According to health experts just 30 minutes a day of both aerobic and muscle strengthening activity is needed to stay fit and healthy.
In regards to strengthening activities, Pilates and yoga have been suggested as some great options.
The advantages for keeping in shape has many physical and mental well-being benefits, as I am sure you already know. But what if pain, arthritis or
lack of flexibility is holding you back?
If this is the case then we have a solution… MSM.
MSM: Nature’s Anti-inflammatory
MSM a source of Organic Sulphur is well known for its powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Inflammation is associated with a number of characteristics,
says MD Stanley W Jacob who co-authored the Miracle of MSM, these include:
- Loss of function of a particular body part (s)
MSM is able to have an impact on each of these inflammatory characteristics which in turn also reduces any pain associated with the inflammation. As it
seems once inflammation is reduced pain is too. MSM can also help as a muscle relaxant which reduces spasms.
Flexibility and Recovery
MSM can help with an increased range of motion due to its ability to create new healthy cells and providing the flexible bond between the cells. Without
the proper levels of MSM our bodies are unable to build good healthy cells which leads to problems like loss of flexibility. Having a larger range
of motion will help you to get more out of your yoga poses also, allowing the possibility to go deeper into certain poses to get bigger releases.
You will also see less down time from sore muscles with recovery between classes quicker due to MSM’s ability to enhance tissue pliability which encourages
speedy repair coupled with its ability to improve and increase circulation in the body.
If pain or lack of flexibility has restricted you from participating in yoga and Pilates why not try a daily dose of MSM to experience the benefits this powerful mineral has to offer. You may even find you have increased energy too, just one of the many extra bonuses
you can expect from incorporating MSM into your everyday routine.
Unfortunately, there is a significant percentage of adults that are magnesium deficient. Some research indicates up to 90%. This is a worry given the vital
impact magnesium plays in the body. Upwards of 300 processes in the body according to studies. This is due to a few reasons, a couple of which include
soil degradation, environmental pollution and a swing in diets towards more processed foods. All of which have drastically reduced the amount of magnesium
we are able to absorb and use.
According to Dr. Carolyn Dean:
“Magnesium is farmed out of the soil much more than calcium… A hundred years ago, we would get maybe 500 milligrams of magnesium in an ordinary
diet. Now we’re lucky to get 200 milligrams.”
Stress also plays a big role and effects how our bodies absorb the mineral. With a 2015 Stress and Wellbeing survey conducted by the Australian Psychology
Society reporting lower levels of general wellbeing and higher levels of stress, depression and anxiety symptoms, it’s no wonder many Australians could
be having trouble maintaining their magnesium supplies.
Without the correct amount of daily magnesium people can experience symptoms like muscle cramps, anxiety and high blood pressure just to list a few. Fatigue
and low energy levels can also be an indication that perhaps your Magnesium levels are deficient among other symptoms.
While certain foods like seaweed and green leafy vegetables like spinach are an excellent source of magnesium, as are some beans, nuts, and seeds, like
pumpkin, sunflower, and sesame seeds, as mentioned earlier due to different farming practices they just don’t contain enough of the valuable mineral to
ensure you are getting the required daily intake.
With this in mind, magnesium supplements are an effective way to boost your magnesium levels. There are many different types of Magnesium and different
ways to use Magnesium. There are oral supplements and transdermal Magnesium which is applied to the body in the form of a Magnesium Oil.
Magnesium Chloride is best known for its transdermal qualities. It’s a great
way to deliver an excellent boost while avoiding side effects like diarrhea associated with many of the oral magnesium supplements.
If you’re feeling any of the symptoms above it might be worth considering a Magnesium supplement. Having a chat to your healthcare professional about Magnesium
and how it might help you could also be a helpful conversation to consider.
We are often asked the question what is the difference between MSM Powder and Distilled MSM, so we thought it might be worth sharing the explanation. While
both look and taste the same the difference between the two lies in the manufacturing process.
MSM Powder is manufactured using a crystallisation method called centrifuge (fast spinning method) where crystals are captured on the side of the tank.
We still call this MSM Powder because the word “powder” has become synonymous with MSM. Both forms of MiSMo MSM are crystals.
The manufacturing process for Distilled MSM is much more intense, resulting in a super purified product. Distilled MSM goes through a 4 stage distillation
process where steam is captured at the very top and impurities fall to the bottom, which ensures the highest purity. This more involved manufacturing
process is why the cost is higher for this product.
When we talk about purity in terms of the manufacturing process this refers to the highest quality water of water used and the analysis of the crystals
meeting the highest standards possible what is called the Certificate of Analysis. Pure also means NO additives which include the extra little ingredients
many companies use to keep the crystals from becoming hard. If your MSM is not perfectly clear when dissolved something has been added – gospel truth.
Something extra to note in regards to MSM, is there are also varying grades. MiSMo MSM is the highest grade – pharmaceutical grade, which is a fantastic
point of difference for MiSMo MSM. Both MSM’s are also listed with the TGA.