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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.

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    Relief And Support For Runners using MSM

    Monday, May 11, 2015

      

    Running offers many health benefits to keep your body lean and muscular as well as supporting cardio health. However, running can also place a lot of strain on your body, especially your joints. Whether you have been running for years or are thinking of taking up running as part of your daily regime, MSM offers many benefits to provide joint support, increased healing, and better endurance.

     

    The Benefits of MSM

    Runners tend to be at higher risk for injury due to the strain on their joints. MSM offers many benefits to runners including:

    - Quicker recovery from injury

    - Improved endurance and energy levels

    - Support to joints

    - Reduces and even prevents joint inflammation

    Why Runners Need MSM

    MSM has been shown to address issues that lead to joint pain and inflammation common in runners. It does not just mask symptoms of common runner complaints which can be dangerous and lead to further injury. Instead, it actually improves the permeability of cells as well as restores flexibility.

    You will see a reduction in pain and inflammation as MSM will assist in removing the toxin build up that leads to cell suffocation and swelling. This causes muscle soreness and stiffness. MSM will help create much needed collagen which is needed for the health of your joints and muscles.

    Joint Nutrition

    Cramps are a common complaint for most runners and MSM can assist in reducing the occurrence of cramps by providing the right nutrition for your joints. This is also why it can assist in improving recovery time following injury. MSM will help avoid wearing down your joints and ligaments, repairing damage as you go by providing the sulphur required for healing and improved tissue growth. As it detoxifies, sulphur allows your cells to better absorb nutrients. Without healthy cell walls your body cannot function effectively and with cell pressure comes pain.

    Metabolism and Energy

    Taking an MSM supplement can help your body process carbohydrates for increased energy improving the uptake of glucose to your cells. It promotes the formation of keratin, collagen and elastin which will also allow you to run longer as it improves your muscle strength as well as your flexibility.

    MiSMo offers a pure MSM powder ideal to provide runners with the required amount of sulphur to heal and soothe pain.


    Source: http://healthfree.com/view_newsletter.php?id=150&key=b

    http://www.runnersdailycomplete.com/ingredient.html#i

    http://www.invigorate360.com/reviews/7-nutrition-supplements-for-marathon-runner/

    http://www.runandbecome.com/running-health-advice/injuries/knee-pain-in-runners

     


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    ​Suffer From Restless Leg Syndrome?

    Monday, April 27, 2015

    Suffer From Restless Leg Syndrome? Doctors Recommend MAGNESIUM

    Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) can be very disruptive to your life, especially when you are trying to get to sleep. It is a condition from which many people suffer, with an endless feeling of numbness as well as prickling, tingling, and twitching that tends to be most troublesome at night. Unfortunately most people have, until now, had to get up and walk around to stop the sensation. But fortunately, many are discovering that Magnesium can assist in relieving the symptoms of RLS.

    About RLS

    RLS affects one in 10 people who are aged over 65. It was identified by Karl-Axel Ekbom in the 40s, and is a syndrome that is more common in women than men. It is not only prevalent in women over 65, but also in pregnant women who can develop the syndrome during the final weeks of their last trimester.

    The syndrome seems to be tied to dopamine which results in an imbalance that sends messages to your brain that you need to move. It is a very uncomfortable feeling but can also be painful in extreme cases. Those who suffer from a severe case of RLS will describe the sensation as “intolerable”.

    Restless Leg Syndrome symptoms have been known to present in people with other health disorders such as autoimmune diseases, pancreatitis and diabetes.

    Magnesium Deficiency

    The syndrome has been linked to severe magnesium deficiency which affects your nerves, blood vessels and muscles. Magnesium Gel or Oil can help alleviate symptoms.

    Magnesium is an essential mineral needed to assist in the musculoskeletal system function. It helps your muscles relax which leads to a deeper sleep.  

    Magnesium is also safe for pregnant women.

    Inflammation and Magnesium

    Because RLS is an inflammation of the nerves, magnesium works as the best medicine as it helps relax the nerves, muscles and blood vessels. Magnesium Gel Forte is a beautiful body lotion that can be applied directly to the legs prior to sleep, and a soothing bath using MiSMo's Magnesium Chloride powder can also assist in calming the restlessness.

    HOW TO USE?

    MiSMo Magensium Gel Forte is the best choice for topical application whilst our pure Magnesium chloride powder is ideal for use in baths before sleep to help ease your restlessness.


     



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    Soothing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome With MSM

    Wednesday, March 18, 2015

     

    Soothing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome With MSM

    Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a sign of the times. Using your hands to work gaming devices and manoeuvre your computer mouse easily creates a pinched nerve in the wrist. For many the resulting pain can become almost unmanageable and lead to issues for their daily work and even their favourite past times. The good news is that many people have found relief from Methyl Sulfonyl Methane (MSM).


    CTS and the Symptoms

    CTS leads to issues that can include not only pain but numbness and weakness. Numbness usually affects the index and middle fingers while the thumb is most commonly affected by weakness. The carpal tunnel consists of eight bones found in the wrist. These bones are called carpal and the way they are situated they form a tunnel that contains the nerves connected to the hand.

    If you suffer from CTS common symptoms can include:

    • Disturbances from sleep due to pain
    • Inability to use the fingers
    • A swollen feeling
    • Tingling in the hands during the day with inability to squeeze
    • Loss of strength in the thumb
    • Shooting pain from the hand to the shoulder

    MSM provides much needed sulphur which can assist in reducing the pain and discomfort of CTS. Many people do not realise that sulphur is an essential nutrient which plays a key role in joint health. It occurs naturally in joint tissue and also stabilises connective tissue in tendons, cartilage and ligaments. Sulphur is found in many foods but it is often lost once cooked. An MSM supplement can provide you with the sulphur you need.

    MSM Powder and Pain

    MSM supplements can assist with managing CTS pain due to its anti-inflammatory properties. It also supports the healing of tissue that can be damaged due to repetitive injuries such as those found in CTS and the ensuing long-term inflammation.

    If you are interested in taking MSM for pain you must use pure MSM powder which is far more bioavailable. This means it is easily absorbed. The anti-caking products used in many MSM powder supplements will reduce the body’s ability to absorb the sulphur.

    Here at MiSMO we offer a high quality MSM powder –a larger grain –to avoid clumping and therefore no fillers or anti-caking ingredients are required. To help decrease the inflammation of CTS 3000 mg of MSM powder is required twice daily.

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    Another Sleepless night?

    Wednesday, January 14, 2015

    Another sleepless night?


    • leg cramps,
    • restless legs,
    • anxiety,
    • tension headaches
    • sleeplessness
    • joint pain or arthritis

    Do you suffer from one or more of the above? Then Magnesium Gel might just be the answer.

    Why you might need Magnesium Gel


    Holistic Health Practitioners, and other specialists have been recommending magnesium for decades and now western medicine has caught up.

    Magnesium supplements in tablet form are available everywhere and are highly recommended for the above symptoms and pain relief benefits. However the biggest issue with taking tablets is that some can cause digestive issues when taken orally and the mineral may not even be absorbed by some people’s digestive tracts. Also, some people simply don’t like taking pills.

    • Did you know that Magnesium is easily absorbed through the skin?
    • Did you also know that this in fact, is the most effective delivery method possible for Magnesium?
    We did, and that is why MiSMo Body Care developed “Magnesium Gel Forte”.
    The development of Magnesium, in a Gel format is an elegant solution.
    • It is easily absorbed;
    • It offers the ability to apply the mineral right where you need it;
    • Topically applied, it gets the mineral in your system whilst bypassing the digestive tract;

    Did you know that many oral supplements move through your digestive tract so quickly that they don’t have a chance to be absorbed and therefore can have no impact? Our Gel method eliminates this issue because it takes your digestive system completely out of the picture. Magnesium Gel Forte has been designed to work as a body lotion while delivering the wonderful mineral benefits.

    But wait! that’s not all – we also included MSM

    MSM (Methyl Sulfonyl Methane) is also an anti-inflammatory and further improves pain control. (That’s where the “Forte” bit comes into it). MSM is MiSMo’s star ingredient. MSM, when used in creams and gels softens and improves the texture of skin and has incredible pain relief properties. MSM is a tiny molecule which means it enters the skin easily. Not only is it wonderful for pain relief, but also scars, (even old ones) improve in colour and texture when using an MSM gel or cream regularly.

    Now you’re probably wondering if you would you benefit from Magnesium Gel Forte?

    If you’re suffering from joint pain or any of the other symptoms listed in this article, you can apply Magnesium Gel exactly where you need it, when you need it. Applied topically to your skin, Magnesium Gel is immediately absorbed into the particular area that is causing you pain without risking the digestive issues that supplements can cause.

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    Better Skin Benefits of MSM

    Friday, January 09, 2015

    The Better-Skin Benefits of MSM

    Your skin is one of your most important beauty assets nothing looks fresher than smooth, healthy skin. However there are many skin issues that can make putting your best face forward difficult.

    Skin conditions from rosacea, to acne and rashes, to age spots can all make it challenging to face the day. However there is some hope to be found in the form of a powder and beautifying cream from right here at Mismo.

    The Secret Ingredient

    The secret lies in sulphur. Sulphur is naturally occurring in every cell in your body and plays a crucial role in your health. It is an integral part of your defining features including your skin, hair, nails, and even the cartilage that shapes your nose.

    Unfortunately in order to produce sulphur you need a sulphur-rich diet and most of us do not eat enough to reap its benefits. However hope lies in a single ingredient: methyl sulfonyl methane (MSM).

    The Beauty of MSM

    MSM is required to produce the collagen that helps prevent the signs of ageing, such as wrinkles, cracked, dry skin and sagging. When paired with Vitamin C it provides the secret beauty treatment that helps you build healthy tissues and normalises collagen development to improve the look and health of your skin. It also helps create stronger hair and nails.

     Skin Conditions

    MSM is not only the best tool in your arsenal to fight ageing. It is also ideal to relieve a number of skin conditions, as well as reduce scar tissue and the appearance of age spots. MSM can assist in healing and easing the following skin conditions:

    • Acne: Sulphur is wonderful for skin problems including acne. It assists in removing toxins from the body, many which often cause breakouts. As well, MSM acts as an anti-inflammatory which can ease the pain and appearance of infected pores, blackheads and larger pimples.
    • Rosacea: As with acne, MSM will help lessen outbreaks as well as the inflammation and redness associated with rosacea.
    • Psoriasis: The itching and dryness of psoriasis can be eased with MSM powder added to your bath. It will also reduce the discomfort of inflammation.
    • Anti-ageing: MSM softens and smoothes skin while promoting exfoliation.

    MSM is your secret weapon against ageing as well as skin conditions that can ruin a clear complexion. We offer an MSM powder that you can back up with MiSMo lotions for even clearer and younger looking skin.

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    Why not be healthier with a natural sulphur supplement?

    Tuesday, November 11, 2014

    Why Not Be Healthier With A Natural Sulphur Supplement?

    At first glance, sulphur does not sound like something you want to take into your body. However sulphur is, in fact, the fourth largest naturally occurring substance in your body. Sulphur plays an important role in cell regeneration which is at the crux of staying youthful and healthy.

    Here are just a few reasons why taking a natural sulphur supplement will help your body:

    Arthritis and Pain: Organic sulphur decreases arthritic pain and increases mobility offering repair to the painful scar tissue occurring around arthritic joints. Sulphur has also been shown to reverse bone thinning and improve bone density, while helping ease muscle spasms common to those who exercise or participate in sports. It can be added to the bath or taken orally.

    Cancer: Sulphur has been shown to aid those undergoing chemotherapy by reducing side effects including hair loss, nausea and diarrhoea.

     

    Skin Conditions: From acne to psoriasis and burns, to liver spots, sulphur can improve the appearance of rashes and discolourations on the endothelial layer of the skin.

    Cardiovascular: Blood vessels must regenerate and sulphur can help improve regeneration to avoid surgical procedures. It also assists in breaking down plaque, improving blood pressure and reducing scar tissue.

    Diabetes: Sulphur is needed to produce insulin and amino acids that assist in metabolising carbohydrates.

    Gastrointestinal Disorders: Taken twice daily sulphur improves everything from acid indigestion to bowel movement challenges and even GERD.

    Liver: Sulphur can assist in liver regeneration to aid with Hepatitis C as well as maintain liver health.

    Respiratory: Lung dysfunctions such as allergies and asthma as well as emphysema can be reduced or eased with sulphur.

    Glaucoma: Regeneration of the cells at the inner base of the iris assist with glaucoma. Sulphur also did not cause corneal disturbances caused by the eye drops used by people with glaucoma.

    Behavioural Conditions: Organic sulphur can assist in stabilising mood and keep the nervous system relaxed. This means relief from many different issues from depression to ADHD.

    Sulphur can reduce the need for antidepressants and Ritalin in many who have not been taking them for too long a period. Sulphur allows the body to produce its own glutathione which reduces the need for other medications.

    MiSMos organic MSM powder is an ideal way to improve your health and lifestyle by providing your body with more sulphur. Learn more here

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    MSM For Arthritis

    Friday, July 18, 2014

    What is Arthritis?

    Arthritis is often referred to as a single disease or one common problem, but in fact it is a term used for over 100 medical conditions that affect our musculoskeletal system. Arthritis occurs specifically in our joints where two or more bones meet.

    Problems associated with arthritis include pain, stiffness, inflammation and damage to joint cartilage (the tissue that covers the ends of bones, enabling them to move against each another) and surrounding structures. These symptoms affect our joints and can create joint weakness and deformities that interfere with daily tasks including driving, walking, cleaning and cooking.

    What Causes Arthritis?


    Determining the cause of Arthritis can be very difficult there are a number of factors that often contribute to the onset of Arthritis:
    Age –As we grow old our cartilage becomes more brittle reduced capacity to repair itself so we are more likely to develop arthritis as we age.
    Weight –Joint damage is partly dependent on the amount the joint has to support, excess body weight can lead to arthritis, this is noticeable in the hips and knees that can wear quickly in overweight people.
    Injury –Previous joint damage can cause irregularities in the normal smooth joint surface resulting in the formation of arthritis.
    Work History –Some people in certain occupations seem to have a higher risk of developing arthritis. These are primarily high demand jobs such as assembly line workers and heavy construction.
    Sports –Sports participation can lead to joint injury and then subsequent arthritis.
     

    Three Most Common Types Of Arthritis


    Rheumatoid Arthritis – is a disease in which inflammation affects the joints and other organs of the body, the inflammation causes pain, heat and swelling to the affected areas. Hands, feet and knees are commonly affected and stiffness in the joints is common. Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disease that causes pain and inflammation of the joints and results in the restricted movement.
    Osteoarthritis – is a breakdown of the cartilage that covers the end of the bones, this cartilage is there to help the joint move smoothly and cushions the ends of the bones. The ends of the bones then become unprotected and the joint loses it’s ability to move smoothly. The most common symptoms are pain and stiffness in the joints, which is normally worse after resting or not moving the joint for a while.
    Gout – is the formation of small crystals in and around the joint which cause inflammation, pain and swelling. The crystals are made of uric acid which is one of the body’s normal waste products. The body would normally rid itself of excess uric acid through urine, but this elimination does not happen fast enough in people who have gout. Gout is hereditary and some lifestyle factors which may increase your risk of gout include drinking alcohol, dehydration, overweight, and certain foods.

    How MSM Relieves Arthritis


    According to the foremost expert on MSM, Stanley W. Jacob, M.D., the substance, when taken as a supplement, exerts potent anti-inflammatory activity, it stops pain impulses and improves blood supply. MSM strengthens the collagen and the other connective tissue in the joints which assists in alleviating the pain associated with Arthritis. MSM also allows the body to heal faster by making the tissues even stronger.

    Our body's natural response to an injury is to become swollen and inflamed, the anti-inflammatory aspects of MSM helps diminish this pain and makes the joints feel less inflamed.
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    Benefits of MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane)

    Wednesday, June 11, 2014

    What is MSM?

    Methyl Sulfonyl Methane is a natural organic form of sulphur, an essential element we need every day for good health and relief from many of today’s health problems. Organic sulphur is the third largest nutrient found in the human body, and is also an ingredient found in meat, dairy products and vegetables.

    Benefits Of MSM


    Joint & Muscle Care
    According to the foremost expert on MSM, Stanley W. Jacob, M.D., the substance, when taken as a supplement, exerts potent anti-inflammatory activity, stops pain impulses and muscle spasm, and improves blood supply. MSM strengthens the collagen and the other connective tissue in the joints, it also allows the body to heal faster by making the tissues even stronger.

    It is an essential nutrient for your joint, bone and muscle health and helps conditions like arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.

    Improves Skin, Hair & Nail Health
    MSM is necessary for collagen production, as we grow older we do not produce as much collagen which in turn results in wrinkles, saggy skin, dry and cracked skin. The sulphur provided by MSM produces large quantities of collagen and keratin, which is essential for healthy skin, hair and nails. 
     
    MSM is known as the ‘Beauty Mineral’ for skin, hair and nails, sagging skin and wrinkles, as well as dry, cracked skin are all developed through a loss of collagen. MSM works together with Vitamin C to build new, healthy tissues. MSM can normalize collagen formation and radically improve skin health and dramatically reduce the signs of ageing.

    Detoxification
    One of MSM’s most significant benefits is that it enhances the permeability of your cell membranes, this allows increased absorption of nutrients and speedier expulsion of excess fluids and toxins. Therefore detoxifying your cells of toxic waste products and enabling your body to better utilise the nutrients you are consuming. It has been widely reported that many health practitioners working with MSM state that it is the most powerful detoxifying supplement they have ever worked with.

    Increased Energy Levels
    As a result of the increased permeability of the cells, your body requires less energy to deal with the accumulation of toxins. This results in more energy being redirected towards activity and necessary healing. Digestion is the biggest energy requirement of the body – we spend 70-80% of our energy is spent on digestion , MSM increases the absorption of nutrients therefore our energy expenditure on digestion is vastly reduced.

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    How MSM Will Help Your Sports Injuries

    Friday, March 14, 2014

    So What Is MSM?

    MSM or its full name, Methyl Sulfonyl Methane is a crystalline supplement, a source of Organic Sulphur.  MSM is a pain relief and general wellness supplement which is easily absorbed by the body.  MSM is neither a drug nor a medicine, but a naturally occurring nutrient that provides the body with essential sulfur and methyl groups that are used in the healing and repair processes. 

    How Does It Help Sports Injuries?

    According to the foremost expert on MSM, Stanley W. Jacob, M.D., the substance, when taken as a supplement, exerts potent anti-inflammatory activity, stops pain impulses and muscle spasm, and improves blood supply. MSM strengthens the collagen and the other connective tissue in the joints, it also allows the body to heal faster by making the tissues even stronger.  

    The body's natural response to an injury is to become swollen and inflamed, the anti-inflammatory aspects of MSM helps diminish this pain and makes the joints feel less inflamed.

    MSM has many benefits for sporting injuries:

    -Inhibits pain impulses along nerve fibers and thus has an analgesic effect.
    -Reduces inflammation and muscle spasm, both of which contribute to lessened pain and soreness.
    -Increases blood supply.
    -Softens scar tissue.


    How Do I Take It?
    MSM looks like sugar and is water soluble so can be taken dissolved in water or fruit juice.  Up to 80g daily, by mouth, under the care of a GP. From research by Dr Jacob and others however, it appears that 2g to 8g daily is sufficient in normal situations (Such as an immune system booster) reduce or increase as required–taken with vitamin C can improve the effect. The world’s top MSM authority Dr. Jacob has taken 30grams MSM daily for the past 20yrs - no side effects, colds or flu !! 

    Avoid MSM tablets, capsules and pills as the majority contain inexpensive and undesirable bulk fillers

    Actual Results From Real People!

    Hi I recently purchased your MSM Sulfur and I am amazed at the results I'm getting. This is truly a miracle product. I have suffered from back pain for 10 years and after two weeks on MSM I began feeling like I did when I was 15 years old. No pain, lots of energy and very alert. 

    In the mornings I'm usually at my worst and with strong back pain and fatigue that compounds from the prior days back pain, I drag myself out of bed and spend the next three hours trying to warm up and wake up. The dull ache stays with me all day.
     
    Now I'm getting up feeling no back pain, I spring out of bed, I'm alert, no more fatigue or grumpy behaviour for the first three hours of the day, I can actually function from the beginning to the end of my day. I feel great.
     
    It's been 6 weeks now and I still can't believe how much it has relieved my back pain not to mention the other benefits. Thank you for such a great product. 
    Jamie R, Perth WA


    Hi, I started taking MSM powder a few months ago to try and help with joint pains I've had since I was in my teens (a skiing accident) and twenties (a chiropractic manipulation gone wrong). I'm in my thirties now and pain free for the first time in over fifteen years. I'm thrilled with the difference MSM has made for me. – I've no joint pain and it's the middle of winter! (I also take fish oils and have done so for years but they have only ever provided intermittent relief). Thank you so much.

    Tania, NSW

                  

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