How MSM Might Help Your Arthritis
MSM is an organic sulfur used to reduce inflammation, which can relieve pain from inflammation. MSM can be taken in many forms, the most common, that we reccomend, is in lotion form.
Benefits of MSM
- Interstitial cystitis
- Exercise-related muscle damage
MSM is recognized as safe. Taking in lotion form, it is impossible to overdose. Taking in pill form, it's still difficult to overdose. The most common dosage is up to four grams a day. This is one of the reasons we reccomed lotion.
MSM pill vs lotion
MSM lotion is amazing for a few reason, but all of which have amazing benefits:
-You can localize the dosage to specific parts, like the wrist or ankles
-No possibility of using too much
-MSM lotion is mixed with amazing oils and nutrients
Dietary Sources of MSM
It's not hard to get MSM via your diet. MSM is naturally found in:
- Fresh fruits and vegetables
MSM exists in small amounts. So small that when food is processed, the MSM is lost. Eating fresh food will increase your chance of consuming MSM, since fresh foods are no processed.
In nature vs. man-made MSM
While MSM exists in nature, the form that's marketed as a supplement is a chemical compound derived from DMSO (dimethyl sulfoxide).
DMSO is available in an industrial grade and a medical-grade. DMSO was touted as a miracle treatment for arthritis in the 1960s but became controversial because of potential problems and unpleasant side effects. As DMSO faded from use as an arthritis treatment, MSM gained momentum.