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Dimethylsulfoxid (DMSO)
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Dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO)

Dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), known as an industrial solvent, is attracting attention in alternative medicine for the treatment of inflammation and pain. Despite topical application, its oral use as a dietary supplement is not officially permitted, and further research is needed into its safety and efficacy. Ingestion of DMSO can cause side effects such as nausea and abdominal pain, while topical use can cause skin irritation. Health authorities warn against improper use and emphasize the potential risks, which is why a medical consultation is essential before use.

Dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) as a dietary supplement: security and risks

Dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO): Use and risks


Dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) is known as an industrial solvent and is used in alternative medicine to treat inflammation and pain. However, taking DMSO can cause side effects.

Side effects and risks

Although DMSO can be used topically, oral use is not officially approved. Taking can cause nausea and abdominal pain, while external use can cause skin irritation.

safety instructions

Health authorities warn of the improper use of DMSO and emphasize the possible risks. A medical consultation before use is strongly recommended.

For more information and advice on DMSO and other nutritional supplements, please consult a health service provider.