MSM?

Thursday Dec 8, 2011 | Dr. Said | Comments Off on MSM?

Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is an organic sulfur-containing nutrient, a naturally-occurring compound in the environment and in the human body. Sulfur is necessary for the structure of every cell in the body. Hormones, enzymes, antibodies, and antioxidants all depend on it. And because the body utilizes and expends it on a daily basis, sulfur must be continually replenished for optimal nutrition and health.  Sulfur is responsible for the health promoting and pain-relieving properties of MSM. MSM may facilitate the production of  insulin (by domating its Sulfur content to Insulin).

MSM influences histamine release and therefore aids in the healing process and controls allergies.  It also modulates C fibers in the central nervous system, which can block pain perception.

MSM may benefit:

  • Acne
  • Allergies
  • Bursitis and Rheumatism
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Dry skin
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Itching
  • Mercury Removal
  • Muscle Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Sunburn

 MSM is a constituent of raw Fruits, Vegetables (especially Cruciferous Vegetables), Seafoods, Meat and Milk. It is extremely volatile and is highly susceptible to loss and degradation during Food Processing.  Most people do not ingest significant amounts of MSM from Food (unless the diet is composed primarily of raw Foods).

mg of MSM per 100 grams

Dairy Foods: Milk (cow’s)

0.33

Herbs: Tea

0.03

Alfalfa

trace

  Horsetail

trace

Processed Foods: Coffee

0.16

Vegetables: Tomatoes

0.086

Swiss Chard

0.005

  Corn

0.011

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