Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), can be taken as a health supplement and may supply the body with sulphur to possibly assist in making other chemicals. This is because MSM is rich in organic sulphur, making the possibilities range from assisting your immune system to promotion healthy bones and joints. It can be produced in a laboratory and naturally found within humans, plants and animals.
Some studies has found that MSM has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. The sulphur can assist the body in the creation of immunoglobulins which are used to help the immune systems. Glucosamine and collagen production is also benefited by sulphur, both of which promote healthy joints and bones. Because of this it has been assumed that MSM can assist in the reduction of joint pain.
There are many different names for Methylsulfonylmethane. Some of the others include, but are not limited to: Dimethylsulfone; DMSO2; Methyl Sulphonyl Methane; Sulfone de Diméthyle MSM; Sulfonyl Sulfur; Méthylsulfonylméthane; Dimethyl Sulfone MSM.
There is not a great deal of scientific research published to support the use of MSM. It can be taken as a supplement or applied directly to the skin in an attempt to cure certain ailments. Such Ailments as chronic pain, arthritis, scar tissue, oral hygiene and even hair loss!
As ever it is important to continually seek professional medical advice for suitability for your individual circumstances, and Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is no exception.