Can MSM Help Relieve Seasonal Allergies?
Posted on October 17 2019
Allergies are the sixth leading chronic condition in the U.S. and 50 million Americans have them. If you have seasonal allergies and over-the-counter medications aren't helping, there may be a better alternative.
OTC medication for allergies can leave you groggy and foggy-headed, but there may be an alternative with no side effects. Learn more about an all-natural supplement known as Methylsulfonylmethane, or MSM.
What is MSM?
The chemical MSM is found in people, animals, and many plants. It's used to treat arthritis and many other conditions. However, it's more efficiently produced in a lab. Sometimes, it's combined with other supplements.
You can get low doses of MSM from eating:
- Tea and coffee
How Does MSM Relieve and Prevent Allergies?
Studies indicate that MSM may alleviate the symptoms of allergic rhinitis — inflammation of the mucous membrane leading to a runny nose or stuffiness. MSM may decrease allergic reactions by reducing inflammation and the release of prostaglandins and cytokines.
Sulfur compounds facilitate dozens of bodily functions. MSM is the most prolific sulfur compound in the human body and is crucial to many immune responses.
Introducing more MSM into your systems may alleviate allergies in several ways, including:
- Methylsulfonylmethane inhibits histamine receptors inside your nasal passages. It blocks excess histamine absorption, which causes allergic reactions.
- Sulfur compounds promote better blood flow and reduce fluid buildup, which causes nasal inflammation. These compounds may also relieve allergy-related pain.
- MSM facilitates cell detoxification and reproduction. You may also feel energized after taking MSM supplements.
What Allergy Symptoms Can MSM Alleviate?
Sulfur compounds have a positive effect on your immune system. Their role as an anti-inflammatory can help you recover more quickly from a workout and MSM reduces oxidative stress that makes you age faster. This beneficial feature reduces inflammatory compounds like IL-6 and TNF-ɑ to bolster your immune system.
These anti-inflammatory properties also help you improve your sinus condition by alleviating the following allergy symptoms:
- Runny nose
- Watery eyes
- Nasal pain
- Nasal inflammation
How Often Should Someone Take MSM to Become Better Immune to Allergies?
There's a wide range of recommended daily dosages, varying from 2,000-6,000mg. Age, body size and the level of MSM in your blood are contributing factors, and you can start at the lowest dosage and add more as needed. Many people notice changes within three weeks.
Once Someone Takes MSM Does that Mean the Allergies Are Gone for Good?
MSM doesn't cure allergies. However, if you build up a sufficient level of MSM in your system, your cells become more absorptive, so you can flush out more foreign materials. However, if your body doesn't have enough sulfur, the cell walls harden, making it harder for fluid to penetrate your cell walls.
When you use MSM, the sulfur compounds soften cell walls, letting allergens and free radicals to flow out of your system.
Greenway Biotech Produces Pure MSM
We offer OptiMSM, the purest version of Methylsulfonylmethane, which is the only GRAS-designated MSM. You can find it in powder form for easy digestion and faster results.
Visit our website to find out more about our proprietary distillation process. We have a third-party test every batch so our clients get the best quality, purity and consistency. Shop below to make MSM a part of your daily wellness routine.
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