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What is MSM?

Updated on September 2, 2012

MSM (METHYLSULFONYLMETHANE) is one of the most extraordinary natural resources and best kept secrets in the world. MSM is a natural source of sulfur discovered by Robert Herschler (Ph.D.), professor of the Department of Surgery, Oregon Health Sciences University. MSM is naturally occurring in all living organisms and can be found throughout the human body in fluids and tissues. It is also contained in fruits, vegetables, milk and grains, though MSM is destroyed during the processing and cooking of foods.

MSM is a necessary nutrient for humans as well as plants and animals to support many biological processes. The body uses MSM as biological sulfur to support the healthy function of hormones, enzymes, proteins and connective tissues as well as to detoxify the liver. MSM has been known to suppress pain impulses, which relieves pain, balances blood flow and reduces inflammation.

Many researchers including Stanley W. Jacob, MD have said that MSM is effective in reducing and reliving food allergies, constipation, parasites, arthritis, acidity, snoring and can improve alkalinity, lung function, hair and nails, skin elasticity and prevent lupus.

MSM is available in the form of cream, lotion and soap for topical use and capsules, liquid and powder for internal use.


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