Vital Nutrients: How MSM and Vitamin C Work Together

Posted on December 19, 2012

Like methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), Vitamin C is a vital component of the human body. 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.

Oranges are a source of vitamin C

Working Together

Millions of chemical reactions and biological processes are taking place inside your body every single second. Each of these processes requires nutrients, such as minerals, amino acids, and vitamins, in order to operate properly. MSM and Vitamin C are used together in many of these processes, such as:

  • The production of healthy new cells
  • Antioxidant activities to neutralize free radicals and unhealthy chemicals
  • The synthesis of collagen for connective tissues like tendons, joints, and skin
  • Maintaining healthy veins, arteries, and cardiovascular components
  • Boosting the immune system, including its T-cells and white blood cells

Each of the processes above is an important part of your biological makeup. Without them, you literally couldn’t survive. Collagen, for instance, holds your body tissues together; it keeps your organs and muscles from falling apart. Supplementation by the nutrients MSM and Vitamin C has been shown to improve collagen creation as well as many other functions, and the results are even more effective when the two are taken together.

Supplementation Basics

It is estimated that at least 25% of people are not taking in enough Vitamin C. While methylsulfonylmethane is present in many raw foods, it is often lost during processing or cooking. To ensure your body maintains healthy levels of these vital nutrients, natural supplements may be taken daily.

Experts recommend starting your daily MSM supplementation at a level of 2 grams. This may be even more effective if taken with 500 mg of Vitamin C. Methylsulfonylmethane dosages may be increased if you so desire, but ask your health care practitioner first. Continue to take 500 mg of Vitamin C for every 2g of MSM, but don’t take more than 3000 mg daily.

It is important to read each label carefully when purchasing health supplements. Look for natural, pure ingredients to avoid exposing your body to unnecessary chemicals and fillers. Living Clean offers a variety of supplements and all-natural, chemical-free products. Browse our store, or learn more about MSM:

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