MSM detox: Now I understand

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Recently I got a shipment of MSM-pills. I have heard much good about it and therefore started to take it. I started with 4 grams a day.
After a week my skin didnt improve in fact it worsened. I therefore stopped but couldnt believe the MSM could have done this since it is often described as one of the most harmless things you can take.

I then did a search on google on MSM and detox and here is what it came up with:

MSM enables your cells and tissues to release toxins that have built up over the years. Apparently sulfur is a vital part of our waste management system, and if we have not had enough of it our bodies were not able to release some of the waste substances. If you take too much MSM, your body will release too much waste at one time for your kidneys and liver to handle. This waste in your blood stream can cause all kinds of problems ranging from flu-like symptoms to re-experiencing the effects of drugs that you have taken in the past. For example, heavy caffiene users may feel extra-jittery. The key to reducing or eliminating detox symptoms is to start on MSM slowly so that the waste in your tissues is released slowly and to drink lots of water so that the released toxins will be flushed out of your body quickly.

We always recommend starting at a low level of between 500 and 1000 mg (eighth to a quarter teaspoon) per day. Stay at that level for about a week and then add another 500 to 1000 mg per day and stay at that level for a week. Continue in the same way for several weeks never adding more than 2000 mg (half teaspoon) at one time, until you are taking between 6 and 8 teaspoons per day. This high level makes up for the years of deficiency that your body has experienced. Then reduce the amount to a maintenance level for whatever works for you. This is a balance between addressing what you want to address and being able to sleep as well as you would like at night. For most people the maintenance level is between 1 and 2 teaspoons (4000 to 8000 mg) per day. Always drink LOTS of water when starting on MSM or when increasing the amount you are taking.

http://www.msm-msm.com/bbs/messages/3718.html

So I guess my 4 grams were way too much for my organs to detox so it went out through the skin. Now I will try with the low dose and see what happens.

Maybe it could be usefull for you Mari and others if you intend to do a detox?

DD 8)

  1. DanishDude added:

    Just another thing: Last week I also started to take Chinese Bitter in order to prepare my liver for a detox later. I took it at the time when I also took MSM. So I guess without knowing I was taking two things for detoxing which is not good because you flush too much out at once and generally put your liver under pressure….

    Denise: Are you taking both MSM and Chinese Bitter?

    DD 8)