How MSM works on Arthritis:
MSM is one of the nutrients that supports the formation of healthy connective tissues. It also provides the chemicals needed to generate collagen which is the foundation of connective tissues, healthy hair, nails and skin. It is important to know that MSM does not treat arthritis. MSM only helps in relieving joint pain and inflammation associated with arthritis because of its anti-inflammatory and regenerative properties. When you stop taking MSM, the swelling and inflammation from arthritis also returns in a few days. MSM works best if it is combined with other joint supplements like glucosamine, chondroitin, omega-3 and niacinamide because they work synergistically.
Side Effects and Precautions of MSM:
Little to no side effects with MSM supplementation. Some may experience mild gastrointestinal disorder.
Forms, Dosage and Brand Names of MSM:
Adults: The suggested dose for MSM is from 1,000 mg to 7,000 mg per day.
Pregnant Women: Pregnant and nursing mothers should avoid MSM.
Childrens: Generally safe and well tolerated.
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