DiMethly SulfOxide is a simple compound derived from the processing of wood pulp.
It has been used by veterinarians to promote healing.
The FDA has restricted DMSO use in humans to the treatment of a rare inflammatory bladder disorder.
DMSO has also been used in veterinary practices to remedy horse and dog’s muscle and bone disorders.
Despite its restricted use, DMSO has been the subject of much hearsay and anecdotal testimonials.
DMSO is promoted as an athletic remedy for joint disease, bursitis, and muscle pain.
DMSO is used by some professional athletes recovering from bruises, swelling, and joint pain.
DMSO is available in pharmaceutical grade for the treatment of interstitial cystitis and as an industrial solvent. This mixture contains 70% DMSO.
It is in this form that DMSO is available to the general public through health food stores.
DMSO is combined with aloe to promote skin revitalization.