Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is a naturally occurring form of sulfur that helps support muscles and tendons in the body.
MSM is commonly used for treating bone pain and joint inflammation.
- A clinical study used 6.0 g/day of MSM versus placebo for 26 weeks studied the effects of MSM on subjects with osteoarthritis in large joints. Subjects were evaluated through the WOMAC questionnaire, SF-36 Quality of Life survey, and Global Assessments for OA symptoms from both patients and physicians. WOMAC results showed significant improvements in all areas for the MSM group. The MSM group also showed a strong trend towards changes in disease status. Careful lab monitoring of health indicators showed no side effects of MSM supplementation and no adverse events were reported.
- A scientific investigation of MSM for skin health was published in 2015. The RCT used a 3g per day dose and included only women. Results showed significant improvements in the number and severity of facial wrinkles, firmness, tone and texture. Another study evaluated doses of 1g and 3g and showed improvements in wrinkles, firmness, and hydration at both dose levels.
Formulating with MSM
Formulating With MSM can be formulated as dietary supplement for bone & joint health and for skin anti-aging. It can also be used in foods and beverages.