MSM is naturally found in fruits, vegetables, leafy greens, grains, coffee, tea, and beer, but only in small amounts. The amount of sulphur found in non-animal sources are quite minimal and depend upon the plant and soil conditions. Cooking food also decreases the amount of sulphur content. If your diet is dairy-free, or if you have reduced or no consumption of animal proteins, it is very likely you are not getting enough sulphur rich foods in your diet. Vegetarians, those who are ill or recovering from trauma, or pregnant and nursing mothers require higher sulphur intake due to poor diet intake and/or increased physiological demands. Women who are pregnant or breast feeding must ensure adequate sulphur intake, as it is the 6th most plentiful mineral in breast milk and is needed for infant growth and development.
The dreaded wrinkles and sagging skin of age reflects many things – hydration, essential fatty acid intake, collagen, mitochondrial health, and other things like sulphur. As mentioned in the title, sulphur is considered to be nature's beauty mineral as it directly affects skin and outward appearance. In a two-part clinical study published February 2020, participants were evaluated for fine lines, wrinkles, and skin texture linked with ageing. Individuals who received 3 grams/day of MSM for 16 weeks experienced a decline in facial wrinkles and skin roughness compared to the placebo group. Results of the second part of the study evaluated which dose was better for skin health. Participants received either 1 gram or 3 grams of MSM per day for 16 weeks. Both groups experienced noticeable improvement in facial wrinkles, skin firmness, hydration, and elasticity, but the higher 3 gram dose per day was more effective.
Not Just Inside Out, but Top to Bottom
Your hair, skin, bones, central nervous system, connective tissue, mucous membranes, and joints require sulphur compounds as an integral part of healthy anatomy and physiology. Additionally, sulphur enables oxygen transport across cell membranes and affects cell regeneration. Antioxidant and enzyme systems such as glutathione, homocysteine, methylation metabolism and detoxification require sulphur. Your body literally uses sulphur from the inside out, top to bottom.
Joints and Bones
MSM is often used with other joint nutrients to support cartilage health due to its antioxidant and anti-wear and tear support. Your bones also need sulphur for growth, strength, and density. When adequate sulphur is present, it helps the cross-linking of collagen and minerals to come together in bone. When sulphur compounds are insufficient, it becomes harder for calcium, magnesium, and other necessary bone minerals to help bones build and remodel. The attachment of minerals to bones requires adequate sulphur compounds.
Exercise and Recovery
Athletes may want to consider using MSM before and after a strenuous workout as it helps with tissue recovery. Fatigue and soreness after a work-out or a day of physical labor may relate with a temporary build-up of lactic acid, but physical strain can come from many things including cortisol stress. Exercise stress releases cortisol. Some cortisol is needed, but in excess, it leads to muscle stress and breakdown, which affects your recovery. The Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition concluded that MSM, may favourably influence selected markers of exercise recovery, which aids in faster recovery.
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