MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) is a white, odorless, water-soluble substance which is about one-third sulfur. MSM is a natural form of organic sulfur found in all living organisms. It is found in all foods – vegetables, fruits, meat, and milk. MSM is quickly lost from food when it is processed, cooked, and stored. Because it is difficult to get enough MSM in our diet, it is becoming a popular supplement.
Organa MSM is designated GRAS and is considered safe for direct or indirect additives to foods.
There are many benefits of MSM.
The body uses MSM to create new, good healthy cells. Vitamins and amino acids work with MSM during this process. Without proper levels of MSM, our bodies are unable to build good healthy cells which leads to illness. Our body produces new cells 24 hours a day. If our body doesn’t receive the proper nutrition and building materials it needs from the foods we eat, it will produce bad, dysfunctional cells.
MSM is essential for a good flexible cell capable of maintaining good health.
Improves skin health and complexion
MSM is necessary for collagen production. Sagging skin and wrinkles, as well as dry, cracked skin are all developed through a loss of collagen. MSM works together with Vitamin C to build new, healthy tissues. MSM can normalize collagen formation and radically improve skin health.
Research has shown that MSM is highly effective in improving joint flexibility. Additionally, it helps to produce flexible skin and muscle tissue. This leads to an increase in overall flexibility due to a restoration of the “juiciness” in the tissues.
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Detoxifies the body
One of the most important features of MSM is that it makes your cells more permeable. This means that it allows toxins and metabolic waste products to easily be moved out of the cells, while essential nutrients and hydration can be moved in. It’s a calcium phosphate dissolver, so it has a remarkable ability to break up the bad calcium that’s at the root of degenerative diseases.
Strengthens hair and nails
Collagen and keratin and both critical for the production of healthy hair and nails. MSM is a mineral that provides the sulfur needed to produce collagen and keratin. It’s also highly noted to contribute to exceptional strength and thickness of the hair and nails, which can be noticed in just a couple weeks of consistent use.
Lactic acid and other byproducts cause pain and soreness in the body. MSM increases the ability of the body to eliminate waste products at the cellular level. This speeds recovery and frees up more energy for rebuilding.
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Naturally Increases energy
Due to the increased permeability of the cells, less energy is required to deal with the accumulation of toxins. This results in more energy being redirected towards activity and necessary healing. Digestion is the biggest energy requirement of the body (Approximately 70-80% of your energy is spent on digestion each day). MSM increases the absorption of nutrients so that the energy expenditure on digestion is vastly reduced.
MSM is a powerful anti-inflammatory due to its ability to allow metabolic wastes to be removed from the cells. Excess weight on the body is actually inflammation. The cells of the body are chronically inflamed and retaining the byproducts of metabolic processes. Sulfur needs to be present in order for these toxins and wastes to be removed from the body. When these byproducts can be removed from the system, then the cells can also dispose of excess fluids that were being stored as a buffer. What results is a natural and effective reduction in unwanted weight.
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MSM is as safe as drinking pure water. Because of its inert nature, MSM is non-allergenic and has no interfering or undesirable effects. It is estimated that the body uses up about 1/8 teaspoon of MSM each day, it uses what it needs, and the excess is flushed out. MSM is a free radical and foreign protein scavenger. It cleans the bloodstream so allergies to food and pollens go away in about three to four days. The body will use MSM wherever it is needed in your system. The recommended dose of MSM is 1 tsp. (3696 mg) daily.
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