What is MSM? A. It is the answer to pain relief
MSM (Methyl-Sulfonyl-Methane). MSM has potent anti-inflammatory, pain-reducing properties. Produced in Canada, steamed distilled.
MSM stands for Methyl-Sulfonyl-Methane, or (Dimethyl Sulfone). MSM is not a chemical; it is a natural sulfur that occurs widely in nature. Sulfer plays an essential role in human nutrition. I started taking MSM for osteoarthritis in my thumb and C2/C3 neck joints. The pain had been chronic for 12 years. My pain level rarely reaches 1 or 2 now. I started with half a teaspoon daily for three days, then increased to a level teaspoon and worked up to the amount that stopped the pain, which for me is one desert spoon full. I take this every morning after breakfast in a large glass of filtered water. MSM does taste slightly bitter, but you get used to it. I know when I accidentally miss a dose as my joints start aching. MSM takes out the inflammation in your body. It does not cure arthritis, but it takes the pain away from the inflammation, which helps with pain relief.
Where does MSM come from?
MSM is found primarily in fresh fruits and vegetables. It is also found in the cells of your body. MSM is derived from DMSO (Dimethyl Sulfoxide). Its medical properties were discovered in 1963 by a research team headed by Stanley W. Jacob, MD. DMSO is a by-product of kraft pulping (the ‘sulfate process’), which converts wood into wood pulp, leaving practically pure cellulose fibres. MSM occurs when DMSO is oxidized.
Sulfur is stored in the cells of the body. Your body cannot repair or replace damaged tissue quickly if you are deficient. The body will compensate by producing abnormal cells that may lead to illness and disease. A symptom of deficiency is enhanced pain sensitivity. Research has found that a sulfur deficiency is associated with the following symptoms:
- Slow wound healing
- Scar tissue
- Brittle nails and hair
- Gastrointestinal problems
- Lung dysfunction
- Immune dysfunction
- Memory loss
MSM Powerful Pain and Anti-Inflammatory
MSM has potent anti-inflammatory, pain-reducing properties. MSM blocks pain response in individual nerve fibres. It reduces scar tissue allowing tissue repair and healing to take place.
Anti-inflammatory agents for individuals with degenerative diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, disc problems in the back, acute injuries, tendonitis, bursitis and other similar health problems. Stanley W. Jacob, MD, discovered the therapeutic qualities of DMSO – MSM. Since 1964, claimed that MSM provides long-lasting relief when used continually.
How does MSM help the skin?
MSM is great for your skin if you have acne. MSM acts to keep the skin’s cells and the tissue soft. Keeping the skin quiet ensures it remains elastic enough to stretch and move without damage. Smooth, flexible skin is less prone to wrinkles and dry flakiness. It even helps stretch marks. MSM benefits the skin and internal organs.
How does MSM help your hair and nails?
Distilled MSM Sulfur helps the body to form keratin, the protein that makes up the central part of the outermost layers of your hair and nails. It is a tough, fibrous protein that is very resilient to the effects of damaging chemicals and other harmful agents. Each strand of hair has its keratin supply stored in the root.
MSM Sulfur is also contained in biotin, a B vitamin essential for shiny hair and strong nails. You may be interested to know that sulfur amino acids partly maintain the natural inclination of hair to be straight or curly. MSM benefits the dry scalp and hair, improves nail growth, and benefits your cuticles and nails.
How does MSM help with allergies?
Allergies are reactions set off by a breakdown in the normal functioning of the immune system. When this happens, various symptoms manifest, including sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, headaches, and sleepiness; other reactions include hives, stomachache, and sore throat.
MSM goes straight to the cause of allergic reactions. On this website, you learn that MSM softens the skin. It does this by softening the walls of the body’s cells, which are then more easily penetrated, allowing enemy substances to be flushed out. Flushing allergens from the body eliminates the need for the body to react with allergically to get rid of them.
This process cannot happen when the cell walls are complex and impenetrable. MSM prevents allergic reactions by coating the gastrointestinal tract, making allergen bonding impossible. Research has shown that daily doses of MSM have substantially increased resistance to environmental, food or drug allergens.
How does MSM help with heartburn and ulcers?
Stomach acid breaks down food during digestion. The stomach lining releases a form of acid known as hydrochloric acid, which is necessary to digest proteins. Standard treatment for heartburn involves using antacids and other products that neutralize hydrochloric acid.
These may give temporary relief by counteracting the effects of hydrochloric acid; still, a reduction in hydrochloric acid can lead to indigestion and poor absorption of nutrients. Overuse of antacids can destroy the body’s natural acid/alkaline balance while neutralizing excess stomach acid. Distilled MSM will allow people with peptic ulcers and chronic heartburn to experience fewer symptoms.
How much MSM should I take and in what form?
Take the least possible amount of MSM that gives you the relief you desire. Always drink plenty of water with each dose. When using it for the first time, take it with a meal. First, start on a low level and slowly build up until you have the desired level that works for you. If you buy your Distilled Organic MSM from my shop, it will complete instructions. A single dose of MSM will do nothing to help you. You have to build it up and take it every day. The best and most effective way to take MSM is powder or granulated.
Recommended starting dose for a person weighing 60kg is half a teaspoon once in the morning for the first three days. Take a level teaspoon for the next three days on the fourth day. After that, build it up to the amount that gives you the pain relief you need. Take Distilled MSM for at least 1-2 weeks or up to a month before you may see results. The precise dose of MSM is not that critical. Just start low and work up.
Drink lots of water, 4-6 glasses daily, including other drinks. You can dissolve MSM in liquid, hot or cold.
Please note: quantities come in 300g sample tubs and 800g Tubs.
Please note: DO NOT TAKE MSM IF YOU ARE ON ANY BLOOD-THINNING MEDICATION. CONSULT WITH YOUR DOCTOR FIRST.