In other articles, I mentioned two nutrients that can you should take daily - serrapeptase and fatty acids, to fight the unseen inflammation that goes on everyday in your body. It is this unchecked inflammation that leads to those illnesses that you are so familiar with in people over 50 and even younger.

Here is one more nutrient that doesn't get much press and yet is one of the most needed nutrients that everyone should be using regularly. This nutrient is used by every body cell and is considered an anti-aging supplement because it will keep you young inside and out.

This nutrient is call MSM, methylsulfonylmethane, and is a natural occurring compound found in small amounts in many of the foods you eat. It contains about 35% organic sulfur that is absorbed by your body.

When MSM is embedded in your cell membranes, it keeps that structure flexible and prevents it from becoming hard and dry. This allows nutrients to go into the cells and wastes and toxins to come out. Wastes that do not totally come out of your cells causes inflammation.

MSM supplements has many benefits for the body that come from the sulfur it provides and also by the "Methyl" compounds that it has attached to it.

MSM supplements provide the body with,

Nerve blockage
Analgesic effects
Increase blood circulation
Anti-inflammatory action
Softening of collagen
Reduces scar tissue
Reduces muscle spasms

The Methyl groups play an important part in making sure that Homocysteine is converted to methionine. This is important chemical conversion, since excess Homocysteine has been discovered to lead to arteriosclerosis, an inflammatory condition, Alzheimer's, and rheumatoid arthritis, another inflammatory condition.

Here's how to use MSM supplements.

For serious inflammatory conditions use 6000 - 10,000 mg. When I use up to 10,000 mg, I find that I have around 4 bowel movements per day. So if you have loose bowel movements, you can back off a little.

For daily maintenance of inflammation in your body use 2000 mg.

You can take these with or without food. If you have a sensitive stomach, take MSM after your meal. Some people experience stomach upsets when not taken with food.

Some side effects have been observed in people that are taking pain killers like aspirin, heparin, dicumerol.

MSM supplements can be purchased in 1000 mg torpedo size. It's a nice small size, allowing you to easily swallow them and quickly take 2000 mg by taking two torpedoes.

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