MSM is a safe, natural, supplement, it can help relieve joint pain, reduce inflammation and boost immunity.
WHAT IS MSM USED FOR? MSM (methylsulfonylmethane), is an organic form of sulphur readily absorbed and utilized by our bodies. MSM is composed of 34% bio-available sulphur, making it the richest source of organic sulphur available. MSM is a safe, natural, supplement, which assists the body in maintaining adequate sulphur stores.
Our bodies require the element sulphur for many of its functions. Sulphur is a component of the proteins necessary for the formation of skin, hair, nails and muscle. Sulphur is also a component of bones, teeth and collagen (connective tissue). Sulphur is integral in the formation of bile acids by the liver and insulin by the pancreas. It is the fourth most plentiful mineral in the body and it essential for life.
MSM comes from the evaporation of the waters of the Oceans, into the rain clouds, and then is present in the rain itself. If you water your garden with rainwater, then MSM will be present in the produce of your garden. If you water your garden with water from only your faucet, then no MSM will be present in your produce.
The half-life of MSM is only 12 hours when consumed within the body. Therefore supplementation with MSM should be repeated both morning and again in the evening.
MSM is considered very safe. Toxicity is extremely rare and is generally non-allergenic.
Skin: The sulphur within MSM is responsible for the flexibility and elasticity of skin. When sufficient MSM is present, the skin is softer, smoother and more flexible. Tests conducted indicated that wound healing occurred faster with a group receiving MSM plus vitamin C.
Based on this information, MSM has been used to enhance skin wellness, improve scar formation and to assist in skin health in teens prone to acne.
Joints: General improvement in overall joint mobility is seen with the use of MSM. Reports have noted improvement in pain and inflammation associated with arthritis and gout. It is postulated that this is due to based enhancement of the sodium-potassium pump, allowing improved fluid flow and removal of cell toxins with reduction of pain and inflammation. One study at Oregon Health Sciences University found that animals that were given MSM showed no degeneration of cartilage associated with rheumatoid arthritis. Studies in human volunteers with arthritis showed a 60 percent improvement in pain after taking 2.25 grams per day of MSM for four weeks. After six weeks, the improvement rate rose to 82 percent. Lung: MSM has been purported to enhance lung function by regulating the fluid that covers the airway surface of the lungs (surfactant) and decreasing inflammation. It has been used to decrease airway reactivity in asthmatics. One study showed that MSM increased lung capacity in a group of patients with emphysema. Parasitic infections and gastrointestinal health: Animal studies suggest that MSM may help lessen parasitic, microbial and fungal infections at levels of 750 to 1500 mg. daily. MSM probably works by competing for receptor sites on the mucous membrane surface thereby blocking parasite adherence.
SIDE EFFECTS MSM is considered very safe. Toxicity is extremely rare. No toxic effects were shown in humans given up to one gram per kilogram of body weight (70 Grams or more) per day for 30 days. MSM is generally non-allergenic.
DOSAGE Start with 4 tablets per day and increase dosage daily till you feel a reduction of pain (normally 3 - 4 days) Once relief is obtained, reduce dosage until you achieve suitable maintenance dosage without pain returning. RESULTS MAY VARY