The results of research studies done on animals lend support to the potency of Methylsulfonylmethane or MSM to ease the pain of arthritis. These animal studies involved administering MSM to mice with lupus nephritis and observing the effects of the drug. Methylsulfonylmethane relieved symptoms which are similar to rheumatoid arthritis. There are also two placebo-controlled, double-blind studies on humans that have indicated that MSM can truly cure osteoarthritis. Studies also show that there are no side effects when people use MSM for relatively a short period such as a year.
What are the sources of MSM?
As stated earlier, MSM has been marketed for pain and inflammation which are associated with: gout, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid and rheumatoid arthritis. The supplement also claims to help to reduce constipation, snoring and allergies.
What should you do before using MSM?
According to the arthritis foundation, it is recommended that a person start with a low dosage of 500 mg two times in a day and increase the volume gradually to 2000 mg two times in a day. Note that in case you experience any side effects, immediately notify your doctor.