Methyl Sulfonyl Methane (MSM) is the form in which sulphur appears in nature in all living organisms, and in which it is biologically active. Deficiencies in biological sulphur can result in less than optimal functioning of each cell, tissue and organ in the body. Inorganic sulphur is poorly assimilated; making organic, biologically active sulphur extremely important for the health of every living organism.
MSM is the natural source of biological sulphur and rated as one of the least toxic substances in biology, similar in toxicity to water.
MSM can’t hurt you but you do need to start slowly as some people who dive into MSM wholeheartedly may experience a toxic headache as the body purges toxins into the bloodstream that the cells have been retaining for years.
Use of MSM has the following benefits:
- Detoxifies the body
- Allows better absorption of nutrients from food
- Increases circulation
- Reduces inflammation
- Makes hair and nails grow faster
- Relief from allergies through scavenging free radicals
- Reduces lactic acid build-up (less muscle soreness and cramping after exercise
- Relieves chronic fatigue and much more
The importance of MSM as a supplemental source of sulphur has been overlooked. We can get this essential nutritional sulphur from some of our foods, but we lose most of this absolutely important mineral by heating, drying, and processing our food. Without the proper amount of sulphur or MSM in our system we cannot produce healthy cells.
The Dynamic Enhancement process requires less to be used per serving.
Begin with: ¼ tsp in water morning and repeat mid afternoon Slowly increase your way up to 2 tsp daily – one tsp morning and repeat mid afternoon continue with 2 tsp daily for 2 weeks Enjoy a Detox bath with Miracle Bath Flakes – then drop back to ¼ tsp daily
The Importance of Sulphur
Sulphur is found in over 150 different compounds within the human body. There are sulphur components in virtually every type of cell, so it’s extremely important. Sulphur is just now becoming more widely appreciated as a really critical nutrient, without which many other processes in the body cannot function properly.
For example, sulphur plays a critical role in detoxification, and also in inflammatory conditions. For detoxification, sulphur is part of one of the most important antioxidants that your body produces: glutathione, one of the most important antioxidants that your body produces.
Without sulphur, glutathione cannot work.
If you are not getting enough sulfur in your diet, you’re not going to be able to naturally produce glutathione, which is absolutely essential for removing heavy metals and many of the toxins you’re exposed to.
People who might want to consider using MSM include those who have:
- Aches and pains / sore muscles and achy joints
- Chronic inflammatory conditions / allergies
- Personal injury due to accidents, burns, etc.
- Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
- Carpal Syndrome
- Poor muscle tone
- Premature aging symptoms
- Metabolic issues / parasites
- Brittle dull hair, nails that chip easily
- Tennis elbow and other sports injuries
How Does it Work?
MSM is a natural analgesic: it blocks the transfer of pain impulses through nerve fibres.
MSM blocks inflammations and inflammatory processes. MSM enhances the activity of cortisol, a natural anti-inflammatory hormone produced in the body.
MSM improves the permeability of cell membranes. This improves the utilization of nutrients and the elimination of waste products.
MSM dilates blood vessels, enhancing the blood circulation. This also helps in the elimination of waste products from the body, which speeds up healing.
MSM is a muscle relaxant. This is an important and often overlooked benefit of MSM. Many chronic pains are aggravated by chronic muscle tension in the body.
MSM aids the natural defence mechanisms in the body by regulating the prostaglandin metabolism, and regulates the formation of antibodies and immune complexes.
Research Conducted by Doctors
In March 1999, Stanley W. Jacob, M.D., and Ronald M. Lawrence, M.D., Ph.D., published “The Miracle of MSM: The Natural Solution for Pain”. Their book was based on their experience as medical doctors and MSM researchers. Dr. Jacob is the head of the DMSO Pain Clinic in Portland, OR, and a Professor at the Oregon Health Sciences University, and Dr. Lawrence was the founder of the International Association for the Study of Pain and the American Association for the Study of Headaches.
Combined, they have over 20 years of experience with fighting pain with MSM. They concluded that of more than 18,000 patients that suffered from chronic pain, about 70% experienced benefits from the use of MSM, finding that pain either diminished or disappeared altogether.
Dr. Lawrence and Dr. Jacob’s compiled research reveals that MSM represents a safe and natural solution for chronic headaches, back pain, tendonitis, fibromyalgia, rheumatism, arthritis, athletic injuries, muscle spasms, asthma, and allergies.
Dr. Lawrence has also used MSM to improve the condition of patients who were virtually crippled with arthritis and back pain. One patient was able to get out of bed for the first time after just two weeks on MSM. And after two months of MSM use, he could walk to the grocery store.
Dr. David Blyweiss, of the Institute of Advanced Medicine in Lauderhill, Florida, found that many patients experience a 50 percent improvement in their arthritis symptoms, along with more energy, better sleep, and better capacity to exercise.
Numerous other MSM users have experienced results equivalent to cortisone but without dangerous side effects like immune suppression, fluid retention, and DNA disruption. According to Dr. Jacobs, there may be no pharmaceutical back pain therapy better or safer than MSM. “MSM has an important role to play in the nonsurgical treatment of back pain,” he said.“I have seen several hundred patients for back pain secondary to osteoarthritis, disc degeneration, spinal misalignments, or accidents. For such pain related conditions, MSM is usually beneficial.” – Dr. Jacobs
How is MSM Different from Sulpha Drugs?
Do not confuse organic mineral sulphur from MSM with sulpha-based drugs, sulphites, or sulphates. Sulpha-based drugs (sulphonamide) are a group of large compounds known to cause allergic reactions. These are drugs composed of many elements creating large chain molecules which are used as antibiotics. It is highly unlikely that anyone would be allergic to MSM or sulphur, a naturally occurring substance in the body.
Sulphites are preservatives, antioxidants and browning agents used in foods. Ingestion of these is associated with adverse reactions such as asthma attacks, nausea, and diarrhoea. There are six sulphating agents currently used: Sodium dioxide, sodium sulphite, sodium and potassium bisulphite, sodium and potassium metasulphite. Sulphates are a salt of sulphuric acid. Sulphuric Acid is a heavy, corrosive, oily acid used in making fertilizers, chemicals and petroleum products.
Because MSM elasticizes the hold between the cells, MSM can restore flexibility to inflamed tissues. When our bodies grow older and are chronically shortchanged of key minerals like sulfur and MSM, the bonds between our cells become increasingly rigid and brittle–a condition that can lead to a loss in skin flexibility and contribute to skin wrinkles. The internal manifestations of this cellular brittleness are far less visible but have a far greater negative impact on the body. MSM’s ability to reintroduce flexibility into cell structures, therefore, can have widespread restorative effects.