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Natural Anti Aging and Rosacea Blog keeps readers informed about new products, ingredients and treatments to help in the war against ageing and skin problems. Articles include all aspects of skin health and home care.

MSM a Cure for Adult Acne?

Monday, July 20, 2015

How MSM May Cure Adult Acne

Acne is considered to be something which only affects our youth, but the fact is that millions of adults still suffer acne even well into their 50s. One study from the University of Alabama Birmingham in the United States found that over 50% of women in their 20s suffer from adult acne, and 42.5% of men do. In their 50s, over 15% of women and 7.3% of men are still suffering from adult acne.

How Adult Acne Differs From Teen Acne

Teen acne is fairly easy to spot: teens will have numerous tiny bumps, whiteheads and blackheads spotting their facial skin. The areas most commonly affected are the forehead and around the chin, where there also being occasional bouts of acne on their chest and back.

Adult acne is a different story. Adult acne is largely centred around the lower part of the face, such as around the jawline and the mouth. The pimples and other deep nodules that we experience as adults are also larger and more pronounced than what may have been experienced during our teen years, making them all the more obvious and more difficult to cover up and conceal.

Adult Acne: Going Beyond “Dirty Skin”

One of the worst and most common misconceptions about acne is that the acne is the result of having poor hygiene. This could not be further from the truth. In fact, frequently cleaning one’s skin can actually aggravate the acne and make the symptoms worse.

So how do you treat adult acne? Many in the health community believe that pimples and acne which occur around the chin and mouth area are due to a hormonal or nutritional imbalance. One of these imbalances may cured by MSM.

What Is MSM?

Also known as Methylsulfonylmethane, this naturally occurring compound has had numerous reported health benefits for well over 30 years. Since MSM has been studied, it has been found to help improve the health of human hair, joints, tissues, and skin.

So how does MSM help acne?

For one, it is a natural anti-inflammatory agent. Those who take MSM will notice a reduction in the size of the cysts and nodules which those who deal with adult acne regularly suffer from.

The other benefit is that MSM has been proven to help soften the skin and improve its permeability. This is crucial for those who suffer from acne, as an increase in permeability means clearer pores and the easier expulsion of toxins from the skin. Your skin stays more aerated, nourished, and unblocked.

For those looking for a cure for their adult acne and wanting regain confidence, try an all-natural and trusted MiSMO MSM to improve the health of your skin.

MiSMO is proudly an Australian company.


 


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Stop cramps in a LCHF diet by using Magnesium Gel

Friday, July 10, 2015

STOP CRAMPS IN A LCHF DIET BY USING MAGNESIUM GEL

Most people who decide to follow a low carb, high fat (LCHF) or ketogenic way of eating, experience many beneficial effects, including weight loss, more energy, better mental clarity, stable blood sugar levels, better skin, and a reduction in health issues. A few, however, also experience cramps, sore joints and other symptoms related to a lack of minerals, especially during the “induction” phase when your body adapts to becoming a fat-burner rather than a sugar-burner.

What is LCHF?

If you have yet to hear of the LCHF diet, then you probably will soon. In fact it’s not a temporary weight loss diet, it’s a permanent way of eating which involves, at a basic level, significantly reducing carbohydrate intake and increasing the amount of healthy, natural fats you eat.

Saturated fat was once demonised and blamed for causing heart disease, and for many years we’ve been told to eat a low fat diet. Recently, however, doubt was cast on the reliability of the main study that our entire food pyramid recommendation system is based on, and newer studies are starting to show the benefits of the LCHF diet. Time Magazine even put butter on the cover of one issue in 2014, telling the world that the original scientists were wrong, and that saturated fat is not the enemy. (If you’re looking for something to blame instead, sugar is a good place to start!)

Help me I’m cramping up!

To keep your body in prime condition while eating LCHF, you need to ensure you’re including enough sodium, potassium and magnesium in your diet. Magnesium supplements taken orally can have unwanted digestive side effects, but MiSMo’s Magnesium Gel is applied topically, absorbing through the skin and bypassing the digestive system. It also includes MSM, which is excellent for pain relief.

Prevention is always the best cure, however if you suddenly cramp up during the night, simply apply some Magnesium Gel to the affected area and you’ll have lasting relief very quickly. If you have a cramp in one leg, be sure to apply Magnesium Gel to the other leg too.

It’s also important to make sure that you’re drinking enough water. Add salt to your food for your sodium levels, and for extra potassium eat more avocados, nuts (especially pistachios), dark leafy greens, salmon, and mushrooms.

Other options

MiSMo also sells Magnesium Chloride as a powder, perfect for foot soaks, or creating your own Magnesium Oil.

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Using MSM To Improve Your Yoga Practice

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Using MSM To Improve Your Yoga Practice

The practice of Yoga helps you remain flexible, well balanced and calm, and if you practice Yoga on a regular basis you might be looking for ways to improve your practice. Many people use additional exercise and healthy diet to help keep their bodies in better shape. Others include the addition of supplements. One such supplement that many find beneficial is Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM).

Dietary Sulphur

MSM provides you with a supplement of dietary sulphur which is becoming more and more popular for a number of reasons. First, it assists with the management of pain and second many are calling it the beauty mineral as it assists with skin, hair and nail health. Many people are unaware that sulphur occurs naturally throughout the body, but the body cannot produce it on its own. Therefore we need to add it to our diets. Food alone is no longer enough to provide us with sulphur and therefore we have to depend on a dietary sulphur supplement such as MSM powder.

MSM: Nature’s Anti-inflammatory

People who are very active, as well as those who suffer from chronic pain, especially of the joints, have discovered that MSM is nature’s anti-inflammatory. It is very important in the development and maintenance of our tissue and can help excel the speed in which our body recovers from injury.

Yoga puts demands on the body due to the stretching and having strong ligaments and tendons as well as more flexible connective and soft muscle tissue allows you to handle the over-stretching common during your Yoga practice.

Flexibility

MSM keeps muscles flexible while lessening the risk for injury, especially during the deep stretching of asanas. You can easily take MSM in pure powder form, and increase fluidity of movement during your Yoga sessions. You will also experience less stiffness and in the case of pulls and strains you will see a quicker healing process.

How to Take It

You can take MSM every morning dissolved in water.

For general wellbeing the recommended dose is between 2-8 grams daily. 4 g is approximately a level teaspoon. 

Start with about ½ teaspoon in ½- 1 glass water or juice after breakfast. MSM tastes slightly bitter so extra water or juice can disguise the taste. A little hot or warm water helps dissolve the powder quickly. If taking other supplements you can take them now.

We carry a pure MSM powder ideal to aid in your Yoga practice.


Sources:

http://www.rawguru.com/6-amazing-superfoods-to-enhance-your-yoga-practice.html

http://www.myyogamagazine.com/ym/Health/Superfoods/tabid/91/ItemId/96/Default.aspx

 


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​ Chocolate Doesn't Cause Acne - And Other Myths

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Chocolate Doesn't Cause Acne - And Other Myths

Acne is often thought of being a young people’s problem, but many adults in their 20s, 30s, and beyond continue to suffer from this frustrating condition. Why is this?

While the jury is still not entirely out on what may be causing your acne, there are some myths out there that must be debunked so that those suffering from this often embarrassing condition can shift their focus on probable solutions.

Myth #1: Chocolate Doesn’t Cause Acne (But Your Diet Might)

Numerous studies were performed throughout the 60s and the 70s which tried to prove or disprove the link between chocolate and pimples. Their findings: there is no connection. Chocolate does not cause acne, however the diet that you have today might.

A recent study observed the diets of over 200 people and found that those who consumed these foods were far more likely to have moderate to severe acne:

Sugary foods

•Dairy products

•Unhealthy fats

Those involved in the study also consumed less fish. This has led many researchers to believe that omega 3 fatty acids may have something to do with maintaining healthy, glowing skin.

Myth #2: Don’t Use Sunscreen

Skipping wearing sunscreen is the worst thing you can do if you want to maintain young and radiant skin. That said, there are two types of sunscreens with which those with skin sensitivities should familiarise themselves:

•Chemical sunscreens

•Physical sunscreens

Chemical sunscreens contain –you guessed it –chemicals, such as oxybenzone and avobenzone. These two chemicals are known to be skin irritants and can cause inflammation, thus worsening your acne. Physical sunscreens, on the other hand, contain zinc oxide. Zinc oxide can actually help treat you acne and kill the bacteria which is causing it. Before you head outside, be sure to put on the right sunscreen!

Myth #3: Do Not Wear Makeup If You Have Acne

Those who have acne do not need to stop wearing makeup. What they should do, however, is be more conscientious about the products they are choosing to put on their skin. Some more oily and heavier products can clog the pores and cause pimples, but they will not ultimately cause acne.

Here’s some better news: if you choose the right products, makeup can actually help treat you acne. Mineral foundations, for example, contain a number of ingredients like silica and zinc oxide which are able to absorb oils which would otherwise be clogging up your pores.

When used in conjunction with a proven acne-fighting products containing pure MSM (such as MiSMOs Acne and Oily Skin Trial Pack), your acne can be completely manageable in a matter of weeks if not days.

To see our range of mineral makeup, why not visit Mismo Mineral Makeup

 

 

References:

http://www.mismo.com.au/solving-skin-problems-like-rosacea-and-acne

http://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical

http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20826624_6,00.html

 

 


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MSM - PAIN RELIEF FOR YOUR FOUR-LEGGED BEST MATE TOO

Thursday, June 25, 2015

 MSM Provides Pain Relief For Pets

Have you noticed your older dog or cat is walking more slowly? Or hesitating to jump up on the bed or sofa to snuggle like they once did? This can be a sign they are having issues with their joints. If you are concerned your pet is having mobility issues due to pain, Methyl Sulfonyl Methane (MSM) has been widely acclaimed by vets and horse studs as an excellent option to aid in equine health care and pet ailments such as arthritis.

Horse’s Friend

Although it is not widely known, MSM has for  many years been used as a food supplement in both the equine and pet industry in the United States. MSM has been used to prevent and soothe back pain in horses that experience discomfort when moving, hair loss, sores around the area of the saddle and bruising. Horses with symptoms of back pain have shown signs of improvement, and improved recovery times, when given MSM.

Growth above the knee known as epiphysitis can be caused by a high protein diet in growing horses. MSM can be used to relieve issues such as these while assisting in the reduction of inflammation and increasing blood circulation.

Other issues that MSM can relieve in horses include Equine protozoal myeloencephalitis and arthritis.

Arthritis in Pets

MSM is believed to assist in restoring healthy joints in humans and pets. Pets are unable to tell us when they are in pain and we can watch for signs they are suffering. However, as MSM is a totally safe organic sulphur it can easily be used as a preventative approach to help avoid them suffering altogether. MSM blocks pain and also reduces inflammation. It enhances the activity of cortisol which is a body’s natural hormone that acts as an anti-inflammatory.

Further health benefits of MSM for your pets include:

  • Antioxidant to help reduce the production of cancer causing free radicals.  Improved energy, skin and healthy coat.
  • Your pet deserves the best care and preventative measures to keep them comfortable. MiSMO offers an MSM supplement that can assist in reducing pain and inflammation for a healthier, happier pet. 

     
  • Detoxification to allow better elimination of waste products and better absorption of needed nutrients
  • Allergies can be alleviated by providing a natural block from allergens
  • Parasites such as roundworms and Giardia can be prevented as the MSM acts as an antiparasitic
  • Risk for diabetes can be reduced as MSM provides sulphur to improve cellular glucose uptake to promote healthy blood sugar levels

  • Show your best friend some love and get them onto a daily dose of MiSMo's MSM too.




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    Four Ways MSM Treats Lower Back Pain

    Friday, June 19, 2015

     

    Four Ways MSM Treats Lower Back Pain

    The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has estimated that up to 90% of Australians will suffer from lower back pain at some point in their lives. Lower back pain can be the result of a number of health issues, including muscular strain, ligament strains, or sciatica. Whatever the cause, one thing is for certain: treating lower back pain is a slow and often disappointing process.

    One of the most promising and newest forms of treatment for lower back pain is MSM. Known as “Methyl-Sulfonyl-Methane”, MSM is touted as being one of the safest alternative medicines for helping relieve lower back pain. Best of all, it does not come with any side effects or negative drug interactions which many other natural alternatives do.

    How MSM Helps Treat Lower Back Pain

    MSM helps relieve lower back pain in a variety of ways:

    1. Reducing Inflammation

    The primary way in which MSM helps reduce the amount of back pain one suffers from is that it reduces the painful inflammation that is surrounding the disk or disks in a sufferers back. It is important to note that MSM does not diminish the size of the disk which is protruding or solve the problem. However, it works well in conjunction with other therapies, including acupuncture and chiropractic treatment.

    2. Enhanced Blood Supply

    MSM has been proven to be able to dilate blood vessels and increase blood supply throughout the body. This is essential to helping heal any wounded or damaged parts of your body, including any strained muscles or damaged disks. An increase in blood flow means an expedited and more efficient flow of essential nutrients to the parts of the body which need it the most. This helps speed up just how quickly your tissues can repair and recover.

    3. A Reduction of Muscle Spasms

    Many who suffer from lower back pain report numerous muscle spasms which can incite inflammation and cause more pain. MSM has been proven to be able to reduce the number of muscle spasms from which one would typically suffer. Similar to how MSM helps reduce inflammation, it is most effective when used with other therapies (such as hot/cold therapy).

    4. Making Cell Membranes More Permeable

    The final and least-mentioned benefit of MSM is that it increases the how permeable cell membranes are. This is important as a cellular membrane which is more permeable is one which allows the body’s own natural pain killers to be more effective.

    For those wanting to increase their comfort while treating lower back pain, try taking a natural organic form of Sulphur, like MiSMO's MSM to expedite your recovery and to return to your normal and healthy life as quickly and safely as possible.

     

     

    References:

    http://www.aihw.gov.au/back-problems/what-are-back-problems/

    http://www.spine-health.com/conditions/lower-back-pain/lower-back-pain-symptoms-and-causes

    http://www.nwhealthsolutions.com/backpain.htm

     

     


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    How Sulphur Helps In Pain Management

    Thursday, June 11, 2015

     

    How Sulphur Helps In Pain Management

    We all know that our diet is not absolutely perfect, we probably need to take a vitamin supplement. But how many times have you been told to take your minerals?

    You might be familiar with a few minerals such as iron or calcium, but one of the most important minerals, sulphur, might not be so well known.

    Sulphur occurs naturally in your body and can assist in keeping joint pain at bay. It must be readily absorbed in order for the body to use it properly and one of the best ways to get more sulphur is to take our methyl-sulphonyl-methane (MSM) powder supplement.

    Why Sulphur

    Sulphur is an essential nutrient that assists with joint pain because it is a naturally occurring mineral found in the joint tissue. It helps to stabilise connective tissue that is found in your cartilage, tendons and ligaments, and provides the nutrition required for this tissue to remain healthy.

    Although sulphur can also be found naturally in eggs, fish and vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli and Brussels sprouts, the way the food is prepared often reduces the amount of sulphur your body absorbs.

    By taking an MSM supplement you will get the sulphur you need to assist with:

  • The relief of joint soreness, stiffness and swelling due to its anti-inflammatory properties
  • Why MSM Powder?

    Mismo’s pure MSM powder is a highly bioavailable product that is easily absorbed into the body and also easy to take. It is necessary to take pure MSM powder as fillers and anti-caking agents will actually reduce the effectiveness of the sulphur as well as how it is absorbed into the body. A good quality MSM powder – like ours – will have a larger grain or crystal. A finer powder will clump and is also often a sign fillers have been added to the product.

    Rheumatoid Arthritis Relief

    There are many remedies that assist in relieving osteoarthritis symptoms but not as many for rheumatoid arthritis. However, there are properties in MSM that will assist in pain relief for the inflammation common in rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis is a breakdown of the joint cartilage whereas rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory auto-immune condition.

    MiSMo offers a pure MSM powder that contains absolutely no fillers or anti caking agents providing you with the quality you need to assist in fighting the pain and inflammation of arthritis and chronic joint pain.

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    How MSM Keeps Hair Shiny And Healthy

    Wednesday, June 10, 2015

     

    How MSM Keeps Hair Shiny And Healthy

    If you feel that no matter what you do your hair seems to remain limp, frizzy, dry, brittle, dull – or all of the above – it is easy to spend hundreds of dollars on hair products. However, if you are not getting enough sulphur in your diet, all the hair care products in the world are not going to keep that crazy hair under control.

    MSM might be the answer to your hair prayers as it contains the pure sulphur you need for a healthier mane.

    Sulphur? Really?

    Yes really. Sulphur is a much needed nutrient that is found throughout our bodies. The reason MSM works well is that it is a source of pure, organic sulphur which is the ideal supplement to assist with both skin and hair health.

    Sulphur plays a key role in cell health allowing the body to absorb nutrients more effectively. Nutrients assist in keeping us healthy and when we are not getting enough of the right nutrients it can show in our skin, our nails and our hair.

    Collagen

    As our cells become healthy they do their job more effectively as they are better able to absorb nutrients and also get rid of toxins. Sulphur not only assists with cell health but then also allows us to produce collagen. If you have read up on skin and hair care products you know that collagen is a girl’s best friend when it comes to beauty. It is always mentioned when it comes to beautiful skin and looking more youthful. However it also plays an important part in hair growth and health.

    Keratin

    The second important thing you need for healthy hair is keratin. Sulphur assists in the production of that as well. MSM did not get its nickname as the ‘beauty mineral’ for nothing. It earned its title by helping to produce the body’s natural beauty products such as keratin and collagen.

    Hair Growth

    Hair has a cycle that consists of growth, rest and shedding. Sulphur is one of the important building blocks to keep hair growing and is even believed to allow you to retain your hair longer so it rests more than it sheds. This means you can have a fuller head of hair that stays smoother instead of becoming plagued with split ends as it grows.

    We carry pure MSM, ideal to get more sulphur in your diet and help manage your precious tresses. You can order your’s right now at MiSMo MSM.


    Sources: http://blackgirllonghair.com/2012/10/6-nutrients-that-are-good-for-hair-growth-and-body-health/

    http://www.realhealthmag.com/articles/hair_health_vitamins_2482_22093.shtml

    http://foodmatters.tv/articles-1/5-important-ways-msm-could-benefit-your-health

     


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    Find the Skin Care that's Perfect for You

    Friday, May 29, 2015

    How many times have you invested in a skin care product only to find that after a week or two it just isn't right for you?  You might experience break outs, have an allergy, not like the fragrance or the feel of the product. 

    MiSMo offers an effective line of skin care products with an excellent trial kit offer perfect to let customers experience the product first hand before investing in larger sizes.

     

    Excellent Size

    One of the best things about the MiSMo trial pack is the size. The samples are 7ml providing enough product to really get the full experience and introduce the products into your skin care regime. With 7ml you will be able to try the product for 10 to 14 days. It is also the perfect size to take along on a trip.

    WHAT YOU GET

    MiSMo Trial Pack

    Contains 7 ml each of :Natural Face Cleanser, Natural Face Exfoliator, Cell Soother, New Age Moisturiser, Nourishing Cream, Rejuvenating Gel 

    Acne and Oily Skin Trial Pack

    Contains 7 ml each of :Daily Face Wash, Microderm Resurfacing Cream, Blemish Gel, BOOST, New Age Moisturiser with natural sunscreen

    Anti Ageing Trial Pack

    Contains 7 ml each of :Rejuvenating Gel, A.C.E. Vitamin C Serum, Anti-Wrinkle Cream

    Personalised Regime

    We provide you with the recommended personal skin care regime so you get the best results. The recommendations are based on a number of factors including age, skin type and even special considerations such as acne or rosacea.  

    Everything you need for 10 to 14 days of beautiful skin care and seeing which of our natural skin care products work best for you.

    Get your MiSMo trial kit today!

     

     


     



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    MSM Providing Relief For Fibromyalgia Patients

    Thursday, May 14, 2015

    MSM Providing Relief For Fibromyalgia Patients

    Fibromyalgia is also known as the “sore all over” sickness as it causes chronic aches and pains throughout the body. It is most common in women in their late 30’s and 40’s.

    Many doctors believe Fibromyalgia is a form of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and it is often difficult to treat. Methyl sulfonyl methane or MSM is now helping patients find relief from their symptoms offering hope to many who have been living with the condition for years.

    Diagnosing Fibromyalgia

    Doctors will diagnose fibromyalgia in patients who present with the following symptoms:

  • Widespread muscle pain, aching or stiffness
  • Complaints of tenderness when pressure is applied to at least 11 of 18 trigger points
  • Poor sleep
  • Headaches
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Chronic neck and shoulder pain
  • One of the most difficult tasks for patients with fibromyalgia can sometimes prove to be finding a doctor willing to diagnose their illness. Because fibromyalgia was regarded as a psychological issue, many doctors disregarded it as an illness requiring medical attention. Further studies, however, have made it more widely accepted as a valid medical condition.

    MSM and Fibromyalgia

    Methyl sulfonyl methane or MSM is being used in the treatment of fibromyalgia as a natural organic form of sulphur. Sulphur has few side effects and is naturally occurring in skin, bones and muscles. It also plays a key role in the production of collagen. It is thought by many to be more effective when taken with Vitamin C.

    Many doctors believe MSM is effective in combating symptoms of fibromyalgia, as in large doses MSM works to enhance the transport of oxygen from the lungs to various parts of the body.

    With an increase in oxygen, muscle cells are better able to revert from an unhealthy anaerobic metabolism to a healthy aerobic metabolism enhancing cellular and body energy. It also stops the production of the waste product, lactic acid. With fewer toxins in the body, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia can be resolved.

    Pain Reduction and Possible Elimination

    According to Dr Stanley Jacob co-author of ‘The Miracle of MSM: The Natural Solution for Pain’, MSM is oxidised DMSO. Dr Jacob found that large doses of MSM were very effective in reducing fibromyalgia pain and for some patients it was completely eliminated. There were also excellent results for reducing chronic fatigue. Successful doses varied between five, ten and 30 grams per day. The patients worked in finding the dose that was the most effective for their own personal needs.

    If you suffer from the symptoms of fibromyalgia and would like to try using an MSM supplement we carry a pure MSM powder providing you with a natural source of sulfur.

    Order your MSM here  

     

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