What is the proper Dosage?
Q: How much MSM should I take?
A: Whether you're taking a medication or a nutritional supplement, you should always take the least possible amount that gives you the benefit you desire. This same idea applies to MSM. More is not necessarily better.
Each of us are unique individuals with different genetic makeup, sizes, hormones, tolerances, energy, resistance, and levels of health or illness. Even if two people have the same type and severity of disease, each brings into play a different set of strengths and weaknesses with which to counteract it.
Because we all so different, our bodies also respond somewhat differently to medication. One aspirin may work for your headache but your brother with the same headache may need two. The same is true of natural remedies and nutritional supplements. One gram of MSM may give you a shot of energy but your brother may need five grams to feel the same effect.
Over the years, thousands of patients have experienced healing benefits by taking 2 to 8 grams (2,000 to 8,000 milligrams) of MSM a day, the amount depending on their gastrointestinal (or GI) tolerance and their condition.
For general maintenance and health, a dosage of around 2 grams (2,000 milligrams) or less is usually adequate.
Higher doses are typically necessary to experience therapeutic effects. You may need 3 to 4 grams of MSM a day to control your allergic symptoms of sneezing, runny nose, and burning eyes during pollen season.
For severe, deep-seated conditions, you will probably need higher doses, and sometimes much higher, to experience relief. We have used extremely large doses in the treatment of extraordinary cases. We have recommended 40 or 60 grams and up in incremental daily doses for severe conditions, but in these instances patients were under a doctors personal supervision.
It is our opinion that the higher the dose you can take without developing an upset stomach the quicker you will experience a healing response and the fewer symptomatic recurrences you will have. If you don't see a response, increase your dosage slowly.
Start low. Work up slowly. That's our general recommendation. Build up to an optimum dose perhaps over a two or three week period. Many people start off with 2 grams a day and increase another gram or two after several days. If you wish to go higher, raise your dose again by a similar amount several days later.
As you raise the level of MSM it is a good idea to divide the doses during the day. That helps your body become accustomed to the MSM.. This is not a cookbook. Dosages are not carved in stone. The recommendations we make are based on years of clinical experience. just remember the individuality principle.
Q: What if I take to much msm.
A: If you over do it, you may develop minor gastrointestinal discomfort or more frequent stools, just cut back if that happens. Taking MSM in two or three doses over the day reduces the possibility of a GI reaction. Divided doses are recommended in particular for people taking larger quantities of MSM.
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