As always, check with your medical professional first!
Drinking MSM – Over the years, many people have advised not to consume too large quantities of MSM as it may be dangerous and hazardous to your health. For those who may have an intolerance or are allergic to sulphur, this may be true, therefore you should always check with a medical professional first before following this protocol. From a personal perspective I have found that the oral consumption of the MSM has yielded many benefits from a mental, physical and emotional perspective. In most common joint medications and off the shelf MSM capsules/tablets which are between 500mg to 700mg, the MSM content is not sufficient enough as most of it is lost in the metabolism process thus not allowing your body to have enough to experience the full benefits the MSM has to offer. It is for this reason I have followed the protocol below.
My Oral Protocol – When orally consuming the MSM, one should always go through a loading phase, reason being is that not everybody is the same and some people may be more sensitive to the MSM than others, the level of sensitivity is also dependent on the amount of toxins the individual may have in their body. The loading phase is as follows: For the first week take the MSM once a day, at 1 level teaspoon with at least 200 ml distilled water, than for the second week twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening 1 level teaspoon with 200 ml distilled water and than in the 3rd week increase to 1 heaped tablespoon in the morning and 1 level teaspoon in the evening and then 4th week 1 heaped tablespoon in the morning and 1 level tablespoon in the evening. Every dose must be taken with at least 200 ml distilled water. Once you have reached this point, you can go on a maintenance dose using a water therapy protocol. Upon waking up, I take 1 heaped tablespoon of MSM(roughly 3 to 4 grams) with approximately 3 grams of Cissus Q, mix this in 500 ml to 750 ml of water and drink this and as soon as I’m done with this, I drink another 500 ml to 750 ml of water, once this is complete, I will have my breakfast which is about 45 mins later.
Side Effects – The very first side effect was the taste of the MSM, I found the taste to be very bitter but anything that’s generally tastes bitter is good for you or so they say. This is the only negative side effect that I have encountered. Secondly, I experienced a bit of stomach cramping and an intense bowel movement(relieves constipation). This is a good thing as once your organs have been cleansed, your body can breakdown and absorb vitamins, minerals and nutrients much more effectively, alleviating any lethargy and sluggishness. For those who are more sensitive to the MSM, the effects of your healing crisis may be more intense. The positive benefits have definitely out weighed the negative, these being: increased focus, better memory, increased energy levels, increased rate of healing, mood enhancement, better sense of spirituality, The most important benefit that I have experienced is an increased immune system. Another highly positive benefit that I have experienced is the soothing of pain and reduction of muscle fatigue (for those of you who know me or have spoken to me, you will know that I lift weights 7 days a week, yes you read right!!! 7 days a week). With this being said, the MSM has also allowed for better muscle elasticity as well as more revitalized skin. My wife has also experienced a reduction in menstrual pain and less bleeding.