Due to the sulfur content in MSM and the chemical’s enhancement of antioxidants in the body, MSM has an impressive list of uses. When used topically, MSM has an almost miraculous effect on the skin.
Because of its positive association with collagen, it actually fights against wrinkles by decreasing the breakdown of collagen beneath the skin.
Thanks again to its sulfur content, it even improves hair and nail growth, fights against cracked or thinning nails and improves the overall health of cuticles.
Those dealing with chronic or acute acne may also find relief with a cream containing this powerful ingredient. To explain, MSM limits androgen hormones and helps the skin become more permeable. This means that the toxins leading to blackheads, whiteheads and cysts have a better chance of being released. On top of that, MSM can even help reduce acne scars by boosting collagen growth.
As great as these MSM benefits are, it does far more for the skin than simply smooth wrinkles and fight acne. It also soothes itching, hydrates dry skin, reduces scar tissue and improves wound healing from cuts and burns. Oh, and good news for rosacea sufferers – it also helps soothe and decrease redness in the skin.
When taken internally, MSM can even help in the following ways:
- Decreases pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis and tendinitis
- Decreases muscle cramps and post-exercise soreness
- Improves headaches
- Decreases PMS symptoms
- Treats osteoporosis
- Enhances energy
- Minimizes stomach aches and nausea
- Boosts concentration
- Improves nasal allergies