Organic Sulfur, commonly known as MSM, is a popular dietary supplement with an array of documented benefits. One area of particular interest is that of hair and nail growth. This topic is gaining more interest as research starts to look into the effects of diet on your body's appearance.
Yes, according to a 2019 study published in Natural Medicine Journal which followed 63 individuals over 4 months of use. Subjects in this study were found to have improved hair and nail conditions as determined by expert graders and self-assessment examination.
This study was comprised of two groups, one receiving 1 gram of MSM crystals and the other receiving 3 grams of the same product. Subjects were instructed to take their dosage daily for 4 months. Furthermore, subjects were instructed to avoid using any other additional hair or nail treatment products for the length of this study.
An outside group of experts performed a visual inspection of the subject's hair shine, volume, overall health, and split ends. This inspection was performed at the start of the study, then again at weeks 4, 8, 12, and 16. At those same time intervals, subjects were asked to fill out a self-questionnaire covering the same topics.
Furthermore, both experts and subjects were asked to rate nail shine and overall appearance at the start of the study, then again at weeks 2, 4, and 8.
The results of this study are very encouraging!
In the group supplementing with 3 grams of MSM per day, experts rated a statistically significant increase in hair shine in as short as 4 weeks (from baseline to the first follow up inspection). Amazingly, these results continued to improve to the point that they were 22.9% improved at 12 weeks and 29.7% improved at 16 weeks. The group supplementing with 1 gram of MSM per day also showed significant improvements beginning at the 8 week follow up, and reached a 16% improvement in shine at 16 weeks.
Both groups seemed to benefit from their Organic Sulfur supplementation in grading of hair volume as well. Again, statistical significance in improvement could be found in as short as 8 weeks, with improvements noted throughout the length of the study. At the 16 week follow-up, experts had graded hair volume as improving 22.4% in the larger dosage group (3 g per day), and 9.9% in the smaller dosage group (1 g per day).
The overall healthy appearance of hair also improved, but interestingly enough, the lower dosage group actually recorded better scores in this category.
For the final category of scoring on hair, that of split ends, there were no statically significant findings reported. However, self assessment scores from the subjects themselves seemed to suggest that users were pleased with their results as only 1 individual from the larger dosage group, and 2 individuals from the smaller dosage group seemed to suggest their split ends hadn't improved.
There were statistically significant gains in nail shine and nail overall appearance in as short as 2 weeks of supplementation from both dosage groups. After 8 weeks, nail shine for the 3 grams per day dosage group improved an amazing 54.5%, compared to a, still amazing, 40% improvement in the 1 gram per day group.
Overall nail appearance was graded to have achieved a 38.9% improvement in the larger dosage group and a 31% improvement in the smaller dosage group by the end of tracking at 8 weeks.
In addition, most users suggested that their nails appeared to be healthier and stronger in their self assessment scores.
The results from this study suggest that supplementing with Organic Sulfur, or MSM, may significantly increase your hair shine, volume, and overall appearance. Additionally, your nails may appear to have more shine and an improved overall appearance. These results were achieved with both 1 gram and 3 grams of dosage. However, results seemed to be achieved at a quicker rate, and to a better level when supplementing with 3 grams of MSM.
If you have specific questions regarding the dosage of this product, we encourage you to ask your primary healthcare provider since everyone's situation is different.
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