About 10 years ago, on my never ending quest for health and beauty, I climbed on the raw foods band wagon. I was always so impressed with the vitality, beauty and grace of the people that adhered to this diet. Their eyes are so clear and their skin literally glows. I read a very interesting book called  “Eating For Beauty” by raw foodist extraordinaire David Wolfe. He addresses in detail where this “glow” comes from. One of the chapters in the book ( that I will feature at a later time ) had a whole section on MSM.


MSM is not a medicine, a drug, or a food additive. It is a FOOD – a pure white organic sulfur powder. It comes from the ocean and is water soluble. Sulfonyl sulfur is found in plants, meats, dairy products, and vegetation… delivered through rain water. In fact it is in EVERY living thing. MSM is the 3rd largest ingredient found in your body.

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If our body doesn’t receive the proper nutrition and the building materials it needs, it will produce bad, dysfunctional cells, deficient of the basic ingredients that constitute a healthy cell. If you’ve ever had a canker sore it’s because you lack something in your diet, possibly vitamin A or C. Your body tries to heal itself, but with deficient materials it draws from other resources, and it usually takes what it needs from the inside skin of our mouths leaving a sore on the inside of the mouth. If we give the body what it needs to heal itself, it will repair the sore in the mouth and the skin will become healthy again. If we want a good flexible cell, capable of maintaining good health, we need to supplement our diets with MSM, to enable the body to heal itself.

MSM is a naturally occurring sulfur compound found in fresh fruits and vegetables, milk, fish, and grains. MSM is therefore found in the normal human diet, but as foods are processed, MSM is destroyed. MSM is an odorless, tasteless, white, water soluble, crystalline solid in its purified form.


MSM is sometimes called the “beauty nutrient” because it promotes the healthy synthesis of collagen and makes tissues more elastic, it helps the skin be less dry and wrinkled. The skin is more supple and less prone to cracking. It can improve the look of scars when taken during their formation. In addition, MSM helps augment keratin, a major component of hair and nails. This means that your hair has the potential to grow faster and healthier; your nails are thicker and grow more quickly. It also, is amazing for swelling after injury, arthritis, allergies and gastrointestinal problems.

So, I gave it a try and just like David promised within a couple of months  my nails became hard as rocks, my hair thick and shiny and my skin dewy and glowing…all that from just 4 pills a day* How many things can you say that about ?


There are many brands of MSM out there but I love Rich’s..powder and capsules. Also Live Live in NYC makes a really great one too that you can order online.

Now those in the know can get the GLOW !!

* it is recommended to take 1000 units of vitamin c in conjunction with MSM to get the maximum benfit.

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