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Overview: Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is an organosulfur compound occurs naturally in some primitive plants, is present in small amounts in many foods and beverages, and is marketed as a dietary supplement. It is sometimes used as a cutting agent for illicitly manufactured methamphetamine. It is also commonly found in the atmosphere above marine areas, where it is used as a carbon source by the airborne bacteria Afipia.
As a dietary supplement, it is used to treat a wide range of symptoms including relieving joint pain, reducing inflammation, and boosting immunity.
- Decreasing joint pain
- Reducing inflammation
- Increasing glutathione levels
- Speeding recovery after exercise
- Reducing muscle damage and stress
- Alleviating arthritis symptoms
- Relieving allergy symptoms
- Boosting immunity
- Strengthening keratin
- Inhibiting the growth of stomach, esophageal, liver, colon, skin, and bladder cancer cells.
Common Dosage: The recommended dosage for MSM depends in the intended use. For muscle damage caused by exercise, 50 mg per kg of body weight is administered once daily for 10 days.