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  1. MizaniMami

    MizaniMami New Member

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    Can I mix it with OJ and drink it like that? Or will that dilute the chemical value??

    What brand do you use?
     
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    1. How much MSM are you taking?
    4000 mg/day
    2. Do you plan to up your dosage?
    not at this time. this seems to be a good dosage for me
    3. Are you taking it with anything special? (i.e. orange juice, ester C, etc)
    I mix it with a packet of Emer'gen-C, which is a yummy orange/tangerine fizzy drink mix that the lady who used to do my colonics gives her clients after a colonic treatment. It contains 1,000 mg Vitamin C, 500 mg Glucosamine & 400 mg Chondroitin. It masks the bitterness of the MSM completely ;)
    4. How much water do you drink in conjunction with taking MSM?
    I probably drink a couple gallons of water every day because it's my beverage of choice. I only use a cup of water w/my MSM concoction, but then I follow that with 16-20 oz of water.
    5. What form of MSM are you taking? (powder, crystals, capsule, etc)
    powder
    6. What brand of MSM are you taking?
    Natural Balance Lignisul
    7. What side effects/results have you gotten from taking MSM?
    No side effects from taking it; all heck breaks loose w/the premenstrual breakouts if I backslide and forget to take it for a couple of weeks
    8. Are you taking any other vitamins or supplements?
    No
    9. What was your original reason for starting MSM?
    It was recommended by a nurse practitioner for joint stiffness/aches .. it took care of that and my hair growth skyrocketed as a side effect

    I'm not consistent enough to get into the hair vitamins/potions/etc., because I'd eventually stop using them, but MSM is beneficial in so many ways I put a lot of effort in using it regularly.
     
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    I just put a teaspoon of the powder on my tongue and quickly chase it down with a glass of O.J.- I'm not sure if it will matter if it is diluted in a glass of O.J or taken staight, it shouldn't really matter though. I take Jarrow Formulas powder. I got it at a local store called Health Quest. HTH :)
     
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    bumping.............
     
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    1. How much MSM are you taking?
    Anywhere between 3,000 and 6,000 mg a day.
    2. Do you plan to up your dosage?
    I suppose I could add more powder...
    3. Are you taking it with anything special? (i.e. orange juice, ester C, etc)
    Always orange juice or lemon water... something with Vitamin C to aid absorption.
    4. How much water do you drink in conjunction with taking MSM?
    Anywhere between 8 and 12 glasses a day.. I love lemon water.
    5. What form of MSM are you taking? (powder, crystals, capsule, etc)
    OptiMSM powder.
    6. What brand of MSM are you taking?
    Currently taking Jarrow, thinking about switching to Carlson Laboratories.
    7. What side effects/results have you gotten from taking MSM?
    No aching joints from past injuries, softer hair and I'm sure some other internal benefits that I just don't notice as much.
    8. Are you taking any other vitamins or supplements?
    I take Biotin, Spirulina, Olive Leaf Extract daily and HF37 Step Two on occasion.
    9. What was your original reason for starting MSM?
    My gymnastics coach recommended MSM to me when I was about 12 or 13 for my joints because I was being very demanding of them. I stopped competing because of injuries but I attribute my relatively pain-free body today to MSM and the regular practice of yoga.
     
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    This thread has inspired me to try MSM flakes. My seasonal allergies have been getting progressivley worse, and my knees are acting up after workouts. It sounds like MSM can help with both of those ailments. Faster hair growth would be an added bonus!:)
     
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    I just started taking 1,000 ml of MSM yesterday. Thanks Hairgasm.
    I am taking it for pain mostly but I hope it clears my skin and helps my hair out too.
    I hope to up my dosage to 2,000ml after about 2 weeks. I want to ease my way into so my body can adjust.

    Any new updates from the ladies that started in the beginning of the year?
     
  8. Aveena

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    Headaches!!! or should I say migraines made me slow down. I'm going to start again in the new year. but just not take soo much maybe 2000mgs is good enough for me. I had so much more energy and my overall health fealt better. I just couldn't stand the headaches.
     
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    1. How much MSM are you taking? 1000 milligrams

    2. Do you plan to up your dosage? I will probably go up to 2k in the New Year.

    3. Are you taking it with anything special? (i.e. orange juice, ester C, etc) Nope just water.

    4. How much water do you drink in conjunction with taking MSM? Even prior to taking MSM I drink a huge amount of water. Usually 3 liters or so.

    5. What form of MSM are you taking? (powder, crystals, capsule, etc) Capsules.

    6. What brand of MSM are you taking? I can't recall.

    7. What side effects/results have you gotten from taking MSM? So far my arthritis has been eased some.

    8. Are you taking any other vitamins or supplements? I take a hair/nail/skin formula, a multi, vitamin C, calcium, and magnesium citrate.

    9. What was your original reason for starting MSM? Arthritis.
     
  10. Divine Inspiration

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    Hoping this will be helpful to folks wondering bout forms/dosage/side effects, etc
     
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    I'm sold! I am going to purchase MSM today! Will keep you posted. Is there anyone out there with any new updates?:D
     
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    I stopped taking my MSM powder for about a week and my face broke out so bad!!!!! :mad: Needless to say, I'm back on it!


    1. How much MSM are you taking? Approx. 5,000-6,000 mg

    2. Do you plan to up your dosage? Nope

    3. Are you taking it with anything special? (i.e. orange juice, ester C, etc) Ester C

    4. How much water do you drink in conjunction with taking MSM? I really don't monitor my water intake but I do drink alot of water.

    5. What form of MSM are you taking? (powder, crystals, capsule, etc) Powder.

    6. What brand of MSM are you taking? Vitamin World brand

    7. What side effects/results have you gotten from taking MSM? Menstrual cramps have eased, skin cleared up. It does give me gas :look:

    8. Are you taking any other vitamins or supplements? I take it with Ester-C.

    9. What was your original reason for starting MSM? Skin
     
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  13. Whimsy

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    I just ordered this for acne issues...I'm glad to know it will have hair benefits as well.
     
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    1. How much MSM are you taking? 1,900mg

    2. Do you plan to up your dosage? not currently; supplementing the Jarrow a few weeks ago was upping my dosage

    3. Are you taking it with anything special? (i.e. orange juice, ester C, etc); no, just bottled water or fruit-flavered water like Fruit H2O or ClearFruit Lite

    4. How much water do you drink in conjunction with taking MSM? not sure; at least 3-4 bottles a day, but probably not as many as I should!

    5. What form of MSM are you taking? (powder, crystals, capsule, etc) capsules

    6. What brand of MSM are you taking? Whole Foods Hair, Skin & Nail supplements and Jarrow MSM (OptiMSM)

    7. What side effects/results have you gotten from taking MSM? at first I used to get headaches (assuming that it was from the MSM), but I have been on them faithfully (and my other vits) for about 4 months now, so the headaches could have been from something else; no current side effects, though

    8. Are you taking any other vitamins or supplements? yes, see my siggy

    9. What was your original reason for starting MSM? hair, skin and nail benefits, but mainly hair!
     
  16. Whimsy

    Whimsy Well-Known Member

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    Bumping for people's updates on MSM's positive (or negative) effects.

    I tried the powder mixed in water or OJ and it was wretched so I now have the pills and am starting today.

    How has your MSM progress been??
     
  17. Puddles

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    1. How much MSM are you taking?
    4000mg a day

    2. Do you plan to up your dosage?
    I might.

    3. Are you taking it with anything special? (i.e. orange juice, ester C, etc)
    Ester C

    4. How much water do you drink in conjunction with taking MSM?
    I drink a gallon of water a day.

    5. What form of MSM are you taking? (powder, crystals, capsule, etc)
    Powder

    6. What brand of MSM are you taking?
    Vitamin Shoppe

    7. What side effects/results have you gotten from taking MSM?
    It's helping my arthiritis.

    8. Are you taking any other vitamins or supplements?
    Flintstone chewable.

    9. What was your original reason for starting MSM?
    I have arthirits in my knee.
     
  18. Divine Inspiration

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    My progress has been great. I'm currently taking 2000mg/day, and it's working out very well. :up:
     
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    Hi Divine. I started taking msm again because of you. It does help with "aunt flo" issues. Thank you for your advice.
     
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    For those who said MSM eased their joint pains, how long was it b4 you noticed that?

    I'm taking MSM right now and having joint pains b/c I stopped working out (odd). Any advice?
     
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    Do you still take Skin Eternal Plus? And if so....where do you purchase it?

    Thanks. :D
     
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    1. How much MSM are you taking?
    3000mg a day

    2. Do you plan to up your dosage?
    No

    3. Are you taking it with anything special? (i.e. orange juice, ester C, etc)
    Orange or grape juice

    4. How much water do you drink in conjunction with taking MSM?
    90-100 ounces a day

    5. What form of MSM are you taking? (powder, crystals, capsule, etc)
    Powder

    6. What brand of MSM are you taking?
    Source Naturals

    7. What side effects/results have you gotten from taking MSM?
    Clearer skin, deeper sleep, thicker hair, "regularity," and more energy

    8. Are you taking any other vitamins or supplements?
    (Please see siggy.)

    9. What was your original reason for starting MSM?
    Overall health

    Progress: I began taking MSM in January (and silica in March) of this year and have noticed that now my skin is clearer and hair is thicker. It's definately a keeper for me.
     
  23. Divine Inspiration

    Divine Inspiration Well-Known Member

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    Awwww, good for you. I'm glad it helped. Aunt Flo is currently visiting me, and we're getting along just fine. :yep:

    No, I no longer take it, but it can purchased at the Vitamin Shoppe and at Whole Foods Market. :)
     
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    Now gurl....you know I'm gonna ask.....What do you take now? Enquiring minds wanna know. Your skin is beautiful. :D
     
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    1. How much MSM are you taking?
    4000 mg a day

    2. Do you plan to up your dosage?
    Yes, to 5000 mg a day

    3. Are you taking it with anything special? (i.e. orange juice, ester C, etc)
    Emergen-C Tropical fruit and FRS antioxidant drink mixed in 20 ounces of water.

    4. How much water do you drink in conjunction with taking MSM?
    Not enough, maybe 52-68 ounces a day.

    5. What form of MSM are you taking? (powder, crystals, capsule, etc)
    Powder

    6. What brand of MSM are you taking?
    Jarrow OptiMSM, but switching to Distilpure MSM from a1msm.

    7. What side effects/results have you gotten from taking MSM?
    Helped significantly with allergy symptoms. Broke out at first during initial detox, but now smooth skin. Regularity. Significant decrease in PMS symptoms/pain. Decreased knee pain. Hardened my soft nails. Increased energy. Apparent increased hair growth and slight texture change.

    8. Are you taking any other vitamins or supplements?
    Biotin 5 mg/day, multivitamin

    9. What was your original reason for starting MSM?
    Chronic right knee pain and seasonal allergy relief.
     
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    1. How much MSM are you taking?
    500 mg twice a day

    2. Do you plan to up your dosage?
    maybe up to 2000mg/day

    3. Are you taking it with anything special? (i.e. orange juice, ester C, etc)
    Nope. Just 500 mg in 25 oz bottle of water ( i dont taste a thing )

    4. How much water do you drink in conjunction with taking MSM?
    80 oz/day

    5. What form of MSM are you taking? (powder, crystals, capsule, etc)
    Powder

    6. What brand of MSM are you taking?
    TriMedica
    7. What side effects/results have you gotten from taking MSM?
    Initial breakouts but then skin was clearer. My skin tone has improved and has a more "golden" look to it. Its done wonders for my joints and easing the arthritis already developing in my hands. Much softer hair and it might have changed my texture alittle. Extremely heavy periods :(
    8. Are you taking any other vitamins or supplements?
    Biotin 5 mg/day

    9. What was your original reason for starting MSM?
    My original reason was for softer hair and to aid in hair growth. But even if it had no effects on my hair at this point i'd still continue to take it because of the joint pain relief.
     
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    I can't believe this thread just died out. Well let's bring it on back!
    I wanna know about this whole curl loosening business. What's up? Does the curl stay loose or does it tighten back up (on the existing hair) once you stop taking MSM? Anybody from the original posts still taking MSM?
     
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    1. How much MSM are you taking?
    4000 mgs
    2. Do you plan to up your dosage?
    should I?
    3. Are you taking it with anything special? (i.e. orange juice, ester C, etc)
    water or oj
    4. How much water do you drink in conjunction with taking MSM?
    16 - 32ozs
    5. What form of MSM are you taking? (powder, crystals, capsule, etc)
    powder
    6. What brand of MSM are you taking?
    vitamin shoppe
    7. What side effects/results have you gotten from taking MSM?
    brighter skin, better recovery after workouts, stronger nails, softer ng
    8. Are you taking any other vitamins or supplements?
    Twin Labs Daily Vits
    9. What was your original reason for starting MSM?
    detox
     
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    1. How much MSM are you taking?
    I am taking 3000mcgs a day

    2. Do you plan to up your dosage?
    I think im good with the amount i take

    3. Are you taking it with anything special?
    just water I take it in a pill form

    4. How much water do you drink in conjunction with taking MSM?
    Too darn much i drink enough to go to the bathroom every 15 minutes yikes

    5. What form of MSM are you taking?
    Capsules

    6. What brand of MSM are you taking?
    Dont remember but they came from the health food store

    7. What side effects/results have you gotten from taking MSM?
    I dont know yet but i think it is slightly numbing if you dont drink enough water

    8. Are you taking any other vitamins or supplements?
    Yes hairfinity and my womans multivitamins

    9. What was your original reason for starting MSM?
    For my hair growth
     
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    I need to get back on my MSM. I still haven't finished my bottle of Distilpure.
    I love MSM for it's cleansing properties.

    I usually take a tablespoon at night chased down with some juice.
     
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