Archive for November, 2016
My first day using DMSO was a complete success. DMSO stings like sunburn at 100% dilution. It also turns the skin red just like sunburn. But that only lasts about 20 minutes. It gets itchy, prickly & stings. Then the stuff soaks into the skin – you dont rub it.
After 10 minutes the analgesic property is pretty much 100%. I could feel zero pain in my shoulder that has hurt for 11 weeks. I could even stretch in positions that would have dropped me to the floor in agony an hour earlier.
This analgesia lasts for 3-5 hours and is very pronounced. Yesterday I had the best workout I have had in 11 weeks – it was great.
You do need to be careful because there is such great pain reduction you dont want to forget you have an injury. The smell is there but not sickening to the user. I dont know how it would smell to another person. Probably quite bad.
As for the anti inflammatory effect it will take a couple of weeks to kick in I expect.
With DMSO you must be very careful not to contaminate it with any toxins. I intend to use Aloe Vera gel to help with the skin sting but I will only use 100% pure Aloe with no nasty chemicals added.
Same if you want to use it with vitamins etc. Only use a small amount as it will go straight into your blood using this stuff. Anything under 400 ng/mol molecular weight will absorb.
So by itself DMSO is non toxic but is as poisonous as anything mixed with it.
Large studies have shown 70-80% success for tendon tears & 80-90% for bursitis.
Here is the bottle I have:
And the purity level:
Collagen should be up to 30% of your daily protein. That means if you have 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight and weigh 200 lbs you should be having 66 grams of collagen.
Did you bother to check?
Have you ever bothered to supplement with collagen and do you even know how?
I bet for most of us the answer is no & yet we take creatine, whey protein, eat a lot of fruit and veges etc.
I have trained 32 years and didnt care less about collagen. Now I have had a rotator cuff tear for ten weeks and all of a sudden my attitude has changed.
If you want to retain your youth you better get serious about collagen intake.
So what is the best way to increase collagen to the extent that it is definitely 30% of your protein intake?
Yep good old common gelatin. Two kinds of it collagen hydrolysate & regular collagen (gellatin) are required.
I just went over the street to the asian food market & they have 3kg bags of gelatin for $70 – SCORE!!!
My collagen Hydrolysate I will get from the USA or aliexpress.
Here is the link $118 for an 8lb sack Collagen Hydrolysate
Now there are plenty of different suppliers so shop around
The bottom line is you need to be taking this stuff every day of your life & plenty of it.
If you dont? Well you may tear a tendon as I just did, you may get muscle sprains, breathing problems, heart disease. collagen is required by capiliaries. You will age & die sooner.
Just take the darn stuff.
I posted a little while back about DMSO as a transdermal delivery mechanism for Pine Pollen & Deer Antler.
As far as Pine Pollen is concerned yes – go for it. The DHEA, Testosterone, amino acids and other molecules will be transported into your blood.
IGF-1 however has a molecular weight over 1200 ng/mol & DMSO will only transport stuff under 400 ng/mol
Thats OK as most nutrients are under 400 ng/mol
For those larger molecules such as IGF & vitamin B12 for example we must go a step further.
We must concoct our own liposomal delivery substance. Essentially this means blending DMSO, Lecithin and your chosen nutrients and exposing it to ultrasound vibration.
Easy desktop stuff and here is more information Home Made Liposomal Delivery
That article is about doing it for Vitamin C but it will work for IGF-1, B12 and anything that works transdermally too.
If the stench of DMSO is too much you can make the liposomal delivery system with alcohol.
Just remember if the molecular weight is under 400 ng/mol then DMSO is as good as pinging it.
Things are going as well as they can with two torn tendons in my left shoulder.
To cut a long story short I lifted an odd shaped object overhead with improper form. Its as simple as that. The odd shaped object was my 80lb weight vest which I then proceeded to use for an hour. When putting it on I struggled & contorted the wrong way. Tore two tendons.
Its been two months since the initial injury. For the past two months I have seldom raised my left arm above shoulder height. To do so would result in intense pain. Putting my hand behind my back has been the same.
There has been pain all night if I exercise or lift weight too hard but its a dull ache not severe.
Stretching it is pure agony.
I waited three weeks before seeing the physio because I hoped it would heal up and go away. It did not.
First visit he did some tests and told me I have bursitis and a possible small tear.
I was sent for an ultrasound and they made me take an x-ray also. I have two small tears in the subscapularis and infraspinatis and bursitis in my left shoulder.
The physio is guiding me through a progressive recovery starting with isometrics only initially. Now I do band exercises and stretches.
If it doesnt hurt I am allowed to do it.
What Exercise can You Do?
Well its actually nowhere near as bad as it sounds training wise. I can not lift overhead or do benchpress. Anything behind the back is out. Apart from that I can train exactly like normal even with the same weights.
Have I lost condition?
Over all no none at all with the exception of my left shoulder. My left arm is fine I can still do heavy bicep curls. tricep kickbacks etc. But I can lift zero above my shoulder. Until this week I could not stretch my arm above my shoulder without pain so did not try.
Today I have regained the ability to raise my arms but not straight up by a wide margin so it may take a month of daily careful exercise to regain a fully stright vertical arm. Before doing this I will check with the physio that it is safe to do.
Any new exercise I add I check with the physio first. So yes I have lost considerable range of motion in my left shoulder & no doubt strength but I wont be testing that for 1-2 months.
I can do side delt raise with bands & trap shrugs with 140 lbs (2 x 70 lb kettlebells). I can do front raise and cable flyes.
So the injury is very specific in that it prevents over head & behind back only.
When will I be better again?
I expect the bursitis and pain to be fully gone in two months. That will be four months after the injury. I expect to be pressing over head & doing pressups and bench again about four months from now with light to moderate weight.
I expect to be lifting heavy overhead & weight vest training six to seven months from now.
Full recovery from tendon injury is widely regarded as 9 months same as getting pregnant.
What medication have I taken?
Zero. None at all I think in the last two months I have taken two ibuprofens which I felt seriously guilty for taking. I have used Turmeric & black pepper instead. I have also used a raw ginger poultice a couple of times. Thats it.
Its highly unlikely that I will take a cortisone shot into the bursa.
I do intend to experiment with DMSO and deer antler velvet. I will put this directly onto the wound and maybe sublingually. I also intend to use Pine Pollen & Black Ant extract with DMSO. This is to combat andropause and should have a dramatic effect on the tendon healing. I will not apply DMSO directly to the tendon for an extended time. Perhaps daily for a week then once per week for a month.
If I could use ostarine, other SARMS and peptides I would but they are illegal in New Zealand and hence expensive and difficult to import.
I will at some point be moving overseas and will become a regular user of SARMS & peptides.
First of all if you are a serious athlete that trains with weights & will do so for life you probably have a 50% chance of a tendon tear. Its something we all dread. Took me 32 years before it happened. I started lifting at 16.
So just do what you can for your joints, good supplements, warm ups and downs, special exericises. Physio equipment like PEMF can help too.
Also have rest days and periodize your training.
In addition if you are 40-50 start considering Hormone replacement and chemical performance enhancement at some point.