Nutritional Supplements Library
What is MSM?
Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is a metabolite of dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO). DMSO is a well-known solvent which is often used topically for its analgesic (pain-killing) and anti-inflammatory properties. MSM is manufactured by oxidation of DMSO with hydrogen peroxide. The role of MSM as a dietary supplement is as a sulfur donor. MSM, which is about one-third sulfur, acts as a dietary source of sulfur. Sulfur is involved in a wide variety of metabolic pathways and plays an important structural role in amino acid and protein metabolism. Sulfur is required for proper synthesis and maintenance of connective tissues such as skin, hair, nails, tendons and cartilage. It is an organic sulfur-containing compound that occurs naturally in a variety of fruits, vegetables, grains and in animals, including humans in at least trace amounts. MSM has also been found in such plants as Equisetem arvense, also known as horsetail.
What is the effective dosage of MSM supplementation?
The effective dosage is 2 to 3 grams per day.
What are the benefits of MSM supplementation?
• MSM is very effective in treating Osteoarthritis
• It helps to reduce of symptoms associated with SAR, or Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis.
• It also helps to treat people who suffer from painful bladder (urethral) syndrome.
• It controls acidity in the stomach, so it can help ulcers.
• It also has antioxidant properties (destroys free radical).
• It helps in all metabolic properties in body.
What are the side effects of MSM supplementation?
MSM is very safe and well tolerated.