Navel application/absorption rivals intravenous route, other skin routes not far behind

One of the most common questions I get from my readers is “What is the topical absorption rate of your products?” There are a number of studies demonstrating that a solvent mixture of DMSO/ethanol achieves close to 100% absorption no matter where on the skin it is applied. However, we stopped using DMSO/ethanol for most … Read more Navel application/absorption rivals intravenous route, other skin routes not far behind

Topical DHEA has potent anti-aging effects on human skin

I often get emails in regards to possible interventions with anti-aging effects on skin. The study I usually quote is an old one (circa 1967) that did extensive tests on 200+ people with age range of 57-88 years residing in a retirement home, and demonstrated that topical testosterone (1%) cream had the most potent anti-aging … Read more Topical DHEA has potent anti-aging effects on human skin

Vitamin D – the new antibiotic against skin and gut infections

A great new study demonstrating the crucial role of vitamin D in maintaining proper immune function. The study demonstrates that maintaining normal levels of vitamin D is strongly protective against gut infections by Salmonella-type bacteria. Interestingly, the authors claim that vitamin D is likely to provide protection against inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) conditions such as … Read more Vitamin D – the new antibiotic against skin and gut infections

Endocrine disruptors in sunscreen absorb systemically after just one day of use, persist for days

So much for the safety of sunscreen. Of course, the article immediately goes on the defensive and warns against stopping sunscreen. It even includes gems like “The sun is the real enemy here” and keeps repeating the mantra that it is all about risk-benefits analysis. Yet, even MSM is forced to admit that the several … Read more Endocrine disruptors in sunscreen absorb systemically after just one day of use, persist for days