You may have heard me mention ‘MSM’ in previous blogs. I’m a huge fan of it. It improves skin, hair and nails … and it’s natural!
What is MSM?
Methyl Sulphonyl Methane is a natural form of sulphur that is found in the fluids and tissues of all living organisms. It’s a mineral and is essential for the regeneration of healthy cells.
It is found naturally in certain foods: raw vegetables, eggs, milk and fish. One of the richest sources is cabbage and other dark leafy greens. Unfortunately the process of cooking and preparing food depletes it of the mineral. So, it makes good sense to top up our MSM supply through supplementation. This ensures that we’re getting enough to support the regeneration process.
What are the Benefits of Taking MSM?
It has many benefits to the skin and the body. Also known as ‘The Healing Mineral’, it can help to alleviate certain health problems such as arthritis, osteoporosis, psoriasis and eczema. It also helps to support the production of collagen and decreases inflammation in the body.
MSM promotes a firmer, smoother and more radiant complexion. It strengthens and promotes the growth of hair and nails too – everything a woman wants … unless of course you have short hair, and you don’t want more frequent trips to the hairdresser!
MSM in skincare products is an amazing ingredient. I like to use skincare products that contain MSM, as well as taking my supplements internally. Applying it from the outside and taking it on the inside is like double skin benefits.
Not only does nutritional sulphur support the production of collagen, but it also improves cell wall respiration. It moves nutrients and oxygen into cells and moves toxins out. It helps to reduce wrinkles and scar tissue and will reduce brown spots of hyperpigmentation whilst giving your skin that glow we all desire.
The products we supply that contain MSM as an ingredient are the Multi-Active Accelerator, Skin Tight Lifting Elixir and now Rawgaia MSM Organic Beauty cream. My brand of choice when it comes to supplementation is Doctor’s Best. Doctor’s Best uses OptiMSM. This means it’s purified by double distillation and contains nothing other than the listed ingredients. I used to use the powder but now I use the capsules (not tablets). This is also very beneficial if you happen to be using a Copper Peptide Serum as it supplies the sulphur needed to create new proteins when the old damaged cells are removed.
If MSM isn’t in your life – it needs to be!