I personally use 1 teaspoon of MSM powder 2 or 3x a day PLUS 1/4th teaspoon PURE Vitamin C Powder. The PURE Vitamin C (not synthetic/ascorbic acid) enhances the absorption and effectiveness of the MSM and is a wonderful antioxidant. This has been very beneficial allowing me to continue my yoga into my 50's with less stiffness.
Benefits of MSM
* Often significant relief from pain and stiffness associated with arthritis –
Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis
* Reduces swelling and inflammation in the back, joints and muscles
* Joint cartilage – enhances structural integrity
* Necessary for the formation of connective tissue to
maintain joint flexibility and elasticity
* Improves circulation– replaces old cells with new healthy cells
* Reduces scar tissue
* Breaks up calcium deposits along with the use of
* Improves the skin, hair and nails
Personally for most of my adult life, I’ve had mild joint pain and aches along the bones of my spine. This started in my 30’s and I just accepted the aches as part of my life. For 20 years my diet was not high quality (actually it was a lot of the standard American dead diet)… so I had not nourished the cells and hence the body reflected the nutritional deficiencies.
Not long ago, my intuition told me to add MSM powder to my regime. I had no expectations, for I was already using a number of products to maintain my good health every day.
I started with 1 tsp of MSM 2 times a day. I began to notice a significant reduction in the stiffness and aching of my hips and back within about 2 weeks. While watching TV late one night, I realized that my back did not have the usual ache – my back always had a chronic mild ache – and the pain was completely gone. In the coming weeks, when I was out doing a little hiking, I noticed my hips, which would usually start aching after about 30 minutes, were not hurting at all, so I continued hiking for another hour or so.
I am always skeptical when adding products to my protocol for maintaining my health… But I have found that it takes multiple products to give my body what it needs to stay well, and adding the right kind of MSM has been a blessing.
What is MSM?
MSM stands for methyl-sulfonyl-methane, which is sulfur. MSM is an organic white sulfur powder, which comes from the ocean and is water soluble. IT IS A FOOD found in plants, meats, dairy products and vegetation. It is the third largest nutrient found in your body.
Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthrits
With arthritis, there is pain, swelling and stiffness and deformity of one or more joints i.e. the knees, writs, elbows, fingers toes, hips and shoulders, as well as the joints between the bones of the spine.
In rheumatoid arthritis the synovial membranes surrounding the lubricating fluid in the joints degenerate. The cartilage and tissues in and around the joints and often the bone surfaces are destroyed. The body replaces the damaged tissue with scar tissue, causing the spaces to fuse together.
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease. It involves deterioration of the cartilage at the ends of the bones. Smooth surfaces of cartilage become rough, resulting in friction. The tendons, ligaments, and muscles holding the joint together weaken, and the joint itself becomes deformed, painful and stiff.
With any of the 3 above mentioned health issues, adding MSM can improve the joint flexibility, reduce stiffness, swelling and pain, improve circulation and cell vitality.
Other Suggestions ~
Many people are aware of the benefits of taking chondroitin and glucosamine for arthritis relief, which you can also purchase from us as Joint Formula.
Stem cell Enhancer aka SE2 - This natural botanical goes to the bone marrow triggering it to release 3 to 4 million stem cells into circulation with just two capsules. Stem cells seek out tissue in the body needing repair – does not matter if it is bone, cartilage, muscle, nerve, brain cell, liver, skin – stem cells attach, each multiplying between 2 to 3000 times and becomes that tissue. Also known as stem cell enhancer/stem cell nutrition –
more info. Suggested Daily MSM Powder Dosage
How much MSM to use is a personal choice. It tastes a little bitter, but it is not too strong. We suggest you do not use synthetically produced MSM.
The organic sulfur we use and offer on our shopping cart is very well absorbed. The precise dosage is not real critical, since MSM is a macro mineral food.
Personally I started with one tsp 3x per day and NOW take one tsp 2x per day. Start with a lower dosage and increase until you feel the difference. We cannot tell you exactly how much your body requires. One fourth tsp = 4000mgs.
Take with meals.
For best results take with pure Vitamin C - 1/2 tsp.
It is optimum to use in conjunction with a diet high in fresh fruits and vegetables.
I-AM Perfectly Healthy is not intended to substitute for medical advice or treatment. It is recommended that you consult your holistic physician, MD, ND…or a holistic veterinarian for your pets. The information and products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or medical problems. This information is provided for education purposes only.