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MSM

Methylsulfonylmethane, or MSM, is also known as methyl sulfone and dimethylsulfone (DMSO2). It is a sulphur-bearing compound that exists naturally in many fruits, vegetables, grains, and animals, including humans. A wide range of therapeutic benefits are attributed to it, along with a high degree of safety and a low degree of toxicity.

MSM occurs naturally in some foods including cow's milk (its highest source). Some reports say that natural levels of MSM decline with age, other sources refute the need for supplementing sulfur in the form of MSM, claiming that dietary sources of sulphur are sufficient. Sulphur-containing foods include cabbage, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower (these are all known as cruciferous vegetables), sunflower seeds, garlic, onions, asparagus, avocados, beans, peas, mustard, horse-radish, lentils, soybeans and yogurt. Dietary sources of the three sulphur-containing amino acids - methionine, cystine, and cysteine - include meat, fish, poultry, eggs, milk, cheese and nuts, The cruciferous vegetables are reported to contain other sulphur compounds in addition to the sulphur-bearing amino acids. Nevertheless, many anecdotes cite the benefit of supplementing the diet with MSM.

Sulphur's uses within the human body are numerous. It is important in biological processes including nerve signal transmission, enzyme processes, insulin production, carbohydrate metabolism regulation, detoxification and waste removal.

MSM, with a 34% bio-availablility of sulfur according to one source, is reported to be useful in treating musculoskeletal, respiratory, circulatory, eliminative, auto-immune, and degenerative disorders. One of the most widely reported benefits is the relief of pain, inflammation, and muscle spasms, especially when related, but not limited to, osteoarthritis and autoimmune disorders such as lupus, scleroderma, and rheumatoid arthritis. MSM is said to reduce and improve the quality of scar tissue; promote improved healing of joints, tendons, ligaments and collagen support structures; soften, renew and strengthen the skin; increase blood flow. It is reported to improve mucus membranes, thereby reducing food and airborne allergic reactions, and symptoms related to asthma and emphysema; improve vascular smooth muscle growth, reducing the risk of coronary artery disease; improve athletic performance by reducing lactic acid effects, strengthening muscle elasticity and suppleness, and enhancing fatigue recovery times. It is reported to have an anti-parasitic effect, especially against the parasite giardia. Another reported benefit is its tonic effect on the bowels, which increases peristalsis (waves of motion that move food along the digestive tract). This benefit is helpful to the elderly, those with sluggish colons, and those addicted to laxatives.

Precautions

MSM has blood-thinning effects, so caution and consultation with a healthcare professional is especially advised when using medications such as warfarin, aspirin, herbals such as ginkgo (ginkgo biloba) and other supplements such as fish and flax oils, which contain omega-3. An essential fatty acid, omega-3 also has blood-thinning properties.

Several sources report that few well-designed human studies have been conducted or reported. This factor contributes to the charge that MSM is unproven, while the array of anecdotal testimony points to the contrary.

Side-Effects

Side-effects include gastrointestinal disturbance, such as diarrhoea; headache; decreased ability to fall asleep (may occur if taken at bedtime); skin that is softer; nails that are thicker; and hair that is harder. Some reports have claimed that diarrhoea or GI disturbances such as hyperacidity, nausea, and inflammation that are part of a stress response prior to taking MSM may clear "dramatically" by using MSM.

Favorable Interactions

Two sources report syngergistic interactions that reduced swelling and scarring in trauma patients, involving combinations of MSM and vitamin C. This occurred with additional use of the digestive proteins for starch and cellulose (amylase and cellulase, respectively), fats (lipase), sugars (sucrase, maltase and lactase), and bromelain (from pineapples). The addition of glucosamine HCL is reported to improve MSM effects when used for osteoarthritis.

Unfavorable Interactions

Unfavorable interactions may include blood-thinning medications such as warfarin, aspirin, and fish or flax (omega-3) oil. The counsel of a knowledgeable healthcare professional is advised.

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