MSM and Your Digestive Health

Posted on January 12, 2013

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 parasitic infestation!

The Role of Methylsulfonylmethane in Your Digestive System

Vegetables for nutrition and digestionDigestion mechanisms account for 60% to 80% of the energy you use on a daily basis. This biological action is what keeps the rest of your body energized and nourished, so when it’s not running smoothly, neither are you. Here are a few ways that sulfur compounds are used in digestive processes:

A. The purpose of digestion is to provide you with nutrition. Since methylsulfonylmethane improves the permeability and the absorption capabilities of the cells in your intestinal tract, it can improve your body’s ability to absorb nutrients from food.

B. Sulfur compounds work with B-vtamins and especially thiamine (B-1) to augment the muscle tone of your stomach and intestines, and this helps to move food along more efficiently. That is why many patients report constipation relief from methylsulfonylmethane supplementation.

C. Since an increase of methylsulfonylmethane levels can stabilize your pH balance, it helps to normalize stomach function and prevent overproduction of stomach acids. This also alleviates heartburn and stomach ulcers.

Digestion Disorders and Indigestion

Due to its overall positive effect on the digestive system, methylsulfonylmethane has been known to improve the following digestive disorders and problems:

  • Chronic constipation
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Acid indigestion
  • Heartburn
  • Stomach ulcers
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Leaky gut

Natural Parasite Removal

Many prescription medications that remove intestinal parasites are poisonous chemicals that are intended to kill the intruders. While these poisons are considered safe for human consumption by most doctors, they come with a range of dangerous possible side effects. In addition, they are often targeted for a particular parasite and may miss the organisms that are actually causing the problem.

Methylsulfonylmethane, on the other hand, does not present any harmful side effects, nor does it kill parasites. Instead, the compound forms a slick lining along the walls of the stomach and intestines. This harmless coating binds to receptor sites in the mucous membranes, which is where parasites normally attach themselves. With no way to latch onto the walls and surfaces of the digestive tract, the parasites are simply flushed out with other waste products. Some of the parasites that may be removed with increased methylsulfonylmethane levels include:

  • Giardia
  • Trichomonas
  • Roundworms
  • Nematodes
  • Enterobius
  • Other intestinal worms

If you’re suffering from any type of digestive ailment, try taking all-natural methylsulfonylmethane supplements. You can find them in the Living Clean store, or learn more from our MSM Knowledge Base:

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