Why is MSM my beauty mineral?

It sounds like something chemical (that’s what my first thought was when I heard of it): MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) powder. But I was very wrong. MSM is an natural product and can be found in your diet. But MSM powder is also a true beauty mineral. It makes your hair shiny and long, will give you strong nails and a beautiful skin. But why is MSM my beauty mineral?

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 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. It also seems that MSM has a good effect when dealing with skin issues.

Why is MSM powder a beauty mineral?

What elso will MSM do for your body?

The sulfur has a detoxifying effect and it increases energy. MSM actually plays a role with many functions in the body such as improving blood circulation and immune system. It also promotes flexibility in muscles, tendons and connective tissues.

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?

Natural Sources

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.

Dietary Supplements

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?

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