This page contains information on MSM and how it is used as part of alternative remedies for the treatment of a variety of problems.
Please note that we are not advocating that people stop using their normal medication, but would like to make people aware that some alternative therapies can be very effective to help treat problems and create a healthier, younger and more vital you. For more information on our range of products, please click here.
Although we believe in the therapeutic and healing properties of herbs, care must be taken in the use thereof, as they are powerful compounds.
A great deal is written and has been discussed to decide if MSM should be qualified as a "natural" ingredient - but a straight forward answer would be to say that MSM is natural, as it is an organic bound sulfur occurring in almost every living thing.
The MSM found in nature is however so microscopic that it has to be manufactured in order to make it commercially available.
MSM originates from the ocean, where the plankton releases sulfur compounds into the seawater which is then converted to DMS - a volatile ingredient which then escapes into the atmosphere. The DMS then reacts to the ozone and ultraviolet light to create DMSO and DMSO2 - MSM. This then comes down to earth in rainwater where it is taken up by plants.
MSM is commercially made by combining sulfur with paper mill pulp liquids to form DMS and is then purified and processed under pressure and heat, and further filtered and distilled to manufacture pure MSM.
MSM is touted as the fountain of youth, slayer of arthritis and nearly any other kind of disease. MSM offers a vast variety of benefits to the human body.
The sulfur contained in MSM is a natural ingredient in most living tissue, and is required for optimal health. It is however important that the MSM used be purified and free of contaminants and heavy metals.
- Internal use
- MSM helps to maintain natural barriers to allergies, it supports tissue pliability and encourages skin repair.
- The sulfur (part of MSM) is needed to form healthy bones, joints, ligaments, and tendons and furthermore helps the body to produce insulin.
- It is also involved in the digestion of starches, fats, and protein, and supports the cell membranes that work with oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange.
- HELP WITH CANCER
- Some studies have shown that it may be of benefit in
slowing the growth of tumors, and that it decreases joint pain.
- The most deadly form of cancer any cancer that has become metastatic. The
death due to metastatic melanoma, one of the most aggressive and deadly cancers,
has increased steadily over the last several decades. Unfortunately,
chemotherapeutic agents available today are most often unsuccessful at extending
and improving the life expectancy of people affected by this, but in a study it
showed that MSM is an effective and nontoxic agent to
help against metastatic
- MSM induced differentiation by a COX-independent mechanism's and suggested
that a common mechanism for the chemopreventive action invoked by aspirin and
MSM might be of use in cancer prevention.
- Relationship of MSM helping in
fighting lung and colorectal cancers were
reported, and another study also showed that MSM can be of value as a
therapy in fighting cancer.
- External use
- In topical application, MSM helps relieve painful muscles and joints, and is also of value in repairing the skin from any type of injury or ailment.
- It is most useful in the treatment of arthritis and other diseases where joint pain is experienced, as well as muscular pains and aches.
- On the skin it is useful in the treatment of skin disorders such as psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis. The sulfur contained in MSM is also used in the skin for collagen synthesis.
- The sulfur in the MSM helps to keep the collagen fibers in the skin flexible and prevents cross-linking of these fibers (cross-linking is normally seen in old aged skin).
- The sulfur also helps the body to produce more sulfur bonds, and in so doing keep the skin even more pliable and wrinkle free.
None noted, but diarrhea, nausea and headaches are side effects reported by some people taking it internally.
- Healing cream
- To assist in wound healing while soothing skin complaints – such as eczema and psoriasis, acne and piles and moisturizing and protecting the skin. This product has shown its effectiveness over a wide range of problems and judging from sales over more than a decade – it is the trusted healing cream to help with all mishaps, allergic reactions, irritated, burning, itchy and uncomfortable skin conditions.
- Face wash
- This face wash will properly clean your face and remove all impurities and environmental pollutants, without drying the skin. It contains eight herbal extracts to help promote a clear, vital and healthy complexion and a younger looking skin.
- Moisturizing day cream
- This day cream is formulated to help fight the signs of aging on various fronts. It helps to reduce free radical damage which, if left unchecked, leads to premature aging. The herbal extracts help to promote cell rejuvenation and regeneration and provide moisture and hydration to the skin.
- Nourishing night cream
- This nourishing night cream penetrates the skin extremely well and does not make the skin feel oily. It contains a host of herbal extracts to help in the fight against premature aging and has added vitamin E as well. Apart from the moisturizing effect and the anti-aging properties it also softens and smoothes the skin.
- Eye gel
- An effective refreshing eye gel to help reduce puffiness and dark rings around the eyes, while fighting wrinkles and lines. This is a very clever combination of herbal extracts and the base formula has its roots in a clinically proven formula.
- Mud face mask
- With this skin treatment product we combined a special selection of herbs in a base of thermal mud with oligoelements. This recommended weekly treatment will boost circulation to the skin, help to fight wrinkles and lines, improve firmness while at the same time improving suppleness and elasticity of the skin.
- Shampoo with rosemary extract + 7 other herbals
- Our shampoo is in a class of its own – and granted – it is far more expensive than cheap supermarket shampoos, but no other shampoo has the active ingredients we have in our shampoo. The rosemary will boost the health of the hair and scalp, while the other seven herbal extracts will help strengthen the hair and make it shine, increase the volume and make it manageable.
- Rosemary hair treatment conditioner
- We have found that this hair conditioner should really be used as a conditioning treatment. This then removes the need to condition the hair every time you wash – and can be used once a month. It is a superb hair tonic and helps in the control of sebum secretion of the scalp. Although not formulated for dandruff – the ingredients will assist with this as well, while supporting the health of the scalp.
- Hand and body lotion
- When formulating this hand and body lotion we created a rich nourishing, protecting and reviving lotion, which will not leave the skin oily or tacky, but will create a well moisturized, hydrated and supple skin. After applying this lotion it will quickly be absorbed by the skin, leaving it silky soft, smooth and well moisturized.
- Stretch mark gel
- Although nothing can remove already formed stretch marks (only surgery can do that) – thousands of satisfied clients confirm that this gel improves the appearance of old stretch marks. The gel will help in PREVENTING stretch marks (a 92% success rate) and is used with great success by expectant mothers and body builders who may form marks when bulking-up. The formula of this gel is based on clinical studies done in France, to which we added other herbal extracts.
- Jojoba oil
- This liquid golden ester not only moisturizes and penetrates the skin but also helps to fight wrinkles and lines while promoting a clear and unblemished skin. Jojoba does not clog the pores but helps to restore skin elasticity and smoothness. It will leave the skin supple and velvety soft without any oiliness and can be used neat on the skin.
- Almond oil
- This light and deeply moisturizing oil has a softening effect on the skin and can be used on the face and body. Almond oil has excellent emollient properties and helps to balance water and moisture loss in the skin. It can be used neat on the skin and also makes an excellent massage base.