MSM, short for methylsulfonylmethane, is a naturally occurring chemical found in animals and plants.
It’s growing in reputation, especially among health enthusiasts, because of its multiple wellbeing benefits.
But what exactly is MSM, why do you need it and how can you incorporate the benefits of MSM into your life?
What is MSM?
MSM is a potent anti-inflammatory, commonly used to treat a range of painful joint and tendon conditions including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, tendonitis and also tenosynovitis.
While there are a few food sources that contain some MSM, the quantity is limited, which is why MSM is most frequently taken in supplement form.
Small amounts of MSM can naturally be found in some fresh fruits and vegetables, tea and coffee as well as certain meats and dairy products.
Health Benefits of MSM
Combined with a high-quality marine collagen, MSM is a powerful cocktail that supports proper cell structure and can even “reverse” free-radical damage to cells.
Not only that, MSM also helps to support the immune system and increases the body’s ability to repair itself.
MSM, similarly to collagen, is an abundant element found in our bodies. Skin, hair and nails all contain sulfur (MSM) and the body uses it to produce protein and more collagen.
MSM is also highly beneficial in helping to treat the following health conditions:
Numerous studies support the effectiveness of MSM in reducing the inflammation and pain commonly associated with osteoarthritis, notably in relation to knee pain.
Taking a regular MSM supplement may help not only reduce joint pain but improve joint function and flexibility.
Studies have also shown that MSM can help protect cartilage from further degeneration which is one of the driving forces behind osteoarthritis.
Seasonal allergies are no joke and are becoming increasingly prevalent. Millions of people rely on antihistamines to manage symptoms including coughing and sneezing.
Researchers have recently discovered that taking a regular dose of MSM may also help reduce the most common symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR) including sneezing, nasal congestion, coughing and sinus pressure.
Accelerates Injury and Exercise Recovery
Muscle soreness and fatigue is commonplace as anyone who exercises regularly will tell you. Athletes, and in particular runners, put their bodies under huge amounts of stress and muscle wear and tear is not unusual, especially in marathon runners.
If you run or generally workout on a regular basis, MSM can help support your recovery and speed up the healing process, especially following an intense session.
Maintains Youthful and Rejuvenated Skin
Many topical skincare products contain an amount of MSM with promises that it will help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, it’s a highly effective skincare ingredient.
But what about when MSM is taken orally, alongside a high-strength collagen? Can the same anti-ageing results be expected?
Well, the answer is YES! Research shows that taking MSM on a regular basis can help to improve the appearance of crow's feet around the eyes and overall facial wrinkling.
Not only that, but sulfur also has antibacterial properties which means that taking MSM can also help to tackle mild cases of skin acne.
Helps Promote a Stronger Immune System
Every day our immune system is under attack from invisible forces! These include pathogens, bacteria and airborne viruses.
There is evidence to support the fact that MSM can help play a critical role in supporting the immune system.
Health Risks Associated with MSM
MSM is generally recognised to be safe to take with no known major side effects.
As with any new supplement, if you are on any other medications, it’s always best to check with your doctor first to ensure there are no contraindications.
There is some evidence to suggest that taking MSM may lead to digestive problems including flatulence among those with a sensitive stomach but these symptoms should reduce once your body adjusts and begins to better tolerate this supplement.
How to take MSM
MSM can be bought in powdered form and added to juices, smoothies and protein shakes and capsules are also available.
However, for your convenience, Reverse Life has combined 500g of high-quality MSM alongnside 10,000mg of Peptan collagen in one easy to digest and highly bioavailable liquid supplement.
It is now easier than ever to get all the goodness you need inside your body and to help “reverse” the signs of ageing and inflammation.
Combined with other joint-supporting compounds such as vitamin C and hyaluronic acid, which are further powerhouse ingredients found in Reverse Life collagen, you’ll not only quickly begin to feel better, but you will look better too.
Summary, benefits, dosage and supplementation of MSM
Here’s a quick recap of why, when and how you should be taking a daily MSM supplements:
- MSM is used to help a range of inflammatory conditions including joint pain, arthritis and hayfever
- MSM is used to assist quicker post exercise recovery
- MSM may help relieve inflammatory skin conditions
- MSM is thought to be good for reducing the major visible signs of skin ageing
- MSM can be taken in powder, cream, tablet or liquid form
Please be advised that the information contained in this article is in no way intended to replace medical care. Please always check with your GP or healthcare practitioner before trying any new supplements, home remedies or treatments.