I bet you didn’t think that you could reduce inflammation, treat your skin problems and reduce muscle fatigue all at the same time. I bet you didn’t think you could do all that with one simple ingredient, and I bet you didn’t think you could add the supplement to pretty much any drink with little to no change in taste or consistency.
Yeah, now I have your attention. Ok, ok, I’ll bring you into the light a little bit. This incredibly powerful and versatile powder is non other than, Methylsulfonylmethane…or MSM power.
How MSM works:
MSM supplements supply the body with extra sulfur for creating methionine, which helps the body process chemicals, form connective tissue, metabolizing foods, and absorb nutrients to for energy. MSM can be seen as a performance enhancer because it raises someone’s energy levels and fights fatigue.
MSM helps decrease joint inflammation, improve flexibility and restore collagen production. Research shows that many patients with arthritis and joint pain experienced a decrease in symptoms and improved quality of life when taking an MSM supplements. MSM supplements help the body form new joint and muscle tissue while lowering inflammatory responses that contribute to swelling and stiffness. The sulfur in the supplement impacts the immune system and encourages normal cellular activity. Sulfur, needs to be present for our bodily cells to release excess fluids that accumulate and cause swelling/tenderness.
Improves digestive problems:
MSM can help rebuild the lining of the digestive tract and lower inflammation or allergic reactions stemming from certain foods. It is also an incredibly useful antidote to Leaky Gut Syndrome. This is because it helps stop particles from leaching out the gut through small openings, where they can enter the bloodstream and spark an inflammatory response. This is partly due to the amount of Sulfur in the supplement which is an important mineral for digestion.
Repairs and treats skin problems:
Research shows that applying topical cream containing MSM helps lower inflammation contributing to rosacea, skin discoloration and allergies. MSM improves skin tone, reduces redness, and eases sensitivity. Some individuals even use MSM to prevent wrinkles, scar formation, dark spots, and sun damage. This is because MSM is often used in collagen products which help keep skin from becoming saggy, wrinkles, cracked and dry. MSM helps our bodies hold onto precious collagen and keratin because sulfur is required for the productions of these youthful compounds.
Lowers muscle pain and muscle spasms:
Regularly active individuals often suffer from muscle pain. Studies show that MSM can act as a natural analgesic which not only prevents/treats muscle pains, throbbing and swelling, but it also improves the range of motion and mobility. MSM has proven muscle recovery benefits especially when used after exercise, injuries or surgery. How does it work you ask? It all comes down to the sulphur. What a surprise. Sulphur is largely stored inside tissues that make up our muscles and joints. MSM supplements can help repair the fibrous tissue cells in our muscles that break down during exercise. It also restores flexibility and permeability of cell walls within muscles, which means nutrients can pass through the tissues more easily. This repairs faster and removes lactic acid.
Restores hair growth:
MSM has been shown to help boost both collagen and keratin levels, two nutrients we absolutely need for forming new hair strands. So you won’t have to struggle with thinning or balding hair any longer. collagen and Keratin are often found in hair care products because they’re what gives hair its strength, durability, and healthy look.
MSM boosts our body’s ability to heal and bounce back from exercise, stressful events and injuries. MSM can reduce fatigue felt after stressful events and support an upbeat mood, energy levels, and normal digestion.
Add it to your diet:
When adding MSM powder to your water, start with 1-2 tsp. MSM seems to be well-tolerated by most since it’s completely natural and already found in the human body. For general health recommendation you should try to take 3-6 grams daily, divided into 3 doses.
Chronic joint pain, leaky gut syndrome and autoimmune disorders, osteoporosis, susceptibility to bone fractures, Bursitis, tendonitis, the development of scar tissue and other musculoskeletal pains, yeast infections, muscle cramps, constipation, ulcers, upset stomach, indigestion, PMS symptoms, stretch marks, skin problems including wrinkles, sunburns, wounds, cuts, skin abrasions, eye inflammation, poor circulation, high blood pressure, fatigue, oral infections, toothaches, gun disease periodontal disease.