As a supplement, MSM is famous for its joint health benefits. It’s well-known for relieving pain and inflammation, but that’s not nearly all it does. MSM has a wide range of health benefits, but first, it’s important to understand why.
MSM is an organic form of sulfur – a nutrient essential for optimal health. It’s necessary for the body as fuel, in respiratory function, general detoxification, and it’s extremely important in part in the production of glutathione, an antioxidant necessary for maximum liver health. Sulfur is also responsible for allicin, the main ingredient in garlic.
Sulfur is gaining more and more recognition as a critical part of nutrition, but it’s becoming harder and harder to glean from our diets. With food packaging and processing, pesticides, and soil depletion, the amount of sulfur in foods drops drastically. That’s why finding an all-natural, pure source of sulfur is so vital.
Cue MSM. Easily used and absorbed by the body and not only high in sulfur but armed with the ability to help the body absorb more of this substance from other sources, MSM has a wide range of health benefits.
Benefits associated with MSM and sulfur include:
- stronger hair, skin & nails
- hair, skin and nail growth
- healthier cartilage, tendons, ligaments, bones and muscles
- reduced pain & inflammation
- improved general health & quality of life
- reduced allergy symptoms
- regulated levels of acid in the stomach
- enhanced intestinal health
- increased liver metabolism
- lessened/eased bursitis
- healthy cellular activity
- healed sports injuries
- higher antioxidant production
- radioactive damage protection and reversion
- protection against blood infections & bad bacteria
- stimulated immune system
- encouraged bile secretion
- accelerated healing
- body detoxification
- assisted body oxygenation
- boosted cell regeneration
There are plenty of ways to start consuming more MSM. Foods and herbs rich in MSM or sulfur come by the dozen, and some of these include:
- raw cow milk
- brussel sprouts
- alfalfa sprouts
- red peppers
- whole grains
- bone broth/meat stock
Herbs high in MSM include:
- Juniper Berries
MSM is extremely safe to consume both in food and herbs and through supplementation without experiencing side effects or reaching a level of toxicity. In general, any side effects experienced upon eating an extremely high dose of MSM usually stem from detoxification of the body or a “healing crisis” and can be alleviated by temporarily reducing the dosage.
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Please note: We do not directly or indirectly give medical advice or prescribe through alternative treatment. We recommend that people contact their doctor if they need a medical diagnosis. We assume no responsibility if anyone decides to use this information, which is of historical value, for they are choosing to prescribe for themselves. Healing is sometimes a slow process, and we suggest that you do not stop taking any medications without the guidance of a doctor.
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