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    1. How much MSM are you taking?
    1000MG
    2. Do you plan to up your dosage?
    yes, I will up to 3000mg
    3. Are you taking it with anything special? (i.e. orange juice, ester C, etc)
    I take with orange or cranberry juice
    4. How much water do you drink in conjunction with taking MSM?
    I drink 25 oz of Bamboo tea
    5. What form of MSM are you taking? (powder, crystals, capsule, etc)
    pills will eventually switch to crystals/flakes
    6. What brand of MSM are you taking?
    Now brand
    7. What side effects/results have you gotten from taking MSM?
    No side effects yet but in the past my ng was softer (end goal)
    8. Are you taking any other vitamins or supplements?
    Yes, Biotin w/ bamboo silica, liquid multivitamin, Viviscal
    9. What was your original reason for starting MSM?
    To soften since it is prone to be really coarse when dry but soft when wet.
     
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  4. Aggie

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    Just bought some Jarrow Formulas MSM from vitacost this morning actually. I have a bottle but running out so I had to re-up them before I do. I need to take more than I'm taking now to see better results though.
     
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    1. How much MSM are you taking? 1-2 tsp

    2. Do you plan to up your dosage? No

    3. Are you taking it with anything special? (i.e. orange juice, ester C, etc) Any liquid that contains vitamin C, usually white grape juice, cranberry, or lemonade

    4. How much water do you drink in conjunction with taking MSM? It varies daily.

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

    6. What brand of MSM are you taking? Source Naturals (OptiMSM) in the kilogram jar.

    7. What side effects/results have you gotten from taking MSM? I take it mainly for environmental allergies.

    8. Are you taking any other vitamins or supplements? Yes, a lot.

    9. What was your original reason for starting MSM? To see what it would do for me.

    Just an FYI – I can only vouch for the efficacy of OptiMSM due to years of use. There is another producer in the US that has a good rep: PuroforMSM. Both kinds are trademarked.
     
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    Just took my second dose for the day. I take 1 dose in the morning and the other at night. I probably shouldn't at night but so far, it hasn't negatively affected my dreams.
     
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    Sid1.How much MSM are you taking?
    6grams in the morning
    2. Do you plan to up your dosage?
    Yes would like to get back to 12gr (I was up to 12 gram in 2013 and 2014)
    3. Are you taking it with anything special? (i.e. orange juice, ester C, etc)
    Not really special just Vitamin C and Orange Juice
    4. How much water do you drink in conjunction with taking MSM?
    Varies
    5. What form of MSM are you taking? (powder, crystals, capsule, etc)
    Powder
    6. What brand of MSM are you taking?
    Currently, Jarrow, Dr's Best
    7. What side effects/results have you gotten from taking MSM?
    Results: Minimal joint pain; improved skin; thicker hair
    Side Effects: Gas, Insomnia (only if I take it too late at night)

    8. Are you taking any other vitamins or supplements?
    Oh yes!!! :lachen:
    9. What was your original reason for starting MSM?
    Arthritis - Joint pain
     
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  9. Bette Davis Eyes

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    1.How much MSM are you taking?
    1 -2 tsp
    2. Do you plan to up your dosage?
    Maybe to 3000 mg
    3. Are you taking it with anything special? (i.e. orange juice, ester C, etc)
    I take it with vitamin c powder and water
    4. How much water do you drink in conjunction with taking MSM?
    Varies
    5. What form of MSM are you taking? (powder, crystals, capsule, etc)
    Powder/Flakes
    6. What brand of MSM are you taking?
    Currently Nutricost
    7. What side effects/results have you gotten from taking MSM?
    Nothing yet, Just started a few days ago (4)
    8. Are you taking any other vitamins or supplements?
    Collagen with Hyaluronic acid, vitamin D, silica
    9. What was your original reason for starting MSM?
    Muscle spasms, hair
     
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    1. How much MSM are you taking?
    12,000 mg per day

    2. Do you plan to up your dosage?
    No, because I raised my dosage just a few weeks ago, from 9,000 mgs to 12,000 mgs. I've been taking 9,000 mgs for years now.

    3. Are you taking it with anything special? (i.e. orange juice, ester C, etc)
    I take it with 'no artificial ingredients' orange flavored crystal light.

    4. How much water do you drink in conjunction with taking MSM?
    Not sure but I drink water all day. I am well hydrated.

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

    6. What brand of MSM are you taking?
    Kala Health MSM Pure Coarse Powder Flakes

    7. What side effects/results have you gotten from taking MSM?
    Significant improvements to the clarity and texture of my skin and hair thickness and strength. Also, no more bald or thin spots; my edges and crown area were both thin.

    8. Are you taking any other vitamins or supplements?
    Yes

    9. What was your original reason for starting MSM?
    After learning about MSM from this forum, I started taking it for increased hair growth, hair strength and density and to improve my skin. Prior to MSM my skin was not good, now, I dare say, it is lovely :).

    Edited to add: I also started taking MSM for joint health. I've experienced significant improvements in my knees and hips.
     
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    Currently taking 3-5,000 mg of Jarrow Formulas daily for now. Not sure if I will ever increase it beyond that amount as yet. I love what MSM does to my skin and joints. Skin is glowy and smooth and removes any joint pain I might be having. It actually softens my curl pattern and keeps hair on my head much longer than without it. Definitely a keeper.

    ETA:

    I think I will look into getting the Doctor's Best brand next and see if that works better since one serving is 1,500 instead of 1,000 mg.
     
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