MSM is a wonderful
supplement, and as more people start investigating the goodness this
wonderful supplement has to offer, people are asking questions.
While questions are great, it is often difficult to find MSM facts
that are honest and valuable on your search. When you have
questions, you deserve more than just the typical copy paste answer.
Here are a few popular MSM
facts as seen in these questions and their subsequent answers…
What is MSM?
Methyl Sulfonyl Methane or
MSM is a sulfur-based, naturally occurring substance found to fight
the signs of aging, stress, and pain. MSM is completely odorless and
tasteless making it an easily ingested without a sour or bitter
Is MSM natural?
Yes, MSM is actually found
in many of the foods we east such as green plants, fruits,
vegetables, grains, fish, algae, and meats. However, MSM may lose
its potency as these foods lose its freshness.
If it is natural, why is
there a patent?
Well, the patents themselves
are not on the MSM but the process by which it is extracted. MSM is
extracted in a manner that ensures proper freshness from the start
to your house.
Is MSM safe?
When you purchase MSM in its
pharmaceutical grade, yes, MSM is completely safe because it is a
food product. As with any food product, you will want to ensure you
step into those waters slowly to not upset your gastrointestinal
Why is some MSM so much
more pricier than other brands of MSM?
OPTIMSM is pure MSM – no
additives or fillers. Many of those other companies understand some
people want to save a dollar or two. Therefore, they cut their MSM
with often dangerous additives or fillers to save money. OPTIMSM is
one of the only pure forms of MSM on the market today. Yes, you pay
more for quality and purity.
What is a good dosage?
Ideally, a 150 pound adult
will take 2,000 mg to 6,000 mg of MSM daily. However, you will want
to find the dose that works for your genetic makeup. Most people are
able to take 2,000 mg as a maintenance dose, but during cold or
allergy season, those people will choose to increase the dosage
Should you start at 2,000
mg per day?
When you first start taking
OPTIMSM, we suggest you start with quarter teaspoon in the morning
and afternoon. Every few days, increase your dosage by a quarter
teaspoon until you get the recommended dose.
How many teaspoons are in
One kitchen teaspoon equals
about 5 grams or 5,000 mg. Therefore, the recommended starting dose
for the average 150-pound man or woman would be 1,250 mg in the
morning and again in the afternoon.
How long should I take
MSM before I see affects?
The average person can take
anywhere from a few weeks to ninety days.
What temperature should I
store my MSM?
Evidence has shown the MSM
does best at room temperature of between 78 degrees to 82 degrees.
You should not store MSM in a damp location or without its lid. In
addition, you should never store MSM in the refrigerator or freezer.