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Methylsulfonylmethane is a type of Sulfuric Compound that is naturally present in the body (i.e. it is an endogenous form of Sulfur).
MSM is to similar in chemical structure to (but claimed to be safer than) Dimethyl Sulfoxide (DMSO) - MSM is the active therapeutic constituent of DMSO and is also an oxidative metabolite of DMSO. It is odorless, tasteless and stable. Its physical format is a white crystalline powder.
Health Benefits of MSM
The bodyís content of MSM declines in tandem with the progression of the Aging Process [scientific research - mammals].
MSM inhibits the Cross-Linking of the bodyís Collagen (Cross-Linking of Collagen is a major aspect of the Aging Process).
MSM improves Blood Circulation.
MSM is claimed to rapidly (within twenty minutes of ingestion) alleviate the symptoms of Hangovers [anecdotal reports].
MSM (100 - 500 mg per day) prevent and treats Constipation (especially Constipation in elderly persons) [clinical observations involving constipated elderly subjects].
MSM prevents Intestinal Parasites from adhering to the Gastrointestinal Tract:
- MSM is an effective treatment for Roundworms.
MSM (applied topically as eyedrops) reduces intraocular pressure in persons afflicted with Glaucoma.
MSM helps to prevent and alleviate Allergies (including long-standing Food Allergies).
MSM helps to prevent Breast Cancer [scientific research - rats].
MSM helps to prevent Colon Cancer [scientific research - rats].
MSM may help to prevent the Common Cold [anecdotal reports from physicians using high doses of supplemental MSM].
MSM (lotion applied topically) alleviates destroys many types of Detrimental Fungi that reside on the Skin.
MSM inhibits some types of Detrimental Protozoa including:
- Entamoeba histolytica (especially when MSM is used concurrently with Catís Claw) [according to several anecdotal reports].
- Giardia lamblia (which causes Giardiasis)
MSM reduces Inflammation.
MSM may help to prevent Influenza [anecdotal reports from physicians using high doses of supplemental MSM].
MSM reduces the toxic accumulation of Lactic Acid following Exercise.
MSM is claimed to alleviate Fatigue.
MSM alleviates the Pain and Inflammation associated with Bursitis.
MSM (lotion applied topically) reduces the Inflammation associated with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
MSM may accelerate the healing of Fractures [anecdotal reports].
MSM alleviates Muscle Pain [according to many anecdotal reports].
MSM alleviates the Pain and Inflammation associated with Rheumatism.
MSM alleviates the Pain and Inflammation associated with Tendonitis.
MSM (instilled into the Ears via MSM eardrops) is claimed to alleviate Age Related Hearing Loss [according to many anecdotal reports].
MSM (16% water soluble solution of MSM administered to each nostril 15 minutes prior to Sleep) reduces Snoring in chronic Snoring sufferers [scientific research - humans: MSM is effective in 80% of chronic Snoring sufferers after one to four days of use].
MSM (instilled into the Ears via MSM eardrops) is claimed to alleviate Tinnitus [according to many anecdotal reports].