DMSO and MSM
As a hydrogen bond disruptor, Dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) diminishes inflammation by reducing free radicals and preventing the oxidation of lipoproteins. DMSO is not naturally produced and must be obtained through supplementation. Dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) is metabolically converted to Methylsulphonylmethane (MSM) within the body. MSM is a sulfur compound that is essential for all bodily systems and normal organ functions. Although naturally occurring, MSM is easily destroyed by constant utilization and excretion.
DMSO and MSM have been used for many years by athletes to treat painful muscles and joints. They are also beneficial for the healing of wounds due to their ability to act therapeutically as an anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal.
Conditions Regularly Treated:
- Chronic Pain/ Inflammation
- Closed Head Injuries
- Immune Stimulant
Sampling of Clinical Research
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