MSM (methyl sulfonyl methane) - Dietary Sulfur
MSM (methyl sulfonyl
methane) - "Dietary
MSM is the bioactive, organic form of sulfur in all living organisms and a
potent antioxidant/anti-inflammatory agent. MSM has the same
health benefits as DMSO. While MSM is an important source of
organic sulfur, it also has other unique properties.
Sulfur - Healing Mineral
Where is MSM found?
In many plants. Fruits and
vegetables can contain MSM in health-beneficial amounts when the top soil is rich with nutrients.
Unfortunately this is not the case in many commercial operations today. MSM is composed of the amino
acids methionine, cysteine and cystine which can be found in cellular
proteins of all living organisms.
Its extracted form is a white, odorless
crystalline substance. Highly soluble in
hot water and other organic solvents
MSM can be taken orally or applied topically
MSM is available as a powder, capsules, crystals, flakes,
To avoid the bitter
taste of bulk MSM. Take a large spoonful of the bulk MSM and
place it on the tip of your tongue. Now quickly consume a large amount of
liquid. Juices will mask any small taste, especially Cranberry Juice. When
placed on the tip of your tongue, MSM is tasteless. It is when it dissolves that
the taste is very bitter. Consuming MSM in this manner will allow nearly all of
the MSM to dissolve in your stomach, far away from your taste buds.
One heaping teaspoon of MSM powder is about 5 grams
Oral Dosage. Most people will
take between 5 and 25 grams per day, depending on whether they are in a
prevention mode or a treatment mode. For brain
cancer, however, a typical dose is 40 grams / day for a 200 pound person.
Is over 100 grams/day for a 200 pound
A single oral dose of
MSM is not usually effective. MSM is
administered in spaced dosages, either periodically throughout the day for
several successive days, until anticipated benefits occur E.g. 2 - 21 days or
longer. Ingested MSM accumulates in the
body tissues and fluids to reach an effective level.
Start slowly with 5g
/day for a week and build up in successive weeks.
Sulfur is a
detoxifier, and our body's cells need to release waste substances slowly enough
into the bloodstream for your kidneys and liver to handle them without poisoning
you.It helps if you drink lots of water to help flush the
toxins out of your body.
arthritis, back or muscle pain -begin with 1 tsp/day of powdered MSM. If you do not
experience a dramatic reduction in pain within two days, continue to increase
the dosage up to 4 heaping teaspoons / day (20 grams).
First time users should take MSM with meals to help prevent heartburn.
For topical application. As lotion and gel. Applied externally, MSM also penetrates through
the skin (or scalp), but not as effectively as DMSO. It is suitable for
improving the health of the area where
it is absorbed. Mixing MSM with DMSO, takes advantage of DMSO's ability as a
MSM for arthritis
MSM combined with glucosamine is better for
arthritis pain. Doctors found that when their patients
combined MSM with 1500 mg of glucosamine that it provided more pain relief than
either the MSM or glucosamine alone.
Book - "The Miracle of MSM - The Natural Solution for Pain"