Found naturally in plants, animals, and humans, Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is a pure natural sulfur, which is as vital to basic life as salt and water. Out of all the minerals in the human body, MSM ranks third in quantity. The body uses 1/8 teaspoon of MSM each day and is stored in every cell in the body. Without it, our amino acids could not function properly, and the body would produce weak, dysfunctional cells.
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According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, when MSM is used “as a therapeutic agent, MSM utilizes its unique penetrability properties to alter physiological effects at the cellular and tissue levels. Furthermore, MSM has the ability to act as a carrier or co-transporter for other therapeutic agents, even furthering its potential applications.”
MSM can be taken orally or as a topical for application to the skin. When used properly and in appropriate doses, there are little to no side effects from using MSM and has proved beneficial in many areas, including allergies, asthma, bronchitis, and even snoring. Digestive system disorders can also be addressed by using MSM. Discomfort attributed to constipation, giardia, and Crohn’s disease and can help organ functionality, such as the pancreas and liver.
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Other uses for MSM include improved joint flexibility, reducing pains from kidney stones, burns, anxiety, and stress. When used with other health solutions, such as essential oils and massage, MSM can be an important part of a healthy lifestyle.
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