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9 Amazing Health Benefits of MSM

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

 

9 Amazing Health Benefits of MSM

Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is a highly beneficial supplement that contains 34% sulphur. When we were hunters and gatherers we used to get enough sulphur in our diets as we ate fresh, raw vegetables and fruit that we found growing naturally.

Unfortunately today we have become shoppers and reheaters which means we are losing the sulphur we naturally acquired through processing and cooking. Even food storage, and washing and drying, will reduce the amount of natural occurring MSM which means we have to depend on supplements to get the sulphur we need.

MSM is the richest source for organic sulphur available offering EIGHT amazing health benefits including:

  1. Replacing your body’s store of sulphur daily creating protein for tissues, cells, hormones, enzymes, and antibodies.
  2. Assisting the pancreas in insulin production which is needed to help maintain proper blood sugar levels.
  3. Detoxifying by aiding in building strong cell walls with proper balance to remove toxins from your body that literally suffocate cells and also cause them to swell. This can lead to pain, muscle soreness and allergy symptoms.
  4. Helping to reverse the hardening of your arteries allowing them to remain elastic so blood vessel tissues function properly to effectively manage blood flow.
  5. Keeping your complexion smooth and more youthful. It also makes your hair smooth and shiny as it aids in collagen production. It can help reduce scars and remove the toxins in your skin for a healthy glow and reduction in the signs of ageing.
  6. MSM helps fight against parasites trying to attack your stomach by competing for receptor sites so that the parasites have nowhere to live and are then naturally flushed out.
  7. MSM can reduce allergy symptoms as it can bind to mucous membranes to strengthen the natural block to keep allergens away. It also helps flush toxins such as allergens out of your system which can eliminate free radicals. As mentioned, your strengthened cells will also have improved cell permeability.
  8. Combining MSM and Vitamin C also improves the production of connective tissue and healthy cells. They work together with MSM improving flexibility and Vitamin C improving cell regeneration.
  9. You will have stronger cell walls ready to absorb nutrients better.

At MiSMO we have pure MSM that will provide you with organic sulphur of the highest quality. It is shipped in a double locked bag to keep it intact and does not contain any anti-caking ingredients to take away from its effectiveness.

To learn more, or to order yours today visit us at Mismo.com.au





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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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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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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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    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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    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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