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A 57-year-old female asked:

is msm beneficial?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Maybe.: I usually ask patients to tell me if they feel it works. There is not a lot of evidence to support it, but some patients feel it does. It would not be right to stop it.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What is methyl sulfonyl methane and what are its health benefits and side effects?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
Anti-inflammatory: It has anti-inflammatory effects and there are no side effects.
CA
A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: msm?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
MSM: Methylsulfonylmethane is an organosulfur compound , present in many plants & foods & beverages, being marketed as a dietary supplement. Claims it helps immune system & stress.
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A 48-year-old male asked:

Kindly let me know the uses, dosage and contraindication of methyl sulfonyl methane?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Methylsulfonylmethan: No medical uses for msm are approved. A variety of health benefits have been claimed and studied and has been touted as a natural source of "biologically active sulfur", a material readily available in any reasonable diet. My advice is not to take this, and go read pt barnum's advice. Best wishes.
A 46-year-old member asked:

I've been hearing of msm a lot lately. Can you tell me what it is?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Rheumatology 52 years experience
See details: This is an herbal supplement purported to have some anti-inflammatory properties.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What do docs think about taking msm?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Rheumatology 52 years experience
See details: Msm or DMSO is a liquid that is applied to the skin. It is one of the agents that is supposedly to be used for numerous issues but has little scientific evidence to support its benefit. The one thing it will do is give you horrible bad breath.
Dr. Peter Ihle
Dr. Peter Ihle commented
Orthopedic Surgery 54 years experience
It will cause topical chemicals 2 B absorbed through the skin easily, but it is not selective so it will also push anything through the skin barrier including poisons and toxic chemicals that may B around also. Must keep covered & not open 2 the air as it will absorb air born chemicals & gases.use with extreme care. Used a lot in treating horses.
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