It sounds like something chemical (that’s what my first thought was when I heard of it): MSM powder. But I was very wrong. MSM is an healthy all natural product and can be found in your diet. But MSM powder is more than just healthy, it’s a true beauty mineral. It makes your hair shiny and long, will give you strong nails and a beautiful skin. But why is MSM such a beauty mineral?
What is MSM powder?
It sounds complicated, but MSM (short for methyl-sulfonyl-methane) is simply a sulfur. MSM sulfur is the third most abundant mineral in the body and can also be found in food.
Why is MSM a beauty mineral?
MSM is often referred to as a beauty mineral, because it stimulates the production of collagen which gives you a fuller head of hair, strong nails and a radiant skin. Our diet also contains sulfur but since we often heat our food most of this sulfur (almost all) disappears. Unless you’re ofcourse like me crazy about eating raw onions…
When we go through a period of stress or when we experience a vitamin deficiency this can cause hair loss, brittle nails and a dull skin. MSM powder can then be a good addition to your diet. The sulfur produces generous amounts of collagen and keratin, which are essential for healthy hair and nails. MSM can often make your hair longer, thicker and your nails stronger in a short period of time.
Studies have also shown that MSM has a good effect in the treatment of skin disorders such as:
What elso will MSM do for your body?
A lot! The sulfur has a detoxifying effect, it increases your energy and helps with all kinds of conditions such as allergies and asthma. MSM actually plays a role with many functions in the body such as the following:
- MSM is the best form of sulfur (either from food or supplements)
- Our body tissue will make it easier for nutrients to get absorbed and remove waste. It enhances cell vitality and is detoxifying
- Purifying effect on urinary tract and bladder
- Natural energy booster
- Promotes flexibility in muscles, tendons and connective tissue
- Improves blood circulation
- Increases the resistance
- Anti-stress agent
- Helps with cramps, headaches and muscle pain, mainly caused by hormonal imbalances
- Combats aging such as wrinkles, stiffness and skin lesions
- Supports the large intestine because of a protective layer that is formed
- Combats allergies such as hay fever
- Good for asthma
- Improves joints and bones (such as arthritis and rheumatism)
- Helps with diarrhea, nausea, constipation and heartburn
- Promising studies have shown that MSM helps to fend off and delays the onset of breast cancer.
Sulfur is perhaps one of the major nutrients in the body, since it is present in the amino acids that are the building blocks of proteins.
How to use MSM?
You can find MSM in some natural sources such as fresh fruits, vegetables and raw milk. Cooking (heating) will destroy most of the sulfur though.
Although standard recommendations do not exist, the dose varies from 2 grams to 10 grams per day. For the best absorption it’s good to take MSM powder together with a source of vitamin C such as Camu Camu berry powder or lemon juice. Mix it together in a glass and drink immediately.
I use this MSM powder in the morning in a glass of lukewarm lemon water on an empty stomach. The taste is slightly bitter, but after a few days you will not notice this anymore. I’m excited about the studies and the effects and I’m already on my second jar now. The most striking thing that I noticed after a prolonged use of MSM powder is that my nails and hair grow very (!) fast.
Would you try this beauty mineral?