Natural arthritis supplement, MSN, found effective

May 16, 2000 in Nutrition for Older Adults, Nutrition Topics in the News, Vitamins, Minerals, Supplements

Natural arthritis supplement, MSN, found effective

A preliminary study from the School of Medicine at the University of California at Los Angeles suggests that Lignisul MSM, a dietary supplement derived from natural organic sulfur, is a safe, non-toxic way to relieve arthritis pain.

The double-blind study found that more than 80 percent of those who took 2,250 milligrams of Lignisul MSM daily for six weeks reported an 82 percent average improvement in pain relief, compared to an 18 percent improvement reported by patients who received a placebo treatment.

MSM, or methysulfonylmethane, is found in many common foods, including brussel sprouts, onions, garlic, asparagus, cabbage, broccoli, eggs and peppers. However, many common food-preparation techniques, including washing, steaming, cooking and drying, can reduce MSM levels in food.

Studies have also shown that MSM levels in the body decrease with age. Organic sulfur is the fourth most-abundant mineral in the body. It makes cells permeable so fluids can flow freely through the cell wall, thus removing toxins in the cell, reducing inflammation and promoting healing. Lignisul MSM is available in both oral and topical preparations at a variety of drug store chains and natural health stores.

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