Pure Health Systems Recommends, "MSM-The Super Supplement
of the Decade."
Methylsulfonylmethane, or MSM, is a form of organic nutritional
sulfur found in dairy products, fruit, grains, meats and vegetables.
In our opinion, MSM is a highly useful addition to a person's diet.
Nutritional sulfur is essential to our physical well-being as
it helps us to build and maintain healthy flexible bodies.
Mother Nature made our bodies so that they create millions of
new cells every day of our lives. It is highly important that
our glands and organs manufacture sufficient amounts of hormones
and enzymes to regulate our metabolism and keep our bodies fit
When we are deficient in nutritional sulfur, our bodies cannot
manufacture and rebuild enough flexible healthy cells. Large groups
of organized cells compose our tissues, glands, organs and so
on up the chain. This complex and coordinated mechanism taken
as a whole is our body. When any part of this chain loses its
integrity, everything else, to a smaller or greater extent, suffers.
Then we suffer. We become susceptible to various illnesses, aches,
pains and allergies until we correct the situation.
Why take MSM?
Because MSM is extraordinarily good for you and because most of it is lost during food processing.
MSM is a naturally occurring food and is visible as a pure white
sulfur powder. It is what makes snow white. Cabbage, broccoli,
cauliflower and other cruciferous vegetables contain substantial
amounts of MSM. During food preparation, we lose most of it because
it is highly water soluble and goes up with the steam or is simply
thrown out with the water. Heating, drying and, in general, over
processing our food supply has drastically reduced the amount
of MSM that we consume.
MSM plays a major role in the processes which create a vital
healthy body. One may be allergic to the sulfa, sulfide and sulfate
forms of the sulfur family. These are the ones used as components
of drugs and preservatives. MSM is also in the sulfur family,
however, it is a nutritional form of sulfur and most people can
readily benefit from taking it on a regular basis.
Have you heard of DMSO? MSM has similar qualities minus the potent
odor. Dr. Jacob found a way to oxidize DMSO, causing the MSM to
crystallize out as a pure and stable compound. This makes it possible
to store and use it as needed. Dr. Jacob's breakthrough is allowing
many people to take advantage of this wonderful food quality MSM
We use MSM, vitamins, additional minerals and amino acids to
create new healthy cells. As we mentioned above, to maintain good
health we need healthy flexible cells. One way of viewing illness
is that it is the result and consequence of a body deficient in
some of the materials needed to repair damaged tissues and organs.
In our opinion, we need to regularly eat the best foods we can
find and supplement our diets with high quality bio-available
(easy to absorb and utilize) vitamins, minerals and MSM. These
elements provide our bodies with the necessary and proper building
materials to renew ourselves and maintain our strength.
One of the oddest things about MSM is that it can help produce
a solid base energy and at the same time it helps a person to
be calm. Creativity increases. It seems to us that this is because
MSM allows each cell in one's body to "breathe" better;
and energy, health and relaxation comprise our natural state.
In this state we are more attuned to our surroundings and creativity
MSM has been used in conjunction with a good quality diet to
improve people's and animal's lives in a number of ways. People
have used MSM with regards to the following:
MSM does not cure anything. Nutritional sulfur is simply an
and painful joints
and well being
skin and nail care
- skin disorders
essential raw material that one's body uses to nourish
and heal itself.
This information is provided for educational purposes only. None
of the information that we provide is intended as medical advice
nor is it meant to prescribe or replace the advice or attention
of health care professionals.
Always consult your physician before beginning or making changes
in your diet, supplements or exercise program, for diagnosis and
treatment of illness and injuries, and for advice regarding medications.
Side Effects of MSM
We have come across a few people who do not seem to be able to
take MSM at all or who are very sensitive to it. They have reported
stomach upset, an acidic feeling, headaches and general upset.
With most people, this is probably because they started taking
too much for their system to handle without experiencing detoxification
effects; and that amount cannot be gauged in milligrams. It is
unique to and dependent on the individual. For these reasons,
we suggest that you start out taking very small quantities and
increase the amounts that you ingest slowly over a week or two
or more. Our suggestions on how to begin taking MSM are detailed
a few sections farther on under the title "MSM - How Much
Positive effects: Strong luxurious fingernails, toenails, and
hair. They also grow faster because MSM is an organic sulfur and
you have more organic sulfur in your nails and hair than anywhere
else in your body. Oh yes, another effect of taking MSM is healthy
MSM is completely water soluble. Your body will use what it needs
and flush out whatever MSM it doesn't need. If you want to build
and maintain good healthy cells 24 hours a day, take a little
MSM in the morning and afternoon. It is a free radical and foreign
protein scavenger. MSM cleans the blood. Experience has shown
that when taking MSM the effects from allergies to food and airborne
pollen are reduced or eliminated within a relatively short period
of time. Since my wife and I started taking it we have deeper
energy reserves so that we can do just about whatever we want
to do and still feel good in the evening.
Our bodies are made up of trillions of cells and they are designed
to work together to produce and maintain an intelligent healthy
individual. Our bodies are built to last well over 100 years and
to stay vibrant and intelligent for the vast majority of our lives.
We do not need to become feeble in mind and body.
Millions of cells die and are replaced by new cells each day.
There is a governing intelligence within us that oversees and
directs every bodily function. If our body doesn't receive proper
nutrition and the building materials it needs, it will produce
dysfunctional cells, deficient in some of the basic ingredients
that constitute a healthy cell. If you want a strong flexible
body, capable of maintaining good health and really living, then
give yourself what you need to produce vibrant healthy cells.
From one point of view, the sum total of 70 trillion healthy cells
is one healthy human being. Your body can heal itself and keep
MSM, Vitamin C (Be sure it is the full C complex, NOT "ascorbic acid) and Colostrum
As for protein, you have your own eating habits, however, consider
that our bodies are made of protein. The way many of us eat you
might think that we are made of sugar. Eat well balanced meals
containing high quality protein and minimize refined carbohydrates.
You will feel better and better. Your body knows what it needs
and it knows how to use it. Provide it with the correct raw materials,
when it needs them and in sufficient amounts and it can heal itself.
By the way, you can speed things along by doing some daily cross
pattern exercises. Cross pattern movements are those where you
rhythmically swing an opposing arm and leg. Moderate amounts of
walking, light jogging and creeping around on your hands and knees
(on a carpeted surface) are excellent forms for helping you condition
your body. They are especially useful for tuning your nervous
system and keeping your various parts in accord with each other.
Add clear thinking to sound nutrition and proper exercise and
you have a winning trio. Together they can form a sound basis
for living a satisfying and useful life.
MSM - How Much is Enough?
1,000 milligrams = 1/4
In general, taking about 1,000 milligrams of MSM for every 30
to 50 pounds of body weight (preferably consumed in two servings
over the course of the day) is a good amount. We suggest that
you start out by taking no more than 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon of MSM
in the morning and evening with or just after a meal. If you find
that you are feeling upset in any way, you might want to temporarily
reduce the amount of MSM that you taking to well below 1/8 teaspoon.
Give your body a chance to become used to the cleansing effects
You may want to experiment with larger amounts over time, but
start out slowly. MSM helps your body rid itself of stored toxins
and if you proceed too quickly your may experience unpleasant
side effects such as irritability or what is known as a liver
headache. Such symptoms can indicate that your body is cleaning
out so quickly that your kidneys, liver and lymph system are being
overworked. If you find this occurring to you, reduce the amount
of MSM that you are taking for a few days until your body has
processed out more of its accumulated garbage. It will pass. Pun
How do you know when you have found the right amount? That will
take a little time. Simply pay close attention to how your feel
and to your overall energy level. At any rate, life's circumstances
change as do our needs. When you are under stress you may find
that temporarily increasing the MSM a little will help you over
the rough sports.
MSM is somewhat bitter. We suggest mixing it with about 2 ounces
of water and drinking it like the cowboys drink whiskey in the
old westerns; just toss it down. Follow the MSM with a little
fruit or vegetable juice. You can also mix MSM with any drink
that you like such as cranberry juice, grapefruit juice or orange
juice diluted 50/50 with water or simply take MSM capsules or
MSM Eye/Ear Drops
Your eye is like a water balloon. The optical tissue normally
allows fluids to flow through the membrane wall, which acts like
a filter, supplying nutrition and cleaning out particles, keeping
your eye clear so your vision is good. When the membranes become
tough like leather, fluids are trapped, and particles start to
build up. If the build up continues, it will seem as if you are
looking through frosted glass. One's eyes should also be flexible,
so the muscles can change the eye's contour and focus. When one's
eye membranes and muscles become tough, the eye can't focus properly
and vision becomes blurry.
When our eyes become irritated: Most eye drops and medications
deaden the nerves and cover the pain but the problem is not solved
and the discomfort returns. We in turn buy more eye drops to relieve
MSM eye drops soften the membranes, allowing fluids to pass through
the optical tissues. When our optical membranes become permeable,
nutrients are able to penetrate through the optical tissues and
provide nutrients needed for the body to heal itself. MSM softens
tough-leathery tissue, equalizes pressure, repairs damaged membranes,
clears up red spots and broken blood vessels and helps remove
floaters and other eye particles. For contact lenses, it's better
than saline solutions because MSM eye drops provide soothing,
lasting relief with no burning or stinging. Some Doctor's are
prescribing MSM eye drops and their patients are seeing results.
Remember when DMSO was all the rage? It helped quite a few people, but the problem was that it had an objectionable odor to it that people just did not like! Well, guess what! MSM is an odorless relative to DMSO and has many of the same benefits with none of the drawbacks!
MSM has been shown to have about the same toxicity as water. In other words, it would take over 1,360 grams (or almost 3 pounds!) of MSM in one dose to lead to the death of a 150-pound person. We are suggesting a supplementation of only a few grams per day.
Dr. Stanley W. Jacob, M.D. has been studying and recommending MSM to his patients for over 20 years now and has seen some remarkable results. Most of these results are related to reductions in pain and inflammation, but it also helps allergy-related problems. His book, The Miracle of MSM - The Natural Solution for Pain (co-authored by Ronald M. Lawrence, M.D., Ph.D. and Martin Zucker, ©1999), speaks of MSM being an "...effective solution for ... degenerative arthritis, chronic back pain, chronic headache, muscle pain, fibromyalgia, tendinitis and bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, TMJ, post-traumatic pain and inflammation, and allergies."
We have seen some significant positive results among ourselves and our customers. Many will try MSM because they have some problems, but many others should be including it in their diets to prevent a nutritional deficiency of sulfur before problems strike.
MSM Quality: Information on how to know if your MSM is pure!
If you have a local feed/tack/grain store near you, you can obtain pure MSM at about $35.00+ for 4 pounds. Otherwise you can Google for MSM to find a large number of companies carrying it.