- What is MSM (methylsulfonylmethane ), and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- Where can I buy MSM supplements?
- What are the uses for MSM herbal supplements?
- What are the side effects of MSM supplements?
- What doses of MSM supplements are available? How should I take them?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with MSM?
- Are MSM supplements safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What other names are used for MSM (brands)?
- What else should I know about MSM supplements?
What is MSM (methylsulfonylmethane ), and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is also called dimethyl sulfone, DMSO2, methyl sulfone, and many other names. MSM is an organic sulfur found in fruits, vegetables, grains, and milk as well as the urine of animals. It is an oxidation product of dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) and a source of sulfur for producing the amino acids methionine and cysteine. MSM is a water soluble white, odorless, crystalline compound that contains 34% elemental sulfur.
Where can I buy MSM supplements?You can find MSM herbal supplements in most pharmacies and health food stores.
What are the uses for MSM herbal supplements?
It also is used to treat:
- Chronic pain
- Joint inflammation
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Muscle cramps
- Stretch marks
- Hair loss
- Eye inflammation
- Gum disease
- Many other conditions
What are the side effects of MSM supplements?
Common side effects associated with MSM include:
Other side effects include:
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