Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is a form of sulfur that is found naturally in the body. MSM contains a natural occurring sulfur called sulfonyl. Unlike the bad sulfur such as sulfites, sulfonyl is important for muscle, joint and bone health. Studies have shown that MSM may improve joint flexibility and reduce swelling, scar tissue and inflammation. One of the more well known studies, published in The Journal of Anti-aging Medicine, found that patients who received 250 milligram of MSM twice a day, had better than 80 percent reduction in pain than those who received placebo. According to Earl L. Mindell, Ph. D., MSM softens the cell walls and allows any free radicals to be moved out of the system. Because of its pain relieving properties, MSM is commonly used for treating joint and muscle pain in animals.
MSM has a long scientific name which can trick people to think that it is a drug, but it is actually a nutrient. MSM is available as a dietary supplement. It is popular for treating arthritis, muscle and joint pain, allergies, headaches and skin problems. MSM should not be confused with its cousin dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO). DMSO is also a natural occurring sulfur compound but is more reactive than MSM.
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