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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.

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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Rosacea Tips

Saturday, March 08, 2014

 Rosacea Tips

Rosacea (pronounced roz-a-sha) is a skin condition without a cure but able to be controlled and improved dramatically.

The most noticeable feature of Rosacea is a red face particularly in the t-zone.  Broken capillairies known also as surface veins or spider veins are common to sufferers.  Another curse can be pimples, cysts or acne.  This acne is different to the type common in young people.

 For dramatic improvement in redness, veins and blemishes follow these tips: 

 

 

 

 

  • IPPL (Intense pulse Laser Light) is an excellent way to remove redness and veins when performed by a competent practioner (ask Doctor about Medicare Rebate)

  • Exfoliate very regularly either with creams containing particles or micro-dermabrasion or hydro-dermabrasion. (rosacea causes extra thick layers of dead cells which lead to blockages and pimples)

  • Use skin products formulated for Rosacea (these must contain ingredients to reduce inflammation, calm, strengthen the skin barrier, heal skin barrier, keep pores clear)

  • Take supplements to help alleviate the symptoms of Rosacea – Vitamin A, MSM Powder, Cod Liver Oil, Vitamin E, Vitamin C Powder)

  • Protect your face from the sun using either mineral makeup for females or sunscreen if tolerated

Rosacea can have a damaging effect on self-esteem and confidence in men and women.  For women it is easy to cover the face.  Mineral makeup is the best development for this.  A small amount of mineral powder which takes a minute to apply is pure magic.

I have had Rosacea for nearly 20 years and suffered the embarrassment of redness and blemishes for at least 15 years.  A wonderful new MiSMo client at the time, a doctor, changed my life 5 years ago.

About 6 sessions, IPLL removed redness and surface veins from my face, which in turn restored my confidence.

Continual research and trialling different ingredients have led to the closest description of a cure that can be achieved.

Recommended Products: Natural Face Cleanser and Daily Face Wash, Natural Face Exfoliator, Rejuvenating Gel, ACE Vitamin C Serum, New Age Moisturiser

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What helps back pain?

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

 

Rather than taking pain killers and paracetamol for everything, try alleviating back pain with natural minerals such as magnesium chloride and organic sulphur or MSM.  We have had overwhelming feedback from our customers of how the MiSMo Magnesium Gel Forte and MSM has reduced or completely gotten rid of their pain from ailments such as arthritis, to sprains, back pain and joint pain.

Magnesium is a natural muscle relaxant.  Magnesium Chloride is easily absorbed into the skin and although it can be taken orally, applying it topically means you avoid possibly upsetting your digestive system.

The Magnesium Gel Forte is fortified with MSM, a natural anti-inflammatory and Organic Aloe Vera which is also moisturising for the skin.  The result is a product which combines the power of Magnesium and MSM, but is not sticky like most Magnesium gels and oils can be.

It is recommended to apply the Magnesium Gel Forte to the area causing pain twice a day.  Additionally you could apply the gel to under the arch of your feet where you optimally absorb the Magnesium.  This will increase the dosage and your body can use what it needs to alleviate the pain.

The most effective form of treatment for pain is topically (applied to the skin) plus internally, through drinking MSM mixed with either water or juice daily.  The recommended dosage is 1 teaspoon per day, taken in the morning.  Organic Sulphur is an anti-inflammatory and as most sources of pain are due to inflammation, reducing inflammation will also reduce your levels of pain. 

MSM has many benefits other than pain relief, as it can also improve the condition of your hair, skin and nails as well as give you more energy and a detox. 

Although we can get sulphur from our diet from eggs, onions, broccoli and kale for example, we are unlikely to absorb enough to sustain what our body needs.  As it is not produced within our body, it is important to take it as a supplement.

If you are suffering from back pain, or other pain ailments, it is worth your while getting off the pain killers and giving your body what it needs to improve your health naturally.

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MSM Pain Relief for Pets

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

 

For many people, their pets become part of the family and it’s heartbreaking when they are in pain.  One of the latest food supplements proven to extend the quality of life for ageing and pain inflicted pets, is MSM.

MSM (also known as Organic Sulphur) is a safe and effective supplement to give to your pets.  It has the same toxicity as water!

How does MSM work? 

MSM is a natural anti-inflammatory.  MSM supports the sulphur bonds between proteins such as keratin within hair, skin and nails, connective tissue and cartilage within joints.  A deficiency in sulphur supplied to these protein bonds can lead to stiff joints and joint pain. 

It is difficult and sometimes toxic to include enough sulphur enriched foods into animal’s diets to ensure they are getting what they need.  Foods which contain sulphur include eggs, spinach, broccoli and onion – although onion should never be given to dogs. 

Although people tend to drink MSM with a glass of water or mixed with juice, animals are unlikely to drink their entire bowl of water within a day.  There are benefits to adding a pinch to their water bowl, but their daily dosage is best mixed in their food.  In some studies, animals that were given MSM in their water supplies had lower death rates and liver damage as well as longer life expectancy than control groups.  Depending on how fussy your pets are, you may be able to disguise the flavour by adding it to their wet food (i.e. tinned dog food) or by mixing it into a sauce/gravy over dried food.  It does have a bitter taste (as you will know if you take it yourself). 

Organic Sulphur relieves inflammation and enhances circulation.  MSM has been well documented in alleviating pain in animals caused by arthritis.  Some vets prescribe Asprin for arthritis, but this could result in gastrointestinal problems such as haemorrhaging or ulcers.  A single dose of Asprin for a cat can be fatal.  Dr. Reigel; a vet and author, reported giving a cat which was dragging its back legs and moving very slowly, MSM.  Given MSM daily, the same cat was reported to be sprinting around as if it were a one year old again.  Our own customers have reported great results for themselves and in their pets. 

In the US, MSM has been used largely with working, racetrack and show ring horses.  Horses given MSM showed a delayed onset of tumours, equivalent to 10 years in humans as well as improved condition in those that suffered from sore backs.  Symptoms of a sore back in horses includes discomfort, bruising, hair loss or open sores in the saddle area.

Dosage depends on the animal you have and it’s weight.

Horses:  450kg horse – one gram of MSM per 45kg of body weight twice a day or as directed by your vet.

Dogs:  Feed 500mg (1/2 gram) of MSM once a day per 12kg of body weight.  For dogs over 40kg, feed 1 teaspoon (5 grams) of MSM daily.

Other conditions where MSM can help your pets include:

-          Acral lick Granulomas

-          Acne (yes dogs can get acne)

-          Cataracts – although not a cure, MSM can help tremendously with blood circulation for early stages

-          Diabetes

-          Diabetes Insipidus Disorder

-          Epilepsy and Seizures

-          Feline Leukaemia

-          Giardia

-          Hip Dysplasia

-          Hot spots – skin infections which have an oozing discharge

-          Lupus – immune disorder

-          Itching

-          Improve coat shine and skin conditions

Once they are part of the family, there is nothing we wouldn’t do for our pets!  Luckily MSM is one supplement which can significantly improve the quality of life for those that are suffering, so they can enjoy a longer, fuller (and no doubt pampered) life.

 

 

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