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Dmso Transdermal Carrier

Hi All,

I am new to this site. I enjoy your magazine and website…nice work.

Q: Could DMSO be used with crushed asprin for joint pain. Also could dmso be used transdermally with glucosamine power?

Thanks Tim

Excuse my ignorance but what DMSO are you refering to? As a chemist DMSO to me stands for dimethyl sulfoxide…and I’m deathly afraid of you ingesting this! If you even drop it on your skin you taste it on your tongue in less than a second, and it gives you the worst garlic breath in the world while losing your sense of taste (it gets worst!)

From what little knowledge of DMSO I have I don’t think that this is going to work. I highly doubt transdermal application of Aspirin or Glucosamine would make it all the into the joint. I believe the molecular weights of the compounds could also be an issue as they might be too big to pass through the skin.