MSM is an organic
sulfur compound. It is contained naturally in the food or it should be,
but often it disappears or is significantly reduced because of the over
much MSM should I take?
Best to start with
between 500 mg daily. This for about one week and then rise to 1000 mg
daily and take this for a week. Go on like this for several weeks adding
500 mg at one time, until you are taking 10 gr. daily. This will
makes up for the years of deficiency that your body has experienced. Then
reduce the amount to a maintenance level for whatever works for you. This
is a balance between addressing what you want to address and being able
to sleep as well as you would like at night. For most people the maintenance
level is between 1 and 2 teaspoons (4000 to 8000 mg) per day. Always drink
LOTS of water when starting on MSM or when increasing the amount you are
many milligrams of MSM are in a teaspoon?
There are about 4000
mg (or 4 grams) of MSM in a measured level teaspoon.
MSM enables your cells
and tissues to release toxins that have built up over the years. Apparently
sulfur is a vital part of our waste management system, and if we have not
had enough of it our bodies were not able to release some of the waste
substances. If you take too much MSM, your body will release too much waste
at one time for your kidneys and liver to handle. This waste in your blood
stream can cause all kinds of problems ranging from flu-like symptoms to
re-experiencing the effects of drugs that you have taken in the past. For
example, heavy caffeine users may feel extra jittery. The key to reducing
or eliminating detox symptoms is to start on MSM slowly so that the waste
in your tissues is released slowly and to drink lots of water so that the
released toxins will be flushed out of your body quickly.
do I do if detox symptoms happen anyway?
If the symptoms are
not bad, they should go away in a few days. Be sure to increase your water
intake - for most people this would be double the amount of water that
they normally drink. If the symptoms are severe, cut back on the MSM and
take baths with water hot enough to make you sweat, but not so hot that
you might pass out. Limit the baths to 20 minutes in length. You may find
it helpful to add ONE of the following to the bath water and alternating
between these for different baths: a cup of vinegar or a
cup of baking soda or a cup of epsom salt. These substances each
help leach out different toxins through your skin. (BeiYin's
remark: For me a *Sauna*
works best, preferable with *Ozone*,
25 minutes, twice a week.)
MSM the same as DMSO?
Although they are
related, MSM has one more oxygen atom than DMSO does and that difference
makes it a significantly different substance. Another example of a difference
of adding an oxygen atom can be seen by comparing carbon monoxide (a deadly
gas) with carbon dioxide (a harmless gas).
have arthritis. What works?
In 'The Miracle of
MSM - The Natural Solution for Pain', the doctors who wrote the book used
MSM in their medical practices for arthritis patients. They found that
when MSM was combined with 1500 mg of glucosamine each day that it provided
more pain relief than either the MSM or glucosamine alone. They did not
find that chondroitin provided substantially any more relief. However,
a recent article in a popular consumer magazine cited several studies where
both glucosamine and chondroitin were found to provide substantial benefits
when used alone. There is currently a major study being conducted to see
if both glucosamine and chondroitin combined provide more benefit than
either one alone. One of the glucosamine studies found measurable differences
in the x-rays between the glucosamine group and the control (non-glucosamine)
group which provides much more subjective evidence that glucosamine produces
substantial benefits to those taking it. Again, remember that in clinical
use it was found that MSM and glucosamine used together provided the most
does MSM come from?
is a naturally occurring, sulfur containing organic compound found primarily
in fresh fruits and vegetables and in every cell of the human body.
The highest natural concentration of MSM is found in mammal's milk. MSM
is an organic compound and commercial MSM is a pure, simple molecule that
is indistinguishable from a molecule of MSM found in nature. MSM is derived
from DMSO. MSM occurs when DMSO is oxidized. MSM is a naturally
occurring compound found in significant amounts in nerve tissue, skin,
hair and joints.
use MSM instead of DMSO?
causes some side effects such as reddening and itching of the skin, nasal
congestion, shortness of breath, excess intestinal gas, and allergic reactions.
DMSO has a strong sulfur odor resulting in a garlic smell. None of the
side effects are dangerous just unpleasant. MSM is safe and odorless and
does not have the side effects as DMSO. However, one property of DMSO when
applied externally acts as a powerful carrier for other substances, including
toxic ones. These substances are carried into the body through the skin
and mucous membranes, where they can do damage. DMSO is sold from commercial
outlets mainly for industrial and animal use only and should always be
handled with care.
happens if my body does not get enough sulfur?
is found naturally in the human body. Sulfur is stored in every cell of
the body. Your body won't be able to repair or replace damaged tissue fast
enough. If this occurs, the body compensates by producing abnormal cells
that may lead to illness and disease. You will also experience a sensitivity
to pain. Sulfur deficiencies are also associated with gastrointestinal
problems, a poor immune system, arthritis, and rheumatism, memory loss
and acne. It can also lead to brittle nails and hair, dermatological problems
and dry skin.
are the available forms of MSM?
comes in forms of capsules, crystals, flakes, powder, tablets, lotion and
much MSM should I take and in what form?
should take whatever form is convenient for you. You
should always take the least possible amount of msm that gives you the
relief you desire. Drink lots of water with msm. For
first time users of MSM, it is better to take with meals to help
prevent heartburn. First time users start at a low level and build
up. Try 500-1000 mg (eighth to a quarter teaspoon) per day.
Take it for that way for one week then increase it another a little more.
Once you have taken it a long time you will be able to take it without
food. The recommended dosage is 2,000 to 6,000 mg. per day.
Please be aware that a single dose of MSM will not help! The
recommended dosage for a person weighing 150 lbs. should begin by
taking 1/2 teaspoon once in the morning and mid afternoon. MSM
needs to be taken for at least 1-2 weeks or even up to two month before
you may see results. When MSM is taken by mouth with meals whether
it be capsule, crystal, flake, powder or tablet form, the body will
distribute MSM where it is needed. The precise dose of MSM is not really
that critical. For the first week or two, larger doses of MSM may be needed
to compensate for an extreme deficiency and depending on your situation
. For general maintenance start out slow, take 1/2 teaspoon 2-3 times
a day. then take more each day until you build up to 6,000 mg. Then
once you see improvements continue same dosage for about 1 month,
then reduce intake as general maintenance (1/2 teaspoon 2-3 times a day).
sulfur the same as sulfa drugs and sulfites?
Organic sulfur is a nutrient, a necessary part of natural chemical processes
in the body. It should not be confused with sulfa based drugs or sulfites,
which are forms of inorganic sulfur. Sulfa drugs are synthetic, meaning
that they do not occur naturally. They are used for the purposes as antibiotics,
which in some people cause allergic reactions.
does MSM help the skin?
is great for your skin if you have acne. MSM acts to keep the skin's cells
and the tissue soft. Keeping the skin soft ensures that it remains elastic
enough to allow stretching and movement without damage. Smooth, flexible
skin is less prone to wrinkles and dry flakiness. It even helps stretch
marks. MSM benefits the skin and internal organs.
does MSM help your hair and nails?
helps the body to form keratin, the protein that makes up the main part
of the outermost layers of your hair and nails. It is a tough, fibrous
protein that is very resilient to the effects of damaging chemicals and
other harmful agents. Each strand of hair has its own keratin supply, which
is stored in the root. Sulfur is also contained in biotin, a B vitamin
that is essential for shiny hair and strong nails. You may be interested
to know that the natural inclination of hair to be straight or curly is
maintained in part by the sulfur amino acids. MSM benefits dry scalp and
hair and improves nail growth and benefits your cuticles and nails.
My nails are nice and strong now along with being whiter!
does MSM help with allergies?
are reactions set off by a breakdown in the normal functioning of the body's
immune system. When this happens, a varied range of symptoms are manifested,
including sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, headaches, and sleepiness,
other reactions include hives, stomachache, and sore throat. MSM goes straight
to the cause of allergic reactions. In this web site you learned that MSM
softens the skin. It does this by softening the walls of the body's cells,
which are then more easily penetrated, allowing enemy substances to be
flushed out. Flushing these allergens out of the body eliminates the need
for the body to react allergic ally to get rid of them. This process cannot
happen when the cell walls are hard and impenetrable. MSM prevents allergic
reactions by coating the gastrointestinal tract in a way that makes allergen
bonding impossible. Research has shown that daily doses of MSM have substantially
increased resistance to environmental, food, or drug allergens.
does MSM help with parasites?
has proven to be a very effective treatment for parasites. Research shows
that MSM works by laying a coating over the intestinal areas where some
types of parasites normally attach themselves. This coating makes it impossible
for parasites to attach themselves to your body. Since they are not attached
to your body, the parasites are simply flushed out of your system through
the process of elimination. MSM can be used against worms, giardia, trichomonas,
and other types of parasites. Making sure that you have an adequate daily
intake of MSM can help to ensure that the parasites do not have a chance
to make themselves at home inside your body. MSM has the ability to return
the parasite susceptible tissue to normalcy with no impairment or injury
to host. MSM has an alleviating or curing effect on a variety of
parasitic systemic microbial infections.
does MSM help with constipation?
has been shown to bring prompt relief for chronic constipation.
does MSM help with heartburn and ulcers?
acid is used by the body to breakdown food during digestion. The stomach
lining releases a form of acid known as hydrochloric acid, which is necessary
for the digestion of proteins. Standard treatment for heartburn involves
the use of antacids and other products that neutralize hydrochloric acid.
These may give temporary relief by counteracting the effects of hydrochloric
acid, but a reduction in hydrochloric acid can in turn lead to indigestion
and poor absorption of nutrients. Overuse of antacids can destroy the body's
natural acid/alkaline balance, while neutralizing the excess stomach acid.
MSM will allow patients with peptic ulcers and chronic heartburn to experience
does MSM help alleviate pain?
the body's cell walls are supple, fluids can easily pass out of the cell,
resulting in equalized pressure inside and outside the cell. It is the
difference of pressure that causes pain and inflammation. By equalizing
the pressure, MSM helps to reduce pain and inflammation. MSM can relieve
post-athletic fatigue along with relieving muscle pain and cramps.
does MSM help with arthritis?
brings relief to arthritis sufferers not by dulling the nerves so that
pain cannot be felt, but by mending some of the damage that causes arthritic
pain. The two main forms of arthritis are rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
Both conditions cause pain, stiffness, and, sometimes complete deformation
of the joint. Osteoarthritis usually effects one joint at a time, gradually
destroying the cartilage. Rheumatoid arthritis, attacks the whole body
at once and is accompanied by swelling. The conventional treatment for
arthritis is nonsteroidal anti-flammatory drugs such as ibuprofen or naprosyn,
and only provide temporary relief. Sometimes these drugs can cause unpleasant
side effects and can cause stomach upset or stomach bleeding. Studies have
shown that taking glucosamine, a sulfur dependent compound, which plays
an important role in the formation of ligaments, tendons, and other membranes,
is more effective in the treatment of arthritis. So taking MSM supplements
with glucosamine can enhance the health benefits of glucosamine.
does MSM help with cancer?
can change a cancer cell into a non malignant cell. Studies have shown
that MSM slows the growth rate of cancerous tumors. MSM does not prevent
cancer but it will delay the disease. There is still much to learn about
msm and cancer but at least you can increase your life span by at least
10 years if you take msm to aid in the prevention of cancer.
does MSM help diabetics?
has been shown to be effective in the treatment of diabetes, which occur
when the body produces or uses insulin inefficiently. Sulfur is an important
component of insulin, a hormone produced in the pancreas to metabolize
carbohydrates. Without sulfur, the body cannot produce enough insulin,
leading to excess blood sugar, so MSM may be an especially important supplement
to include in your diet. Diabetics should not take glucosamine for it
MSM safe for my pets?
trainers give MSM to their racehorses before races to prevent the buildup
of lactic acid in muscles, which causes stiffness and cramps after exercising.
Use of MSM to your pets can enhance their overall health. They will acquire
attractive glossy coats, and strong toenails.
does MSM do for the body?
detoxifies the body and increases blood circulation. MSM plays many different,
but equally essential roles in the human body. MSM is a required structural
mineral for healthy hair, skin, and nails. MSM is also necessary to help
maintain the flexibility and elasticity of most all bodily tissues and
is needed to maintain cell membrane permeability. Proper permeability allows
cells to absorb nutrients and expel waste. MSM supports sulfur-containing
amino acids such as methionine and cystine which are necessary for the
healing and repair of most bodily tissues especially skin, blood vessels,
organs, and joints. Because there are few nerves in the bones, our pain
comes from soft tissue. Aspirin shuts off the nerves, but the muscles are
still damaged. MSM takes out the inflammation, permits the muscles to heal
and prevents them from becoming sore. MSM is a free radical scavenger,
so allergies to food and pollens will go away. MSM also prevents overreaction
to other medicines.
I take MSM while breast feeding?
definitely! Breast milk is a good source of MSM, so it is not
a foreign substance. Only food. There are some doctors who will advise
against you taking MSM while breast feeding because they are uncertain
of MSM and are cautious about everything. There are some doctors who will
tell you it won't hurt your child. Your child's hair and nails will grow
and become healthier, their immune system will be much stronger. If it
seems to present a problem just discontinue taking it until after breast
feeding. If concerned always check with your health care professional.
it safe to mix MSM with other prescribed medications?
has been observed in clinical settings some indications that it may have
a blood thinning, aspirin like effect on platelet aggregation. Therefore,
you should consult your doctor if you are taking high doses of aspirin,
or blood thinning medication such as heparin or dicumarol.
MSM help with mental alertness? Yes, MSM has been
shown to increases alertness, reduce mood swings, and lessen depression.
MSM has been shown to relieve mental depression within hours after taking
it rather than days.
MSM help people with migraines?
have been show that migraine suffers have been know to get substantial
relief from taking MSM by taking it on a daily basis.
it safe to take Glucosamine with MSM?
they work well together. Glucosamine plays an integral role in the formation
of ligaments, tendons and is more effective than NSAIDs. Glucosamine
makes cartilage strong, healthy and resilient. Glucosamine
reduces inflammation, and studies show glucosamine to have no known side
effects. Glucosamine also contributes to the growth of new cartilage.
But keep in mind that glucosamine is a charged sugar molecule and
if you are a diabetic you must watch your sugar intake.
does MSM actually do?
keeps the glands properly balancing your bodily functions,
in order for diseases and illnesses to keep it from starting it's degeneration
it safe to take MSM during pregnancy?
indicates that MSM is safe for pregnant women. But my preference is that
pregnant or nursing women should not take MSM unless otherwise advised
by their physician. MSM causes rapid detox which causes toxins, which have
been stored up to flush through into the bloodstream and cardiovascular
system. MSM itself is not harmful, but the toxins flowing through the system
can be too strong for an infant since they are flushing out at a rapid
rate. MSM can be continued after the pregnancy term is over and nursing
is no longer occurring. Always consult with a doctor before taking any
kind of supplement while pregnant or nursing. It is true that this
same concept applies to nursing mothers. The difference is that during
pregnancy there is more direct transfer of nutrients (and toxins) from
the blood of the mother to the fetus. In lactation, the blood is
filtered and the nutrients are then transferred to the milk, - making it
much should I take during pollen season to relieve my allergies?
Higher dosages are
necessary in order to give you relief from sneezing, runny nose and burning
will happen when one takes too much msm?
You may develop minor
gastrointestinal discomfort or more frequent bowel movements. If
this happens just reduce the amount of msm you are taking. If you
take your MSM dosage and divide in into 3 times a day instead of all at
once you shouldn't experience this problem.
don't doctors recommend MSM?
few doctors will, because the American Medical Association does not endorse,
nor do the Pharmaceutical Companies produce, MSM. This does not mean
that there is NO cure for your disease, there certainly may very well be,
and it may have existed from the beginning of time itself. This only means
that within the politics of the current medical bureaucracy, doctors are
instructed to tell you that there in NO cure for your disease.
there any food sources of MSM?
there is. MSM occurs naturally in the environment, and is present
in rainwater, and is absorbed by plants. Small amounts of MSM are available
in fresh fruits, grains, vegetables and even un-pasteurized milk because
of the way we process our food. Unfortunately, MSM is chemically altered
and destroyed when foods are processed, heated, or dehydrated. So your
most reliable dietary source for adequate MSM intake is through supplementation.
can take MSM?
Everyone because organic
sulfur is a basic component for overall human wellness, everyone can benefit
from supplementing their diets with MSM. Please consult your physician
before using MSM if you are pregnant, while nursing or for children under
2 years of age or when you have heart problems.
MSM help whiten the teeth?
age our teeth begin to become darker. MSM is starting to appear in toothpaste.
Brush your teeth as normal then brush again using msm powder or crystals
or flakes. Allow yourself two weeks for a noticeable change.
MSM help with snoring?
Tests have shown that
MSM in a 16 percent water solution provided a significant reduction in
snoring in 80 percent of humans.
does MSM help with Candida?
a yeast that lives in our colon called Candida that keeps bad bacteria
out, which lives on the food created by acidophilus. When you take antibiotics
it kills the bad and the good bacteria. Your pH then gets out of balance
and the Candida gets hungry and starts spreading. When it gets in the vagina,
women have yeast infections. When the tongue gets a white coating, that
is Candida yeast. When it gets in the ears and the eyes, they change the
name and call it thrush. When it gets in the blood stream, they call
it chronic fatigue - "an incurable disease". There is no such thing or
we would have all died 6,000 years ago. When you digest the food and it
goes into the bloodstream, the Candida steals it. So you do not assimilate
your nutrition, the glands do not get their vitamins and minerals, so you
develop allergies to foods, pollens and fragrances. You also do not
have any energy because the Candida is a living organism and digests food
like you do and puts out toxins that are floating in your blood stream.
When those toxins are added to your toxins, it can simulate 80 different
diseases that you do not
have. When it simulates strep throat, the doctor gives you an antibiotic
and kills the acidophilus, keeping the pH out of balance. It then simulates
pneumonia… the doctor gives you more antibiotics and it then simulates
sinus infection. Every three or four weeks, you have a cold or flu and
you feel terrible. This becomes a vicious, painful and costly cycle. Candida
is a living yeast and can turn any bread you eat into blood alcohol.
Blood alcohol is a blood sugar. When the body has adjusted to a high blood
sugar content and it suddenly drops, you go into a mood swing like a diabetic
and feel terrible. So, you crave bread, cookies or alcohol to kick up the
blood sugar. Some people can actually eat 4 or 5 pieces of bread and get
drunk. This is why bars have so many pretzels, bread sticks and popcorn
for their clients because it satisfied Candida's craving for bread and
keeps the blood sugar content high. It makes them feel good. When they
are driving in a car they always have cookies, soda pop and candy at hand
or when they are watching TV, they surround themselves with junk food.
When you take MSM your pH goes normal. Candida cannot live in your body
when your pH is normal, except in the colon (where it belongs) so the Candida
dies out. This is how MSM cures people of Candida. It makes it possible
for an 'alcoholic' to come down off the alcohol in their blood sugar without
any of the withdrawal side effects.
Glucosamine is an
amino acid that is used in the formation of cartilage. It can only be obtained
in a combined salt form such as glucosamine hydrochloride or glucosamine
sulfate. Glucosamine is usually derived from crab shells. Although no one
has been identified as being allergic to glucosamine, those that are allergic
to shellfish should use caution.
Chondroitin is a carbohydrate
found in cartilage. It is usually derived from cow cartilage although there
are other sources that use shark, chicken, or pig cartilage. It is also
available only in a combined salt form as in chondroitin sulphate.
Ester-C is a non-acidic
time-release form of Vitamin C that has more bio-availability than regular
ascorbic acid. It is more expensive than regular Vitamin C, but has more
benefits. Beside having no acid and being time-release, you also get some
dietary calcium from it.
I have to take Vitamin C with MSM supplements?
You do not
have to take vitamin C along with MSM supplements in order for MSM to work
better. If you are unable to take vitamin C, MSM still works for
you. Vitamin C is still a great supplement though and can enhance
is Vitamin C suggested when using MSM?
MSM promotes healing
and healing involves forming new cells. Vitamin C is a required raw material
in forming healthy new cells. Yes, other raw materials are also required
and each of us should be eating properly or taking the proper supplements.
A recent study found that at least a quarter of us are deficient in Vitamin
C to start with. While this deficiency is not enough to cause scurvy, it
did cause several other problems including weak immune systems and fatigue.
If we are already deficient in Vitamin C and need more when we are healing,
then most of us need to supplement with more Vitamin C.
much Vitamin C should I take?
Taking 1000 mg for
each teaspoon (4000 mg) of MSM taken up to a maximum of 3000 mg of Vitamin
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