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The Benefits of MSM - A Complete Guide

The Benefits of MSM –

A Complete Guide To The Power of MSM.


So you’ve discovered MSM, and are beginning to realize the power it can offer. Many thousands of Americans are waking up to amazing benefits of MSM / Organic Sulfur.

The health benefits of MSM include: 

  • Very effective body pain, and inflammation relief.
  • Excellent detox agent in the body at the cellular level.
  • Ability to help many with chronic lack of energy.
  • Those over 40 tend to see significant increases to mental focus and clarity.
  • Many also use MSM for hair, skin and nails.
  • Increased ability for the body to use and absorb nutrients.
  • Truly so much more…

The reason MSM provides so many benefits is that it provides a huge amount of bio-active Sulfur to the body. That’s why we use the terms “MSM” and “Organic Sulfur” interchangeably.  MSM is actually an organo-suflur compound and is found in every living cell plant and animal.

Organic Sulfur is not to be confused with “Sulfa” which is used in medicine, and is not chemically the same as MSM. Access to Organic Sulfur/MSM is critical for every cell in your body. It’s the forth most abundant mineral in the body , and Organic Sulfur is responsible for 140+ compounds or functions in your body. Today, there are only 2 ways to get access to MSM (Organic Sulfur):

1. Food

2. Supplementation.

The issue with getting adequate sulfur from food is that there simply isn’t enough Sulfur/MSM in our food anymore to adequately supply the body. Less than 100 years ago it wasn’t this way. Farmers grew crops in a fairly similar method to what has been done for thousands of years.

However with the increase in demand from our growing population, came the need for faster, more effective ways to grow crops and ensure crop yields.

The net result was the governments of many western countries mandating the use of chemical fertilizers, and mass commercial farming techniques. For the US this happened in 1954, and it made food cheaper and more abundant.

At the same time this move critically damaged our soil’s ability to infuse our food with adequate micro nutrients and crucial trace minerals like sulfur, magnesium, selenium and phosphorous.

Any remaining nutrients and minerals like sulfur are then typically lost through food preparation and cooking. This for all of us is very bad news, because we can only get these from food or supplements.

Lack of Sulfur and MSM due to Farming

Many people simply don’t realize that when the soil is damaged, so goes the ability of soil to ‘pass’ these key nutrients and trace minerals into our food. So even though our food tastes the same, it’s simply not the same. In the end we live good lives or chronically sick lives, based just on the quality of our soil!

Organic Sulfur and Soil depletion past and present

Have a look at this graph from the USDA that shows all too clearly the epidemic issue here:

MSM And Sulfur Benefits and Decrease in Soil

Over the past 60 years we’ve seen a huge spike in disease and autoimmune conditions, and a good part of it may correlate to a loss of access to these crucial trace minerals and micro-nutrients.

Minerals Go Down Pain Goes Up


MSM Supplementation – What to Know.

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For those of you debating on using MSM as a supplement, it’s very good for the following:

  • Increased blood circulation for better cardiovascular action.
  • Highly effective natural pain relief and anti-inflammatory effects for arthritis, chronic body pain, Fibromyalgia, muscle and joint pain.
  • Very powerful detoxification support that helps with significant changes to energy , feelings of wellness and clarity.
  • Important in-direct insulin support, that helps stabilization of blood sugar.
  • Proper oxygenation of your cells and blood stream which help supercharge overall cell function and body function.
  • Detoxification at a cellular level, helping removing decades of harmful toxic chemicals and heavy metals.
  • Added increase in body’s ability to create critical antioxidants and amino acids, which help ward of viruses and disease.
  • Supercharging the effects of important vitamins like C, B, D, E, Magnesium and Selenium in the body.

Of note, MSM is such a powerful detoxification agent that it’s actually one of only a handful of minerals that can cross the blood-brain barrier to remove toxins in cells and tissues. This is why many have reported an increase in cognitive ‘clarity’ once using a quality therapeutic grade MSM.


MSM For Pain and Inflammation Relief:

MSM helps the body with significant pain and inflammation relief. The nerves in our bodies are mainly located in soft tissues such as muscles. Many pains are caused in soft tissue when pressure builds up in the cells that make up these soft muscle tissues.

When pressure builds up in the cell, the cell itself becomes inflamed, and the nerves in the cell and surrounding tissues recognize this and make us feel the inflammation as pain and swelling. The following below is a simplified demonstration of how MSM / Organic Sulfur work to stop pain at the root level.

MSM and Cell Benefits

MSM effectively softens cell walls throughout the body – that may not sound important, but its huge. That’s because the softened cell walls, are now able to easily remove toxins, waste, excess fluids and heavy metals.

As a result the cells stop swelling and shrink to normal size. This quickly reduces pain and inflammation, and lasts much longer than with over-the-counter medications.

The reason so many are now turning to therapeutic grade MSM supplements is that it addresses the root cause for pain and inflammation, unlike pain killers which simply ‘shut off’ the nerves with some poor side-effects to boot.

Standard pain killers also have many undesirable side-effects. MSM has shown in many studies, to be as effective as medication with few –  if any – side effects. As a testament to its safety record, the FDA has no set upper level to MSM dosages because frankly one has never been established. When there is too much MSM in the body, the body simply removes it via urine.

“MSM (Organic Sulfur) is often so effective for pain relief that many doctors are able to lower the dosage of medication they prescribe for patients. Sometimes they are even able to discontinue the medication.”

Source: Doctor Stanley Jacob MD and Researcher. 

As a summary, MSM attacks pain by:

  1. Helping your body as a natural inflammation treatment to reduce swelling.
  2. Limiting stiffness, and increasing your ability to move freely without pain.
  3. Improving blood circulation and cell regrowth so that new muscles and cartilage can be rebuilt by your body.

MSM For Detoxification:

Again, MSM is a very powerful detoxifying agent in the body. It works in 2 ways:

1. It softens cell walls / membranes that allow for your cells to quickly excrete waste, toxins and heavy metals. This process also allows cells to increase the uptake of nutrients, oxygen and liquids, creating a much healthier cell and system overall.

Cell Walls

2. MSM also helps you create a variety of key amino acids in the body that power detoxification, anti-oxidation and much more at both the organ and brain level. Sulfur has a significant, and unique importance in the body. Sulfur compounds play vital roles in many of your body’s key functions and systems, through the creation of these Amino Acids.

What’s an amino acid? Once we digest protein and digest it, we break down that protein into smaller blocks called ‘Amino Acids’. We need active sulfur to break down the proteins in the smaller much more specialized amino acids. These new amino blocks are used by the body for very specific actions in the body. They also make up much of all of the solid materials in our body, everything from organs, the heart, muscles, skin, hair and joints.

Here is a list of some of the key amino acids that are dependent on sulfur:

MSM helps Amino Acid Creation 3

Taurine: This very powerful antioxidant / amino acid supports the body’s detox abilities. Taurine helps the body neutralize toxins and poisons in the liver. Taurine also shuts down free radicals in the body and protects essential fatty acids from oxidation. Taurine also has an important role in the development and maintenance of the brain and the eyes.

Methionine: Another crucial amino acid that allows the body to process and eliminate fat. Methionine also helps the liver function and process toxins. Methionine is needed for making creatine which controls our muscular health and performance, including heart health and circulation. Methionine is also used for all connective tissues including cartilage, skin and nails.

Methionine also helps reduce histamines in the body which are responsible for allergies and inflammation. People that have arthritis and other pain conditions like Fibromyalgia tend to benefits from excess methionine in the body.

Cysteine or the bioactive N-acetyl Cysteine (NAC) is also dependent on available sulfur bonds. NAC regulates oxidation related to inflammation and stress. NAC helps to protect the body against seasonal colds and flus.

NAC also reduces the frequency and duration of COPD attacks. It also has shown statistically significant results to help the obese with insulin sensitivity. NAC has also shown to be effective against H-Pylori (aka Helicobacter) in the stomach. H-Pylori effects up to 3/4 of the population, and few realize that it may be behind many of our ulcers and gastric issues.

L-Carnitine: Another important sulfur based amino acid, L-carnitine is used for fat loss, as it helps the body turn fat and carbs into energy that cells use not store. Many weightlifters use L-Carnitine for building muscle mass, and ‘getting ripped’ before competitions, as it helps increase body performance and overall muscle mass.

More recently L-Carnitine has been used for heart related conditions including reduction of Angina Symptoms. It has also been determined that providing L-Carnitine taken after a heart attack can greatly reduce future heart attacks.  Finally People suffering from Type II diabetes show benefit from increased L-Carnitine as it helps with glucose oxidation, and converting it to energy versus storing it as fat.


MSM For Skin, Nails, and Hair.

MSM for hair skin and nails

MSM, especially in its organic sulfur form can be astonishing for skin and hair. For 3000 years, beginning in Ancient Egypt, sulfur was known as the ‘beauty mineral’ renowned for its ability to make skin look tighter with stellar complexion. It can make hair thicker and fuller, and makes nails thicker and grow faster.

The reason that MSM is so great for skin and hair, is because of its high sulfur count, and the fact that sulfur is a key building block for collagen aswell as keratin – the base compound of hair. That’s why hair smells so bad when it burns, it’s the sulfur content in your hair.

You can actually add MSM to creams and / or shampoo’s to help support skin and hair. To Make MSM lotion by simply adding 3 teaspoons of MSM / Organic Sulfur Crystals in a bowl and add your favorite facial cream or body lotion. Mix in the bowl until well blended, it’s that simple.  For thicker more full and silky hair, you can also add MSM to your favorite shampoo in the same method. MSM also works well for many men looking to reverse premature graying hair.


MSM for Energy and Clarity.

As shown above, the ability for MSM to flood cells with nutrients and oxygen has a very positive effect on daily energy. Many report a feeling of steady, clean energy throughout the day when using quality MSM / Sulfur. Also as MSM is one of only a very few materials that can pass through the blood-brain barrier, it has the ability to work its magic on brain cells and as a result can help many with Brain fog and lack of clarity.

MSM and Brain Clarity


MSM Supplementation Tips

Again MSM is extremely safe. There’s no known toxic level that has been set because it has not been established. Many studies have tried to achieve a baseline for toxicity but have been unable to.

It’s a testament to MSM’s safety and how much our body needs and uses Sulfur and MSM. The body simply excretes (via urine), any excess MSM.

MSM Supplementation Is Something You Should Really Consider – But Quality absolutely Counts!

Today you can get MSM in supplement forms in 3 main ways

1. Pills / Capsules

2. Powders

3. Crystals

If you really want ‘Therapeutic Grade MSM’ for the best impact and value for your money, crystals are really the only way to go.

Sulfur Crystals On Plate

 

Organic Sulfur Crystals are pure MSM 99.9%, with no fillers, or binding agents. Many pills use stearates, and many powders have anti-clumping agents. Basically stuff that you don’t want in your system As well crystals provide anywhere between 500 – 2000% the amount of MSM versus pills or powders by dosage.
MSM Pills Versus Crystals

If you want to see more about our Organic Sulfur Crystals, and the benefits of our premium msm, including pricing, special offers and customer reviews you can click below.

Organic Sulfur Pricing

To your wellness!

Further Resources:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methylsulfonylmethane
http://www.theartofunity.com/toxins-in-supplements/
http://www.watershed.net/Importance-of-Minerals/
http://www.med.nyu.edu/content?ChunkIID=21691
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glutathione