You may have seen MSM on vitamin labels or skincare. What is it and how do you use it? This article answers What is MSM? About Methylsulfonylmethane.
What Is MSM?
MSM is short for Methylsulfonylmethane. It is a sulfur compound trace and trace mineral found naturally in the body. It builds hair and skin.
MSM can be found in skin products and applied topically or be consumed in a hair growth supplement. It is sometimes found in collagen powder supplements.
MSM brightens skin and promotes collagen production.
MSM for Anti-Aging Skin
MSM brightens the skin while moisturizing. Even if the skin is wrinkled and sagging, it looks healthier and younger if the skin is bright. It also enhances the production of “collagen bundles” which support the skin and keep it from sagging.
MSM for Hair Growth
MSM is vital to make and bind both keratin and collagen and it keeps hair from becoming brittle and thin. Hair tends to get brittle as we age. An MSM deficiency shortens the hair growth phase. MSM is commonly used for alopecia.
Summary on Methylsulfonylmethane
MSM or Methylsulfonylmethane is found naturally in the body. It builds hair and skin by enabling keratin and collagen growth respectively. Deficiencies can cause dull skin and hair loss. It is available in supplement form and included in some skincare products, MSM is also helpful for joint and muscle function.