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06 Dec 2005

MSM
What is MSM? (ointment and pills) Any side effects?
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01 Jan 0001

MSM is a natural product used to relieve pain and inflammation and is found in many natural treatments of arthritis and joint pain. Evidence for its healing potential, however, is currently only word of mouth, because few controlled scientific studies have yet been done concerning MSM use in humans. If you are on a blood thinner (anticoagulant), such as aspirin or warfarin, consult with your doctor before taking MSM. It can occasionally have a blood-thinning effect. Some people develop minor gastrointestinal discomfort, such as cramping and increased stool frequency with MSM use. In rare cases, a skin rash may appear. Stop using MSM if this or any other allergic reaction occurs.
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