Methylsulfonylmethane is a mouth full, I think I took longer to try and pronounce it right, than to start writing this piece. (I still don’t think I pronounce it right).
What is MSM?
MSM is a naturally occurring organosulfer (organic compound that contains sulfur) chemical compound found in all plant, animal, and human life. The main function that MSM is thought to have , is supplying sulfur to make other chemicals in the body, in order for the body to function properly. Trace amounts of MSM can be found in Fruit, Corn, Tomatoes, Coffee, and Tea, and even Milk.
What Does MSM help with in the body?
The “mainstream” idea that the alternative medicinal community (us) usually takes MSM for are to reduce inflammation, boost immunity and relieve joint pain. Which a lot of people can attest to. However, there are more ways MSM can benefit the user, which has all been backed by science (hooray).
- Reduces Muscle Damage
MSM can speed up recovery after exercise:
In one study, 22 healthy women received 3 grams of MSM or a placebo per day for three weeks leading up to a half marathon. The MSM group reported less muscle soreness and joint pain than the placebo group. (StudyA)
In another study, 18 men showed that taking 50 mg of MSM powder per kg of body weight for 10 days significantly reduced exercise-induced muscle damage and increased antioxidant activity following an 8 mile run.
- Could Relieve Allergies
In a study, 50 people were given 2600mg of MSM per day for 30 days. On the 7th day, upper and total respiratory symptoms were reduced, and lower respiratory symptoms were improved significantly. (StudyC)
- May improve skin health
Inflammation, as we know is everywhere. Wrinkles are not immune to inflammation, in fact, wrinkles are a form OF inflammation. MSM, has been known to be a great anti-inflammatory agent. As it also contains sulfur, this sulfur contributes to keratin (skin, hair, nails, protein), and the keratin proteins are strengthened. (Also, this contributes to why burnt hair smells so bad….it’s the sulfur you’re smelling).
There are studies that MSM improved the symptoms of pre existing skin conditions when it was applied! (StudyD)
- MAY be a cancer fighter
It seems with being the newest area of research, MSM is making waves in it’s effectiveness in battling cancer cells. MSM has been studied to damage cancer cell DNA and improve cancer cell death rates. (StudyE)
Like too much of anything good, can also be bad, MSM is no different. MSM is basically sulfur based, and having too much sulfur can cause complications, However, if you stick with recommended dosing, there is nothing to worry about. And of coarse, we recommend consulting with your doctor before adding anything into your daily regiment.
A Convenient Conclusion
From joint pain, to allergies. Muscle health to stopping cell growth, one can simply not go wrong with MSM.
What Makes MyNutra’s MSM Stand Out?
- MSM is 34.1% sulfur, providing a source of this essential nutrient that is highly available for utilization.
- Provides an easy means of obtaining the essential mineral sulfur that is often lost in food processing.
- Supports over 150 compounds in the body, including amino acid production, connective tissue, and skin
- CONTAINS NO artificial colors, flavors or preservatives; no wheat, gluten, milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, crustacean shellfish or fish. Suitable for vegans.
Have you tried MSM before, what were your results? Let us know in the comments!