This is an educational article.
Dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), from which MSM is derived, has demonstrated pain-reduction and anti-inflammatory properties. DMSO has been used for nearly 40 years in veterinary applications, especially for horses, to relieve pain and inflammation. Read more about DMSO MSM offers many of the healing properties of DMSO, but without DMSO’s odor.
DMSO offers the benefit that it will carry other nutrients through the skin. This is something that MSM does not do.
Both DMSO and MSM help reduce pain and inflammation. Chronic inflammation may contribute to the formation of cancer.