MSM: Is Methyl Sulfonyl Methane, a nutritional ORGANIC form of sulfur. It is a
natural occurring vital nutrient, which is lost through the processing of our food.
MSM is not a drug, herb or stimulant. It is completely safe, odorless, and non-toxic.
It has been tested and proven to provide relief from many ailments. It is intended as
a food supplement only. It is not a medicine or a drug. Studies have shown that it:
MSM works better with vitamin C...Take with orange juice (fresh best) or take with
vitamin C supplements.MSM helps the body heal itself!
Our body makes new cells every day of our lives. It is important that our glands put out
the right hormones and enzymes to regulate and keep our bodies healthy. Without the proper
amount of sulfur or MSM in our system we cannot produce good healthy cells. We can get
this essential nutritional sulfur from some of our foods, but we lose most of this
absolutely important mineral by heating, drying, and processing our food. When our system
is deficient in MSM our bodies cannot make enough good cells to overcome the effects of the
bad cells. We are then subject to various illnesses, aches, pains, and allergies until we
correct the problem with good healthy cells. The body wants to heal itself if it can get
the proper nourishment. We all need little extra MSM each day for good health.! The body
uses up 1/8 teaspoon of MSM each day during resting time alone. Active or ailing bodies
need much more.
— From The Journal of the New York Academy of Sciences
- Detoxifies the body
- Allows better absorption of nutrients from food
- Increases circulation
- Reduces inflammation
- Makes hair and nails grow faster
- Relief from allergies through scavenging free radicals
- Reduces lactic acid build-up (less muscle soreness and cramping after exercise
- Relieves chronic fatigue and much more
Ed. Note: If we all ate nothing but organic raw food everyday, we wouldn’t need MSM, but this is not the case. Isn’t it interesting that when people (and animals) want to get well they go on mono diets, such as grass (animals) wheat grass, aloe vera, other herbs, fresh grape, apple, lemon, or carrot juice? Some of the most spectacular cancer cures have come about in this manner.
Personally, I am feeling better than I have in years, since beginning MSM supplementation
and hope our fellow Gentle Survivalists are keeping a watchful eye and open mind concerning
MSM. We will frequently update this very important subject. For more information write: Laura Bühler BBox 4004, St. GEorge, UT 84770
This is from the small booklet “MSM: On our way back to health with sulfur.”
Do not confuse organic mineral sulfur from MSM with sulfa-based drugs, sulfites, or
sulfates. Sulfa-based drugs (sulfonamide) are a group of large compounds known to
cause allergic reactions. Sulfa drugs include erythromycin, sulfisoxazole,
sulfamethoxazole, and sulfasalazine. These are drugs composed of many elements creating
large chain molecules which are used as antibiotics. It is highly unlikely that anyone
would be allergic to MSM or sulfur, a naturally occurring substance in the body.
Sulfites are preservatives, antioxidants and browning agents used in foods. Ingestion
of these is associated with adverse reactions such as asthma attacks, nausea, and diarrhea.
There are six sulfiting agents currently used: Sodium dioxide, sodium sulfite, sodium and
potassium bisulfite, sodium and potassium metasulfite. Sulfates are a salt of sulfuric
acid. Sulfuric Acid is a heavy, corrosive, oily acid used in making fertilizers,
chemicals and petroleum products.
MSM is rated as one of the least toxic substances in biology, similar in toxcity to
water. If you take more MSM than you need, it simply passes through the body and is
excreted in the urine. MSM can't hurt you.
MSM has been tested as a food ingredient by Dr. Stanley Jacob without any reports of
allergic reaction. An unpublished Oregon Health Sciences University study of the long-term
toxcity of MSM over six months showed no toxic effects. More than 12,000 patients have been
treated with MSM at levels above two grams daily with no serious toxcity.
Dr. Jacob reports he personally takes 30 grams of MSM per day, and has done so for
twenty years. He reports he has not had a cold or the flu since he began this regimen,
which he had previously experienced once or twice every year.
Ed. Note: Race horse trainers use a combination of high powered food
supplements, B vitamins and MSM for top performance. MSM is not a stimulant, but
allegorically speaking, can be compared to taking all your billions of cells to the
car wash for a good cleaning.
As children, the cell membranes that protect our cells are permeable and continually
washed by inter- cellular fluids. As we grow older and are exposed to dangerous pollutants,
the cell walls become thick. In other words, they go into a defensive mode to keep out the
bad guys. However, these less permeable walls allow a slow and deadly build up of toxic
makes tissue elastic again and helps to build collagen. With increased permeability, the
toxins begin to be washed out of the cells as they were when we were young. With less
toxins for our body to deal with we immediately feel more energetic and youthful. Energy
that was formerly directed toward detoxification can now be directed toward healing
whatever ails us.
Some people who dive into MSM wholeheartedly may experience a toxic headache as the
body eliminates into the bloodstream old toxic matter that the cells have been retaining
for years. I feel good taking two tablespoons a day, but considering the toxic headache
I experienced for a day and a half, would suggest that beginners use a teaspoon twice a
day until they clear out a reasonable amount of toxins. Remember, MSM doesn't cause
headaches any more than fasting does, it is simply a agent that facilitates the release
of accumulated poisons.
Professional athletes work up to using 3 or 4 tablespoons after an especially intense
workout to avoid sore muscles the next day. If a normal person were to consume this much
MSM they would probably experience an uncomfortable level of detoxification. As with
other herbs and health catalysts, it is important to use wisdom and judgement.
I would suggest a teaspoon in the morning and another before five in the evening.
Taken too late in the evening, the extra energy one feels can have them up scrubbing
the floors and doing laundry when they should be sleeping.