(BeWellBuzz) Medical jargon can be one of the most intimidating pieces of information, especially without concrete guidance. However, it is the proper knowledge of essential nutrients and important concepts of medicine that allows us to make informed choices about our health and wellness.
In this section, we give you detailed, laymen information on what MSM is, its key benefits and just why is it revered as the miracle cure for breast cancer.
Technically, MSM is an abbreviation for methyl-sulfonyl-methane, which is organic sulfur compound. This compound is the third largest nutrient found in the human body. MSM is also an ingredient found in quite a few foods, meat, dairy products as well as vegetables.
Read on as we list some of the most appreciated benefits of this amazing water soluble nutrient.
5 key benefits
From increasing your energy levels to helping with conditions like allergies and asthma, MSM performs a series of important functions in your body every day. Let’s look closely at some of the most important ones.
1. Key source of sulfur
Sulfur is perhaps one of the most important nutrients required by our body as it is present in the amino acids which are in turn the basic building blocks of protein. It also has a series of other healing and preventive properties for the human body. MSM happens to be the best form of sulfur which can be consumed both in the form of food products as well as dietary supplements.
2. Bone and joint care
MSM is a beneficial nutrient for your bone health, helping conditions like arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Being a calcium phosphate dissolver, MSM helps in breaking up the unhealthy calcium deposits in the body that are the root cause of degenerative diseases.
In addition, taking adequate supplements of MSM helps in:
- Improving joint flexibility
- Reducing pain and swelling
- Reducing stiffness
- Improving circulation
- Improving cell vitality
3. The detoxification effect
MSM considerably increases the permeability of your cells which means that it increases cells capability of flushing out excess fluids and toxins. This mechanism has a very important detoxifying effect, making way for essential nutrients into your system and thereby improving the overall functioning of your cell membranes.
4. Skin and hair care
The sulfur provided by MSM produces generous quantities of collagen and keratin, both of which are vital for healthy hair and nails. In fact, MSM is often referred to as the ‘beauty mineral’ owing to its ability to add to enhance the thickness and strength of nails as well as hair in a very short span of time.
Moreover, research also shows that MSM is quite helpful in the treatment of skin conditions such as:
5. Natural energy booster
We just explained how MSM increases the permeability of our cells. Owing to this increased permeability, these cells then need a lesser amount of energy to deal with the accumulated toxins. Moreover, due to the detoxification, it becomes easier for the body to absorb nutrients, which in turn reduces the amount of energy spent on digestion of your food.
- Helps in conditions like asthma
- Helpful in allergies
- Helpful in maintaining a proper pH balance
- Helps cure gastrointestinal issues such as diarrhea, nausea, constipation and hyperacidity
- Helps reduce snoring, when taken diluted with 16 percent water content
- Helps conditions like cramps, headaches and muscular pain, especially caused by hormonal imbalances
- Heals carpal tunnel syndrome
- Helps balance your blood sugar level
- Reduces overall stress levels
Boon for breast cancer
Adding on to the vast array of benefits, there is now latest research to show that MSM can also help in warding off the onset of breast cancer. Experiments showed its considerable impact on delaying the development of cancer in animals, almost equivalent to 10 years in human beings.
Similar studies also demonstrate the powerful impact of MSM in suppressing triple-negative breast cancer. In fact, evidence points to the possibility of a potent dose of MSM being capable of reducing the impact of breast cancer in as less as 30 days.
How to use
MSM can be found in a few natural sources such as fresh fruits and vegetables, rainwater and raw milk. However, cooking and processing usually destroys the sulfur content which makes it important to derive the nutrient from additional supplements.
Though standard recommendations do not exist, the suggested dosage ranges from 2 grams to 10 grams a day. In order to get the most benefit from MSM, it is suggested take it along with vitamin C. Best option is to dissolve organic MSM powder with Camu Camu berry powder in water and drink it.