If you're looking for a way to decrease pain and inflammation, keep your skin and immune system healthy, speed up muscle recovery, or even increase your energy naturally, you'll want to take a closer look at MSM!
Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is an organic sulfur compound found in animals, humans, and in many plants.
Organic sulfurs like MSM are often used to promote healthy joints, muscles, cells, skin and hair, and more.
MSM can help Decrease Joint Pain & Inflammation
Studies have shown that MSM reduces inflammation in the body as well as inhibits the breakdown of cartilage and is widely used to help relieve pain, swelling, and inflammation.
MSM can help Boost Immunity & Increase Energy
MSM helps in supplying sulfur required by the body to help bind protein molecules together for essential processes such as fat metabolism, immune function, and energy production.
Why is sulfur important?
All living things need sulfur as it plays a role in many biological processes. Sulfur is found in over 150 different compounds within the human body. There are sulfur components in virtually every type of cell, so it is extremely important for healthy cell function. The body is continually rebuilding and it needs the proper building materials. One of the most essential building blocks is sulfur.
"Sulfur is a vital building block of amino acids and connective tissue including joints, cartilage, skin, hair, and nails.”
Sulfur helps create the antioxidant amino acids that contribute to helping the liver excrete toxins. Like DMSO, MSM also appears to improve cell wall permeability, allowing toxins and metabolic wastes to exit and healthy, essential nutrients to enter. MSM is also able to help break down calcium phosphate, which can be the cause of many degenerative health issues.
Benefits of MSM
MSM, which is a metabolite of DMSO (also referred to as DMSO2), primarily impacts your health by reducing inflammation and helping promote healthy connective tissues like ligaments, tendons, and skin and is commonly used by people with conditions like Arthritis.
Perhaps most importantly, MSM is an essential mineral for cell oxygenation and detoxification protecting against damage caused by oxidative stress. (Oxidative stress is essentially an imbalance between the production of free radicals and the body’s ability to detoxify their harmful effects through neutralization by antioxidants.)
Sulfur is part of one of the most important antioxidants your body produces: glutathione. Having adequate levels of glutathione is crucial for the overall health and function of your immune system.
Within the last few years, several human clinical trials have been conducted on MSM and its ability to help with exercise recovery and muscle injuries like delayed onset muscle stiffness or soreness and large muscle injuries like that from a heart attack—all of which are related to oxidative stress and cellular damage that follows.
Common Uses of MSM
People use MSM most often to try to help lessen inflammation and relieve pain from things like.
- Osteoarthritis or Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Bursitis, Tendinitis, or Tenosynovitis
- Muscle cramps
- Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorders
- Headaches or hangover
- Premenstrual Syndrome
Inflammation in eyes or mucous membranes
People also use MSM for things like:
- Scar tissue or stretch marks
- Wind or sunburn
Wounds, cuts, or abrasions
Or to try to help relieve gastrointestinal problems such as:
- Chronic constipation
- Diverticulosis (a bowel disease)
People have also been known to use MSM to try to:
- Increase tissue flexibility & blood circulation
- Promote healing, reduce inflammation, and prevent soreness in muscles
- Eliminate “free-radicals” in the body
- Reduce allergy symptoms
- Promotes healthy growth of hair & nails
- Reduce wrinkles & maintains healthy skin
- Alleviate headaches, hypoglycemia, PMS, and eye problems
- Help alleviate emphysema
MSM can be found in 5 of our newest specialty blends:
Pain Warrior+ (for pain & inflammation)
Hope (for its energy production support)
Recovery+ (for its connective tissue support)
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“Methylsulfonylmethane: Applications and Safety of a Novel Dietary Supplement.” NCBI, PubMed, 16 Mar. 2017, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5372953/.
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health condition.