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MSM Facts

Methyl Sulfonyl Methane – (MSM)

MSM Supplements (MethylSulfonylMethane)

MSM Facts

Healthy Bones, Skin, Membranes and Muscles

MSM (MethylSulfonylMethane) is necessary for collagen synthesis: skin, hair and nails (bones, muscles and organs). It softens the tissue, relieves stress, asthma, arthritis, inflammation, constipation, Candida, detoxifies the body and increases blood circulation, reduces muscle cramps and back pain, permits muscles to heal, increases energy, mental calmness and improves the ability to concentrate.*

A full fitness and beauty regime includes pampering your body daily with internal and external MethylSulfonylMethane. Treat your body to the most nutritional soothing, and smoothing skin lotion to be found. Rich’s MSM Lotions contain the highest percentage of MethylSulfonylMethane on the market.


MSM is a Nutritional Organic Sulfur that keeps skin, hair, and nails healthy and it has been referred to as Nature’s “Beauty Mineral.” Methylsulfonylmethane is a nutrient, a normal metabolite, or byproduct of dimethylsulfoxide, better known as DMSO.*

MSM scavenges free radicals, relieves allergies to foods and pollens and helps the liver produce choline, controls acidity in stomach and ulcers, coats the intestinal tract so parasites lose the ability to hang on, helps with hypersensitivity to drugs, increases the body’s ability to produce insulin and is important for carbohydrate metabolism, and speeds wound healing. It is estimated that the human body uses up to about 1/8 tsp of MSM each day. It needs to be replaced on a regular basis. Good health practices involve replacing essential substances that our bodies naturally use up or lose through illness or abuse. For general use, Rich’s MSM should be taken internally as a food supplement.*

Sulfur is necessary for collagen synthesis. Collagen is an insoluble fibrous protein found in vertebrates (having a backbone, or spinal column) as the dominant component of connective tissue fibrils and bones. Sulfur operates as synthesizer and activator with the B Vitamins, Thiamin, Vitamin C, Biotin and Pantothenic Acid, which are needed for metabolism and healthy nerves.*

It has been suggested by one of the world’s most prominent atmospheric chemists that MSM and its related compounds, DMSO (dimethylsulfoxide), and DMS (dimethylsulfide) provide the source for 85% of the sulfur found in all living organisms. The cycle of these naturally occurring sulfur compounds begins where microscopic plants and animals called plankton release sulfur compounds called dimethylsulfonium salts. These salts are transformed in the ocean water into the very volatile compound dimethylsulfoxide (DMS) which escapes from the ocean water as a gas and rises up into the upper atmosphere. Here, in the presence of ozone and high-energy ultraviolet light, the DMS is converted into its cousins DMSO and MSM.

Unlike the DMS, both DMSO and MSM are very soluble in water, and they return to the surface of the earth in the rain. Plants take up the two compounds very rapidly in their root systems, concentrating them up to one hundred fold. MSM itself and the sulfur it contains are incorporated into the plant structure. Through the processes of plant metabolism the MSM, along with the other sulfur compounds it has spawned, are ultimately mineralized and transported back into the sea, and sulfur cycle begins again.

Subjects with chronic to sever allergies to environmental materials such as house dust, pollen, wool animal hair, feathers, and other diverse allergens report substantial to complete relief of their allergy symptoms (usually 3-4 days). Allergy symptoms ranged from respiratory congestion to inflammation, itching, mucoid discharges, and general discomfort.*


MSM is a nutrient and a normal metabolite, or byproduct of dimethylsulfoxide, better known as DMSO. Chemically, MSM is DMSO with one added, stabilizing atom of oxygen onto the sulfur, i.e., CH3 SO2 CH3. Being ubiquitous to the diet of all vertebrates, MSM (and precursors) derive from vegetables, fruit, fish and meat. Any processing of a foodstuff, even the drying of, may drive off a portion of the fugitive MSM. Physically, MSM is an odorless, white crystalline, water soluble molecule. Interestingly, one of the richest sources of MSM in the diet of mammals is milk.

“While MSM, recognized as a normal dietary factor of vertebrates, should be considered in the dietary factor category, it possesses certain bio-medical properties similar to DMSO together with additional biological activity not possessed by DMSO. It is most interesting that MSM has no exceptional activity, in vivo, where biological normalcy is presented. The original paper on the subject referenced MSM as factor N, implying the property of returning the abnormal health state to normal”. Excerpt from “MSM” by John Metcalf, D.V.M.

Yet ironically while sulfur is clearly essential for health, it is not officially regarded as such by the US Academy of Sciences, which establishes nutritional recommendations for the FDA. In addition, sulfur, per se, has been one of the least researched nutritional minerals.


MSM is no more toxic than water. Any excess MSM in your system will stay in the blood stream for 12 hours removing toxins and cleaning the interior walls of arteries. Food refining and processing removes MSM much the way they reduce Vitamins and Minerals. When we process our foods with heat or drying, we lose most of the MSM that is vital to our well being. MSM helps our bodies utilize the vitamins that we take, thereby providing the means to derive the maximum benefit from them.

MSM is a natural form of organic sulfur found in all living organisms, and is present in low concentrations in our body fluids and tissues. It is a natural component of many fresh fruits, vegetables, seafood and meat. It is also found in tea, coffee, chocolate and milk. However, unless your diet is composed primarily of raw foods, it is unlikely that you are receiving enough MSM for proper health management.

A single dose of MSM is usually not effective in ameliorating symptoms. Noticeable results are usually seen within 2-21 days. The amount of MSM in each dose is not critical, daily dosages from 150-5000 mg per day may be ingested and put to work internally.*

When taking MSM, it is suggested that Vitamin C be taken also. MSM needs the Vitamin C to help it build healthy cells.

A general guideline for MSM dosage is to take 500 mg per 30 lbs. of body weight twice a day. So if you weigh 150 lbs., you would take 500 mg x 5 = 2,500 mg twice a day. That’s equivalent to five MSM Capsules, 2½ MSM Torpedoes, or 2/3 teaspoon MSM Powder twice a day. It is also recommended that you take at least ½ (one half) as much Vitamin C as MSM. For example, if you are taking 2000 mg of MSM you should take a minimum of 1000 mg of Vitamin C. (See MSM Dosage Charts.)


One in five may experience negative detoxification symptoms in the first 1-10 days during which toxins are flushed from the system. Symptoms may include diarrhea, skin rash and/or possible headache along with several days of fatigue.

In general the more intense the symptoms, the more toxins there are in the body, and the more MSM is needed for detoxification. To reduce toxic symptoms (if you suspect Candida or metals) start with a lower dose of 750 mg, two times a day and build up to 3,000 mg. twice a day.

Otherwise for a maximum benefit, it’s recommended to use an initial “load” dose of 3,000 mg twice a day (Note: this dose can be safely continued indefinitely for maximum results). After initial treatment, physical energy levels should increase.*

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If you want more information about MSM, we recommend the 37-page best seller
MSM: The Forgotten Nutrient by Dr. Beth M. Ley for ($3.95).

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