Wednesday, August 19, 2009
MSM, methylsulfonylmethane (sulphur) and Hair Loss
Sulphur is a mineral present in all cells of the human body. Sulphur is most concentrated in hair, skin and nails. Sulphur has been called a “beauty mineral” and a “healing mineral” because of its ability to promote circulation and decrease inflammation. These qualities support the theory that when your body has the adequate amounts of sulphur, you can jump-start hair growth in people with sulphur deficiences that may be causing thinning hair or hair loss.
Sulphur has become a popular nutritional supplement and topical treatment, thanks to methylsulfonylmethane, or MSM. In the book, The Miracle of MSM, by Drs. Stanley Jacob and Ronald Lawrence, they state that MSM is considered to be safe with no chance of overdose. They state that even after years of taking more than 2,000 mg of MSM each day, patients showed no sign of toxicity. That’s because as a water-soluble mineral, any excess MSM not used by the body is quickly flushed out.
The doctors treated more than 1,000 patients with MSM for everything from osteoarthritis to allergies. When it came to research on hair growth, they reported that 100% of their patients taking MSM experienced increased growth. Although these results are exciting there is no widely-published evidence that taking excessive amounts of MSM will reduce health problems unless a sulphur deficiency is currently present. Some first signs of a sulphur deficiency are dry skin, loss of hair, brittle hair and nails. Other symptoms may include sore joints and muscles, diabetes, headaches, allergies and fatigue.
Article printed from : NaturalHairLossRemedies.com