MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) is a naturally occurring organic sulphur compound that acts as a major building block of complex proteins called glycosaminoglycans, key structural components of joint cartilage. MSM is made up of 34% sulfur – the fourth most abundant mineral in the human body.
Since MSM has powerful anti–inflammatory properties, it’s often used as a natural alternative to medications to improve arthritis-related symptoms. … Summary MSM supplements have been shown to help reduce pain and stiffness in people with arthritis. They may also help improve physical function.
One of the most important features of MSM is that it makes your cells more permeable. This means that it allows toxins and metabolic waste products to easily be moved out of the cells, while essential nutrients and hydration can be moved in. It’s a calcium phosphate dissolver, so it has a remarkable ability to break up the bad calcium that’s at the root of degenerative diseases.
Sulfur is needed to form connective tissue. MSM also seems to act as an analgesic by lessening nerve impulses that transmit pain. Studies: A 2006 pilot study of 50 men and women with knee osteoarthritis showed that 6,000 mg of MSM improved symptoms of pain and physical function without major side effects.
MSM is also great for seasonal allergies. Those that suffer from allergies are generally under-methylators. MSM improves methylation and reduces allergy symptoms. It takes a couple of days for MSM to start working. As soon as the trees bud in the spring start with ½ tsp. of MSM dissolved in 4 oz. of cold spring water. Increase to 1 tsp. if symptoms persist.