Commonly known as “nature’s beauty mineral,” this nutrient is absolutely vital to maintaining smooth skin, strong nails, and shiny, full hair. We're talking about sulfur. And the single best way to get sulfur into your body is with MSM (methylsulfonylmethane). MSM is a naturally-occurring form of dietary sulfur that can be taken internally as part of your diet, or used topically in a lotion.
What Makes MSM So Great?
The sulfur in MSM is found in the proteins of most body tissues, including "skin, blood vessels, organs, hair and nails."1 Connective tissue and cartilage contain "proteins with flexible sulfur bonds"2 in order to "maintain elasticity."1 For example, collagen and keratin, (the basic ingredients of hair, skin and nails), are "sulfur-containing compounds."1 What's more, studies have "demonstrated the anti-inflammatory effects of MSM"3 as well as its "pain-reducing properties."1 Sulfur is a vital mineral that is literally "stored in every cell of the body!"1
MSM and Skin Conditions, Wrinkles, Scars, Acne and More
You can strengthen your skin, hair and nails from the inside out with MSM Powder, Capsules or OptiMSM Flakes. Taking MSM internally with water or mixed with your smoothies has been proven in studies to be effective against acne, as well "improving the pliability and softness of the skin."4 To help even further, you can apply MSM lotions to target and revitalize particular areas of your skin.
When applied topically as ointment or lotion, MSM has been found to be helpful with relieving "discomfort resulting from skin irritation."5 To address specific areas, we recommend using our MSM lotions on scar tissue, wrinkles, blemishes, acne, skin irritations and burns — or just to have youthful, glowing skin!
What are People Saying About MSM?
Amazing! No more aching hands from sewing or cold mornings. Thicker hair. Moisturized skin. Stronger nails. I add 1/2 tsp to glass of water each morning, don't notice any bitterness, just tastes like water.” – Regina
“I love MSM. My hair was starting to thin out really bad in the front. I started using MSM and in no time my hair was thickening. Thank God for MSM!!!!!!!” - Dinah
"This stuff is amazing, totally cured my Achilles tendinitis and has helped my knee tremendously after surgery." - Jen
MSM Lotion, Lavender:
“I really enjoy putting this product on my face especially before retiring for the night. It feels wonderful and am certain it is helping blemishes to heal faster.” - Mikayla
MSM Lotion, Medicinal:
“I use MSM lotion as a facial moisturizer and also use it for anti-chaffing. It works better than anything I have ever tried. It even reduced a few dark aging spots on my cheek. I also put it on a wart that was forming on my arm and the wart disappeared. All around usefulness and very inexpensive.” - planlady
MSM Lotion, Coconut Rose:
“I've tried so many high-end face creams/lotions, and nothing comes close to this product in terms of… well everything really. The quick absorbency, the clean, light feel to it, the natural ingredients (including the fragrance!), and the nourishment it provides as a result - all for a VERY reasonable price.” - Kristya
The Sunfood Difference™
Our MSM is extracted from natural sources and is extensively tested to be free of contaminants. Lower quality brands of MSM are created using solvents that can result in toxic byproducts. Our MSM comes in a pure form that dissolves easily into water or juice. It is best taken in the morning on an empty stomach for maximum absorption. MSM also works very well in conjunction with vitamin C so we recommend mixing it with camu camu berry powder in water or juice.
We hold our MSM lotions to the same quality standards as our MSM supplements. All of our MSM lotions are made with the purest ingredients and are free of alcohol, chemicals and parabens. Vegan and never tested on animals, they are good for your skin and sustainably sourced!
Recipe!Check out this delicious MSM Lemonade!
One Last Thing... Got Gray Hairs?
There is one thing we haven’t mentioned yet – prematurely graying hair. This is where another mineral comes into play: copper. One study found that with subjects in their 20s with gray hair had significantly lower concentrations of copper in their blood when compared to controls, leading researchers to conclude that low copper levels "may play a role in premature graying of hairs."6
Made by Mother Earth Minerals, our copper is a water-soluble, ionic (electrically charged) liquid mineral in angstrom form, which are 10,000 times smaller than colloidal molecules. These minerals are small enough to not just absorb into your body, but assimilate into your cells, which is the key to fully utilizing the benefits of mineral nutrients.
If you are deficient in copper, Mother Earth Minerals copper is the most effective way to restore your copper levels.
For radiant skin, strong nails and lustrous hair, these mineral products are for you!
1 - The Forgotten Nutrient MSM: On Our Way Back to Health with Sulfur. Ley, B.M., Health Learning Handbooks, BL Publications, California: 1998.
2 - “The MSM Miracle,” MSM Medical Information Foundation, 2005-2006.
3 - “The anti inflammatory effects of methylsulfonylmethane on lipopolysaccharide induced inflammatory responses in murine macrophages.” Hallym University, Korea, 2009.
4 - “Dietary Products and Uses Comprising Methylsulfonylmethane.” Herschler, R.J., United States Patent 4,863,748: 1989.
5 - “Methylsulfonylmethane and Methods of Use.” Herschler, R.J., United States Patent 4,296,130: 1981.
6 - “Serum iron, zinc, and copper concentration in premature graying of hair.” Fatemi Naieni F, Biological Trace Element Research, April 2012.
Sunfood's "Natural Solutions" does not promote or suggest natural cures, natural healing or natural remedies for any disease, disorder or ailment thereof. This information should be treated as educational material gathered and discovered from various studies, clinical trials and customer reviews. It is designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, and independent conclusions in regards to natural products and alternative health choices. It is best to consult with your healthcare practitioner before attempting any form of natural cure, natural healing or natural remedy to any health issues.