Although athletes lead healthy, active lives they are also prone to more injuries due to the demands placed on their bodies everyday.
Sports-related injuries can be devastating to an athlete who is no longer able to perform, practice and workout. Injuries can remove people from their sport and even prevent them from staying in shape. For this reason, finding treatments and products that assist in a speedier recovery and healing process are always in high demand for athletes.
Athletes and trainers have now discovered how MSM (methyl sulfonyl methane) delivers benefits that will aid in their recovery from injuries, avoid more serious injuries, and also manage pain.
MSM assists athletes as it works on collagen found in muscle and joints. Collagen is not only needed to keep us looking younger, it is also required to keep cells more flexible. Collagen is found in connective tissue, and as we age we all experience gradual collagen loss. This affects our joints as it thins cartilage and we lose the protective cushioning required to make movement smooth and pain free. It can also cause our bodies to become less flexible making it easier to sustain injury.
Many athletes experience repeated trauma to muscles, joints and tendons because they use the same movements during their performance. Collagen allows athletes to remain better equipped to avoid repetitive strain injuries. Common athletic injuries can include inflammation from strains, sprains and over-extended joints.
Soft Tissue Injury
Soft tissue injury is common for athletes. MSM is believed to make cell walls more permeable, releasing toxins such as lactic acid and other waste products that can make it difficult to heal. Cells can then begin to heal themselves, and rejuvenate damaged cells and the scar tissue that commonly results from sports injuries.
Many athletes find that using MSM in a warm bath can aid in managing pain. MSM has been found to be an effective pain reliever as well as to aid in reducing swelling and stiffness. This in turn helps athletes regain flexibility following injury.
It is believed that MSM can promote blood flow which could be why it can assist in the healing process. Increased blood flow allows scar tissue to heal more readily.
Athletes who use MSM to aid with pain relief often find they can reduce the amount of prescribed pain medication they require. We carry a pure MSM powder to aid athletes in avoiding joint pain following injury.
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