MSM helps relieve joint pain and stiffness. In fact, research shows that MSM protects against rheumatoid arthritis and can help reduce pain and physical inability in osteoarthritis. More mobility, less pain. A study by the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Science in Arizona showed that after 30 days on MSM, patients with osteoarthritis of the knee experienced significantly less pain and more mobility than those who didn’t take the MSM.
Less cartilage damage. Two studies from the UCSD Department of Orthopaedic Surgery published in Osteoarthritis and Cartilage showed that MSM limits the release of inflammation-fuelling molecules and reduces the presence of destructive enzymes in osteoarthritic cartilage cells
Less inflammation. A 2008 report published in the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) Journal showed that MSM can help to hold back joint pain by reducing inflammation and preserving the joint cartilage in mice with osteoarthritis of the knee.