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What is MSM (methylsulfonylmethane)?

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MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) is a chemical found in animals, humans, and many plants. People use it most often to try to treat arthritis.

MSM can be produced in a lab, where it is sometimes combined with other supplements such as glucosamine or chondroitin.

SOURCES:

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Consumer Information and Education: MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane)."

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: "Osteoarthritis and Complementary Health Approaches."

Gregory, P. , Jan. 15, 2008; vol 77: pp 177-184. American Family Physician

Kalman, D. Sept. 27, 2012; vol 9: p 46. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition,

Debbi, E. , June 27, 2011; vol 11: p 50. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Lim, E. . April 2, 2012; vol 7: p e33361. PLoS One

Ameye, L. , July 19, 2006; vol 8: R127. Arthritis Research and Therapy

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: "MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane)."

Reviewed by Carmen Patrick Mohan on May 12, 2017

SOURCES:

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Consumer Information and Education: MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane)."

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: "Osteoarthritis and Complementary Health Approaches."

Gregory, P. , Jan. 15, 2008; vol 77: pp 177-184. American Family Physician

Kalman, D. Sept. 27, 2012; vol 9: p 46. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition,

Debbi, E. , June 27, 2011; vol 11: p 50. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Lim, E. . April 2, 2012; vol 7: p e33361. PLoS One

Ameye, L. , July 19, 2006; vol 8: R127. Arthritis Research and Therapy

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: "MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane)."

Reviewed by Carmen Patrick Mohan on May 12, 2017

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