MSM Too Good To Be True

Normally when it seems too good to be true, it is.  

In my 35 years in the health industry, I have found very few products that can actually deliver on all their claims…  but MSM can!

what msm can really do


How Does MSM Do All of This?

MSM stands for methyl-sulfonyl-methane (now you know why we shorten it to MSM).

MSM is a naturally occurring sulfur that is present in every cell of your body. MSM is not the odorous, inorganic sulfur that you find in hot springs, and it isn’t sulfa or sulfites, so you can’t be allergic to it.

Sulfur is an important substance in the creation and regeneration of all your body tissues.

Our bodies are producing new cells 24 hours per day. Vitamins and amino acids work with MSM during this process.  If your body doesn’t receive the proper nutrition and building materials it needs, it will produce dysfunctional cells. Without proper levels of MSM our bodies are unable to create healthy new cells.

Sulfur must be present for collagen to be produced, making it a vital component in the formation of cartilage and connective tissues.

Sulfur helps to form the keratin that is required for healthy, strong hair and nails.

Sulfur forms the flexible bonds between proteins, which helps build and maintain supple, well hydrated skin cells. This results in smoother healthier skin (ladies, this means LESS WRINKLES).

MSM gives permeability to your cells allowing them to better eliminate waste material, toxins and excess cellular fluids. Permeability also lets healing nutrients in.  MSM helps restore flexibility and elasticity to all cells.

MSM allows the body to more effectively take up oxygen. In the case of your lungs, the greater permeability and elasticity of cell membranes allows more air to be breathed in and oxygen to pass into the blood stream.

MSM prevents and corrects the clotting of red blood cells, allowing the blood to absorb more oxygen which also means that cells throughout the body can take up more oxygen from the blood, and therefore produce more energy.

MSM slows down and restores crosslinking in collagen.  Crosslinking in collagen is a natural process in scar formation, causing hard and often painful scar tissues.

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Beyond The Basics

MSM (sulfur) even plays a role in protecting you from degenerative diseases. For example, glutathione—a potent antioxidant made by your body—requires sulfur to effectively combat free radicals.

Other compounds that depend on you having enough sulfur (MSM) include:

  • Insulin – a hormone that balances your blood sugar
  • Thiamin (Vitamin B1) – a primary factor in the metabolism of carbohydrates
  • Glucosamine – an amino sugar that we form from glucose that helps make up many of the body’s tissues including membranes in the digestive and respiratory tracts as well as synovial fluid in the joints.

Everything Works Better With MSM

MSM makes most vitamins and other nutrients more effective by improving the cellular uptake of these nutrients, and prolonging their lives. Your body can better utilize the nutrients, which makes taking dietary supplements more efficient and means less are needed.

Supplementation is The Best Choice 

Because of its nature, MSM is quickly lost from food when it is processed, cooked, frozen or stored.  The second you pick a fruit or vegetable from the tree or vine, it begins rapidly losing the MSM and of course other nutrients as well.

When your body uses the MSM molecule to produce a new cell, the MSM is lost forever.  Since we are getting far less than optimal amounts of MSM in our diets and we need to continuously replace the body’s needed supply of MSM to produce new, good, healthy cells, it makes sense to take supplemental MSM daily.

Our Recommendations

You will get maximum benefit if you take MSM twice a day, about 12 hours apart and results will be best if you take buffered vitamin C with bioflavonoids at the same time.

How Much MSM Should You Take?

For daily health and prevention of disease, we suggest at least 1,000 mg of MSM along with 1,000 mg of Calcium Ascorbate (Buffered Vitamin C) that contains bioflavonoids at least once a day.  But there are many applications for MSM that require higher dosages.

how much msm should you take


For allergies try 5,000 mg of MSM with 2,000 to 3,000 mg of buffered vitamin C (vitamin C is considered a natural anti-histamine too) two times per day.

For osteoarthritis you could easily start with 5,000 mg of MSM and 2,000 mg of buffered vitamin C twice a day (and we highly recommend adding 1,000 mg of glucosamine two times per day, as it will help build the cushion between the joint).

But for something like muscle recovery, you may only need as much as 3,000 to 4,000 mg of MSM and 1,000 mg of buffered vitamin C twice a day.

MSM has no known toxicity so it is safe to experiment with dosages to get the desired result.

Note: Some people will experience lose stool from too much Calcium Ascorbate. Keep track of your Calcium Ascorbate intake and if you get loose stool, you will know what your tolerance level is. For example, I can take 10,000 mg over the course of the day without getting lose stool, but 5,000 mg or more at one time is too much for me.

MSM and Calcium Ascorbate can be taken with or without food.

Are There Any Negative Effects From Taking MSM?

In the first 2 weeks of taking MSM, some people may experience detoxification symptoms. This rarely happens and the most common symptoms are a mild headache and/or slight fatigue.

Remember MSM may increase your energy, so if you find yourself too energized to sleep, then you should consider taking your evening dose of MSM a little earlier.

Now You Know Why…….

We have included 1,000 mg of MSM in our Total Health Pack along with the right type of buffered vitamin C (calcium ascorbate) with bioflavonoids.

Note: Our Total Health Pack is truly designed to help you create Total Health.  For more details please visit our dedicated website


Are you skeptical? We were.  But we have had so many great results of our own and have received so many testimonials from our clients, we are true believers now in the miracles of MSM.

MSM is one of the top 5 nutrients for proving that supplements really do work.  We encourage you to become familiar with this exceptional product partnered with calcium ascorbate (the right type of vitamin C) and use it according to our suggestions. You will absolutely see the benefits. We guarantee it!

Both of these products along with our Total Health Packs are available HERE in our online store.


“Well, I am amazed!  I took 5 msm and 3 vit c before my workout (with my inhaler in my pocket but it didn’t come out of my pocket!).  I was sure I was going to need my inhaler because the workout had quite a bit of cardio and the room was a bit stuffy.  

I didn’t even slightly wheeze!  I’m going to keep trying this instead of using my inhaler.” Laura R, Nanaimo, BC

Headache Relief (MSM Works Equally Well For Men) 

“I have suffered from migraine headaches for most of my adult life and these past five years have gotten worse instead of better. I’ve tried every new drug on the market, costing me hundreds of dollars, but nothing seemed to stop the headaches from returning.

Then I started with MSM and Calcium Ascorbate and within weeks I started to feel better. I can honestly say my migraines are coming less and less, where I was having 1 or 2 migraines a week, I’m now going months, and eventually I hope they will disappear altogether. From being a person who never took any health products – just pain killers- I’ve become a believer, these things really work.” Bob, Victoria, BC

“On Monday’s when driving home with my husband after work he always had a headache and he would say that he had his “Monday Headache” and that he always gets a headache on Monday.   Just the other day I said to him you aren’t having headaches anymore and he was surprised to realize that he wasn’t.  

The only product I put him on was MSM because he also used to clear his throat and blow his nose constantly, well he does not have that problem anymore either.  Thank goodness”. Valerie A., Victoria, BC

Tennis Elbow

“I have been taking MSM, 2,000 mg twice.  I was due to have a cortisone injection for tennis elbow today, but after taking MSM for a week, I don’t even need it now!!  As always, thank you for all your helpful information.”  V.M. Victoria, BC


At one of my full day workshops, a lady came in with extremely red and watery eyes. They were so bad that my eyes started to water every time I would look at her. So I asked her if she was okay and she said it was just her allergies acting up.

I immediately opened a bottle of MSM and Calcium Ascorbate (buffered vitamin C). I gave her 5,000 mg of MSM and 3,000 mg of Calcium Ascorbate.

Within 20 minutes her eyes were perfectly clear and she didn’t have another reaction for the rest of the day. Needless to say, she bought the two bottles from me and everyone else in the workshop were so impressed that they all left with bottles of MSM and calcium ascorbate (buffered vitamin C) as well.  Brenda Eastwood, RNCP, Victoria, BC

“I have been using MSM for about two months.  As an allergy sufferer, I am noticing dramatic changes and relief from related symptoms.  I can breathe through my nose, which is something I have not been able to do in years.” Nanette J, Kamloops, BC

Sore Muscles

Trip A. One morning on a trip to the Oregon Coast with my girlfriend we did a walk/run down the beach and back (total time 90 minutes). Then after a short break, we did a 5 mile forest hike. This was more exercise than either of us were used to in one day.

My friend warned me that she was going to be very sore the next day. I said, no you won’t and I got out my emergency travel kit and doled out 4,000 mg of MSM and 1,000 mg of Calcium Ascorbate (buffered vitamin C) for each of us.

She couldn’t believe how great she felt the next day. We could tell that we had done a lot of exercise but neither of us felt sore and stiff.

Trip B. While in Sedona, I went with another friend on a “strenuous hike” which was more like a strenuous rock climb. It was very tough, harder for her because she is shorter than I am which meant that she had to really stretch to make some of the foot holds.

We were pretty certain that we would be really sore the next day but I hoped that the 4,000 mg of MSM and 1,000 mg of Calcium Ascorbate (buffered vitamin C) that we each took would do the trick and it did. We didn’t experience the soreness that would normally accompany a climb like that.

PS both friends also take one Total Health Pack daily.

Brenda Eastwood, RNCP, Victoria, BC

Back and Neck Pain

“You recommended I increase the MSM for my back & neck pain.  I doubled the amount of MSM I was taking, from 1,000 mg to 2,000 mg per day, and am no longer plagued by chronic pain!  In fact, over spring break I painted the kitchen, living room & hallway with no aches or pains.  Last time I painted 4 years ago I was in agony for weeks.” Terry P, Vancouver, BC

Bee Sting Bites

“Just wanted to add my testimonial to MSM & Vit C. as an allergic reaction medicine.

I have always reacted poorly to mosquito bites & Bee stings.  Not to the point of needing to carry an epi pen but close (thank god I found MSM before I got to that stage) I haven’t been stung for many years – this year… well different story. Working on the farm I don’t always see the nests! In May I was stung twice from Bumble bees (more painful that wasps), on the eyebrow & the corner of my eye. 

Everyone here told me I would be swollen up for 2 days… I took the MSM & Vit C immediately.  About 2 hours later I was able to see out of that eye .. 6 hours later hardly any swelling. I did have to keep taking the MSM (I could feel when it was wearing off) by the next morning the area was tender but that was it!!! Some friends who work at a pharmacy were simply amazed.. they know all about MSM as the sports healer but have never heard about it as  allergy relief!

Thank you Brenda “

Claudia Bruyckere
Co-Owner Claudean’s Meats @ French Creek Valley Farm, BC 250-951-0124

Arthritic Pain

I wanted to send you a quick update on my hip, and let you know that all is well.  The mild arthritis in my hip is 100% better!

I can walk again, and my hip no longer aches!  I only added 1,000 mg of MSM and 1,000 mg of glucosamine to my AM Total Health Pack and then took another 2,000 mg of MSM and 1,000 mg of glucosamine and one calcium ascorbate after dinner.” Joan W, Victoria, BC

The information made available in this article/newsletter is provided for educational or reference purposes only. Nutritional Therapy and/or Coaching is not intended as a diagnosis, treatment, prescription, or cure for any disease, mental or physical, and is not intended as a substitute for regular medical care.

Copyright Brenda Eastwood 2018 – “MSM, Is It Too Good To Be True?”

Would you like to use this article in your E-zine or website?  You may, if you include this complete write-up with it: Brenda Eastwood is a holistic health expert who specializes in Women’s Health Issues.  Her expertise stems from over 35 years’ experience as a Registered Nutritional Consulting Practitioner.  This includes ongoing research, 17 years running a successful private practice, presenting hundreds of seminars and workshops, as well as coaching clients through her unique online Inner Circle program. Today she can reach out to even more women through her Facebook posts and her book “Get off the PMS and Perimenopausal Roller Coaster, Learn 9 Natural Fast Track Solutions to Balanced Hormones”. 

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