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MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) is a naturally occurring compound in food. It is found in many foods such as fresh vegetables, meat, and dairy products.

Many of MSM’s benefits come from its anti-inflammatory action. Inflammation is a factor in many health conditions, including arthritis, allergies, and skin conditions. By reducing inflammation, MSM may be able to reduce or eliminate symptoms.

MSM can help with the following:

  • Arthritis
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle Recovery after Exercise
  • Allergies
  • Rosacea
  • Hemorrhoids

Some additional uses to aid:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Asthma
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Chronic pain
  • Constipation
  • Diabetes
  • Diverticulosis
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Migraines
  • Osteoporosis
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Scleroderma
  • Tendonitis
  • TMJ syndrome

While the natural form of MSM is always best, there is a synthetic version available. Methylsulfonylmethane is available as tablets and powder, and is a component of many herbal products. There are some side effects of MSM supplements and it’s important to take note:

Common side effects associated with MSM include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Nausea

Other side effects include:

  • Swelling
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Insomnia
  • Headaches

MSM can also help to flush out heavy metals, pesticides and toxins from the body as well as candida (yeast overgrowth).


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This article is for informational purposes only. It is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment and should never be relied upon for specific medical advice. Should always consult your doctor prior to changing your diet. 

Emma started her journey after graduating from Fashion Marketing and then Public Relations. After working for a few fashion companies, Emma met Katherine in 2018 after collaborating with her. Emma is now the COO and manages the day-to-day operations and marketing communications of KGMTL and Girls Living Well. Emma is a handbag feen and avid reader.

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