MSM Knowledge Base

Posted on December 8, 2012

Sulfur

Our Biological Need for Sulfur

Sulfur is a naturally-occurring element found, in its biologically available form, in many foods such as milk, fruit, vegetables, and meat – and it is the third most abundant mineral in your body, after calcium and phosphorous. Processing, cooking, and chemicals eliminate much from your food, and this leaves your body chemistry incomplete.

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Biological sulfur is in plants

What is MSM and Where Does it Come From?

If you suffer from arthritis, chronic pain, or another common ailment, you may have considered taking methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), and you might be concerned about adding another supplement to your daily routine. To fully understand the benefits and safety of taking a sulfur supplement, it is important to know exactly what it is.

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MSM

A Brief History of MSM

You’ve probably heard about methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) as an alternative therapy for pain, arthritis, and even epidermal scarring. What many people don’t realize is that this sulfur compound is not some “wonder drug.” It is a totally natural, pure mineral, one of the major minerals used by our bodies and also vital to the environment.

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Minerals and vitamins help to keep healthy

Various Health Benefits of MSM Supplementation

Most people realize that the body requires vitamins and minerals to function properly. To be exact, you need over fourteen different vitamins and seventeen minerals every day to remain healthy. Some of the most important of these minerals are sulfur compounds, although you may not see them on any “Nutritional Information” labels.

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Oranges for Vitamin C

Vital Nutrients: How MSM and Vitamin C Work Together

Like MSM, vitamin C is one of the a vital components of the human body, used every day and needing to be replenished every day. Without it, many bodily processes would not function at all. In fact, this vitamin operates in conjunction with MSM in many of these functions, which is why the two nutrients complement each other so well.

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Pain medication

Using MSM as a Natural Pain Management Solution

Chronic pain can be a difficult burden. Most pharmaceutical solutions for pain management are both addictive and mind-altering, making them an undesirable option for anyone who wishes to maintain a clean mind and body. For these reasons, more and more patients are turning to natural remedies like methylsulfonylmethane (MSM).

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arthritic joint pain

Treating Arthritis with MSM

As there is no known medical cure for arthritis, doctors are forced to treat only the symptoms, usually by administering drugs. Millions of people are ingesting liver-damaging medications with any number of side effects when they could effectively treat arthritis with an all-natural supplement – methylsulfonylmethane (MSM).

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Seasonal pollen allergies

MSM and Allergy Relief

If you’re one of the 35 million Americans who suffer from seasonal allergies, and if medical drugs have replaced your allergy symptoms with drowsiness and a foggy head, you may be ready to try an all-natural alternative with no side effects: MSM.

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Vegetables for nutrition and digestion

MSM and Your Digestive Health

Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is used in hundreds of bodily processes from immunity responses to cellular reproduction.

Digestive functions are no exception; this biologically active compound of sulfur may improve a large array of digestive maladies, including infestation from a variety of parasites!

Here are some of the ways that MSM aids the digestive processes and the unique way it removes parasites without poison:

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MSM and heart health

Reducing Health Risks and Inflammation with MSM

Inflammation has become the subject of hundreds of medical studies in recent years as doctors are discovering its influence on numerous health conditions and diseases.

It’s becoming more and more clear that reducing inflammation levels in the blood can also reduce a number of health risk factors. This could be one reason that methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) has such a beneficial effect on human health; it helps to reduce inflammation.

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Healthy Skin

The Beauty Mineral: MSM for Healthy Skin

Your largest organ is your most valiant protector. It’s your skin that completely encapsulates your body, forming a strong protective barrier while tightly holding all of your organs and muscles in place.

All of this encapsulating and protecting requires an incredible amount of energy and strength. The skin is constantly repairing and rebuilding, completely regenerating itself every two to three weeks.

This process implements a great deal of methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) and it may not function properly if you are not consuming enough of this vital mineral.

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