MSM (Methyl Sulfonyl Methane) is a naturally occurring, dietary sulfur assisting in multiple functions in the body. Next to oxygen, water, and salt, MSM is the fourth most needed element in human and animal nutrition. It is essential for the synthesis of proteins, hormones, connective tissue, and enzymes. As a central component of collagen, sulfur assists the body in managing inflammation and facilitating repair and formation of connective tissues. It may inhibit muscle spasm and increases blood flow. Sulfur is one of the most basic building blocks of the structure of the body. Without the proper amount of sulfur or MSM in our system, we cannot produce good, healthy cells.
Allergies: An allergic reaction is simply your body's reaction to something foreign in your system. These foreign proteins and free radicals invade your body and cause reactions and problems. Your body responds with a sneeze, wheeze, swollen, puffy eyes, etc. If enough MSM is taken, all of the foreign particles can be flushed from your system and your allergies will no longer occur.
Detoxification: When you take MSM, your cells become more permeable, enabling your body to quickly wash out any foreign particles in your system. Every twelve hours your body is designed to flush each cell of any unwanted debris. When your diet is deficient, the cell walls become hard and stiff and this hinders fluid flow through the cell walls. MSM softens the cell walls, allowing foreign proteins and free radicals to be washed out of your system.
Protein Synthesis: Experiments using MSM that contains radio labeled sulfur have shown that after ingestion, MSM gives up its sulfur to form the collagen and keratin of the skin, hair and nails to form the essential amino acids methionine, cysteine and to form serum proteins. Studies suggest that the level of MSM in the body decreases with aging. As a dietary supplement, MSM is recommended for neutralizing and eliminating toxins as well as alleviating conditions of environmental and food allergies, pain from inflammatory disorders, gastrointestinal ailments, and infection.
Wrinkles: When the body replaces old skin cells, if there is a deficiency of MSM, the new cells lack the flexibility derived from sulfur and contribute to wrinkling. MSM supplementation helps the body replace bad cells with good, healthy, elastic cells. In time, wrinkles go away.
Lung Dysfunction: MSM is an essential nutrient for the lungs. They use a larger amount of sulfur then other organs.
Blood Sugar: Self-regulation of blood sugar can occur because MSM allows for proper absorption of blood sugars and insulin, and even repair of a damaged pancreas. When there is an MSM deficiency, cell membranes become less permeable, the pancreas overworks and ultimately fails, while blood sugars saturate the blood stream instead of entering the cells to provide nourishmentandenergy.
Sore Joints and Muscles: Testimonials of many athletes point to the ability of MSM to increase athletic stamina and eliminate sore muscles. This is because MSM increases the ability of the body to eliminate wastes and toxins at the cellular level, where good health begins.
Inflammation: MSM may support healthy inflammation response by nourishing and cleansing the cell.
MSM is also known to....
- Permit muscles and joints to heal more rapidly
- Increase energy, alertness, mental calmness, and ability to concentrate
- Reduce muscle cramps and spasms
- Plays a role in collagen synthesis: skin becomes softer, more resilient, hair and nails grow faster and stronger (the beauty mineral)
- Help to normalize stomach function
- Speed wound healing, reduces scar tissue
- Support immune function
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Posted by Tiki Blu on Apr 25th 2017
Opti-MSM Flakes is giving me GREAT relief from trauma inflammation in my joints (hips & knees) & muscles. Many other brands of msm oils, powders, lotion, pills & potions miserably failed. My psoriasis has decreased dramatically since I started taking Opti-MSM. I feel more usable energy which I think occurs because the tremendous load of pain has been eased. I take 1 teaspoon of Opt-MSM in the morning with a teaspoon of fresh lemon juice in about 10 oz of water kefir.........a lovely healing drink. If I work outside a lot mowing, weed chopping & pruning, I take another made up drink just like morning. I am so deeply thankful that I found RAW REVELATIONS and all of their life sustaining, health giving, healing products!!
Posted by Reese on Nov 28th 2015
This particular brand of MSM Flakes that Raw Revelations sells has been a life saver, for me. I used to get frequent migraines, even had a prescription if Fiorinal for it... Since I started taking a daily dosage of this MSM in water, with lemon I have not experienced any migraines. In addition, it make my hair grow, my nails strong, and my skin glow. I have tried other brands of MSM: powder, and pills, but this is the only brand I truly am able to see a difference when using. I have recommended this product to a few different friends: One had hip pains, and says it has helped her as well. I don't allow myself to run out of it in my household. It is definitely worth a try!
Sulfur = Life
Posted by rj on Sep 10th 2015
Stimulates DNA repair.. Need I say more :)