Methylsulfonylmethane, or MSM powder, is routinely ingested as a dietary supplement to receive the published benefits that it provides. It’s commonly referred to as Organic Sulfur due to the carbon and sulfur molecules contained within it. While studies have shown that through ingestion this supplement can safely improve skin quality and tone, an additional use for maximizing outcomes could be a topical use. Furthermore, for those individuals supplementing with this product to maximize joint support, it has been reported that a combination of oral and topical use may provide optimal results.
So just what is MSM cream used for? A majority of published studies regarding this organic sulfur product are in relation to ingestion, but there has been frequent commentary regarding its use in conditions such as the following:
The use of MSM lotion or cream may lead to improved skin benefits such as the following:
Generic recipe from the video above:
To make 8 ounces of aloe vera mixture with 10% MSM powder you'll need the follow:
Step 1: Blend the .8 oz MSM powder (this volume will change depending on the total weight of your end product, and the percentage of MSM you'd like to include - most lotions or creams will allow for 5 - 15% of MSM Organic Sulfur to be added without significantly changing the texture). Alternatively, you can use a mortar and pestle to crush the MSM crystals into a fine powder. Take care not to blend the scoop or desiccant found within each package.
Step 2: Mix blended MSM into your aloe vera base (or whatever cream/lotion you prefer).
Step 3: Scoop the final mixture into a plastic baggie. Cut off one corner and kneed your cream/lotion into the air tight container of your choice. If the container is wide mouthed, you may not need to use a baggie to limit spills.
Step 4: Try it out!
We know of no skin irritation or dermatitis as a result of using MSM topically, however, we are unable to provide specific dosing or medical advice. We do encourage you to follow up with your primary healthcare provider if you have specific questions or concerns.
In more recent years cosmetic manufacturers have begun to use MSM in their products. If you find that you enjoy the benefits from a MSM cream or lotion like the one above, consider searching for cosmetics that include this supplement in their products.
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