The thought of the word acid itself brings in imaginary thoughts of skin-burning chemicals or some metal reactions. It is something we all would want to stay away from. However, avoiding acidity in the body is something that can get hard to do. This is because our bodies produce acid every day from the various metabolic activities that take place for example during exercises, lactic acid is produced. The type of food that we eat is also a major factor. Foods like meat, carbohydrates, and food flavors are not good for our bodies. Other causes of body acidity are stress and body inflammation.
Too much acidity in the body has various side effects one of them being cancer. Cancer does not survive in alkaline environment. The reason as to why cancer is caused by acidity is because the acid in the body prevents oxygen from getting to the blood. When the blood becomes too acidic, the body has to sieve the acid from the blood and deposit it in other cells so as to keep the blood in its normal alkaline state. The cells then become more acidic, and this reduces their oxygen level. This causes the cells to die and turn into acid itself. Some of the cells, however, survive the condition and instead of dying like the healthy cells would, they become abnormal cells. The abnormal cells are what we call cancer cells, and as mentioned above it is caused by body acidity.
Other adverse effects of body acidity are arthritis, diabetes, fibromyalgia, headaches, and fatigue. This is because acidity puts the whole body under too much stress trying to get rid of the acid.
There are several ways of reducing body acidity, and one of them is by trying to maintain a healthy eating habit. The other way is by use of MSM.
MSM is a sulfur compound that is found in both plants and animals. It can be extracted from the food we eat, but unfortunately, our food doesn't contain enough MSM and most of it is lost when food is cooked. The good news is that it can be made in the laboratory through the reaction of two alkalines; dimethyl sulfoxide and hydrogen peroxide and the MSM produced is just like the one found in food.
Benefits of MSM (MethylSulphonylMethane)
Making the body alkaline - MSM contains sulfur components. Sulfur is an alkaline that helps in neutralizing the body acid. This is because it enhances metabolic processes. This allows toxins to be removed out of the cells and as a result, no oxygen is required for buffing out the toxin. In addition, too much buffing can cause too much oxygen use which in turn increases the acid level, hence with decreased buffing, there is a reduction in acid level.
Body detoxification - MSM makes the body cells more permeable, meaning that waste products and toxins are highly movable from the body. This allows the essential nutrients to get in the body and also hydration process is increased.MSM has a high ability to break down the less useful calcium that could cause diseases.
Improves skin complexion and health - skin damages like cracked skin, wrinkles, and sagged skin are caused by lack of collagen.MSM enhances the production of collagen. Hence, this improves the skin health. It also collaborates with vitamin C to develop healthy skin tissues.
Helps to strengthen the nails and the hair - Through the production of keratin and collagen, MSM plays an essential role in ensuring the production of healthy nails and hair.MSM is known for contributing towards the production of thick hair and nails, an improvement that can be noted after a short time of use.
More benefits of MSM include improved healing ability, increases energy production, and enhanced joints flexibility.