MSM, often called a “miracle supplement” has been known to assist with the following conditions:
- Anti-ageing – a youthful appearance, since it seems to help prevent wrinkles, scar formation, dark spots and sun damage. How’s this possible? MSM is necessary for collagen production, and collagen is what helps keep skin from becoming saggy, wrinkled, cracked and dry
- Bursitis, tendonitis, musculoskeletal pain
- Digestive problems, e.g. leaky gut syndrome
- Muscle pain and spasms
- Osteoarthritis, rheumatism & joint pain
- Skin problems
- Restores hair growth
- Yeast infections
What is MSM?
Methylsulfonylmethane is an organic sulphur-containing compound with a variety of health benefits.
The reason so many benefits are attributed to the MSM supplement is because it provides biologically active sulfur, which is the fourth most plentiful mineral in the body and is needed for many different critical body functions every single day.
Start a dose with ½-2 teaspoons and increase the dose if necessary to 1-2 tablespoons daily. It is recommended to divide daily dose into several portions a day. Mix the powder with juice or water. MSM’s half-life in the body is 12 hours, so using it in the morning and at night will bring the most benefit.
Graceful Ageing: Healthy ageing is more than just being free of illness. Healthy ageing is enjoying many rewarding and active years ahead. With the growing number of consumers searching for ways to slow or reverse aging, the demand for “healthy aging” products has exploded. With sulfur as its primary component, MSM (methylsulfonylmethane), has a 25-year history of providing nutritional support for joints and connective tissue to support healthy aging.
Safety & Efficacy: Well-documented and studied for safety and efficacy, MSM is considered safe for humans and animals. There is no known evidence of interactions between MSM and pharmaceutical products, herbs, vitamins or minerals.
Dosages recommended (ref Dr Axe)
How much MSM do you need or should you use? The FDA doesn’t recognize a recommended dietary allowance for an MSM supplement or for sulfur (which it contains), because there’s no proven symptoms of sulfur deficiency described in medical literature as of now. Therefore the dosage you’ll want to take depends on what you’re using MSM for and your current state of health. Go with your heart / intuition as your subconscious will know this answer!
Usually, 500 mg of MSM, taken three times daily, is the starting dose recommended for treating osteoarthritis. Other reports show that up to three to six grams daily (divided into three doses normally) seems to be safe and well-tolerated.
It’s available in powder form most often. Sart with one to two teaspoons of MSM powder taken along with water. You can increase your intake as your body gets used to it.
If you choose to use MSM powder (which is believe to be the most absorbable kind), try simply adding it to water (usually about 16 ounces for one serving). You’ll get the best results when you use MSM along with antioxidants/anti-inflammatory compounds like vitamin C and omega-3 fatty acids.
Make sure you buy MSM from a reputable seller, and always check for the correct chemical compound name “MSM (methylsulfonylmethane).” Keep in mind that many MSM supplements contain synthetic by-products and fillers. You want to look for an organic brand that sells “100% naturally derived MSM.”