Health Benefits Distilled Organic MSM (methyl-sulfonyl-methane)
Sulfur is an essential element for all life. MSM is methyl-sulfonyl-methane is a completely natural form of organic sulfur found in all living organisms. MSM is found in foods such as fruit and vegetables, milk, meat, fish, eggs and some grains. Sulfur is a vital mineral in human nutrition. The use of hot springs dates back to the Bronze Age. Hot springs have been used for healing by many different civilizations including the Romans, Egyptians and Greeks, who bathed in sulfur-rich mineral springs to relieve all types of illness and pain.
Foods rich in sulfur such as garlic, broccoli, cabbage and horseradish have long been recognized as cleansing and healing. There are also pharmaceutical products that contain sulfur including antibiotics.
Sulfur is a mineral present in every cell of your body and is used to make collagen, which keeps your skin smooth and healthy. Hot springs are a rich source of sulfur and its healing benefits include treating skin irritations and infections such as rashes and eczema. According to the website Alternative Doctor, bathing in sulfur-rich hot springs helps treat dry scalp and arthritic pain as well as internal problems such as menopausal symptoms and digestive disorders.
Robert M. Herschler, Ph.D., and Stanley W. Jacob, M.D., of Oregon Health Sciences University who are research biochemists, hold eleven patents for MSM awarded between 1981 and 1996. While Jacob, who established the DMSO Clinic holds one patent (awarded in 1996) and has co-authored a book called The Miracle of MSM- The Natural Solution for Pain. In his book Dr Jacob's states that MSM has been used successfully to treat a wide range of ailments. Listed are the key areas of treatment.
MSM inhibits pain impulses along the C fibres of the nervous system, which relay pain messages to the brain. It has been used to treat pain associated with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, back pain from herniated disc, headaches, tendinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, athletic sprains, cold sores, shingles and inflammatory bowel disease (IBS), and genital herpes simplex.
According to Jacob, MSM increases the effect of cortisol, the body's natural anti-inflammatory hormone and also helps to remove fluid out of swollen tissue. This leads to a reduction in swelling, redness, heat and pain that is associated with inflammation. MSM has been used in the treatment of Crohn's disease, which affects the lower segment of the small intestines and ulcerative colitis which involves inflammation of the inner lining of the colon and rectum. According to Jacob, patients on oral MSM treatment report a reduction in symptoms and return to normal bowel function.
Jacob argues that MSM can prevent the breakdown of cartilage. Arthritis sufferers report substantial and long-lasting relief while using MSM.
Trauma or injury can cause muscles to contract abnormally leading to pain and reduced movement. Oral doses of MSM have been claimed to produce a muscle-relaxing effecting.
MSM may reduce the formation of scar tissue and soften existing scar by altering the way new collagen fibres are knitted into existing tissue. Jacob sites animal studies to show that when MSM and Vitamin C are given together wound healing time is reduced significantly.
MSM enhances the sulfur detoxification pathway, which can reduce the congestion, itching, mucous and eye irritation caused by pollen, dust mites, animal fur and other environmental irritants.
There is anecdotal evidence that MSM added to an organic chemical free toothpaste and used as a mouth wash can reduce gum inflammation, mouth ulcers and canker sores. MSM is also a natural detox and can along side an organic herbal colon cleanse treatment.
Acne, rosacea, pruritis and other skin conditions, which are often allergy related are said to respond well to oral doses of MSM.
Doctors and natural practitioners have used MSM as a safe and inexpensive treatment for Chronic Fatigue, Lupus erythematosus, Fibromyalgia, Multiple Sclerosis and Rheumatoid Arthritis.
There have been few studies on MSM published in mainstream medical literature. One study of 50 patients with osteoarthritis at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Arizona, USA, found that, compared to placebo, MSM 3g twice daily) produced a significant decrease in pain and physical function impairment without side effects. The University of Southhampton, UK, conducted a review of studies on the treatment of osteoarthritis with DMSO
Scientists around the world have investigated the possible benefits of MSM in treating Arthritis, Alzheimer's disease, inflammatory diseases (most of the degenerative diseases involve inflammation), allergies, asthma, dermatological problems, periodontal conditions and more.
How to store Elixir Skin Products containing MSM
Store in a cool dark area away from direct sunlight or heat. It may be refrigerated. Our products have an average shelf life of 18 to 24 months if stored properly. Store Hungry Skin Gel in the fridge.
Elixir Skin Products containing MSM are for all skin types: Normal*, Mature*, Dry*, Sensitive*, Oily, Problem*. * Highly Recommended
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