It is a well known fact that in the field of alternative health, there are some little known compounds and supplements, that are claimed by many to work wonders on the one hand, and scoffed at by the sceptical, on the other.
Among these, probably the most well known is MSM or Methylsulfonylmethane. MSM is an organic sulphur compound. It is an derivative of the more potent and lesser well known DMSO, which I will also be writing a blog post on in the near future. Where DMSO is used as a medication or a treatment for health related problems, MSM is more widely known as a health supplement with some surprising benefits.
WHAT EXACTLY IS MSM?
MSM is a byproduct of DMSO.
DMSO is a very unusual, pure cellulose, sulfuric compound. Colourless, odourless, crystalline in nature and completely non toxic. DMSO is a byproduct of wood pulping in the paper making industry. DMSO was discovered by a Russian scientist in 1860, and it was used as an industrial solvent for many years.
In `1963 Dr Stanley Jacob, an American professor of surgery, and Harvard Medical School lecturer stumbled across some of the startling medical benefits of DMSO.
To cut a very long story short, Dr Jacob began a programme of clinical studies into the medical uses and effects of DMSO, resulting in DMSO becoming one of the most widely studied substances of all time, with over a million published articles and studies to date. MSM is a derivative of DMSO but unlike DMSO, it can also be found naturally occurring in certain foods and in nature. MSM and also goes by the name of DMSO2
Although naturally occurring in some foods, as stated above, it is usually not in sufficient amounts as to reap any notable health benefits, this is due to the fact that the amounts are small, and much of it is destroyed by food processing. MSM supplementation provides the body with amounts that actually do good, and in a pure form.
Where DMSO is always a liquid, MSM from which it is derived is a white powder, that can also be purchased in capsule form as a health supplement. (though it can be purchased in liquid form, and can also be bought as a topical gel) It is readily available from health food suppliers, health shops, and companies specialising in food and health supplements online. as well as Amazon and other well known marketplaces.
MSM is one of the safest health supplements there is, and is well deserving of its reputation as a ‘miracle supplement’ as we shall learn next.
7 HEALTH BENEFITS OF MSM
I would be sat here day and night for the foreseeable future If I were to try to list all the health benefits of this fantastic supplement. So I will just give you 7 of the best, and you can read up on the subject yourself if you want more information.
- Highly beneficial to skin
Who among us does not long for smooth, youthful skin? Collagen is the building block of healthy, supple skin . MSM is required for healthy collagen production, used along with Vitamin C healthy new, skin cells are rapidly produced. These cells are plump as well as smooth. The magic ingredient in it is sulfur, without sulfur, collagen production is severely curtailed resulting in wrinkles, dry and cracked skin as well as more likelihood of other skin complaints such as acne eczema, and rosacea.
- Flexible Joints
- MSM has been shown in numerous clinical studies, to be highly beneficial in improving joint mobility. It does this by reducing inflammation and acts as a powerful pain reliever, allowing greater mobility and flexibility to be achieved. It also helps the muscles and ligaments to remain smooth, moist, free moving and strong. MSM is taken, or used by athletes, sports personalities, and others who require better joint mobility, to perform better.
- Strong hair and nails
Healthy hair and nails, like healthy skin needs sulfur in a readily useable form for the body to use. MSM provides the sulfur for the body to make collagen and keratin, the very building blocks of fabulous hair and nails. The benefits of using a sulfur based super- supplement cannot be underestimated, and the results of such can be seen in as little as a couple of weeks!
- A powerful detoxifier
Like its more potent counterpart DMSO, MSM is a highly beneficial aid to cleansing unwanted toxins from the cells, including the blood. As a qualified Detox Specialist, I have studied extensively the effects that unwanted toxins have on the system. It is the course of wisdom to remove as many of these from the body as possible. If you are interested in how to do this effectively and safely, please visit my sister website at bestdetox4u.com
MSM makes the walls of the cell much more permeable. This means that toxic waste can be shipped out so much more easily. This results in much less damage by toxic matter to the cell. Another added benefit of this permeability is that vital nutrients find it much easier to permeate the cell wall and begin the work they are needed for so much faster. MSM also has the ability to break down unwanted calcium deposits in the cell and enables them to be efficiently removed. All this reduces the likelihood of cell based disease like immune related illness and disease caused by cell damage, such as cancer.
- Promotes healing
Because MSM removes unwanted substances like toxins, waste products and assists the cells to function at their best, healing takes place so much more readily. The body has a powerful healing system, to enable it to repair itself . MSM is so helpful to this process. Recovery time from illness and injury is certainly speeded up when MSM is present in the body. This is another reason people involved in sport, including footballers, athletes and body builders often include a top quality MSM supplement in their daily regime.
- Aids weight loss
Because the body creates fat to store unwanted toxins that it cannot process, when a person suffers from stubborn weight, that just cannot seem to be shifted by dieting, it is wise to include a detoxification agent as well as a diet programme. For more information on how toxins play a major role in weight problems visit my sister site at http://bestdetox4u.com
Also be aware that chronic inflammation can also be a root cause of weight related difficulties. Inflammation causes fluid retention in the cells, and fluid weighs heavy! MSM aids the reduction of inflammation greatly, and so contributes to natural weight loss.
- Much more energy
If feeling worn out and washed out sounds like you, maybe MSM can help you! because it frees up energy used to deal with toxins and repair, that energy is then released for us to actually use and benefit from. We feel invigorated rested and restored. MSM reduces stress on the system and has a direct bearing on how we feel.
HOW TO USE IT
Start off by dissolving 1 teaspoon of MSM in 500ml of water (I use spring water or use it with my own blend of detox water) and gradually increase the amount of powder until you are taking up to 3 tablespoons a day in the bottle. (this might take a few months to get to 3 tablespoons) Some people like to take Vitamin C with their MSM for additional benefits, this is fine to do so. Just make sure that you consume the fluid throughout the day.
MSM gel should be applied liberally to the area to be treated. The jar usually carries the instructions for use.
MSM is a fantastic substance. It provides the sulfur the body requires for all the chemical processes it requires it for. Some of these processes are critical, protecting us from and serious health problems and fighting disease. It can be taken internally or rubbed into the skin.
MSM provides organic sulfur in a form that is readily assimilated by our bodies. The body is highly intelligent and can differentiate between sulfur that is in a natural form and synthetic, or harmful sulfur found in sulfates say, in food additives. MSM definitely helps the blood vessels remain flexible as well as heart tissue, lung tissue and the muscles that support these vital organs. I don’t need to explain what the health implications of this is, it speaks for itself.
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Many people report dramatic improvements in their health soon after starting on MSM. Maybe you will be one of them!
Good Health to you!