MSM powder

MSM powder is something you may have never heard of, but you wouldn’t be here without the base element, sulphur. MSM powder is made from a substance found in all living things and is required for all body systems and organs. It is found in most foods including meats, fish, fruit, vegetables, and milk. However it is easily destroyed by even basic processing, so it is not always available when you consume it. That it is why a supplement might be required to make sure that you are getting the proper dosage. Taking a supplement of MSM powder can provide various health benefits that you would not receive elsewhere.

Methylsulphonylmethane, or MSM, is a close relative of dimethylsulphoxide, which is also known as DMSO. Both are naturally occurring organic sulphuric compounds. DMSO is known to help treat a plethora of medical conditions, but has various side effects including bad breath and dry skin. MSM provides the same benefits, but does not have all of the nasty side effects that DMSO has. MSM provides the necessary amount for bio-available sulfur.

MSM is easily destroyed before it gets consumed by terrestrial land beings, however marine animals do not have a problem getting the proper amounts. It can be destroyed from excess heat or dryness. The sulfur it provides is essential in various parts of the body including hair, skin, and connective tissue. It helps in the digestive system by promoting the absorption of nutrients. It makes the cells of bones and joints more rigid and helps helps against allergies, also. MSM is essential in every part of daily life.

Because it is often lost naturally in foods, taking a supplement of MSM powder can help increase health. Specific studies have shown that it helps osteoarthritis. MSM powder helped stop pain and suffering caused by arthritis, and helped with other symptoms as well. It has also been tested to help with symptoms from hayfever and interstitial cystitis.

MSM powder isn’t useful for just humans – it can be useful in other animals, such as dogs, cats, and caged birds. With all of the benefits that MSM powder provides, it makes it easier for the birds to survive also. Caged birds often suffer from allergies from dust because they are stuck in a cage and when they fly around, they are moving the dust around and breathing it. By utilizing MSM powder, their allergies cease and they are much healthier. MSM powder also helps in the making for healthy skin, fur, teeth, and paws for dogs and cats. The supplement given to them enhances what can normally be found in their mixed diet of dry food and/or wet food.

There is no set amount of MSM powder that should be taken in a day. Most people are good with 1-3 tablespoons twice a day. They notice an array of healthy benefits throughout the whole day, including easier breathing and fewer headaches or migraines. It is colorless, odorless, and mostly tasteless. It is water soluble so you are able to mix it in with water, in which it will dissolve and make it easier to drink. It is used in a powder form because processing the compound into a tablet or capsule form would destroy much of the sulphur, just as cooking can destroy the sulphur from your food.

There are no known side effects reported with MSM powder. It is said that a dose that is lethal to humans and animals alike is 17.5 grams per kilogram of weight. However you will never take a doses that will lead to this. It has been studied that taking 1.5-2 grams per kilogram of body weight does not produce any side effects at all so you should remain within that range should you choose to supplement.

Last updated on Apr 6th, 2010 and filed under Vitamins and Minerals. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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