what does anyone know about DMSO? how effective is it, is actually banned, what are the consequences of using it besides awful breath?
I used it for a ligament in my ankle a year ago in cross country. I mean it is for horses and it says not for human skin, so I dont see how it can be good for you. I dont think it is bad if used in moderation, but who am i? I have not seen any studies or anything on it.
and the garlic taste is pretty gross.
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what does anyone know about DMSO? how effective is it, is actually banned, what are the consequences of using it
I used this a couple of times in the early 80s. I didn't have any problems....but in retrospect NFW would I ever use this again. I believe it causes liver cancer. It was at one time used on race horses. My college trainers would not let guys in the training room if they smelled the garlic breath. It felt very weird when you put it on as you could feel it passing through your skin. There has to be a safer product than putting a solvent onto your body! DON'T DO IT.
If there is anything on your skin, DMSO will carry it into your bloodstream. Could be very dangerous if it is carrying something toxic like bacteria. Also, DMSO is a by-product of the pulp industry and the typical grade sold is not very pure. It can be a somewhat dangerous drug to take.
Has been know to cause cadaracs (sp?) in lab rats. Use at own risk, however, I have had good results using it on muscle strains. If you are looking to purchase DMSO I suggest going to a health food store, they seem to always carry it there. You can get it in a roll-on bottle. And the label (for what that's worth) says 99.9% pure. I use a type of DMSO that is 70% DMSO and 30% Aloe Vera. The reason for the Aloe is that DMSO can also cause skin irritation the Aloe helps againts that. Once again, only you can make the decision to use it.