Firstly, MSM is not MSG (monosodiumglutamate) which is a common misconception. MSG is a dangerous additive most commonly found in Chinese food. Those with salt sensitivities and high blood pressure should not consume any food that contains MSG.
MSM is a compound found in fruits, vegetables, milk and beef, to name a few. It can be purchased over-the-counter and is often present in Glucosamine/Chondroitin formulas. It is available in topical form however, we recommend liquid form whenever possible to ensure bioavailability and high absorption rates.
What is MSM used for?
MSM is most commonly used as an alternative treatment for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and general joint pain and stiffness. The sulfur in MSM strengthens collagen and helps lubricate the joints.
Also, MSM has been recommended to aid in cancer prevention, scleroderma, constipation and even various allergies. Rumor has it that MSM can aid in quieter snoring!
Are there any side effects when taking MSM?
The main side effect, however rare, is digestive distress. This side effect usually goes away as your system adjusts to the supplement.