MSM (Methyl Sulfonyl Methane)
MSM is part of the Amino Acid Chain and is necessary to produce the correct enzymes the body needs to maintain health.
MSM is a natural form of organic sulfur found in all living organisms.
It is found in our body fluids and tissues.
Fresh raw foods, including such as vegetables, fruit, meat, fish, a fresh blade of grass, all contain MSM.
When we process our foods with heat or drying, most of the MSM that is vital to our well being is lost. Food begins to lose the MSM after it is harvested.
MSM…. what is it good for?
1. helps our bodies utilize the vitamins that we take
2. helps the body detoxify
3. is good for circulation
4. helps the body get rid of inflammation
5. is a free radical scavenger
6. helps to relieve allergies
7. controls acidity in the stomach, and coats the intestinal tract making it difficult for parasites to make their home there. (take note dog owners)
8. is significant in the maintenance of connective tissue
Some people find it very helpful. Others don’t. If you have allergies to Sulfur drugs – check with your Dr., Naturopath or Compounding Pharmacist first. You still may be able to take this as MSM is the nutritional form of Sulpher. Foods like egg yolks, wheat germ, fish, freshly picked broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and other cruciferous vegetables are some of the foods rich in MSM.
My Compounding Pharmacist tells me that MSM is no more toxic than water. I use it for inflammation and it does make a difference for me. I also take Vitamin C – my research pointed to the fact that Vit. C increased the benefits. As for amounts, I go by the dosage suggested by my Compounding Pharmacist.
If you want more information check out this site. I found it helpful.
My personal conclusion: Surely MSM is the answer to the question every dog owner asks, “Why do dogs eat grass?”
disclaimer: The content on this post is meant for informational purposes only, and is not intended for use as official health consultation.