Winning supplement formula increases MSM absorption

Thursday, May 19, 2011 by: Lenette Nakauchi
Tags: MSM, absorption, health news

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(NaturalNews) MSM stands for Methylsulfonylmethane; it is a type of sulfur which is naturally found within all cells of the human body. Without MSM, the body cannot repair or replace damaged tissue in enough time to prevent the body from producing abnormal cells, which may cause illness. MSM deficiencies cause increased sensitivity to pain, gastrointestinal issues, decreased immune function, arthritis, memory loss, skin problems, and brittle, dry hair and nails. Since MSM disappears during food processing, many people decide to supplement their diets with the capsule, tablet, powder, flake, or lotion forms of this sulfur compound. How does one increase or improve the absorption of this compound within the body?

First of all, MSM is present in nature, through the rain that waters agricultural products. Fresh fruits, grains, vegetables and unpasteurized milk contain some MSM, but not enough to be absorbed and satisfactorily supplement a healthy diet. Sulfur is also found in meat, fish and poultry. A good balance of fruits, vegetables grains, and protein should always be part of a nutritious diet; however, many people decide to take MSM supplements to improve their overall health.

For first-time users, it is advised that they take MSM supplements with a meal, to prevent heartburn, drink plenty of water, and only take the smallest amount of MSM that provides relief from symptoms. Typically, new consumers try 1,000 mg or 1/8th to 1/4th teaspoon of powder or flakes each day for one week. Eventually, consumers may increase their doses to 2,000 to 6,000 mg per day, according to individual intestinal fortitude. To minimize intestinal issues, dosing may be split in half.

Consumers will eventually be able to supplement without the addition of foods; it takes about two weeks before results are apparent. It is interesting to note that MSM distributes itself throughout the body and works where it is needed most. Note of caution: MSM makes a person feel more energetic; doses should be taken in the morning and early afternoon, so as to prevent insomnia.

Some consumers decide to take Vitamin C supplements or say, eat an orange, as part of the meal prior to taking an MSM supplement. This is not necessary for MSM supplements to still work for the individual; however, taking Vitamin C with MSM can and does enhance recovery.

Some MSM supplementers mix their intake with Glucosamine, which works well together. Glucosamine strengthens cartilage, reduces inflammation and causes no adverse side effects. The only issue with Glucosamine is that it is a sugar molecule; diabetics must be careful of their sugar intake.

Others take flaxseed oil with MSM and Glucosamine. Flaxseed contains sulfur and works synergistically with MSM and Glucosamine supplements, offering the most improved health formula. The combination boosts metabolism and the immune system, decreases cholesterol, and prevents cancer cells from growing.

For the best absorption of MSM, the powder or flake forms are highly recommended. Consumers may dissolve two to five teaspoons of the powder in water and drink this over a 12-hour time period for the best results. Capsules or tablets may be taken; however, these are much slower to digest and become absorbed.

MSM also comes in a lotion, cream or gel format. When applied to the skin, MSM works very quickly on that specific area, penetrating quickly to foster arthritic pain relief.

Since MSM can thin the blood, people must consult with a qualified healthcare provider before supplementing their diet, if they use aspirin or blood-thinning medication.


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Lenette Nakauchi is a vibration exercise and detox expert who is passionate about demonstrating to others how to get lean and fit in a fun, healthy, sustainable way. Learn more about vibration exercise and how it's used for fitness, therapy, and weight loss at Learn more about her detox and cleansing product at

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