Saturday, December 6, 2014

Consumer Tips: Pain Relief: Not All DMSO Products Are Created Equal

Consumer Tips: Pain Relief; Not All DMSO Products Are Created Equal

DMSO is used topically to decrease pain and to speed the healing of wounds, burns, muscle and skeletal injuries. It is a great pain reliever and a very potent nutraceutical that offers deep healing relief for individuals. 

For those who have purchased a DMSO product in the past, or for those who are considering purchasing a DMSO product for the first time to help with pain relief, then this post is for you!

Section 1 - "Beware: Unlicensed DMSO" 

Knowing the difference between  Medicinal Grade DMSO versus Solvent Grade DMSO
Knowing the difference between Licensed DMSO versus unlicensed DMSO 

Section 2 - "Things To Know About DMSO"

Tips on how to handle the product correctly
Tips on how to get the most effective use of the product while minimizing irritation or discomfort

Section 3 - "Doctor's Choice DMSO Fully Licensed By Health Canada

An introduction to Doctor's Choice's DMSO Gel 
An introduction to Doctor's Choice's DMSO Liquid

Beware: Unlicensed DMSO

DMSO is known as an incredible pain reliever and transporter. However, because DMSO is such a powerful product, it is crucial that only licensed, medicinal grade DMSO is purchased for medicinal use. 

While DMSO may be found in other forms, these are usually solvent grade, and their purity may be questionable. With a product as powerful as DMSO, questionable products could easily be dangerous products. If DMSO is unlicensed, or does not state medicinal grade on the label, there are no guarantees that the product has been reviewed for safety - by the manufacturer or Health Canada 

If customers are misled by solvent grade DMSO, both the customer and the entire market are at risk. Please ensure you are only using DMSO that is licensed by Health Canada, as that is the best way to ensure quality results. 

DMSO is a very potent nutrient offering deep healing especially for chronic pain management, and we want to see it on the market for a long time. It is critical that it be free from toxins and be medicinal grade. 

Things To Know About DMSO

DMSO is a very temperature sensitive product.

Liquid DMSO can and will crystalize in a cold environment. If this occurs place or keep the DMSO bottle in a warm (15C. to 20C) place and within a few hours it will go back to liquid form. For faster results, place the bottle in a clean zip lock bag, seal it, and place it in warm water. UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES DO NOT MICROWAVE IT. 

When using DMSO, always make sure to have clean hands and skin. DMSO is a powerful pain reliever and transporter. If you have dirt or anything else on your hands and or skin, DMSO will take it down to your deep tissue, as far as to the seventh layer into the dermis and can cause irritation or discomfort. 

If using DMSO after shower, it is recommended to wait 30 minutes to an hour, as the pores on the body are wide open and too much DMSO can be absorbed by the body causing irritation or discomfort.

DMSO has a strong sulfur and garlic odor. When applied garlic taste may be tasted in your mouth. This is a normal occurrence. 

To lessen the naturally occurring garlic smell of DMSO it is recommended to take premium liquid chlorophyl1, 1 tsp mixed in water. Chlorophyll is used for bad breath and reducing digestive track odors. 

DMSO products are packaged in glass containers, which eliminate all possibilities of  chemical leching.

At this time, Life Choice is the only company in North America with a legal license to sell DMSO products.

Doctor's Choice  DMSO is fully licensed by Health Canada:

DMSO has many uses, but it is known mostly as a natural pain killer and transporter. First synthesized in 1886, DMSO is a sulfur-containing organic compound that is derived from MSM, and cab used internally or externally. DMSO can aid injuries such as sprained ankles, sore muscles and joints, and even fractures. The process starts when DMSO enters the bloodstream by osmosis through capillary walls. Then, DMSO is distributed throughout the circulatory system.
DMSO has also been found to be a great product for Reflex Sympathetic dystrophy (RSD). A 2001 clinical study conducted in the Netherlands compared DMSO with NAC (n-acetyl-l-cysteine) for the treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). The study was randomized, double-dummy controlled, and double-blind. For 17 weeks, 146 patients received treatment, with the option to continue or switch medication up to one year after beginning treatment. The study found that DMSO 50% showed more overall improvement, especially for patients with lower extremity CRPS and war CRPS I.  more


Doctor's Choice is a professional line of natural therapeutic medicines. They are high quality  nutraceuticals that are exclusive only to naturopath doctors and clinicians.

The product line is complimentary to the Life Choice  brand that was introduced into the marketplace over 25 years ago by Dr. Eldon Dahl a  trained naturopath and the founder and CEO of the Life Choice and Doctor's Choice brand of high quality professional, therapeutic medicines.

For more information on Doctor's Choice, please phone 866 226 1722 or fax 866 226 1722 or email us at


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