painful urinary tract condition. And, it’s been shown to pretty darn effective for treating tinea versicolor, a fungal infection of the skin. According to Lazaro Sehtman, M.D, DMSO was 100 percent effective in eliminating the unpleasant fungus in 42 separate cases.

 

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But by far the most interesting and unusual property of DMSO is its ability to deliver active material through the typically impermeable skin surface. This property to help “drive” substances through the skin and into the blood and internal milieu of the body is known as transdermal penetration and nothing does it better than non-toxic DMSO.

If you’re interested in using DMSO for its transdermal properties, here’s what you want to do. First, check with the doctor who prescribed your medication before you do this because you’re going to get a rapid effect and because you’re bypassing the liver’s protective effects, if you don’t adjust your dose downward you could end with side effects or toxicity. Also, you may want to check yourself for DMSO sensitivity by applying a small amount to your forearm and checking for rash or irritation.

Once you’ve gotten your doctor on board, mix your medication or whatever chemical you want to experiment with in a little DMSO. Once you’ve gotten your drugs dissolved in a solution, apply a specific amount with a syringe ideally to a cotton ball. Do the math so you know how much medication is in the solution and in the liquid that you’re applying on the cotton ball. That way if you end up with to a large or too small a dose you can correct more effectively. Or if you end up with just the right effects you’ll be able to keep your dose consistent.

After applying the solution the cotton ball, apply it to an area on the body. The thinner skin areas like your forearm or your neck or inner thigh will give you the most rapid absorption. Thicker skin areas like the palm of your hand or the sole of your foot will give you slower absorption. If you really want rapid absorption, you can try exfoliating the area you’re applying your solution to with some apple cider vinegar or lemon or lime juice. Rubbing the solution in will help drive the material through the skin, and if you apply a bandage to the solution after you apply, again you can help accelerate the penetration process (patches always improve penetration). Be extremely careful of contaminating your solution because whatever is combined with the DMSO is going to penetrating just as effectively as your intended medication substance.

If you have an injured area you can try this with aspirin or MSM sulfur. If you live in an area like California or Colorado where marijuana is legal you can mix your DMSO with some pot and that way you won’t have to smoke it or eat it. Bodybuilders have been known to use DMSO with anabolic steroids (only with a doctor’s prescription, of course), some cancer patients have been known to use DMSO solution for their chemotherapy. And DMSO may have anti-cancer benefits on its own. It targets cancer cells and when it’s mixed with chemotherapy it’s likely that the medication will also target malignancies.



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  On a late fall day in 1964, Virginia Larson was hit by a speeding car in her hometown of Wheaton, Ill. She spent the next three years in a wheelchair and 17 years in constant, debilitating pain. She was utterly dependent on painkillers, and yet still was in such agony that she cried in her sleep. Her physicians assured her it would only get worse. Then last July 23 she visited the Portland, Oreg. clinic of Dr. Stanley Jacob. There she received injections and topical applications of a controversial drug known as DMSO. Now, at 47, the pain is all but gone. "If the house caught fire," she says, "I'd say, 'Forget the jewelry—just get my DMSO.' "

Jim Courtney, 41, drove a semi for a living until his highway accident in February 1976. It left him in pain so enveloping he toyed with suicide. "You just get so tired of hurting you don't give a damn what happens," he says. "I found myself popping Percodan like it was going out of style. One day I picked up my gun and started playing Russian roulette." He survived, but it wasn't until his first experience with DMSO in January 1979, Courtney says, that he began to live again. "Because of DMSO," he says, "I believe in miracles."

It tastes like a bad oyster, smells like garlic on the breath and leaves the scent of rotten cabbages in the air. A byproduct of wood chips during the manufacture of plain brown paper, it costs a few cents an ounce to produce and it is used full-strength as an industrial solvent. Selling it as a medical treatment (except for one bladder disorder, interstitial cystitis) is illegal in all but three of the 50 states. But DMSO—dimethyl sulfoxide—is attracting increasing numbers of believers among the millions of Americans who suffer from arthritis, bursitis, tendinitis and a formidable number of other maladies. In the process, it has rapidly become one of the hottest black-market drugs since marijuana. But getting high is about the only thing DMSO isn't used for.

Adherents claim it has cured headaches and toothaches, fought off infections, cleared up frostbite, varicose veins and acne. Its more fanatic boosters claim it can cure baldness, mental retardation, psychoses and cancer. The Food and Drug Administration, which has known about people using DMSO for nearly 20 years, outlawed it in 1965 when it was found to cause eye damage in laboratory animals. The agency's voluminous statements on the subject since then boil down to this: There are no tests sufficient to prove the claims of its supporters. Therefore, pending FDA approval, the National Arthritis Foundation reserves judgment on DMSO and cautions about "sensational testimonials, unscrupulous promoters and unsafe products." They warn that some users are buying forms of DMSO that are too strong for use on humans and can cause rashes and burns. The foundation's biggest worry is that patients who opt for DMSO will neglect proven forms of treatment.

But surgeon Stanley Jacob, 57, sometimes called "the Father of DMSO," has treated tens of thousands of patients at his office at the University of Oregon Health Sciences Center in Portland—and now sees more than 200 a week. Some are victims of paralysis who come for injections of DMSO in the spine. "None of those patients has run a four-minute mile," he reported, "but some have shown improvement." He claims results with a wide range of muscular conditions, burns and spinal cord injuries. "DMSO has the largest potential number of uses ever documented for a single chemical," Jacob has said. "There's nothing like it."

Jacob's practice is the tip of an iceberg. Millions of Americans are using DMSO on their own, and a far-flung network of retailers is springing up to serve them. Carpet stores, ice cream parlors, even dry cleaners have turned to selling DMSO as a sideline. Except in Louisiana, Oregon and Florida, where legislators have legalized medical uses of the drug, its new promoters skirt the issue adeptly. In San Francisco a sign behind the counter in one surplus store warns clerks, "We are not allowed to say DMSO cures arthritis. Say it is a solvent."

Despite such constraints, business is booming. Dallas-Fort Worth dealers are selling DMSO from tailgates at ad hoc roadside stands. In Florida some two dozen establishments are offering vacation package deals for DMSO treatments, including room and board. Marty Friedman, who operates a hobby store in Thousand Oaks, Calif., first ordered a batch of DMSO for a customer last March. A few weeks later Dr. Jacob appeared on 60 Minutes with some of his patients. Their testimony impressed even the usually skeptical Mike Wallace (and reportedly prompted CBS chieftain Bill Paley to see Jacob). Jacob's hospital had to hire a dozen extra operators to handle the calls—and DMSO suppliers like Marty were deluged overnight with business. When Friedman ran out of bottles, he recalls, patrons brought their own mayonnaise jars. When he ran out of DMSO, they scalped the stuff outside his store. Solvent Sales Inc. of Seattle takes thousands of orders a week by phone. The bottles come with an offer to customers to become local distributors of the product, and company president Billy Williams says they're signing up. "I know what we're selling it for," he says coyly. "We're selling it for a profit."

By far the biggest U.S. producer is Crown Zellerbach Corp., a giant paper company headquartered in San Francisco. Crown reportedly produces a million gallons of the stuff every year. Less than 10 percent is earmarked for medicinal use, and a spokesman explains that the company cannot be responsible for how the substance is used after it leaves the plant.

For all the money being made by the producers and middlemen of DMSO, the question of how effective it is remains unanswered more than 100 years after its discovery. First isolated by a Russian scientist in 1866, DMSO was only a laboratory curiosity until a Crown Zellerbach chemist, Robert Herschler, began experimenting with it in the early '60s. Jacob got interested a year later because DMSO's ability to act as a human antifreeze—preventing cells from rupturing when frozen—had applications in the kidney transplant research he was doing at the time. By the time of the FDA ban in 1965 some 100,000 Americans had tried the stuff—and 1,500 doctors had tested it. Americans continued using DMSO in spite of the ban. Some bought it in other countries, others obtained it from sympathetic veterinarians, who have used it legally for years. Some physicians openly flouted the law. Richard Bachrach, a New York osteopath, used to supply it to his patients. "It's so widespread," he claims, "there's not a professional sports team or dance company that doesn't use it."

Efforts to get FDA approval, however, have been unavailing. Though the research literature on DMSO is already considerable, many of the favorable studies have been criticized and their results discounted. The FDA points out that because of the drug's strong odor it is impossible to administer conclusive "double-blind" studies—tests in which the researchers do not know which subjects have been given DMSO and which have been given a placebo. The FDA does not test substances itself, moreover; it must rely on others—and others besides Jacob have been hard to find. Crown Zellerbach says it favors FDA approval for DMSO, and it invites "some major pharmaceutical company to follow the FDA procedures to achieve that goal." But the nation's drug companies are understandably reluctant to undertake costly testing that would benefit only Crown, which holds patents on the use of DMSO as a painkiller. Furthermore, DMSO would be a cheap substitute for some of their most lucrative products. Except among consumers, there seems little economic incentive to bring DMSO up from underground. The going rate—$20 and up for an eight-ounce bottle—suggests that between the time it leaves Crown and the time it reaches the consumer it is generating a 1,000 percent profit.

The FDA says it is still waiting for adequate tests, but critics of the agency claim it will never be legalized because of political pressure from drug companies. Says Bachrach: "It's disgraceful. Clearly, there's been ample time for study." The co-discoverer, Herschler, now no longer with Crown, agrees: "The FDA is far more interested in rules and regulations than health and welfare. I hold them responsible for every death and mutilation that might not have happened if DMSO were freely available." Last year Jacob tried taking his case to the public. ("Americans," he declared, "are getting shafted.") But then he began refusing interviews, fearing that his high profile has antagonized the FDA.

There is some sign that legalization may be coming. A bill to require the National Institutes of Health to test DMSO died in the current lame-duck Congress. But Oregon Sen. Robert Packwood recently contacted FDA Director Jere Goyen on the problem and promises to keep pushing. "I am tired of the FDA dragging its feet," he says. "I told him he ought to make a decision on the merits of the drug, instead of harassing Jacob."

The 18-year struggle with the FDA and the scientific community over DMSO has taken its toll on Dr. Jacob. The father of five children, now 3½ to 29 years old, he attributes the failure of his three marriages in part to his "obsession" with the drug. He has been taking DMSO himself ever since 1963—"not for any medical problem but because if any side effects are going to develop, it's better that they raise their ugly head in my body than anyone else's." His interest in the drug's approval is, he says, purely altruistic: He will not get rich, because royalties on the patents he shares with Crown go to the university health center. Whether or not DMSO is legalized, Dr. Jacob expects to devote the rest of his working life to it. "I might spend a little more time with family," he says, "but my research interests wouldn't change. I couldn't begin to scratch the surface of DMSO's uses in the years remaining to me."

 

 

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The way I understand it is that MSM is like the edible form of DMSO.  When MSM reacts with stomach acid it turns into dmso internally, so adding MSM to cannabis oil capsules will make it more "bioavailable" for absorption into the body.

 

For people wanting to get the most of their medical cannabis oil, try MSM with your oil.  Also, a tip, if you have a Tractor Supply Store locally, they sell MSM that is 99% pure in the horse section. 

 

 

(MethylSulfonylMethane)

 

The Organic Sulfur Supplement

 

by Glen Swartwout

 

Sulfur, in its organic forms, is one of the most important elements to life and vision. It functions as a critical part of glutathione in Glutathione peroxidase, on the front line of body’s the antioxidant system. It is a component of many other enzymes, including the enzyme that pumps excess fluid out of the crystalline lens, maintaining the clarity of the lens. This is like the difference between a clear (pure) quartz crystal and a milky quartz crystal, with the only difference being the presence of a tiny amount of water or other impurity to disrupt the crystal lattice structure. Sulfur is crucial in detoxification processes in the liver and also for elimination of Mercury, a common trigger of cataracts. This is because mercury binds to sulfur present in the proteins of the lens. Because the lens is the most dense protein in the entire body, mercury resides there longer after exposure than in any other tissue. Sulfur, along with vitamin C, is also an integral part of all connective tissues, and can thus affect the structural integrity and healing capacity of every part of the eye.

Several forms of organic sulfur are extremely beneficial for supplementation. One very beneficial form of organic sulfur is N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) which is the preferred form to supplement cysteine, the sulfur bearing amino acid needed in the body to make glutathione (a tripeptide made from 3 amino acids). Glutathione has been linked to lens health since the early 1900’s, and NAC can dramatically boost the body’s levels. Intravenous injection of glutathione itself have improved lens clarity in 30 percent of the study subjects. We recommend a daily dose of 50 mg of pre-formed glutathione and at least 500-1000 mg of NAC per day. The other amino acids that are used to make glutathione, L-glutamine and L-glycine, can each be supplemented at levels of 200 mg or more per day, as well.

Another form of organic sulfur is Methyl sulfonyl methane (MSM). This pure crystalline powder can be added to water or other drinks at a dose of 1/2 tsp per 100 pounds of body weight twice a day. MSM is nature’s way of completing the sulfur cycle, as it comes from the ocean and is deposited in rainwater on land. Plants concentrate it over 100 times from ground water, and then animals get it from the plants. However, because it is rapidly lost in cooking, processing and storage, much of our food supply today is radically depleted in this form of sulfur. Being a water soluble substance any amount that is not used in the body immediately is quickly washed out, so it must be supplied on a regular basis in the diet.

MSM is also called dimethylsulfone, and is a naturally ocurring organic Sulfur nutrient and dietary derivative of DMSO which the body needs to enhance cell restoration and its ability to resist allergies and parasites. It is exceptionally well tolerated, hypoallergenic, and odor-free.

 

DMSO is a “folk remedy” which has been around for over 20 years, and has been widely used as an effective treatment for reduce arthritis pain and improve skin softness. After extensive testing on both animals and humans, it was awarded Patent rights (# 4,616,039) in the seventies.

Background

MSM is a natural form of organic sulfur found in the fluid and tissues of all living organisms. It is present in a variety of foods, including most fresh raw fruit and vegetables, milk, meat, seafood and some grains. However, MSM is easily lost during moderate food processing. Cooking, drying, smoking pickling and long term storage of can deplete the MSM content of food. It is unlikely that sufficient MSM is ingested into the system to contribute to the bodies nutritional sulfur requirement. If freshly picked or killed food high in MSM were eaten immediately without undue cooking, our bodies would get the MSM it needs daily as it is not stored in the body. Because it is not stored, it needs to be replenished daily. It is impossible to over-dose with this substance, as what is not needed by the body is secreted through the skin in an odorless form. The safety level of MSM is similar to that of water. No toxic effects were found in human volunteers taking up to 1 gram per kilogram of body weight for 30 days. Another study at the Oregon Health Sciences University showed no toxic effects even after 6 months. Over 12,000 patients have been treated with MSM at Oregon Health Sciences University. No allergic reactions or serious toxicity symptoms have ever been reported.

How it works

MSM is an important binder of soft tissues in the body – the thread which gives
strength and texture to the fabric. It is also needed to build enzymes and immunoglobins. According to the US Patent, too low a concentration of MSM in the body results in adverse physical and psychological stress, tissue and organ malfunction, fatigue and increased susceptibility to diseases. MSM levels start to fall as we age. MSM has been proven to work better in conjunction with Vitamin C.

Research has shown that, when available to it in sufficient levels, MSM appears
to coat all the mucus membranes of the body, creating a shield through which:

Air-borne allergy-causing contaminants such as household dust (mites), pollens etc. are prevented from entering the tissue of the lungs and nasal passages, thus reducing the effects of hayfever and asthma. Industrial contaminants such as exhaust gasses, solvents etc. are also hindered.

Parasites, such as Cryptosporidium, giaidia, salmonella, even hookworms are snagged before entering the stomach and intestines. This coating also provides a hostile living environment for these unwanted low-life!

Who will benefit?

All of us! It is estimated that 80% of the American population plays unknowing
host to parasites. (Yes! Its no longer a Third World problem any more! Outbreaks of salmonella and water borne parasitic infestations are commonplace
in cities big and small!)

Allergies and asthma effect a huge and growing proportion of the population
notwithstanding the improvement in air quality. Drug stores are lined with magic allergy “cures” which can do no more that alleviate the symptoms, and often have side effects as bad as the allergy itself.

Because of the tissue binding properties, skin is rendered softer, collagen
increased, injuries heal quicker and the mucus membranes are allowed to strengthen, as their bombardment by irritants is reduced.

MSM Uses

MSM is an important part of the amino acid chain. Radioisotope studies using S35 have shown that the sulfur atom in MSM is used by the body to manufacture the essential sulfur-bearing amino acids cystine and methionine. Without the presence of the proper amount of MSM in our body, other amino acids will continue to build up in the glands, but fail to produce complete enzymes. Consequentially, we may be prone to unnecessary illness.

As reported in The Journal of the New York Academy of Sciences. The Department of Surgery, Oregon Health Sciences University reports: The following abnormal conditions seen in the clinic have responded to oral MSM generally administered at dosage levels of 250-270 mg/day:

1. Response to allergy: Oral MSM moderates diverse allergic responses to pollen and foods. Anti-allergy medication and desensitization methods may be sharply reduced.

2. Control of constipation: Chronic constipation is a very common problem in America. In one clinic, over 50 subjects presenting with chronic constipation gained prompt and continuing relief by supplementing the diet with 100 to 500 mg of MSM per day.

3. We have seen some individuals with severely restricted lung function. Limited objective and strong subjective evidence suggests that MSM is a useful dietary supplement to reduce lung dysfunction.

4. Hyperacidity is relieved, allowing many to eliminate the use of antacids and/or histamine receptor antagonists (anti-histamines).

5. MSM is extremely helpful in Mercury detoxification, as Mercury has a special affinity to bind to sulfur.

6. Snoring. MSM is actually patented as an effective treatment for snoring. Significant reduction in snoring was achieved in just one to four days by 80% of patients studied. Treatment consisted of a 16% solution of MSM administered to each nostril 15 minutes before sleep. When saline was substituted for MSM in a group of 8 patients without their knowledge, 7 out of 8 resumed their loud snoring pattern within 24 hours, and again experienced relief on restoration of the MSM therapy.

7. Animal studies show MSM to have a protective effect against Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) both before and after the onset of the disease. Mice fed 3% MSM in their water from early in life showed less liver damage and lower death rates. While 30% of the control group died in 7 months, all of those given MSM were still alive. When MSM was given to animals already suffering with advanced lupus, most (62%) survived an additional 9 months, while 86% of those without MSM died.

8. Oral MSM supplementation is effective against the onset of breast cancer, according to animal research done at The Ohio State University (TOSU) College of Medicine. Rats fed MSM for a period of just 8 days prior to exposure to a chemical carcinogen developed their first tumors 100 days later than controls (equivalent to 10 human years). Also the tumors first became cancerous 130 days later than controls (13 years equivalent), showing that even brief supplementation prior to toxin exposure can greatly slow the resulting degenerative process that results.

9. TOSU Medical College also studied colon cancer in animals. Supplementation with 1% MSM in drinking water, beginning a week before exposure to a carcinogen, again greatly delayed the formation of tumors.

10. In an animal model of Rheumatoid Arthritis, researchers at Oregon Health Sciences University, a 3% solution of MSM given as drinking water provided complete protection against degeneration of articular cartilage. 50% of animals in the control group without MSM suffered from focal degenerative lesions.

11. Bodybuilders–try taking 1tsp. before working out and 1 tsp. afterwards. Muscles will not be sore due to MSM’s ability to remove lactic acid build-up. MSM is given to race horses after races to prevent sore muscles–why not us?

MSM Chemistry

The chemical formula for MSM is (CH3)2SO2. MSM is found in all fresh foods: fruits, vegetables, meats, and dairy products. MSM is highly volatile so we lose most of this absolutely important mineral by heating, drying, and processing our food.

Water, salt, and sulfur are the three major components in your body. Unless your diet is composed primarily of raw foods, it is unlikely that you are receiving enough MSM to maintain optimum health.

Organic sulfur forms the flexible bond between proteins. When the old cell dies and the new cell forms, the new cell attaches but becomes rigid if there is not enough MSM in your body. Your body requires a constant nutritional sulfur supply to build the healthy, flexible cells needed for proper organ and glandular functioning and for beautiful, soft skin.

Vitamins and amino acids work with MSM to create good, healthy cells. Vitamin C is especially essential. When you create a new molecule of flesh, you destroy Vitamin C. When your body repairs itself, it needs Vitamin C.

MSM is synergistic with Vitamin C.  We recommend that you take equal amounts of MSM and Vitamin C to see immediate results.  Recommended forms are esterified vitamin C, the best absorbed and retained form of vitamin C, mineral ascorbates (alkaline) and Ascorbyl Palmitate, which is a fat soluble form of vitamin C.

Some benefits of using MSM are: reduction of pain by reducing muscle inflammation and flushing out lactic acid; reduces wrinkles, cracking skin, scar tissue, hardening of arteries, and emphysema; controls headaches, cramps and hot flashes; increases blood circulation; controls allergic responses to pollen and foods; controls stomach acidity and reduces ulcers; controls hyper-sensitivity to drugs; alleviates constipation and parasite problems; facilitates carbohydrate metabolism; controls Candida; reduces arthritis symptoms; relieves asthma; makes hair and nails grow faster and stronger; and controls Alzheimer’s disease.

MSM Lotion

MSM lotion is made of all natural products including MSM, Vitamins A, D & E, Grapefruit seed extract, lichen moss, Almonds, Apricots, Aloe Vera, Calendula, and Melaleuca (tea tree oil). Almonds, Apricots and Aloe Vera soften and moisten your skin without a greasy film. Calendula and melaleuca kill fungus around fingernails, as well as athletes foot and ringworm. MSM lotion eliminates the inflammation of carpal tunnel, dissolves scar tissue and stretch marks, surface blemishes, brown spots, skin tumors, and warts; prevents blistering, and almost immediately takes the sting out of burns.

MSM lotion concentrates natural sulfur in places where the body needs special attention. It is ideal for skin care maintenance and brings softness and elasticity to the skin.

MSM Eye Drops

Eye drops soften the membranes, allowing fluids to pass through the optical tissues. When optical membranes become permeable, nutrition is able to penetrate through the optical tissues and provide the nutrients needed for healing.

When the membranes become tough like leather, the fluids are trapped, and particles start to build up. If the build up continues, it is as if you are looking through frosted glass, a condition known as cataracts. This can cause a pressure drop across the membrane. The inside pressure of the eye causes the eye to inflate, a condition known as glaucoma. When MSM eye drops are applied, the membrane becomes permeable and reverses these problems.

The eye should also be flexible so the muscles can change the contour and focus. When the eye membranes and muscles become tough, the eye is unable to focus properly and vision becomes blurred.

MSM softens tough, leathery tissue, equalizes pressures, repairs damaged membranes, clears up red spots and broken blood vessels, and helps remove floaters and other eye particles.

The Body’s 3rd Largest Ingredient

MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) is not a medicine, a drug, or a food additive. It is a food, and comes as a pure white sulfur powder. It comes from the ocean and is watersoluble. Sulfonyl sulfur is found in plants, meats, dairy products, and vegetation. Broccoli shows high concentrations of MSM in its natural raw state. During normal preparation of food, we lose most of MSM because it goes with the moisture, such as washing, drying, steaming. It is the 3rd largest ingredient found in your body. You’re made up of water, salt, and MSM. The vitamin-people missed it, there was so little in their samples-they never thought it was important. They found a lot of sulfa; we put in wounds to burn and cauterize, sulfites; they put in corn flakes so the bugs won’t eat them, and sulfates; they put it in sausages. We may be allergic to sulfa’s, sulfides, and sulfates which are the sulfur family. Sulfonyl is also in the sulfur family, but it is nutritional, and you can’t be allergic to it, you need it, because the body can’t function without organic sulfur.

One leading atmospheric chemist calculates that MSM and its cousins, DMSO (dimethylsulfoxide) and DMS (dimethylsulfide) provide 85% of all sulfur in living systems. The sulfur is recycled through the ocean, where microscopic plankton release dimethylsulfonium salts. These quickly change into volatile DMS (Dimethylsulfide), which evaporates and rises to the upper atmosphere. There, ultraviolet light and ozone convert it into DMSO and MSM. In contrast to DMS, both DMSO & MSM are water soluble, so they are cycled back to the earth’s surface as a component of rain drops. Once in the ground water, plants quickly soak up these valuable sulfur-bearing molecules, concentrating them up to 100 times over the levels in the soil. Plants then use this organic sulfur, incorporating it into their own structures and enzymes. After passing through the food chain, MSM that escapes the biological domain once again returns in runoff to the ocean to begin another cycle in the grand scheme.

The body uses MSM to create new good healthy cells. Vitamins and amino acids work with MSM during this process. Without proper levels of MSM, our bodies are unable to build good healthy cells and this leads to illness. To maintain good health, we need good flexible, healthy cells. Illness is the result and consequence of a body deficient of materials needed to repair damaged tissue and organs. We need to supplement our diets with MSM to provide the body with the proper building materials to maintain a healthy body.

Our bodies produce new cells 24 hours a day. If our body doesn’t receive the proper nutrition and the building materials it needs, it will produce bad, disfunctional cells, deficient of the basic ingredients that constitute a healthy cell. If we want a good flexible cell, capable of maintaining good health, we need to supplement our diets with MSM, to enable the body to heal itself.

If you’ve ever had a canker sore it’s because you lack something in your diet, possibly vitamin A or C. It tries to heal itself, but with deficient materials, it draws from other resources, and usually takes what it needs from the inside skin of our mouths. It takes what it needs and leaves a sore on the inside of the mouth. If we give the body what it needs to heal itself, it will repair the sore in the mouth and the skin will become healthy again.

You cannot overdose with MSM. The body will use what it needs, and after twelve hours, will flush any access amounts out of the body. If you want to maintain good healthy cells 24 hours a day, it is suggested you take MSM in the morning and evening. The MSM will flush what the body doesn’t retain semi-permently every twelve hours, and because it is a free radical and foreign protein scavanger. MSM cleans the blood stream, so allergies to food and pollens go away in about 3 or 4 days.

The only side effects are stronger fingernails, toe nails, and your hair grows faster because you have more sulfur in your finger nails and hair than any other cells of your body.

The body knows what it needs better than any doctor. It will use MSM where ever it is needed in the system. What if your body is experiencing more than one problem? Give the body extra MSM so it can provide more nutrition and heal itself.

Dust Mites are a major cause of respiratory allergies!

Allergic diseases are a major health problem in the United States affecting more than 35 million Americans. A recent survey found that 24% of all allergic individuals between the ages of 6 and 19 skin tested positive for dust mites. These individuals may suffer diseases such as allergic rhinitis, asthma, and atopic dermatitis. The relationship between house dust mites and allergy symptoms were not clear until R. Voorhorst and coworkers (1964) demonstrated that dust mites were the major cause of asthma, and there was a good correlation between the allergenicity of house dust and dust mites levels.

Biology of Dust Mites

Dust mites are microscopic organisms, ranging from 0.1 to 0.5 mm in length. Therefore, they are not easily seen with the naked eye. Unlike insects, dust mites have eight legs without distinct segments. The head, thorax, and abdomen are all fused into one body. The two most commonly found house dust mites in the United States are Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus Trouessart (also known as the European dust mite) and D. farinae Hughes (also known as the American dust mite).

The genus name Dermatophagoides was derived from “skin-eating”; derma meaning “skin” and phago, “to eat”. The primary food source of these mites appears to be skin scales and/or fungi growing on skin scales. An average American sheds about 12 grams of skin scales each day. For these reasons, house dust mites are frequently found in “high use areas”; such as carpets, mattresses, and overstuffed furniture in domestic housing, and in carpets, upholstered chairs and fabric panels in office buildings. These fleecy surfaces are good reservoirs and breeding grounds for dust mites.

Dust Mite Allergens

Dust mite allergens are proteins which are present in particles greater than 10 micrometers (µm) in diameter. These particles are associated with the bodies and feces of dust mites. Particles of this size can easily settle on carpets and soft furnishings in homes and offices. They become airborne only when domestic activity occurs, such as bed-making and vacuuming with a conventional upright vacuum cleaner. When inhaled, these particles usually deposit on the mucosa of nose and oralpharynx and can trigger upper respiratory allergic symptoms.

Office Buildings

Many office buildings contain carpets, upholstered chairs, and fabric panels which collect dust and provide a good breeding ground for dust mites. These buildings often have central heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems that directly and indirectly affect the house dust mite population and its allergens. For example, HVAC systems maintain building temperatures between 63 F and 78 F, which are suitable for dust mite growth. A reduction in ventilation for energy conservation increases indoor humidity in some cases, which enhances dust mite growth. Air-conditioning in office buildings reduces humidity, which discourages dust mite growth. Air ventilation redistributes the settled dust reservoirs that may contain dust mite allergens. A recent study found that moderate to high levels of dust mite allergens were detected from carpets and upholstered chairs in office buildings.

Testimonials

Back in 1970, I was in an auto accident. The seat belt would not release and the engine caught on fire, trapping me in the car and cooking me for twenty minutes. I was charcoal from my arm pit down to below my knee. For seventeen years, I cried at night trying to sleep because the scarred tissue and adhesions hurt so much. The pain would not allow me walk more than one block a day without hurting real bad.

Eleven years ago a veterinarian introduced me to the nurtitional sulfur (MSM). Three days later I could out-march my troops; I’m a 60 year-old sergeant in the Oregon State Defense Force. Later I got reports that the apricot lotion with MSM made scar tissue go away, so I rubbed it into my burn area. That entire portion of my body was flat, purple in color, and was covered by 65 feet of grafting marks. By using the lotion, I was able to concentrate the lotion in the areas that weren’t getting enough. The collagen grew in along with new blood vessels and I turned round in shape, pink in color, and now I am down to from 65 feet of grafting marks to about 3 inches, and those have nearly faded out.
…B.R., Portland

Just a couple of minutes after taking MSM for the first time, my son Ryan ran back to me to say,”Mom, my shoulder pain is gone.” I had been massaging him daily because his right shoulder had been knotted and overdeveloped from bowling. It’s now soft, flexible, and pain-free.
…N.M., Los Angeles

I had carpal Tunnel in my wrists. I heard that the Apricot Lotion with MSM possibly could cure it. By rubbing the lotion right on to my wrists, it gave me the fastest results. In two weeks my carpal tunnel was gone and I didn’t have to have surgery. The MSM saved me from a lot of pain and trouble.
…R. Bell, St. Petersburg, Florida

“Allergies”

My name is Lisa and I have bad problems with allergies. Whenever pollen is in the air, I will sneeze and wheeze uncontrollably. I started taking the MSM twice daily and in a few days my allergies were under control. I still take the MSM and my allergies just don’t seem to bother me anymore. Here’s how it works: An allergic reaction is simply your body’s reaction to something foreign in your system. These foreign proteins and free radicals invade your body and cause reactions and problems. Your body responds with a sneeze, wheeze, swollen, puffy eyes, etc. When you take MSM, your cells become more permeable, enabling your body to quickly wash out any foreign particles in your system. Every twelve hours your body is designed to flush each cell of any unwanted debris. When your diet is deficient, the cell walls become hard and stiff and this hinders fluid flow through the cell walls. MSM softens the cell walls, allowing foreign proteins and free radicals to be washed out of your system. If enough MSM is taken, all of the foreign particles can be flushed from your system and your allergies will no longer occur.

“Alzheimer’s Disease”

My name is George Weir and I live in Portland, Oregon. My wife is 72 years old and for the last 6 years I could not communicate with her. She would get lost going from room to room and would forget why she was going there. I cooked, washed, bathed and put her to bed every day for 6 years. I gave her gave her 7 MSM twice a day for two weeks. I had her soak in a tub with warm water and 3/4 cup of Clorox for 20 minutes twice a week. It leeched the aluminum out of her system. In two weeks, she was up cleaning the house, communicating clearly and going shopping. We are now living again thanks to MSM – It really works! Here’s how itworks: The brain is made up of billions of nerve cells, intricately connected with each other like electrons in a electrical circuit. When you think – you send electrical impulses throughout your brain. Alzheimer’s disease is a condition where the brain is coated with aluminum, causing it to short circuit and sends brain impulses to the wrong synapse creating confusion. MSM opens the membrane that contains the aluminum, and allows the unwanted deposits to be flushed into the blood stream. The hot bath with Clorox makes the body sweat and release the aluminum. Then the Clorox leeches it right off your body.

“P.M.S.”

Here’s how it works: MSM helps the glands maintain a normal level of production. The normal level ofenzymes, acids, and hormones, allows the body to go in and out of the cycle smoothly eliminating thecramps, headaches and nausea that come with the monthly cycle.

“Muscle Soreness and Lactic Acid”

Here’s how it works: The MSM disallows the crystallization and build up of lactic acid. The MSM flushesthe lactic acid out, along with all the other bad toxins in your system. By taking large amounts of MSM, more toxins that cause soreness are flushed out of your system.

“Hypoglycemia”

Here’s how it works: The cells in the body have become rigid and non-permeable. Their is too muchinsulin carrying blood sugars to your cells. The blood sugars do not get used because the cell walls are notpermeable and the cells do not absorb the blood sugar. Their is more insulin than blood sugars in the blood stream, so the body believes it needs more sugars and it does. You then have low blood sugars andhave a low or bad mood swing. By taking MSM regularly your cells become permeable. The blood sugarsare now being absorb by the cells and the body becomes healthier. After a few months on MSM thepancreas should be producing insulin at a normal rate.

“20 Minute Hangover”

Here’s how it works: When you drink alcohol it gets into your cells and is trapped disallowing oxygen to get in. The cells die of oxygen starvation, causing you to feel ill. MSM makes the cell walls permeable so that the alcohol can be flushed out, along with other toxins, and oxygen can get in. Your body will begin to feel better and the hangover will be gone in a very short time (approximately 20 minutes).

“Chronic Headaches”

My name is Dr. JoAnn Cain and I live in Santa Monica, California. Once a week I either had a headacheor was continuously building up to or recovering from a headache. I started taking MSM twice daily and have done so for the past six months. I have not had a headache since I started.

Here’s how it works: MSM helps to make the cell walls more permeable which increases circulation. By increasing circulation there is less build up of pressure and in effect less pain. Taking the MSM regularly will help maintain good circulation and low pressure.

MSM for Pets!

MSM helps animals too! Animals who do not eat fresh foods crave organic sulfur. Rub the lotion on dogs that are losing their hair and licking and bleeding from skin problems. Sensitivity to fleas is a natural sulfur deficiency. Flea lotion also helps kill ear mites. The Flea Flea products are excellent for the control of fleas on your pets and in your home, and are available in soap, shampoo, and spray form. The kennel spray can be used to kill fleas, flea eggs, and larvae in your carpets. Spray it around your house and on plants to kill aphids, spiders, ants, bugs and cockroaches.

Horses cough blood out of their noses when they race because they breathe so hard their lungs rupture. With MSM and Vitamin C, they can breathe freely with stronger lungs and increased oxygen intake, and their lungs do not rupture.

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Health Benefits of MSM

 

MSM Is an Antioxidant

 

MSM is a strong antioxidant, capable of inactivating free radicals (RR2).

MSM provides the sulfur for powerful antioxidants such as glutathione, and amino acids methionine, cysteine and taurine (RR2R3).

MSM potentiates the effect of other nutritional antioxidants, such as vitamins C, vitamin E, coenzyme Q10, and selenium ®.

2) MSM Helps with Methylation

MSM is a putative methyl donor.

MSM helps reduce homocysteine levels, suggesting a potential role of MSM in the process of methylation and proving its ability to reduce oxidative stress ®.

2) MSM May Have Anti-inflammatory Effects

MSM decreases inflammatory cytokines, including IL-6, TNF-α, IL-1β, and IL-8 (RR2).

It also decreased the production of other inflammatory molecules, including nitric oxide and prostaglandin E2 ®

3) MSM Treats Arthritis and Joint Pain

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A study in animals found that MSM was an effective supplement to improve the effects of osteoarthritis in the knee.

In osteoarthritis patients, after 12 weeks of supplementation with 1.125 g of MSM 3 times a day, pain levels and inflammation decreased, while physical function improved. The pain was reduced by 33% based on a scoring system for osteoarthritis patients (R).

It should be noted that the improvements were small, so it is still unknown if there is any clinical significance, particularly as there are not any studies on the long-term effects of MSM on osteoarthritis (R).

4) MSM Helps with Digestive Problems

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Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) may help rebuild the lining of the digestive tract.

It can help stop particles from leaving small junctions, which would improve symptoms in patients with Leaky Gut Syndrome (R).

Oral intake of MSM had anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects thus protecting gut damage in rats with colitis ®.

Further studies are needed to evaluate protective effects of MSM in treating inflammatory bowel diseases in humans.

Additionally, MSM supplements may reduce pain and swelling caused by hemorrhoids ®.

5) MSM Can Be Used To Treat Skin Problems

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In animal studies, Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) has been found to soften skin and strengthen nails (R).

Another study found that Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) can also be used to improve erythematous-telangiectatic rosacea. It improved skin redness, papules, itching, hydration, and returned the skin to a normal color.

MSM did not improve the burning sensation that some patients experience as a symptom of Rosacea. However, it did improve the intensity and longevity of the stinging sensation (RR2).

6) MSM Improves Muscle Recovery

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A study  done in animals found that methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is an effective supplement to decrease muscle damage via promotion on antioxidant capacity.

Increased antioxidant capacity inhibited lipid peroxidation (destruction of fat), which helped decrease leakage, and thus the release of CK and LDH in the blood.

CK and LDH levels are usually elevated after intense muscle usage. MSM facilitates repair and is able to remove lactic acid, which causes the burning sensation after exercise (R).

Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) also repairs rigid fibrous tissue cells in muscles that are broken down during muscle usage. Thus, it decreases muscle pain and improves muscle recovery and increase energy levels (R).

3 g of MSM supplementation daily for 30 days in healthy, moderately active men is able to reduce muscle soreness ®.

7) MSM Can Help Reverse Hair Loss

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A study in rats found that Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) can help treat hair loss (alopecia).

When applied to depilated back skin of male rats along with MAP (Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate) it was found that methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), with MAP, improves hair growth in a dose-proportional manner by boosting collagen and keratin levels (R).

8) MSM Improves the Effects of Pitting Edema

In one study in animals, methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) was used with EDTA in a lotion to treat Pitting Edema. EDTA does not effectively penetrate the cell membrane on its own but does in conjunction with MSM.

It was found that together, MSM and EDTA, is an effective therapeutic agent for lower extremity pitting edema through the reduction of oxidative stress (R).

9) MSM May Relieve Allergies

Allergic symptoms (runny nose, watery and itchy eyes, stuffed nose, sneezing) as well as lower respiratory symptoms (coughing, shortness of breath) were reduced in persons with seasonal allergic rhinitis after taking 2600mg of MSM supplementation for one month ®.

It is believed that MSM alleviates allergies through its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, and binding to the mucosa thus blocking host and allergen contact (RR2).

Further studies examining the effects of MSM on the inflammation are necessary to determine the method of action of MSM.

10) MSM May Be Potential Cancer Treatment

MSM may be toxic to cancer cells including gut, breast, and melanoma cells (RR2R3).

In mice, MSM decreased tumor growth and size (by decreasing IGF-1 signalling via STAT proteins) (RR2).

11) MSM May Help With Parasites

MSM may be effective treatment for worms, giardia, and trichomonas.

Research shows that MSM lays a coating in the gut making it impossible for parasites to attach themselves, and are therefore flushed out of the body.

According to Dr. Herschler, MSM concentrations of 20 mg/mL concentrations were effective against giardia, and concentrations above 40 mg/mL killed the organism ®.

12) MSM May Treat Bladder Disease

Interstitial cystitis, also called painful bladder syndrome, is a chronic inflammation of the bladder causing bladder pain and frequent urination ®.

Dimethyl Sulfoxide (DMSO) is proven in clinical trials to decrease bladder inflammation, and it is approved by the FDA for the treatment of interstitial cystitis (RR2).

MSM, the product of DMSO, has also been proposed as effective treatment for interstitial cystitis without the unpleasant side effects of DMSO ®.

13) MSM May Protect Against Autoimmune Diseases

High doses of MSM provide protection against the development of autoimmune lymphoproliferative disease (ALD) in mice.

Mice prone to development of ALD showed increased lifespan, and significant diminished enlargement of lymph nodes and spleen, and anemia when fed a diet including 3% solution MSM drinking water for 1 month ®.

Study with mice with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) showed that MSM has protective effect before and after the onset of the disease. Mice on a diet with MSM suffered lower death and liver damage ®.

Human studies are needed to show an effect of MSM on autoimmune disorders.

14) MSM May Protect Against Heart Disease

MSM may also be beneficial in pulmonary arterial hypertension due to its anti-inflammatory and antiproliferative effects.

In rat models with pulmonary hypertension, doses of 100-400mg/kg of MSM for 10 days were able to decrease the increase in heart and lung relative weight ®.

15) MSM May Treat Snoring

Study including 35 subjects suffering from chronic snoring has shown that MSM administered to each nostril 15 minutes prior to sleep provided a significant reduction of symptoms in 80% of the subjects after 1 to 4 days of use ®.

How MSM Supplements Work

Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) supplies the body with extra sulfur to create Methionine, which helps the body synthesize chemicals, form connective tissue, metabolize foods, and absorb nutrients.

Sources

MSM is naturally present in a variety of foods such as vegetables (corn, cabbage, broccoli, alfalfa sprouts, garlic, beets), fruits (apples, tomatoes, raspberries), cow’s milk, Swiss chard, chicken meat, coffee, tea, and beer ®.

Fresh, raw plant-based foods are the best source of MSM because food processing (cooking, freezing) decreases the amount of MSM found in the food.

MSM is available in the form of capsules/tablets, crystals, powder, lotions, and creams ®.

MSM is currently sold as a single agent, and in combination with other dietary supplements (glucosamine, chondroitin sulfate) ®.

Dosage

There is no recommended intake of MSM supplement set forth by the FDA.

Therefore, the dosage depends on the current health state.

Studies show that 1-3 grams daily divided in 2 to 3 doses  seems to be safe and well-tolerated ®.

MSM is generally considered safe and nontoxic to humans at recommended doses ®.

MSM Absorption

MSM taken by mouth is rapidly absorbed in the gut, well distributed in the body, and efficiently excreted in the urine (RR2R3).

Study has shown that after ingestion, MSM gives up its sulfur to form collagen and keratin found in hair and nails, to form amino acids methionine and cysteine, and to form blood proteins ®.

Unlike DMSO, MSM is not readily absorbed through the skin, and it is does not help absorption of other substances through the skin into the blood ®.

Lower absorption through the skin may be due to retention in the skin at the site of application which could be beneficial for dermatological conditions.

When DMSO is taken orally or applied on the skin, about 15% of it is converted to MSM ®.

MSM is also absorbed in the brain without causing neurological damage ®.

 






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