MSM – the healthy alternative

Have you ever experienced aches and pains and have started to live on anti inflammatory pills like Voltaren?

The good news is that there is a product called MSM which does the work of an anti inflammatory but is a totally natural product whose side effects are beneficial to our bodies, instead of being harmful.

What Is MSM?

MSM (methyl-sulfonyl-methane) is organic sulfur, a naturally occurring compound in the human body. In its purified form, it’s an odourless white powder with a slightly bitter taste.

It helps to ensure the proper functioning of various body processes, including healthy skin, nails and hair.

MSM can also function as a pharmaceutically active agent for treating allergies and asthma, arthritis, muscle soreness and cramps.

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According to Yolanda Oosthuizen, a local physiotherapist, she advises her patients to use MSM on a regular basis. One example is local open water swimmer Brenton Williams who came to see Yolanda, whose practice is situated at the Poli Clinic near the Fountains Mall.

“Brenton was in a heavy training schedule prior to swimming the SA Champs and his shoulders and upper back were giving him problems”, said Ooostuizen. “We tried MSM and together with manipulation of the affected areas it worked in reducing inflammation and stiffness”.

MSM can be taken on a continual basis as a daily supplement. For more information Yolanda can be contacted on [email protected]

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