We are saying goodbye to one of our solvents and this is why…
What Is DMSO Again?
The story of dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) is an unusual one.
This by-product of the paper-making process was discovered in Germany in the late 19th century.
It is a colorless liquid that gained notoriety for its ability to penetrate the skin and other biological membranes.
Scientists discovered that they could use DMSO as a transportation device to pass small molecules through the skin.
Since then, scientists have researched the potential benefits and risks of using DMSO to treat a variety of conditions.
At Rat’s Army we use DMSO as one of our main solvents for our research compounds.
Because DMSO is known for giving a better absorption of all kinds of other compounds.
As we mentioned before, the main benefit of DMSO is that it gives a better absorption rate for various other compounds.
It also is very good for transdermal/topical use: it makes sure the skin absorbs the compound that was applied.
DMSO has also some medical uses on its own, but these are less relevant for this article.
The main thing you should remember is that it is a great solvent that makes sure the compounds you administer are absorbed better.
This is an important piece of information.
The most common side effects of DMSO are:
- Stomach upset
- Skin irritation
- A strong odor of garlic
- Decreased appetite
As you may notice, these are annoying side effects to handle during your research.
Why Do We Say Farewell?
Since a lot of our beloved customers report these kinds of side effects, we want to get rid of DMSO as one of our solvents.
We want to offer great products as always but also products that are pleasant to use in your research.
So, side effects like stomach upset, a weird taste in your mouth, strange odors… are not the things we consider pleasant.
Because of this, we are searching for a new solvent for our products.
We want to be honest with you: no we did not find a good replacement.
It will be a research project we will conduct over the next weeks.
The Next Solvent?
Like we said before: we want to offer great products that can produce a pleasant research project.
So for the next solvent, we have to make sure that our products stay great.
This means top quality along with the best absorption rate you can get.
The hardest part will be to find a solvent with the same benefits as DMSO but without the side effect.
But you already know that we will succeed in this mission and will offer you an even better product when our research is done.
DMSO is one of our solvents with a lot of benefits. The main benefit is that it increases the absorption rate of our products.
Since the side effects are unpleasant and some of our users have complaints about this, we want to look for an even better option.
So over the next few weeks, we will search further for a new solvent with the same benefits but without the side effects.
Like this, we want to offer you even better products for your research projects!