Well he has it wrong! It's not 'many times more powerful' because topical gels only penetrate about 2 mms into the skin and will never get as deep as the muscles let alone the bone. And yes, it will get to the kidneys and stomach when used topically. @eelainea65 I'd really like to offer you some structured advice but in order to do that, I also need to ask you some questions. Are you willing for me to do that?