MSM benefits are numerous, and it has shown particular promise in the treatment of arthritis pain and inflammation of the eye.
It is a popular ingredient along with glucosamine and chondroitin in many arthritis medications and supplements, and may offer an an alternative to controversial prescription medications. MSM side effects are minimal.
Short for methylsulfonylmethane, it is a naturally occuring sulfur compound found in grains, fruits and vegetables, as well as in the human adrenal gland.
Sulfur is an important chemical involved in many vital processes and is the fourth most abundant mineral in the human body.
MSM benefits stem from its anti-inflammatory properties, it is able to reduce swelling and minimize pain. As such, it can be very helpful in the treatment of osteoarthritis as well as rheumatoid arthritis.
There are relatively few MSM side effects when taken in recommended dosages, which makes it a safer option than prescription arthritis medications, one of which was recently recalled due to increased heart attack and stroke risks. (Vioxx Recalled September 2004)
There are a variety of natural supplements that can treat arthritis pain.
Glucosamine, an amino sugar, and chondroitin, a cartilage component, are two of the more popular ones. They can help the body maintain and repair cartilage, minimizing the pain of bones rubbing together.
Fish oil may also offer similar MSM benefits, along with significant therapeutic value for the rest of your body. The Omega 3 fatty acids in fish oil, DHA and EPA, have been conclusively shown to reduce the swelling and pain associated with arthritis.
We have discovered a high quality natural health supplement that contains pure MSM as well as other natural anti-inflammatory ingredients such as manganese, niacinamide, turmeric and ginger extract.
The product is called Not Just Joints and its therapeutic ingredients maximize MSM benefits by enhancing its anti-inflammatory properties. They can also offset any MSM side effects you may experience.
Many of our visitors and staff have had success with Not Just Joints and have compared it favorably to single ingredient natural remedies for arthritis, as well as prescription medications. They have experienced no MSM side effects.
As with all health supplements, please make sure to consult with your physician or other qualified medical professional before taking any supplement for MSM benefits or other arthritis treatment.