Benefits of MSM
Excerpted from the Original Patent Documents
In Biochemical Actions:
Enhances the effectiveness of antioxidants and other
bioflavenoids. Combats the cross-linkage of collagen, which is
associated with aging.
In Mental Activity:
Users generally have reported increased alertness
and ability to concentrate, as well as improved moods (acting more
quickly than medications more typically prescribed for depression).
Other Benefits Noted:
Appears to be effective in reducing
gastrointestinal upset (lessening symptoms such as diarrhea,
chronic constipation, nausea, hyperacidity, and/or epigastric
pain, as well as inflammation of the mucous membranes.
Appears to combat parasitic, microbial, and fungal
problems in the intestinal and urogenital tracts (possibly by
competing for binding or "receptor" sites at the mucous membrane,
blocking the interface between the host and the parasite), and to
augment immunological competence.
In Fighting Pain:
MSM been reported to reduce the occurrence of, or to
entirely eliminate, muscle cramps of the back and leg, both caused
by inactivity and by intense use (as with runners and other athletes
who experience cramps while competing).
Also, it greatly reduces or eliminates pain from
chronic arthritis. Many people with musculoskeletal system
disorders, inflammation pains from other than arthritis, and other
pains (such as migraine) have reported substantial and long-lasting
relief while using MSM.
In the "Beauty" Arena:
Improved hair, cuticle, and nail growth and
health, as well as a reduction in the wrinkles associated with
Appears to reduce symptoms associated with
allergies, including respiratory congestion, itching, mucoid
discharges, and inflammation, as well as general discomfort.
Appears to help many specific body functions, such
as increasing the body’s ability to produce insulin, helping the
liver produce more choline, increasing the body’s ability to
metabolize carbohydrates, and increasing the speed of healing of
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