"MSM - one of the best supplements you've never heard about because it’s not something you can easily pin down. Your body needs a lot of sulfur, it's the most prominent element in the body after hydrogen, carbon, and oxygen. Your DNA needs it, your brain needs it, your muscles need it, your hormones need it. Just about everything in your body needs sulfur, and one of the best ways to get it is to take a supplement with MSM. Because, frankly, it's kind of difficult to eat enough." ~Keith Morey
What Is MSM?
MSM, methylsulfonylmethane, is most often used to treat arthritis, inflammation, liver problems, heart disease, infection, cancer, and so much more.
Chemically, it's one of the supplements you take that provides a lot of bioavailable sulfur to our system without side effects. Since sulfur has use in every process of your body, MSM works systematically, improving just about everything within your body.
Fortunately, science has shown minimal risk taking the MSM supplement and virtually no side effects. Infact, in some studies, people can take as much as six grams daily without experiencing any side effects.
The vast majority of side effects have happened because of binders and coatings on the supplement, not actually from the MSM itself.
We want to talk to you about one significant use of MSM: the sulfur-driven channels on our cells.
There are millions of little channels on each cell in our body, most of them only one molecule wide. They're all encoded for specific reasons; some gather nutrients, some antioxidants, some oxygen…
What drives them is a complex series of reactions, almost all of which include sulfur, particularly the ones for energy. When the body is deficient in sulfur, these channels don't run as efficiently, and the cell can starve for oxygen, nutrients, and other necessities. That means you don't get as much energy produced and feel blah.
How Getting More Sulfur In Your Diet Make You Healthier
One of the most popular uses of MSM is to reduce inflammation. Studies back up that MSM significantly reduces inflammation, inhibiting the breakdown of cartilage and flexible tissue. It can help reduce stiffness and pain by inhibiting the NF-kB protein, TNF-a and IL-6 signaling proteins. All of these are responsible for increasing the inflammatory reaction in the body. What you'll find with MSM is your body does not swell up and feel pain as often.
MSM significantly reduces inflammation pain and other arthritis-related symptoms. When it comes to arthritis, MSM combined with glucosamine-chondroitin was more effective at decreasing pain. Even if you're already taking glucosamine and chondroitin, combining with MSM improves the effectiveness.
Reducing the activated stress in the body can improve your immune system's ability to fight off infection. MSM helps increase the production of glutathione, the master antioxidant of the body. That means your body can fight off more invaders effectively.
Skin And Muscle Health
Structural proteins like keratin use a significant amount of high sulfur cysteine. As the primary structural amino acid for keratin, this protein helps structure your skin and muscles. Founder Keith Morey regularly uses MSM and finds that even with the pandemic shutting down many gyms, he could retain muscle mass better and longer than expected because of the high level of quality keratin and other proteins making his muscles stronger.
In recent years, researchers have studied sulfur, particularly MSM, and its ability to inhibit the growth of various cancers and reduce damage to DNA that may cause cancer. Multiple studies have shown that MSM can stimulate apoptosis, or cell death in cancer and may also help prevent the spread of cancer cells or metastasis.
Without sulfur, your body breaks down quickly. MSM is one way to get this necessary nutrient into your body and help prevent many health problems.
Where To Get More MSM
Sulfur is in many different foods, but MSM is only found in a few select fruits and vegetables.
- Tea and coffee
Choosing a supplement is better. It can give you the quantity you need to be truly healthy without relying on a small set of foods daily. Additionally, if you're recovering from illness or disease, a supplement may be the only way to get in therapeutic doses.
Be sure to choose a supplement that has a high quality and reputation behind it. Cheap supplements often have a lot of filler ingredients and not enough MSM. Quality over quantity makes a big difference.