MSM is a short name for methyl sulfonyl methane. It is natural organic sulfur compound found in almost all the living beings. It is found in grains, fruits, vegetables. It is also found in adrenal gland of human beings.
Methyl Sulfonyl Methane Uses
- Unlike sulphates, sulphites and common sulfur which are yellow in color, MSM is pure white in color.
- Sulfur is very important chemical. It has many vital functions in our body.
- MSM is a dietary supplement of sulfur. There is very low level of toxicity.
- Anti inflammatory: it has the anti-inflammatory property. It has the ability to reduce pain and swelling. It is therefore beneficial in treating pain and swelling in rheumatoid and osteoarthritis.
- MSM complements glucosamine and chondroitin in treating arthritis.
- Vitamin C enhances MSM activity in the joints.
- It is a vital component in forming keratin, collagen and elastin.
- It scavenges free radicals, and helps the body to be free from its damage.
- MSM also benefits to cure cramps in athletes.
Health Benefits Of MSM For Hair And Skin
- It gives flexibility, elasticity, and strength to bones, muscles, joints, skin, hair and nails.
- Due to its ability to form collagen, MSM is beneficial in maintaining skin elasticity, smoothness and suppleness. Therefore some people take it as an anti aging agent.
- MSM also helps to strengthen hair and hair growth. It gives luster to dry hair.
- It assists in production of insulin.
- Carbohydrate metabolism.
- Helps in wound healing.
- It helps to increase immunity.
There are no known side effects of MSM noted. It is rather safe, but before eating MSM powder or capsule or tablets it is necessary to ask your doctor.
Some of the natural foods which contain sulfur onion, garlic, radish, watercress, pumpkin seeds, kale, chili peppers, cabbage, Brussels, broccoli, mustard and sprouts.