Top Benefits of MSM
In order for our bodies to remain youthful and energetic, we all need biologically active sulfur. Sulfur is a naturally occurring, organically-bound dietary sulfur assisting in multiple functions in the body.
MSM is a sulfur-bearing molecule found in all living organisms. Sulfur is one of the five elements of life and is needed to form crucial blood proteins and amino acids.
When our diet lacks MSM, the cells become rigid and lose the ability to flex back. These are cells that are associated with aging. that we all need very much in our diet, but most are sadly lacking. As we get older, in combination with a mineral deficient diet, our bodies become rigid, cells become stiff, and our general energy level starts to drop over time but this doesn’t have to be a permanent condition.
MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) is an organic sulfur compound that is naturally derived during the earth’s rain cycle. Sulfur is present in many natural unprocessed foods, but it’s quickly lost during the cooking process. MSM is gaining a lot of attention due to the recent focus on longevity and anti-aging technologies, as well as the simple fact that it works. It really CAN help with many things. It’s like filling a missing mineral gap for many folks. Especially for inflammation and cellular healing, at least for me that’s where it really shines most I think.
1. Improves skin health and complexion
MSM is necessary for collagen production. Sagging skin and wrinkles, as well as dry, cracked skin are all developed through a loss of collagen. MSM works together with Vitamin C to build new, healthy tissues. MSM can normalize collagen formation and radically improve skin health.
2. Improves flexibility
Research has shown that MSM is highly effective in improving joint flexibility. Additionally, it helps to produce flexible skin and muscle tissue. This leads to an increase in overall flexibility due to a restoration of the “juiciness” in the tissues.
3. Detoxifies the body
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.
4. Strengthens hair and nails
Collagen and keratin and both critical for the production of healthy hair and nails. MSM is a bonafide “beauty mineral” that provides the sulfur needed to produce collagen and keratin. It’s also highly noted to contribute to exceptional strength and thickness of the hair and nails, which can be noticed in just a couple weeks of consistent use.
5. Accelerates healing
Lactic acid and other byproducts cause pain and soreness in the body. MSM increases the ability of the body to eliminate waste products at the cellular level. This speeds recovery and frees up more energy for rebuilding.
6. Naturally Increases energy
Due to the increased permeability of the cells, less energy is required to deal with the accumulation of toxins. This results in more energy being redirected towards activity and necessary healing. Digestion is the biggest energy requirement of the body (Approximately 70-80% of your energy is spent on digestion each day). MSM increases the absorption of nutrients so that the energy expenditure on digestion is vastly reduced.
MSM is a powerful anti-inflammatory due to its ability to allow metabolic wastes to be removed from the cells. Excess weight on the body is actually inflammation. The cells of the body are chronically inflamed and retaining the byproducts of metabolic processes. Sulfur needs to be present In order for these toxins and wastes to be removed from the body. When these byproducts can be removed from the system, then the cells can also dispose of excess fluids that were being stored as a buffer. What results is a natural and effective reduction in unwanted weight.
How to use MSM:
MSM can be purchased in powder form or in supplement capsules. For best results using the MSM powder, added it to your water along with a botanical source of vitamin C like Camu Camu Berry or lemon juice. Most MSM supplements contain synthetic byproducts, but those Amazon deals above and below looks pretty good, I think they are all 100% naturally derived MSM.
This one article says: Start with one teaspoon of MSM powder in 16 ounces of water, and gradually work your way up to 2 to 3 tablespoons per day to see some really impressive results.
I actually haven’t tried doing THAT much (yet). I think I’m going to start doing more of this one, see what happens if I step it up to that. WOW! 2 or 3 TABLESPOONS per day? I usually just do a quarter teaspoon in some water now and then!! I can’t imagine doing 2 or 3 TABLESPOONS! I’m going to try it and I’ll report back on that one here.