Q: Are there any side
effects with MSM?
A: Yes. MSM will cause
your hair and fingernails to grow at a faster rate, it will also give most people a bump
Q: What is the
difference between taking msm capsules versus powder form?
A: We have seen people
receive better results from taking msm in the powder form rather in the capsule form. In
order to get noticeable results with msm, nutritionists recommend a daily intake of
"4 to 20" grams, = "1 to 5" level teaspoons, "4 to 20" grams
is approx. equal to 4 to 20 1,000 mg. capsules, "4 to 20" grams is approx. equal
to 8 to 40 500 mg. capsules. That's a lot of pills to take.
Msm in the capsule form is fine for anyone taking low dosages simply as a
For someone with health problems such as arthritis, fibromyalgia,
diabetes, allergies, etc...They would have to take large numbers of capsules to get the
same effect that they would get by taking 1 to 5 teaspoons of the msm powder. Msm
dissolved into water can be consumed over a 12 hour time period, which is the most
effective way to take the mineral sulfur and is the most cost effective.
Q: What are the recommended
dosages for taking MSM?
recommend a daily intake of 4 to 20 grams a day. This is equal to about one to five level
teaspoons. MSM can be taken in higher doses (21 to 40 grams), but only under a doctor's
supervision, due to it's blood thinning effects.
Q: What about drug
A: There are no know
drug interactions with MSM.
Q: Can MSM help with
chronic heartburn and ulcers?
A: Yes. MSM will allow
patients with peptic ulcers and chronic heartburn to experience fewer symptoms.
Q: Can MSM speed
A: Yes. Clinical
research studies show that MSM speeds healing of musculoskeletal injuries and
Q: Can MSM help with cancer?
A: Research studies
done on laboratory rats at the Oregon Health Science University and Ohio State University
have shown that MSM slows the development of mammary and colon tumors, it was also shown
to delay the onset of the cancerous tumors.
Q: Does MSM help with
A: When taking MSM
people say they feel less depressed, also when their pain levels go down they are less
likely to experience stress.
Q: Can MSM relieve
A: Yes. MSM taken
orally can relieve pain and inflammation, causing less soreness in the injured tissues.
Using MSM also as a topical will give even more pain relief as the msm is absorbed
directly into the injured area.
Q: Can MSM help with
A: Yes. MSM gives fast
relief for pollen allergies commonly known as "hay fever". MSM may be as
effective as any anti-histamine on the market.
Q: Will MSM help with
A: Yes. MSM can lessen the
inflammation caused by plaque activity. You can make your own mouth wash rinse by adding 1
teaspoon of msm powder to a cup of water (room temperature) and holding it in your mouth
for a minute or so. This will help to relieve the pain and inflammation of the infected
Q: I try dissolving my msm in a glass of water but so much of it stays in the bottom of my glass and gets wasted. Is there a better way to dissolve the powder?
A: Pure msm, when put
into a glass of water should completely dissolve within a very short time. If you have
that much of your powder remaining in the bottom of your glass, your msm is probably cut
with some form of fillers such as cornstarch, rice flour, sugar, or herbals. If you mix
the msm into water, and allow it to stand for 15 minutes, it should look crystal clear,
with no sediment on the bottom of the glass, no particles floating at the top and no
cloudy look to the water itself. Any filler added to the msm reduces the overall dosage
and therefore it's effectiveness.
Q: Will MSM help with MS?
A: MSM does not have a whole lot of effect on MS, but it will reduce the amount of pain in the joints and muscle tissue. It will also make you feel less tired by giving a bump in your energy level.