MSM is deemed to be a
successful cure for pain caused by arthritis and other maladies. The
way that it erases that painful feeling is by ensuring that your
cell walls are supple. Pain is caused by unequal pressure inside and
outside of your cell walls. When the walls are supple, fluids are
able to leave the cell easily, resulting in equal pressure.
It is best to take the
minimum amount of MSM that provides you with the pain relief you
need. This is important, because the larger the amount you take, the
lesser the effect. Before you know it, you are taking amounts that
are far in excess of what is recommended.
You should drink plenty of
water with it, and also, when using it for the first time, take it
with meals so as to avoid heartburn. After a week, increase the
dosage accordingly, and soon you will be able to take it without
food. Anywhere from 2,000 mg to 6,000 mg is an acceptable dosage. Of
course, as our bodies react differently to medicines and
supplements, what is beneficial to one person may not be to another.
Just because your friend needs 4,000 mg a day to feel the full
effects does not mean that this will be the case for you.
MSM keeps the skin’s
cells and tissue soft, allowing it to be more flexible, which in
turn, keeps your skin smooth, preventing wrinkles and dryness. Soap
made from the compound is highly effective against acne. It also
enables the body to form keratin, a protein that is strong against
damaging chemicals. Keratin is essential in maintaining healthy hair
In terms of how you should
consume the compound, capsules should only be used by those who are
merely using it as a supplement. However, if you are using it remove
pain, you really need to take a larger amount. Therefore, capsules
would be too small. The powder form of MSM is deemed to be the most
effective. Tablets take longer to digest because they are
compressed. This results in a lengthier dissolution time in the
stomach. It is also the most cost effective, though capsules are far
more convenient when on the move.
Remember, an accredited MSM
sales centre’s product will always cost
more because they sell 100% pure goods. Health stores may seem to be
better value for money, but in the long run they are not, because
their products will have filler, the percentage of which will be
greater than the difference in price. Pound for pound so to speak,
the 100% goods work out cheaper. These pure goods are marked by the
OptiMSM logo which should be clearly visible on every item.
You can check the purity of
the MSM you have by placing it in a small glass with a tiny amount
of water. As it dissolves, if anything floats to the top, then that
is waste, and the compound you have is not pure.
As MSM gives you far more
energy than before, you should not take it at night if you are
planning to get up early because it will keep you awake. Of course,
if you work night hours, than a late dose of it is ideal.
While there are still a
whole host of tests to be taken, there is no denying the numerous
stories told by users of MSM. People who have used this product
have claimed that using it has helped re-energize them, giving them
the feeling that they could run, when previously they had no energy,
and found it difficult even to walk.