DMSO stands for dimethyl sulfoxide, a natural substance that has been used for decades for its anti-inflammatory, anti-pain, and antioxidant benefits.
DMSO contributes to the healing process in many ways, and one of these ways is in providing sulfa to the cell. Sulfa groups are chemical compounds that are crucial for multiple bodily functions, including proper nerve and brain health, neurotransmitter balance, gut health, immunity, blood flow, and management of inflammation.DMSO is a powerful antioxidant, meaning it can stop the free radicals running rampant in the body. Because free radicals damage healthy tissue and lead to premature aging and degeneration, DMSO can help slow down the aging process.
DMSO can help support liver and kidney health, and it is often used to treat interstitial cystitis, a painful inflammatory bladder condition.
IV DMSO can enhance the body’s natural healing process and is used to treat conditions such as arthritis, autoimmune diseases, and inflammatory disorders. In addition to IV use, many people will use it in topical preparations for sore muscles and joints. It is popular among athletes as well as those whose joints hurt because of autoimmune and inflammatory illnesses.
Several holistic cancer clinics utilize IV DMSO as an adjunct to cancer therapies. Studies show that it can help reduce the development, growth, and spread of cancer cells. It can also help with cancer-related inflammation and pain.