MSM

Our bodies are made up of 11 key elements, all of which play a vital part in keeping us healthy. It can be challenging to maintain the appropriate diet in order to sustain the correct balance, and so some people choose to supplement their diet. Sulfur is one of those elements, and it can be found in a variety of chemicals including Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM). Natural Health Plus offers a range of supplements including capsules containing MSM.

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Methylsulfonylmethane

What is MSM?

MSM, meaning Methylsulfonylmethane, is a chemical containing sulfur which occurs naturally in certain plants, animals and the human body. It is also produced synthetically for use in supplements. It has anti-inflammatory qualities and can inhibit the body's production of inflammatory chemicals.

What are the benefits of MSM?

Methylsulfonylmethane offers a variety of benefits in the body. MSM is a common and popular arthritis treatment due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Studies have shown that it suppresses the chemical NF-kB, which is connected with inflammatory disease.

MSM has been found to be good for arthritis, with research finding it can reduce pain and joint swelling in those with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.

Its anti-inflammatory properties may also help to relieve inflammatory conditions such as allergies, headaches and swellings of the mucus membranes. It can also be applied topically to try to treat skin conditions such as:

  • Scarring;
  • Wrinkles;
  • Sunburn;
  • Rosacea.

Good sources of MSM

According to WebMD, MSM can be found in certain foods including:

  • Milk;
  • Tea;
  • Coffee;
  • Fruit;
  • Tomatoes;
  • Corn.

However, the quantities of MSM in these foods is very low, and processing the food further reduces the levels. One of the easiest ways to achieve ideal levels of MSM is through taking a supplement. MSM supplements are available in various forms, including as a cream, as capsules, as tablets and as eye drops.

Natural Health Plus offers a range of supplements to improve nutrient intake, including capsules and drops containing MSM.