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MSM - I lost body fat & tighter skin - anyone else too?

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Fri Jun 18, 2010 7:46 pm      Reply with quote
My sister has vascular necrosis of the hips (she's 38 ) and in a lot of pain whilst waiting for her op; getting worse as time goes on. I thought buying high-strength glucosamine/chondroitin and MSN (read this combo is most effective for pain) would help.

Doesn't seem to be, unfortunately. In fact her surgeon said she would be better taking them post-op Confused But like you say m1rox, it must depend how severe your condition is.

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MSM is not a panacea for knee or hip or other joint ailments. It is designated to be part of a complete protocal in a situation which calls for many minerals, vitamins or delivery systems.

For skin this may include Vitamin C, copper peptides, hyaluronic acid tablets...MSM is a vital component of the tissue building program.

For the body it may require other synergistic meds. Such as chondrointen. I have great results with MSM and Biosil drops.

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Sat Jun 19, 2010 2:23 am      Reply with quote
I take it and I think it helps. I am 56 and got carded yesterday when I tried to buy beer.I do have knee pain but not as much as I used to.But then I do take biosil drops, HA, reservatrol, lycopene,etc and I eat 5 oz of spinach every day thats supposed to be good for wrinkles!(Ok, I know I shoudnt have bought that Heinekin but it was Friday and I didnt have to work!!)
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Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:56 am      Reply with quote
ok, I haven't read back through this thread yet but just wanted to say I started taking MSM about a week ago. I have a pretty sensitive tummy and I think it did upset my tummy the first few days. I think I need to build up my dose gradually. How many do people take a day?

at the moment I am only taking 1000mg a day. I really need to take more than that...eekkk, my bloody stomach is hopeless!! I have Fibromyalgia so am hoping it will help with that. I really want to start taking Reservatrol too.

ok, off to have a read back!
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Mon Sep 27, 2010 5:51 pm      Reply with quote
Just my results with MSM. I thought it would be a wonder supplement for me, a lot of acne sufferers swear by it. For me, it broke me out. I know that it contains sulfur which is supposed to help with cell turnover, making the skin cells exfoliate a lot more. For me, when my skin cells exfoliate a lot more, my pores get clogged, and that results in a pimple. I do believe I have a hyperkeratinization of some kind, and MSM helps form keratin, so it is great for hair, but for me, not for my face. I stopped using it. So I think it is different for every person.
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I've been taking 1,000 mg of MSM the last 3 weeks. At the moment that is all I can handle. Someone said they thought it causes their hair to shed. Just got a bang trim and ten days later my bangs seem longer than usual. However, I think I might have had some shedding the last time I washed. The first week or two my hair felt fuller. Question Who knows. I tried 2,000 mg one day and got terrible insomnia. It will be a while before I have tighter skin or magical fat loss....
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Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:37 am      Reply with quote
Bermie wrote:
ok, . How many do people take a day? at the moment I am only taking 1000mg a day. I really need to take more than that...eekkk, my bloody stomach is hopeless!! I have Fibromyalgia so am hoping it will help with that. I really want to start taking Reservatrol too.

ok, off to have a read back!


Bermie...1000mg is waaaay too much to start with! I would start with 250 mg, then after a couple or few weeks, increase that to 250 mg twice a day, then go t0 500 mgs twice a day and slowly work up to 1000 twice a day. If you go to fast, your tummy with let you know...with sulfur smelling flatulence and the
dia-wee wee's Wink

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Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:26 am      Reply with quote
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Bermie wrote:
ok, . How many do people take a day? at the moment I am only taking 1000mg a day. I really need to take more than that...eekkk, my bloody stomach is hopeless!! I have Fibromyalgia so am hoping it will help with that. I really want to start taking Reservatrol too.

ok, off to have a read back!


Bermie...1000mg is waaaay too much to start with! I would start with 250 mg, then after a couple or few weeks, increase that to 250 mg twice a day, then go t0 500 mgs twice a day and slowly work up to 1000 twice a day. If you go to fast, your tummy with let you know...with sulfur smelling flatulence and the
dia-wee wee's Wink


Well said Laughing

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Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:47 am      Reply with quote
MSM are pretty expensive stuff in Sweden - any good advice to purchase it online, that ships worldwide?

Interesting stuff it seems I say. I have some neck problems with my joints, can always try out something new that's also good for my skin and well being.

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Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:14 pm      Reply with quote
Some places to try:
Vitacost.com
iherb.com
swansonsvitamins.com

luckyvitamins.com

One of these might have international shipping.

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Tue Oct 05, 2010 4:56 am      Reply with quote
sister sweets wrote:
mountaingirl wrote:
Bermie wrote:
ok, . How many do people take a day? at the moment I am only taking 1000mg a day. I really need to take more than that...eekkk, my bloody stomach is hopeless!! I have Fibromyalgia so am hoping it will help with that. I really want to start taking Reservatrol too.

ok, off to have a read back!


Bermie...1000mg is waaaay too much to start with! I would start with 250 mg, then after a couple or few weeks, increase that to 250 mg twice a day, then go t0 500 mgs twice a day and slowly work up to 1000 twice a day. If you go to fast, your tummy with let you know...with sulfur smelling flatulence and the
dia-wee wee's Wink


Well said Laughing



Haha..thanks ladies, I am only getting back to this thread now!!!

I have been taking 1000mg to 1500mg most days, seem to be going okay, been taking them now for about 3-4 weeks, can't see myself getting any higher for a while. Don't see any changes or notice anything as yet?
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Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:32 am      Reply with quote
Im really loking to lose some weight and its really hard Sad .. Anyone suggest any good tips? Or where I can get the crystals? Thanks x
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Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:03 pm      Reply with quote
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Hi Tangal..you seem to be very knowledgeable about the use of msm. I started taking ALOT about 2 and a half weeks ago,,,not realizing that one should work up to it. Needless to say, I experienced breakouts and many of the "detox" type symptoms. One thing though, at first my skin on my face looked great,, then it broke out..now clearing up, but has become dry and flakey (still plumped up) but dryer and constantly exfoliating. Will this end soon? I cut back to about one and a half tablespoons a day to slow down the symptoms.
Thanks for any info you can provide.
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havana8 wrote:
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lucyfly wrote:
Hi Tangal..you seem to be very knowledgeable about the use of msm. I started taking ALOT about 2 and a half weeks ago,,,not realizing that one should work up to it. Needless to say, I experienced breakouts and many of the "detox" type symptoms. One thing though, at first my skin on my face looked great,, then it broke out..now clearing up, but has become dry and flakey (still plumped up) but dryer and constantly exfoliating. Will this end soon? I cut back to about one and a half tablespoons a day to slow down the symptoms.
Thanks for any info you can provide.


One and a half tablespoons is waaay too much to start. Some advice is to start with 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon and work up slowly. This will help clear up your extreme detox symptoms.

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Sun Nov 21, 2010 8:58 pm      Reply with quote
I use Rich's MSM topically and crystals Smile
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Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:26 pm      Reply with quote
I add 1/2 tsp to my coffee every morning. I wonder if this is why my hair and nails grow so fast. I don't think it helps with weight loss for me since I haven't lost any weight. Tighter skin? Who knows if it helps with that or not? My skin looks good though. Most people think I'm in my late 20s or early 30s instead of early 40s.
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Mon Nov 22, 2010 7:25 am      Reply with quote
Natalyn, I too take 1/2 teaspoon every day. I'm glad you mentioned that because my eyelashes have gotten very long and thick and my nails are growing quickly and strong. I hadn't made that connection yet, so thanks!
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I bought MSM (2 x 1.5kg bags of powder, over so many months) and I can't say it made any difference to my skin, or my body fat! Very Happy

Worked up to a heaped tablespoon and 1000mg Vitamin C. Wondering if it just isn't for me, or if I have to up the C dosage too? The doses always confused me somewhat Confused Luckily I never suffered from an upset stomach.

My hair is thick and grows like crazy so it's really hard to tell!

PS: My sister got her two titanium hips 3 months ago and takes MSM/Chondroitin..have to ask if it benefits her pain/mobility-wise.

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MSM/Glucosamine helps me with any joint stiffness, something I was more aware of when I stopped using it for awhile.
It also makes my hair softer & healthier looking.
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I like to mix my MSM powder in water along with a packet of Emergen-C. Vitamin C supposedly makes the MSM more effective
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MSM coupled with Vitamin C is considered part of a healthy skin (remodeling) program. It is recommended by facial exercisers as well as Skinbiology founder Dr Loren Pickart in his research with copper peptide use. Some take Biosil with MSM also. Benefits are for skin, hair, nail growth and ligaments and tendons.

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I swear, I am such a follower Rolling Eyes I went out and bought this stuff! You all are a "bad" influence on me Bad Grin !!! I'm so excited, I can't wait to see how this works. Laughing

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Good luck Smile Word of caution on the MSM, start with a small amount, as it can cause tummy troubles... (I actually started with a small amount and have stayed at that dosage because of this reason)

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I wish I lost a couple pounds on it, but I did see some other benefits. My bones felt a lot less achey this winter when I was taking it (knees and fingers esp), my skin was clearer. I can't remember why on earth I stopped taking it, I guess I just got lazy.

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Is the daily dosage of 5000mg of MSM a bit too much? I've been taking 1000mg for months (with no visible results) and then gradually upped the dosage to 5000mg per day. I don't have any digestion problems, however my hair and nails look great Smile. Skin, on the other hand, is showing no improvement whatsoever.

But I didn't find anything about MSM toxicity so I thought it should be okay? Or not?
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