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MSM and Arthritis
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MSM and Arthritis: The truth about methyl-sulfonyl-methane in the treatment of Arthritis

by J.R. Rogers

MSM is touted highly principally by those companies who are marketing products which contain this supplement. (methyl-sulfonyl-methane) Frankly, it is greatly overrated in the overall picture. It has historically been used to treat asthma, allergies, yeast infections, muscle cramps, constipation, stress, hormonal problems, diabetes, fatigue and emphysema among other things. However, while much promotion has been made by companies trying to make a quick profit, MSM's use in arthritis in still under question.

MSM is a naturally-occurring sulfur compound and dietary derivative of DMSO that has been used as a dietary supplement. Sulfur is provided by MSM. MSM can be used daily as a supplemental form of dietary sulfur or whenever a need for higher levels of organic sulfur exists.

In the context of joint care, MSM is one factor in the development of collagen (Another highly touted ingredient). Collagen (a protein) creates tendons (thin sheets to form skin). Collagen is part of the "glue" that holds the cartilage matrix together.

I am not saying that MSM has no positive properties in fighting arthritis. What I am saying is that the companies that use the ingredient claim that you absolutely must have this to gain successful rehabilitation of your joints. This is simply not true. There other ingredients that accomplish the same objective with greater efficacy. For my recommendation on the ingredients you should be taking for maximum arthritis relief, visit my recommended ingredients page.


MSM and Arthritis

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