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MSM is a compound rich in organic sulfur, a mineral found in high concentrations in joints, blood vessels, skin, nails and hair.

Due to its natural organic sulfur content, MSM helps relieve pain related to osteoarthritis.

To ensure optimal quality and traceability, choose the patented form concentrated in elemental sulfur: OptiMSM® powder.

The recommended dose is 4 grams per day.

Difficult to pronounce the name of this molecule: methyl-sulfonyl-methane. But don't run away! Under this unpronounceable name, many treasures are hidden.

You will see here that MSM (let's call it by its diminutive, he loves it!) is an ally against osteoarthritis pain in particular. But it also has many other virtues (for example, if you like to have beautiful shiny hair!).

To find out exactly what its role is and how to select a quality MSM, follow the guide!

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What is MSM?

MSM is an organic compound containing bioavailable sulfur that was discovered by researchers at Portland Oregon Health Sciences University (USA) in 1970.

Although present in small quantities in certain foods, it is essential for your joints, cartilage, skin, hair and nails.

The main sources of MSM

Many foods contain MSM. Let us cite, for example:

  • the fruits,
  • the vegetables,
  • the corn,
  • milk and its derivatives,
  • meat,
  • seafood,
  • tea,
  • coffee,
  • chocolate.

Given that MSM is fragile and easily deteriorates upon contact with heat and by treatments used in the food industry - not to mention that the concentration of MSM in the body decreases with age - a course of MSM can be be necessary to stay healthy.

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What are the benefits of MSM?

Although no official health claims have yet been validated, MSM has many benefits:

It relieves pain related to osteoarthritis

A study carried out by AMEYE LG and CHEE WS in 2004 ( Osteoarthritis and nutrition. From nutraceuticals to functional foods: a systematic review of the scientific evidence ) and another carried out by LS Kim, LJ Axelrod, P Howard, N Buratovich in 2005 ( Efficacy of methylsulfonylmethane in osteoarthritis pain of the knee: a pilot clinical trial ) demonstrated the effectiveness of MSM on osteoarthritis pain.

A clear improvement in symptoms is described by the people suffering from knee osteoarthritis who make up the sample of these studies.

Osteoarthritis is the main indication for MSM supplementation. Thanks to the bioavailable sulfur it contains, it ensures the integrity of the connective tissue.

It accelerates the healing of sports injuries

Thanks to its anti-inflammatory action, MSM reduces pain due to exercise and promotes the healing of muscle and joint injuries .

It improves the appearance of hair, nails and skin

A 2009 study at Yeungnam University in South Korea shows that the rate of hair growth is proportional to the percentage of MSM given to each of the groups tested. MSM would then promote the formation of keratin, thus ensuring strength and vitality to hair and nails.

The skin also benefits from its benefits, as MSM strengthens skin balance and prevents premature aging and rosacea problems.

It helps with digestion and detoxification of the body

Sulfur allows the elimination of heavy metals and toxins , thus promoting detoxification of the liver. Its tonic effect on the intestines helps fight against constipation.

MSM dosage and instructions for use

An MSM treatment is suitable for anyone concerned about their health. It is particularly aimed at people suffering from joint or muscle pain (seniors, athletes, etc.).

If you want to take an MSM course, a dose of 4 grams per day is enough to cover your needs for the day.

If you are following a course of MSM powder, you can take 2 measuring spoons diluted in a glass of water or fruit juice, twice a day, enough to cover your needs for the day (i.e. a total of 4 grams) .

Please note: the results of an MSM treatment may take time to observe. Although the duration may vary depending on the individual, it generally takes 1 to 2 months before you see the first effects.

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How to choose the right MSM food supplement?

It is important to take into account a few selection criteria to be sure to consume a quality supplement that will bring you maximum benefits.

The origin of MSM

Most MSM supplements contain MSM produced in China. However, it is better to opt for an MSM made in the United States, which ensures optimal quality.

The choice of galenic: MSM in powder or tablets

MSM supplements come in powder or tablet form. Given that the recommended daily dose of MSM is quite high, in our opinion the powder is preferred: this avoids consuming a large quantity of tablets! In addition, taking MSM powder is more economical.

The choice of a patented shape

For optimal quality, it is best to choose a patented form of MSM, such as OptiMSM®, the most advanced form of MSM in the world. It is manufactured in the United States by a laboratory meeting the strictest microbiological standards: Bergtrom Nutrition.

Resulting from an exclusive distillation process, it produces a pure, hypo-allergenic powder, without heavy metal residues and odorless. This has also been the subject of numerous clinical trials .

Organic sulfur concentration

The objective of an MSM treatment is to replenish the body's reserves of organic sulfur. It is therefore essential to check the sulfur content of the supplement you are about to select. Our OptiMSM® powder contains, for example, 34% bioavailable sulfur.

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