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My relatives are
already tired of me talking about it..he he...I love to share a good product or recipe when I find it...I bought mine at Walmart for $7.46 ...Made by Spring Valley...
500 mg ..120 capsules...I take three or four a day.
(at the bottom of the page...someone said to take with vitamin C for even better results)
You can order them online also.
Just type in keyword..www.ask.com and then MSM in the question box.
Please read the entire page
and if you know someone who might want to try this product...send them the information...thanks....Kes
(from Holistic chat member)
I've had acute ulcerative colitus for 6 years. A few years ago the
disease got really bad and the combination of compromised
intestine and prednisone (yuck) caused me to get a
secondary disease, leaky gut, which is essentially a
floating inflammation looking for a home. Within 7 days
I went from normal to being so swollen with rheumatoid
arthritis that my husband had to sit me up in bed, carry
me to the bathroom, and I even got a handicapped thing
for my car.
I heard about MSM a few times; one college track star was
taking it for shin splints, and some post office workers were
taking it for repetitive stress syndrome.
My understanding of it is that it's a substance that's in your
bone marrow, part of regrowth, and as you get older, you
produce less of it. It's always been around but they've
only just recently figured out how to take the sulfur odor
out of the supplement.
It's odorless, no side effects, no contraindications, and
your body will urinate out what it doesn't use, so it's hard to
take an overdose.
I started taking it and I'm positive it's 90% of the cure of
my arthritis. I have ZERO symptoms of arthritis now.
I recommend MSM to anyone in a state of bone or joint
is an odorless, effective
bio-available source of dietary sulfur. Sulfur plays a major role in the maintenance of
important body functions...It is an essential dietary component responsible for
maintaining the development of the body's protein by forming flexible disulfide bonds
between certain amino acids and in maintaining the strength of connective tissue. The
formation of Keratin for hair and nail growth is dependent on MSM. It is also necessary
for the catalytic functions of many enzymes.
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.
Sulfur is very important for energy production in your body, blood clotting, and the production of collagen (that stuff that holds bones together and makes fibrous tissue) As does Egg yolks, garlic, onion, high protein foods, beans and asparagus.
intake for adults can range from 500 to 1000mg per day. strict vegetarians may need to
supplement just to get the daily minimum requirement.
Deficiency can cause painful joints, high blood sugar and high fat levels.
No documented cases of toxicity. Most people have no negative reaction and many positive benefits of taking this supplement.
Craving certain foods such as meats and asperagus may be a need for sulfur.
"MSM Supplements...Miracles And Myths"
by Thea Deley.
Lawrence, however, is full of questions about MSM's benefits. In a double-blind study of MSMs impact ondegenerative arthritis, he found that patients who ingested 2,250mg of MSM a day for six weeks felt an
improvement in their pain reduction by 82%, on average. "I've been practicing medicine for 50 years, and
in all those years I've never seen a substance like this, he says in The Journal of Anti-Aging Medicine
a peer-reviewed scientific journal, published Lawrence's preliminary study results last July. Arthritic cartilage has only one-third the level of sulfur concentration of normal cartilage - perhaps that is why MSM has been so effective in treating arthritis. But researchers don't know for sure if MSM is beneficial for arthritis because of its sulfur content or because of its antiinflammatory and analgesic properties. Unlike aspirin, which offers immediate pain relief "MSM takes three to four weeks before you have noticable changes Lawrence says, "except in rheumatioid patients - they have felt differences in just one day, and certainly bythree or four days." According to Jacob, Lawrence and Zucker's forthcoming book, MSM can be a natural remedy for:
* rheumatoid arthritis
* tendonitis and bursitis
* muscular soreness and athletic injuries
* carpal tunnel syndrome
* post - traumatic inflammation and pain
* heartburn and hyperacidity
* headaches and back pain
People taking MSM may notice other benefits as well, such as softer skin, harder nails, thicker hair, and softening of scar tissue.
Over the last two years, Lawrence, who has treated more than 1,000 patients with MSM, sees its application particularly
useful for pain and allergy treatment. "The effects of MSM on rheumatoid arthritis almost mimic that of cortisone
and it's more effective for allergies than antihistamines - with out the side affects." Many consumers have already heard about MSMs long list of benefits. In St. Louis, at The Natural Way store, consumers.. who purchase MSm tablets or capsules are "people with arthritis, joint and ligament problems, lactic acid buildup, gastrointestinal disorders, and people who want to help their hair, nails and skin.
Consumers worried about oral MSMs toxicity can be assured it's safe, according to Lawrence. "It's safer than water" he says. Patients at the Oregon Health Sciences University who have received oral MSM as part of their treatment show no toxic build-up, even after years of ingesting more than 2,000mg of MSM each day. The body may actually use what it needs, then flush out the excess sulfur within 12hours.
November 9, 1999 ...UPDATE!!
There was a lot of excitement in Holistic chat last night as we discussed MSM.
Here are some of the letters and comments I received after the page went out.
MSM is very
awesome stuff. I am going to start using it again. Even though
I am on AIDS drugs and they make my hair thin out, while
I was on MSM for a few months my hair grew in quite thick.
When I stopped using it my hair started falling out like crazy
again. So, that is why I'm going to start up on it again.
My girlfriend uses it for her year round environmental
allergies and finds that it works better for her than allergy
shots. This is good stuff for sure. Not to mention how nice
it makes one's skin look!! Good one Kesti!!
There is something I forgot to tell you about MSM that
is important. This is something I learned from a booklet
that is called "The MSM Miracle" Enhance your health
with organic Sulphur by Earl L. Mindell. According to the
booklet, MSM works better when taken with vitamin C.
It says in the book, "Worth noting is the positive synergistic
effect on the building of healthier cells when MSM is taken in
combination with vitamin C. In the continuous process of
forming new cells, the body uses up a little of our vitamin
C and, without MSM to bond with it, out tissues would be
rigid and less permeable."
Kest--- I LOVED the MSM Page....that is what got rid of my fibro after 13 yrs!!!!
Kest--I took everything and I mean everything. morphine, steroids, nsaids, u name it
for 13 yrs
MSM got me over it in a yr.!!!!
Kesti...you should buy "The Chemistry of Man " book
written by Bernard Jensen
he talks alot about how we need sulfur...he says
it will burn bladder infection right out of the body!!
Thanks for the info on MSM. I don't know if you are aware of the fact that I have JRA, it might not have come up in HH chat. Anyway, I just started a new all natural product called Arthro-7. The main component is type 2 chicken collagen. It also has MSM, CMO, tumeric, and some other things as well. I bought a months supply, and hopefully will see improvement in my condition soon. although,' it will probably take 3 months before I see any substantial differences. But I have been hearing wonderful things about MSM, and I am optimistic that it will help. I'll let you know how it goes. Take care sweetie, and thanks for sending me all this great info. If I had a dollar for all the great things you send I'd be.......wait a minute, I do!!! $$$$$$$ .....
You must be a mind reader...how did you know I haven't been sleeping well?? Going to WalMart this afternoon
I'll let you know how it works out
you are a dear heart :)) plus I'm old and my joints could use some TLC so I guess this will not hurt...and maybe help a lot!
Oh isn't this fun?? I love sharing what works for me and swapping notes on health. I got it. The kind you said, they had Natrol, and some other brand, but no, I got the brand you suggested... Oh yes, when do you take it? I will take one before bed time....hahahaha around 1 or 2am....hahaha
(I take it with meals)
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