Methyl Sulfonyl Methane (“MSM”) is widely used to relieve joint pain, reduce inflammation and boost immunity. The first benefit of the use of MSM is that it significantly reduces inflammation in the body and thus inhibits the breakdown of cartilage, decreasing pain, stiffness and swelling in the joints. The anti-inflammatory properties of MSM greatly reduce systemic inflammation such as gastrointestinal ulcers. MSM helps muscles fast recover after intense exercise by reducing inflammation and oxidative stress. It may also relieve allergy symptoms such as allergic rhinitis, shortness of breath, and fatigue, by reducing inflammation.
Further, MSM can effectively reduce oxidative stress and inflammation that can weaken immunity. It plays a part in the creation of glutathione, the body’s master antioxidant, which is crucial for the overall health and function of the immune system. In addition, MSM may be beneficial for skin health by acting as a sulfur donor to keratin, which is a protein acting as the main structural component in one’s hair, skin and nails. Lastly, it has been proven that MSM inhibits the growth of cancer cells in stomach, esophagus, liver, colon, skin and bladder by damaging cancer cell DNAs and stimulating cancer cell death.