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.


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.


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

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

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.


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!





  1. Hi Marcie.

    I thought your post about MSM health benefits was very informative. Years ago, I think I used to take MSM. Maybe I should start it again.

    In reading your 7 health benefits, I noticed it was for joint health. Since I have arthritis, this was of interest to me. So was the one about losing weight. I thought it was interesting that inflamation can cause weight problems. Inflamation is also suspected to be the cause of arthritis.

    I read your description of how you use MSM; but I wonder if it is just as good in the tablet form? I am drinking three glasses of vinegar water a day; plus a large consumption of regular water and occasional coffee or tea. It is hard to find a way to get more fluid into my body. I would prefer the pills.

    Thank you for this informative post.


    • Hey Jeannie,

      How are you doing? thank you for your comment, lovely to hear from you!

      Arthritis is a terrible thing to live with. Please watch out for my upcoming article on DMSO, which is very beneficial for arthritic pain, and reducing inflammation.

      Autoimmune disease is strongly associated with raging inflammation within the body, so it makes sense to try and reduce it as much as possible. This can be done effectively with diet and good supplements and compounds that support our healing system. I myself suffered from a very difficult autoimmune illness, you can read my story on the about me page on my sister website, Ultimate Detoxing for Health, at

      You can take MSM in capsule form and it is just as effective, but the casing is usually synthetic, if you don’t mind that, then it is fine. You could also put MSM powder into some of the drinks you are already consuming. You don’t have to drink even more fluid than you are already struggling with.

      Also you might try applying MSM gel to painful joints, it is a powerful pain reliever.

      Also keep an eye out for my upcoming post on Vitamin D deficiency, which is another thing present in most autoimmune illness. and many other conditions.

      If I can help you in any other way, or you would like any advice on diet etc, I will be more than happy to help. please drop me an email


      Kind regards

      Marcia x

  2. Hi Marcia,

    I really enjoyed your article, I’ve found it very informative!
    I never heard of the MSM product until I came across your website. It sounds very interesting and helpful. This product has so many health benefits and seems quite easy to use as well. I think that I would prefer to try it in capsule form, though. Just a question, please. Do you ship out of U.S?
    Thank you for this excellent post!

    • Hey Daniella!

      Thank you for your comments!.. I’m passionate about good health, and there are so many things out there that can help, and MSM is one of those things, and just as good for us ladies as the men!

      Capsule form is fine to take, the benefits are the same, however the casing of the capsules tends to be synthetic, so that’s why I personally prefer the powder.

      I will be putting a link on the page shortly, where you can purchase the product from wherever you live in the world, so keep an eye out for that!

      Stop by and visit soon, and please let me know if I can help you with any of your own health issues.

      You can email me at, for private advice.

      kind regards


  3. I have never heard of MSM before and I’m surprised it has so many benefits. I recently had my ACL repaired so I would be interested to try it out for it’s healing properties.

    What foods can this compound be found in? Also, I may have missed it but where do you recommend purchasing this product?

    • Hi Jeremy!

      Thank you for taking time to express your view, I appreciate that!

      Natural foods containing MSM tend to be foods containing sulphur, such as brussels sprouts, wheat germ, broccoli, kale, onions,garlic, beans such as butter beans, red kidney beans, peas and asparagus. But remember that to obtain the benefits outlined in the article, you need, much more than you would obtain in a dietary way.

      You can buy MSM online, I will be putting the link on shortly, pop back and visit the site again in a couple of days or so. In the meantime is there anything else I can help you with?

  4. Hello and thanks for sharing these health benefits, This is the first time that i have heard of this but what you are sharing here seems to be of great benefits. The list of things that you have here that msm is good for is so awesome, I am sure that you readers will love what you are sharing, the good thing is that we live and we learn something new everyday. Thanks again for sharing.

  5. I’ve never heard of this supplement before, sounds like the good stuff though!

    The main aspect of it being a potent detoxifier is simply awesome. And of course, who wouldn’t want to have more flexible joints, improved skin and well… fat loss? Count me in!

    You said it dissolves in water – is it tasteless?

    • Yes simon it dissolves in water. It’s not entirely tasteless. Although it’s not unpleasant it is much easier to take when it is incorporated into a nice tasting drink.  Here is what I do. each evening  I add half a teaspoon of MSM, with a level teaspoon of pure Vitamin C and 2 teaspoons of organic cider vinegar with the mother apple in it.  I add 200ml of cranberry or pomegranate juice to a glass bottle with a lid (I use one of those school milk bottles you can buy these days) and shake it up really well, and pop in the fridge to chill overnight.  Then just drink the lot down when you are ready the next day.  It’s really tangy and refreshing. 

      When I went on holiday I forgot to pack my MSM…and boy, did I know about it….my joints were really playing up by the end of the week! The stuff works!

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