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MSM--what can it do?
Date: Sunday, 9 June 2002, 6:20 pm

Take a few moments to read about MSM Sulphur!

MSM stands for methylsulfonylmethane. MSM is an organic sulfur compound that exists to some extent in all living things. MSM is a basic nutrient required for the proper functioning of the body. Most people are deficient in this nutrient.

Sulphur is responsible for the ionic exchange within the sodium-potassium pump in the cell. Sulphur is needed to maintain cell membrane permeability. This is important to ensure that nutrients are delivered into the cell and toxins and other waste products can exit. A lack of sulphur prevents the transport of free radicals, chemicals and foreign particles out of the cells, which, if not excreted, can lead to many allergic reactions such as Asthma, ear nose and throat
infections, hay fever, headaches, fatigue and gastrointestinal problems.

Sulphur is a component of insulin, the very important hormone that regulates the uptake of glucose by cells for use as energy. A lack of
sulphur can result in low insulin production or cell resistance to insulin which in turn brings about excess blood sugar leading to diabetes. Sulphur is also needed for thiamine and biotin which are also needed for normal carbohydrate metabolism. Sulphur plays a part in tissue respiration, the process whereby oxygen is used to build new cells. A lack of sulphur can lead to replaced cells being dysfunctional and causing serious health related problems. Sulphur will help the immune system inhibit chemical carcinogens.

Sulphur is a required structural mineral found in the proteins of most tissues in the body such as the skin, blood vessels, organs, hair and nails. Sulphur makes up the flexible disulphide bonds within protein structure in tissues providing elasticity and movement. Sulphur is also necessary for healing and repair of these tissues from internal injury and free radical damage. MSM contributes to the production of ground substance (muccopolysaccharides) which keeps connective tissue intact. Researchers claim that MSM can help improve joint flexibility, reduce stiffness, swelling and pain, improve circulation and break up calcium deposits or water bonds in the synovial fluid.

Sulphur is known as natures Beauty mineral as it keeps the hair glossy and smooth, nails pliable and strong, and complexion clear and youthful. It has been used for scar tissue, burns, acne, psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, dandruff, scabies, and many skin rashes. We have seen this work miracles in animals and humans with chronic skin

Other Benefits...
For Insect bites, MSM reacts with foreign protein (like venom & toxins injected by insects), by locking them up, neutralizing the poisons, which can then be harmlessly eliminated.

For Sunburn, MSM contributes significant permeability and pliability to all tissues including the skin, it prevents blistering and promotes faster healing from sun or wind damage.

For Infection, especially chronic ones, Sulphur functions quickly throughout the system by increasing nutrient absorption which improves many digestive disorders such as constipation, heartburn, colitis.
It is a natural antibiotic. MSM competes for binding receptor sites at the mucus membrane surface and therefore discourages infections such as candida and removes parasites such as round worms.

MSM is very safe and can be taken with most medications and supplements. No side effects at all, however, if you are allergic to sulphur, we do not recommend you take this product.

Here are what a few people have said about MSM...

Received Jan. 4, 2000. Dear Herbal Healer Academy, "I did want to let you know that your MSM is the most effective I have tried. I have had
"fibromyalgia" and for six years I suffered with this horrible, painful problem. After taking the MSM religiously for one month, I started feeling better!! One morning I just woke up feeling NO PAIN.
MSM should have been discussed with me by my doctor, when I still went to the doctor's, but they didn't know about this simple product. I now recommend MSM to all people I come in contact with
who might also have some type of collagen or joint problems."
~ M.M.

Dear Dr. McCain, "In September 2000, I began developing an unsightly & uncomfortable facial rash on my chin & around my nostrils. I changed
my diet to healthier foods & no change. I finally went to my dermatologist in December 2001. She diagnosed me with peri-oral dermatitis which is caused by stress and hormonal imbalances. There
was nothing I could do except to take oral antibiotics or Metro cream for 6 weeks. I opted for the topical cream which only made the rash
spread, redder, flakier, & burn more than before use. Finally, I ordered MSM Sulphur from Herbal Healer in January 2002. The first dose the large red patches were 1/2 gone and my whole face was completely cleared in two weeks! I now take a daily dose for maintenance. I highly recommend MSM Sulphur because it does work wonders on severe skin problems! Thank you!"

From Porceleindoll:
I can confidently recommend two places to purchase natural MSM. I personally use it myself and haven't been sick with a cold or anything else for over 6 months, I usually get one each time it comes around. I also take a few other natural and essential oil supplements.