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ABOUT MSM, Magnesium, MiSMo Skin Care and mineral makeup. Read now below or download as a handy e-book here to read later.

Selling Natural pain control and skin care may seem a strange mix but MSM, a unique and little known mineral, has facilitated both very successfully. I hope this information will answer any questions you have wondered about but if not please feel free to call us:

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WHAT IS MSM

MSM is short for Methyl Sulfonyl Methane. MSM is a source of organic sulphur, an essential element we need every day for good health and relief from many of today’s health problems. MSM is also known as Dimethyl Sulfone.

While we call it “MSM Powder” this is actually a crystal that resembles a grain of sugar but longer. If MSM looks like powder the quality is probably not as good as the pharmaceutical grade sold by MiSMo. 

 When people spread the good word about MSM it is common to talk about “MSM powder”. Here at MiSMo we have been using MSM since 2000 both in skin care products and orally.

MSM powder/crystals is an amazing nutritional supplement which has been gaining momentum over the past 25 years or more. MSM is used to help relieve pain from many conditions including Arthritis and joint pain, skin conditions and allergies. 

MSM has an anti-inflammatory action. Usually if you remove inflammation, pain is eased. Many conditions can be helped by MSM. 

Best pain relief can be gained by taking MSM powder orally and applying a gel containing a high percentage of MSM to the affected area. 

During those early years of MiSMo we tried a number of different suppliers and established that all MSM was not equal and the quality varied substantially from shipment to shipment.

We have been using our current supplier for about 10 years and they provide an excellent pharmaceutical grade MSM which is a consistent quality.

BUY AND USE ONLY PURE MSM

MiSMo MSM is listed with the TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration). We are the only company in Australia with this listing for pure MSM in powder form. 

Pure MSM is just that. No magnesium stearate, silica or anti caking agents have been added –NOTHING! Pure MSM must be totally clear when dissolved, otherwise something has been added.

ADVICE: Use only 99.95% pure MSM; pharmaceutical grade is best. To consume, mix with water or unsweetened fruit juice. Vitamin C powder can also be mixed with MSM to improve the bitter taste.

Avoid MSM tablets, capsules and pills as the majority contain inexpensive and undesirable bulk fillers, this effectively means you may require dozens a day for the desired effect! A tablet must have other ingredients to be manufactured so you will never get a 100% MSM tablet. Pure MSM crystals will give a concentrated dosage with no additives.

Don’t just take our word for it that MSM Powder is wonderful – read some of the touching testimonials we’ve received from our customers after they’ve experienced the fantastic results for themselves! 

WHAT MYTHS OR UNTRUTHS ARE ON THE INTERNET ABOUT MSM

The most common untruth is that MSM is made from trees or lignin from trees. In the early days of MSM and its pre-cursor DMSO, the black liquor that was residue from the paper making industry was used in the manufacture DMSO and ultimately MSM. 

This has not been commercially viable for several years. The only factory using this method in the USA closed in 2010. Unfortunately, many old you tube videos are still showing this story as the source of MSM. Some Australian companies are also prolonging this lie and show trees on their websites as a source of MSM.

Currently all DMSO produced worldwide is manufactured utilizing methanol and hydrogen sulfide as the raw material reactants to produce the dimethyl sulfide which is then being oxidized into DMSO. Based on information gathered from direct contact with the four major DMSO manufacturers in the world no plant-based source of methyl groups is being utilized for DMSO synthesis.

All MSM is made in factories. An important consideration is to be sure the factory only produces MSM, no other products to prevent any chance of cross contamination. This is the case in MiSMo MSM.

Another important factor is the purity of the water used in the production of MSM. All water used in the manufacture of MiSMo MSM has been filtered using reverse osmosis, the accepted best filtration method.

MiSMo MSM has not been irradiated, does not contain and fillers or anti-caking agents. Many companies use these additives to make sure the crystals don’t set hard and they are often not declared.

Don’t be disappointed – MSM is a fantastic product that works. Do you think your Vitamin C comes from oranges?

WHERE IS MSM MADE?

Most MSM is manufactured in China. A very small amount is made in USA. A very common practice is Chinese manufactured MSM being repackaged and labelled as made in USA, Canada etc. No MSM is made in Australia.

Currently all DMSO produced worldwide is manufactured utilizing methanol and hydrogen sulfide as the raw material reactants to produce the dimethyl sulfide which is then being oxidized into DMSO. Based on information gathered from direct contact with the four major DMSO manufacturers in the world no plant-based source of methyl groups is being utilized for DMSO synthesis.

MiSMo MSM is manufactured in China in a factory that produces only MSM a very important factor when deciding who to buy from. The specifications are upgraded for MiSMo to ensure the standards comply with the USP (United States Pharmacopeia) and BP (British Pharmacopeia). 

External testing in Australia to ensure these standards are met has been done.

WHO ARE YOU BUYING FROM?

Be well informed when you purchase MSM. 

  • What grade are you buying? 
  • Do you know whether the grade is animal, food or pharmaceutical? 
  • Does the company provide this information and back it up with Certificate of Analysis? 
  • Are you able to contact the company by phone and do they provide an address?
  • How long have they been in business
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DISTILLED MSM AND CRYSTALLISED MSM

The manufacturing process! We are often asked the question at MiSMo, the difference between our two MSM (Methyl Sulfonyl Methane) products. We stock both regular MSMand Distilled MSM. 

While both products are of pharmaceutical food grade quality, and do not differ in the look or taste, it is the manufacturing process where the difference lies.

There are two methods of manufacture, crystallization and distillation. MiSMo’s regular MSM is produced by the crystallization method which is done by centrifuge (fast spinning). MSM crystals are then harvested from the sides of the tank.

The manufacturing process used for Distilled MSM is more involved and results in a super purified product which is the reason for the higher cost. Described simply, Distilled MSM is a process where steam is captured thereby ensuring the most purified crystals possible.

MiSMo Distilled MSM goes through a 4 stage distillation process to achieve maximum purity. The water content of the Distilled MSM is below 0.1% which is indicative of very high quality and is 99.97% pure.

Water filtration is also a point of difference for MiSMo MSM. All water used in the manufacture of MiSMo MSM has been treated by the Reverse osmosis process.

It is universally accepted that Distilled MSM is the absolute purest form of MSM available.

BENEFITS OF MSM IN THE BODY

Studies have shown these benefits:

  • Analgesia and pain relief
  • Anti-inflammatory action
  • Helps to build and maintain healthy joints through its effects on collagen
  • Reduces muscle spasms and relieves muscle soreness
  • Readily absorbed orally and through the skin
  • Improves circulation
  • Helps normalise bowel function and restores regularity
  • Essential for the production of keratin and other proteins
IS MSM SAFE?

MSM is remarkably safe (similar in toxicity to drinking water!) especially when compared to pharmaceutical drugs, and is used globally for many health problems.

DOSAGE

Regular dosage of 2g to 8g daily is sufficient in normal situations. A regular teaspoon is about 5 grams Reduce or increase as required. MSM taken with vitamin C powder can improve the effect. Your pain will dictate the amount taken. If taking large doses you are best to divide the dose and take twice a day.

The world’s top MSM authority Dr Jacob has taken 30 grams of MSM daily for the past 20 years – no side effects, colds or flu! We would consider this a very large dose

We recommend not taking MSM after about 5pm as some people find they have more energy and do not sleep as well.

CONTRA-INDICATIONS AND WARNINGS

If you are taking heavy blood thinners on prescription from your doctor please do not take MSM without consulting your doctor. 

Pregnant women should not take MSM.  

WHAT CONDITIONS IS MSM USED TO HELP?

Research by Dr Stanley Jacob & others in more than 12,000 patients over 20 years confirms that MSM can benefit, sometimes dramatically, the following:

  • Hay fever 
  • Rashes 
  • Indigestion  
  • Brittle Nails  
  • Cramps
  • Energy
  • PMS
  • RSI
  • Snoring  
  • Acne  
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Allergies  
  • Arthritis  
  • Sporting Injury
  • Diarrhea
  • Carpel Tunnel  
  • Rheumatism
  • Scar Tissue  
  • Bursitis
  • Constipation
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Wrinkles
  • Tendonitis
  • Gum Disease
  • Well Being
MSM ESSENTIAL FOR LIFE

MSM (sulphur), one of the principal elements found in the body, is a constituent of all proteins, and absolutely essential for man, animals, plants and micro-organisms.

MSM provides a means of providing this essential mineral in a readily absorbed form. Unfortunately, as we age our MSM levels decline, resulting in a range of health problems and the need for MSM supplementation becomes important.

THE MIRACLE OF MSM BOOK

Read the whole story of MSM from its beginning including real life cases of people with various ailments & how MSM helped them back to normal pain free lives.

 From his research and the work of others, Dr Jacob believes that supplementing with MSM, to provide the body’s requirement for MSM in a bio available form, is an excellent form of health insurance.

Without sulphur, which belongs to the same chemical group as oxygen, life could not exist, because MSM is essential for:

  • Maintaining the structure of body proteins
  • The formation of keratin (for hair and nails) and collagen for healthy bones and skin
  • The production of immunoglobulin for the immune system
  • The reactions which convert food into energy
  • Elimination of toxins from the body

MSM (sulphur) is found naturally in fruits, vegetables and other plants, but many foods are now processed in ways that reduce the amount of MSM we receive. This effect becomes more marked as we age, since our ability to form MSM also declines, increasing the need for MSM.

WILL MSM HELP PAIN & ARTHRITIS?

Dr Jacob indicates MSM benefits for patients with osteoarthritis, as it:

  • Reduces pain and inflammation
  • Reduces muscle spasm around arthritic joints
  • Lessens scar tissue formation
  • Increases and improves circulation in the body, including painful joints
  • Highly likely to slow cartilage degeneration

Research shows the arthritic cartilage has only about one third the MSM levels present in normal cartilage.

In one study, patients with x-ray evidence of degenerative joint disease given MSM had an 82% reduction in pain after 6 weeks, compared with only an 18% reduction in the group given placebos.

Dr Jacob’s studies in tennis elbow and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, frequently associated with RSI showed MSM improved these conditions as well.

With arthritic patients, Dr Oiszewer of the Preventative Medicine Clinic in Sao Paulo, Brazil, had a study involving 60 men and women aged 40 to 82, noted that their results with MSM were good in 90% of cases! Patients in this study who were on no other medication during the trial, were given 750mg of MSM twice daily and reported effective pain relief in 2 to 14 days. In the cases where only one joint was affected, Dr Oiszewer had patients apply MSM lotion to the affected area, since this remarkable nutrient can also be absorbed through the skin!

No side effects were noted, but a few patients found no benefit from the treatment.

MSM AND HAIR LOSS OR DAMAGED HAIR

Hair is made up of a protein called keratin, produced in the follicles in the outer layer of skin. As follicles produce new hair cells, old cells are being pushed out through the surface of the skin. MSM is necessary for the production of collagen and keratin. Researchers report rapid hair growth, and return of colour in some cases. MSM may be taken orally and added to your natural shampoo at 15% MSM to shampoo.

SKIN AND NAIL CONDITIONS

MSM is known for preventative effect on cross-linking of collagen and protein thus reducing hardening of skin and connective tissue. This makes MSM an extraordinary treatment for improving skin quality of the skin problems such as acne, burns, topical fungus or dry aged, wrinkled skin. Apply liberally to skin and rub into the area affected.

SNORING

Sufferers of chronic snoring were given 16% MSM drops in a water solution in each nostril 15 mins prior to bed. 80% reported reductions in snoring with no side effects whatsoever after 90 days.

CELL SOOTHER

Our heroic multi-use MSM and Aloe Vera gel called Cell Soother can soothe and reduce blemishes, itches, muscle pain, redness and inflammation. Fantastic product!

SUNBURN, INSECT AND PLANT STINGS

This is where using Cell Soother as a wipe on gel comes in again.

MSM also eases irritation from insect/plant stings and allergies. MSM increases permeability and pliability properties to all tissues, prevents blistering, also promoting faster healing from sunburn and wind damage. 

ALLERGIES

An adverse reaction to a substance normally harmless to others is deemed allergic. Allergies are not limited to hives, hay fever and asthma. MSM is extremely beneficial for allergies. Users repeatedly say that chronic allergies have improved immeasurably. These were frequently people for whom medication had provided only limited relief! A higher than usual dose usually is required to achieve a good outcome. This can be 3 teaspoons a day.

ACIDITY/HEARTBURN

Both lab and clinical studies illustrate that MSM can provide extremely effective, often immediate relief from excess acidity, with no side effects. Dr Jacob states that patients with hyperacidity who use antacids or acid-blockers use MSM with excellent results, experiencing none of the side effects that often accompany anti-acid drugs.

MSM FOR PETS

MSM is widely acclaimed by vets and horse studs for its contribution to equine health care and pet ailments. 

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