MSM For Longer Stronger Hair!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Since I`ve mentioned my issues with shedding, I`ve received a couple of questions regarding MSM. Below is some information for those inquiring minds :)

What is MSM? Methylsulfonylmethane also known as MSM contains sulfur.

What does MSM do? MSM is known to repair tissue and build collagen which is a protein that helps promote growth of hair and nails.  In  fact, there is sulfur in keratin, one of the main proteins of hair. At any one time, approximately 85% of the hairs on a human head are in the anagen phase. It is theorized that MSM increases hair growth potential by lengthening the growth phase (anagen phase) of the hair cycle. Therefore, you'll notice less shedding (telogen phase is delayed).

Where to get it? You can find MSM in i.e. onions, green vegetables, whole milk, garlic, eggs etc. MSM disappears during food processing (cooking), so many people decide to supplement their diets with a capsule, tablet, powder etc. You can find MSM at your local pharmacy, grocery store or health food store.

What dosage is best? For increased hair growth it is recommended to take anywhere from 1000 mg - 3000 mg daily. It's best to start with a small dosage and work your way up to see how your body responds. It is also best to pair it with Vitamin C (500mg) for better absorption.

Warnings? If you decide to take MSM high doses of MSM may cause nausea, diarrhea, bloating, fatigue, headache, insomnia, itching, disrupts in menstrual cycle or worsening of allergy symptoms in some individuals. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please consult your physician before taking this supplement.
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13 comments

  1. Hey Sunshine. Have you used this already. Does it work? Or is this something you will be trying out.

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    1. I've tried it for a couple days in the past but I never stuck to it to see results.

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  2. considering i suffer from migraines i may have to say no to that one unfortunately

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  3. this has been a godsend to me in my hair journey but it gives me the craziest dreams lol

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    1. Yes I've heard vivid dreams are common along with softer new growth. LOL. Glad to hear it's been helping you.

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  4. I take MSM. They made me break out at first but now I'm fine. I took one every 2 days. Now I take them everyday with no side effects. The worse part for me is how big the pills are. They are humungous@

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    1. I like how you space it out so your body has a chance to absorb it. I dislike huge pills though!! :(

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  5. I only take Trimedica MSM since its pure & theyre not big at all. They have small capsules & powder form and they work very very well &lastt a very long time (currently using their smallest container of the powder form for about 5 months. Still using it up). I have no side effects.

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  6. Wow that's amazing!! How do you take the powder form? I'm shocked it lasted so long.

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  7. Never had acne in my life, msm gave me too much acne , I had to stop. Any advice on how to take msm pills/powder without breaking out

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    1. Sorry to hear that. Drink a lot of water it should help, I would also suggest lowering your dosage or use it every other day.

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  8. Thanks for this valuable info Sunshyne.

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