Many websites tout DMSO (Dimethyl Sulfoxide) as the ‘be-all and end-all’ herpes cure.
This may be partially true, but is it safe?
Most pathogens, including the herpes virus are anaerobic. This means that they cannot reproduce in an oxygen rich cellular environment.
Scientist have established three relevant points.
When applied directly to the infected area:
- It has the ability to penetrate skin barriers, traverse the body and permeate the human cell.
- It is an oxygen bearing substance.
- If correctly applied, it will suppress the herpes virus during an outbreak.
What is Dimethyl Sulfoxide?
Dimethyl Sulfoxide is an industrial strength solvent and paint stripper derived from wood pulp. To put it mildly, this chemical has stirred up a hornet’s nest of controversy.
Because there are some very real dangers associated with its incorrect usage, that’s why!
Although Dimethyl Sulfoxide has not received FDA approval, it does have certain medical uses.
Because of its small molecular structure, together with its amazing solvent properties and its ability to penetrate the skin, doctors are combining it with other medical substances and using it as a carrier.
Apart from destroying pathogens in vivo, it has proved to be an effective treatment for painful strained muscles and ligaments in sports medicine.
It is also used in a veterinary application, as a horse liniment.
Why is it Dangerous?
The danger exists if medical grade DMSO cream is contaminated with toxic foreign substances or household chemicals.
Minute traces of detergents, insecticides or carbolic solutions may cling to the hands, or even the surface of rubber gloves.
Dimethyl Sulfoxide will rapidly absorb pretty much any chemical it touches; therefore it will carry foreign substances directly into the cellular structure.
If these substances happen to be toxic, they could cause serious complications and even death.
This is worth repeating: DMSO has not received FDA approval… Use it at you own peril!
If you do a Google search, you will get over 670,000 hits for ‘Aerobic Oxygen’.
Many of these websites tout drinking water oxygenated drops as a means of increasing cellular oxygen. In fact, most of them claim that their product will make the entire body’s inner terrain hostile territory for pathogens.
If only this were true…
While circulating, arterial blood gives up about 25% of its oxygen when passing through bodily tissue and only a tiny proportion penetrates down to the cellular level.
When venous blood leaves bodily tissue, it is oxygen poor.
Extra oxygen infused by other means such as high-pressure hyperbaric therapy or via oral supplements, bypasses bodily tissue and is absorbed directly into the hemoglobin of venous blood.
This means that when venous blood arrives back at the lungs, it carries more oxygen than it usually does.
Once the oxygen level in the red cell hemoglobin reaches 98% during lung function, the excess oxygen is simply exhaled back into the atmosphere.