There is a substance that naturally occurs in plants, animals and humans. It is called MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane). It is a compound that contains sulphur. It can be produced in a lab and is available as white crystals. It looks like sugar, but tastes bitter, melts very quickly in the mouth and is not expensive. It is found in fruit and vegetables, but some times we need more of it, especially in the case of a compromised immune system, e.g. when there is sickness, lack of sleep, poor diet, lack of exercise or stress.
This amazing substance has been tested quite extensively and helps with the following:
- Chronic bladder inflammation. Actually any inflammation.
- It improves skin health by promoting collagen production. It effectively treats rosacea by donating sulphur to the body, thereby strengthening the keratin. Keratin is an important protein that our skin needs. For the same reason MSM strengthens nails and helps to reverse hair loss.
- It is a very powerful aid in joint health and is used in the treatment of arthritis. It greatly improves flexibility. It also heals muscle pain and removes lactic acid from muscles after exercise.
- MSM is highly effective for chronic snoring. Studies showed that snoring improves by 80% after just 4 days. A 20% solution with filtered water must be dropped into the nostrils 15 minutes before sleep.
- MSM aids with the absorption of other nutrients, thereby accelerating healing, boosting energy and detoxifying the body.
- Leaky Gut Syndrome greatly benefits from this bitter substance. It protects and improves health of the gut lining.
- It relieves allergy symptoms caused by pollen, animals and moulds. The sneezing, coughing, itching and congestion as a result of such allergies become markedly less.
- MSM could prevent and ease the occurrence of auto-immune disease. Mice with LUPUS were fed MSM. They had a longer life-span, diminished enlargement of lymph-nodes and spleen than those who did not get MSM.
- It was tested in cancer patients: Colon, stomach, liver and bladder cancer cells were reduced and their spread were prevented.
Take 1 teaspoon of bitter MSM in the morning, followed by a glass of water and see how it sweetens your life.