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7 Benefits of MSM – The Miracle Supplement

Biologically active sulfur is one of the most critical nutrients for our bodies to remain youthful and energetic.  As we age, along with a diet deficient in essential nutrients, our bodies become stiff, our cells become rigid, and our overall energy begins to rapidly decelerate.

MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) is an organic sulfur compound that’s naturally derived during the earth’s rain cycle.  Sulfur is present in many natural unprocessed foods, but it’s quickly lost during the cooking process.  MSM is gaining a lot of attention due to the recent focus on longevity and anti-aging technologies.  Here’s a list of 7 impressive benefits that MSM delivers:

1. Improves skin health and complexion

MSM is necessary for collagen production.  Sagging skin and wrinkles, as well as dry, cracked skin are all developed through a loss of collagen.  MSM works together with Vitamin C to build new, healthy tissues.  MSM can normalize collagen formation and radically improve skin health.

2. Improves flexibility

Research has shown that MSM is highly effective in improving joint flexibility.  Additionally, it helps to produce flexible skin and muscle tissue.  This leads to an increase in overall flexibility due to a restoration of the “juiciness” in the tissues.

3. Detoxifies the body

One of the most important features of MSM is that it makes your cells more permeable.  This means that it allows toxins and metabolic waste products to easily be moved out of the cells, while essential nutrients and hydration can be moved in.  It’s a calcium phosphate dissolver, so it has a remarkable ability to break up the bad calcium that’s at the root of degenerative diseases.

4. Strengthens hair and nails

Collagen and keratin and both critical for the production of healthy hair and nails.  MSM is a bonafide “beauty mineral” that provides the sulfur needed to produce collagen and keratin.  It’s also highly noted to contribute to exceptional strength and thickness of the hair and nails, which can be noticed in just a couple weeks of consistent use.

5. Accelerates healing

Lactic acid and other byproducts cause pain and soreness in the body.  MSM increases the ability of the body to eliminate waste products at the cellular level.  This speeds recovery and frees up more energy for rebuilding.

6. Naturally Increases energy

Due to the increased permeability of the cells, less energy is required to deal with the accumulation of toxins.  This results in more energy being redirected towards activity and necessary healing.  Digestion is the biggest energy requirement of the body (Approximately 70-80% of your energy is spent on digestion each day). MSM increases the absorption of nutrients so that the energy expenditure on digestion is vastly reduced.

7. Anti-inflammatory

MSM is a powerful anti-inflammatory due to its ability to allow metabolic wastes to be removed from the cells.  Excess weight on the body is actually inflammation.  The cells of the body are chronically inflamed and retaining the byproducts of metabolic processes.  Sulfur needs to be present In order for these toxins and wastes to be removed from the body.  When these byproducts can be removed from the system, then the cells can also dispose of excess fluids that were being stored as a buffer.  What results is a natural and effective reduction in unwanted weight.

How to use MSM:

MSM can be purchased in powder form or in supplement capsules.  For best results using the MSM powder, added it to your water along with a botanical source of vitamin C like Camu Camu Berry or lemon juice.  Most MSM supplements are derived from petroleum, you can get a 100% plant derived MSM right here: Opti-MSM Flakes.  Start with one teaspoon of MSM powder in 16 ounces of water, and gradually work your way up to 2 to 3 tablespoons per day to see some really impressive results.

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  • Seth

    First I want to say THANK YOU SHAWN for the bulletproof your health contest! I’m still trying to believe I won actual cacao!

    This MSM thing is so neat, i love learning new things such as the permeability of the cells and all the advantages and opportunities that kind of technology brings forth when implemented. A few weeks ago i had the wonderful fortune of winning a similar contest for some joint product with MSM in it. After learning about MSM from your videos, i was excited to get the product from the other company. It was in capsule form and after mixing one capsule with water and only sipping it, it didn’t resonate with me well and i think that’s because of the OTHER stuff that was in it. So i’m looking forward to some actual “healthier” sources of MSM because it truly is an amazing thing to add in.

    Hopefully the cacao will resonate with me in an amazing beneficial way. I am so very excited to try this. I have known about cacao for months but I’m not sure i have ever actually tried any. Sure i’ve had chocolate before, but have i ever had cacao?! I am really looking forward to this. So much. This may give me an edge in helping my family learn about RAW and that it can and does TASTE amazing to eat healthy!
    THANK YOU AGAIN!

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  • Charles

    This stuff really works, I have SLE in the joints , so with a some research I started consuming MSM which reduced my pain to 80 %, I am back running, gym, my body regenerated its functions…

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  • Carol Fairchild

    Thanks Shawn, a great review. I need to put MSM back into my supplements.

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  • TC

    I definitely will be trying this next. It’s like one new and improved way of living after the other. So I’m trying to keep up here. Thank you for all of the information, I’m taking notes. Where can I get MSM powder? Hopefully I can persuade my fiancee to at least try and see for himself the benefits living and eating better can provide! Thanks again

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  • Shawn

    You’re SO welcome Tiffany. One of the best strategies for incorporating good health with the family is focusing on doing small special things for you FIRST. You are the heart of the family, so you being strong and healthy is of the utmost importance. We just posted a link for people to get the best MSM that I’ve ever come across right above in the “How to use MSM” section.

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  • Shelley

    Shawn –

    I am interested in what ideas you have for DCIS and helps with side effects of chemotherapy. I am so open to natural things I can do to help me get through this and keep it from coming back in the future.
    Thanks for your help – any suggestions would be appreciated.

    Shelley

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  • MSM is excellent features.

    I have a problem with joint pain.

    It was torture, but the MSM to relieve it.

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  • valarie

    I’ve only been taking this for four days and I notice a dramatic difference. I have more energy, I sleep better and my digestion has improved (no acid reflux).

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  • Shawn

    We’ve been making some changes to the site, so it’s been a while since I’ve been able to respond to all of the comments but yours jumped right out at me… I LOVE when people take action on something and just try it on to see if it fits for them. MSM can be so great for a lot of people… I’m glad that you noticed some good things happening for you.

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  • kaara

    My integrative doctor just prescribed vitamin c and msm as part of my supplement program to help with my breast cancer diagnosis. I have been taking it three times a day for about a week, and I have noticed that I am sleeping better, and my hot flashes and irritability have disappeared (I was taken off bioidentical hormones upon diagnosis) and this would be an added benefit as I must keep my estrogen levels very low. I don’t want to take the anti hormonals prescribed with cancer treatment because of the side effects.

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  • Shawn

    Kaara, thanks for sharing that, and I wish you a full recovery and more. My apologies for taking a moment to reply, we’ve been working on some great upgrades for the site to make it easier for people to connect with me and get solutions that they’re looking for. If you have any questions about your diagnosis, be sure to let me know and I’ll do my best to direct you.

    Here’s something that I have all of my clients diagnosed with cancer get into their hands (it’s incredibly valuable, and it can make a world of difference in reversing a disease like cancer): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVECAlT4AXY&feature=gv

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  • Daniel

    I would also add flaxseed oil. If you look at the budwig diet, the reason Gerson actually says to use quark or cottage cheese, is because of the high amount of sulfur that is contained in these foods. Well you can’t get a higher amount of sulfur in food than sulfur itself! (;-D)

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  • Ann

    Can I get this in a capsule
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  • Ann

    Thanks

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  • Sumaya

    I just want to thank you. Where to begin, I came across your site by accident while looking for a solution to my very new symptoms that has changed my life, I became lethergic, no energy, too many cold sores, painful cramps during PMS, skin problem, etc..
    As soon as I read the benefits in MSM above, I went out and bought MSM capscule (I don’t have much choice as I am in Dubai). Let me tell you MSM is a miracle at least for me. I am on it for four days now and I can see the difference, I have more energy. I have finished a 45 minutes high intensity work out without taking any stimulants. I am waiting to see how it is going to effect my PMS.
    Words cannot express my gratitude for the effort and long hours you put to make the information available for us. Thousands thanks and may you be blessed always.

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  • Vilma Osorio

    MSM is amazing!. I have RA and allergies. I started taking MSM since last December, the results: not pain, not inflamation, I’m breathing better, more energy and I lost several pounds. I just take 1 spoon with water after breakfast. I feel wonderful!

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  • Rich

    Hi everyone, I’ve read the posts about MSM and want to start it. How do I know which products have the highest quality value. Marlene could you please share this info? Thx

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  • Ruben Ventura

    If someone can answer this question for me that would be great.
    What brand and form of msm would yield the
    best results? I usually get the store brand at
    the vitamin shop in capsules. Anyone please.

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  • Gautam

    Raw food world

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  • Lisa

    I’ve been taking MSM for a lot of years. I take 1 tablespoon dissolved in 1/4 cup of warm water every morning after I brush my teeth. I swish it around for 30 seconds and swallow. I have developed a lot of plaque on my teeth for my whole life. I started taking MSM faithfully after a dental cleaning and when I went back in six months, the hygienist was shocked because I had almost no plaque. The dentist was very interested in what I had done. My sweetie had suffered from severe bronchitis attacks every winter for 20 years. He’s had weak lungs his whole life. He started taking MSM 14 years ago and hasn’t had brochitis since. It was recommended by someone who had suffered from asthma since childhood. He never had asthma attacks after he started taking MSM. I’m a believer.

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  • Patricia

    reply to George Tallabas re: arthritis inflammation

    Bromelain (chewable tablets) between meals helps with arthritis. It is derived from pineapple so if you are not diabetic, pineapple juice is great too! MSN should help with some of the inflammation. You may consider researching a diet that is arthritis friendly (non-acidic).

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  • Thanks for the information. My husband and I started taking MSM (organic crystals) about 2 weeks ago and it does have a bitter taste, but it’s not that bad. The most water you dilute it in, the less bitter it tastes. My husband started feeling a difference in his leg (nerve and muscle pain) pretty immediately, so he is happy. I run a website where we talk a lot about natural/organic living and there is a great articles on 20 uses for MSM. You can read it here: http://www.naturallysavvy.com/natural-and-organic/20-reasons-to-try-organic-sulfur.

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  • Jan C.

    I had a neck injury, triple whiplash, in 1985. Then a lower back injury to L4 L5 and C1 in 1990. Soon after I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, degenerative joint disease, and arthritis. There has not been one day without pain sense 1985. By 2001, I wasn’t able to take pain killers. My liver was so full of poison and I felt so sick everyday. MSM was my cure. It still took 2 and 1/2 years before my liver tests showed that my liver was healthy again. Never the less I am so thankful for MSM. I’ll never forget my mother always said “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”.

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  • Shawn

    What an incredible story, Jan. Thank you for sharing that!

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  • cindy

    I just started taking msm its been about four days now and i noticed i have more energy, my skin texture is getting better, and it helped me w my constipation…i love this supplement nothing worked better or faster than this product..i recommend it to everyone.

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  • Shawn

    That’s awesome news, Cindy. Thanks for sharing that!

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  • Scott

    you recommend 24000 to 36000 grams (2-3 tbsp) per day? I just recently started taking it again and have used 1/4 tsp once or twice a day (1000 to 2000 grams).. so it sounds like i’m not getting anything out of it.. should we really take 2 to 3 tbsp?

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  • Scott

    edit*- sorry in my last post i meant 24000mg to 36000mg not grams! :x

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  • Shawn

    Hey Scott, to see some really noticeable effects, that’s what it takes in many instances. MSM has a very low toxicity level (about the same toxicity level as water!), so having too much is not really an issue (unless you do 24,000 grams lol). And also, it depends on what your issue/goal is. If you post what you’re using it for, I’ll be glad to share the ideal amount and some other things to utilize in conjunction with it.

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  • Theresa McRoberts

    2 years ago I was diagnosed with Grave’s Disease (auto-immune hyperthyroid disorder). I was given 2 options by my HMO: radioactive destruction of a perfectly good thyroid gland (the thyroid was fine, was just being attacked by antibodies causing it to overfunction) or immunosuppressant drugs with a plethora of frightening side effects. I declined both, started MSM and within 2 MONTHS was in full remission and have been there ever since. No drugs no radiation and I feel like a million bucks, healthier at 52 than I have ever been. Thank you thank you thank you from the bottom of my strong and active heart! :)

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  • Shawn

    Theresa, thank YOU for having the courage to take action for yourself in such a tough situation. You should be immensely proud.
    If you need anything else along the way, make sure to let me know.

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  • zul

    dear sir
    kindly advice, my mother is on medication for hypertension,heart disease, high cholestrol and water retention. Is MSM safe because she has very severe knee pains.
    thank you

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  • isabel

    Hi Shawn
    Am soooo glad i came across ur site. I bought msm capsules that had magnesium stearate so am definately not taking it but i was also wondering whether i can cut open the capsule and eat only the powder inside(if the mag stearate is in the capsule cover itself) How many mg is enough for targetting acne pigmentation marks ?
    Thanks!!!

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  • Shawn

    Hi Isabel, I’m glad you found me too :). Yes, you can open the caps and pour the contents into water. The mag stearate, however could be a part of the capsule and/or the powder itself.

    My recommendation is to not worry about it too much now. Use what you have and then get a good MSM powder free of binders and fillers next time. Just follow the recommendation for dosage in the article above, and consider getting some high quality skin care with MSM to use topically as well.

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  • Sonia Miller

    Easy to read and very thorough.

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  • Alvin Glover Sr.

    Thanks for all of the positive response on msm, I am truly thankful for the Praise Report on the blessing others are getting from their use of the product, God bless, Alvin!!!

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  • holly blossom

    hi! i am wondering how much to start on, i am 34, i STILL get acne, i was on corticosteroids from baby hood to 18 years old, and I’ve started getting rashes and eczema lately even eating a predominantly raw diet with fermented foods, and therapeutic essential oils :) i have ordered kilo of organic MSM and want to know how to optimise it! can’t wait to start!
    thank you!

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  • Shawn

    Hi Holly, thanks so much for the question, and I’m glad to see you’re doing so much better to get your health where you want it to be. Being on medication that long is going to have a very harsh impact on your gut, nervous system, and endocrine system. Eczema is an autoimmune condition that can be reversed. But it starts with healing your gut first. This is where the majority of your immune system is located and the #1 place to focus. Check out this episode to see all the things that can be potential triggers (even though it’s likely you’re not coming across these with a high raw diet, but it’s best to be certain). – Avoid These 8 Foods At All Cost!

    As for the MSM, start with a teaspoon for a few days, then bump it up gradually from there. I’d say go by half tsp increments. All should be well, and I’ve seen people do up to 3 tbsp and having seen any negative reactions.

    Take care and keep me posted.

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