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MSM Experience?

I was just wondering if most people here have tried this supplement or are cuurently taking it. Also, what are the main benefits of it and what types of schedule are they taken on? I know lot’s of questions, sorry. Cheers.

I was taking MSM with glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate, so I can’t say which one helped or not. Since I quit taking all three, I notice my knees are a lot more painful than they used to be.

MSM is a type of sulfur that’s usually included in the Glucosamine/Chondroitin joint compounds. It totally helps. MSM is good for building connective tissues such as the ones found in the joints. Chondroitin stops the degredation before it happens. Glucosamine builds up connective tissues as well… That’s what I’ve read… I’ve applied it into my advanced nutrition cocktail and have reaped the benefits of it ever since. It’s especially good if you are strength training and constantly overloading your wrists, elbows and knees.

Is it possible it will take effect in as little as two days? I’ve been having knee problems recently, and I started taking Glucosamine/MSM two days ago, and there’s noticeably less pain. Is this just a placebo effect, or can it take effect this quickly?

Msm from what I have heard/read works pretty quickly. Glucosamine will take up to a month before you really notice anything. It’s also important to keep your water intake high (which you should be already doing for a zillion reasons) as it’s necessary for the glucosamine to work right.

Use the search engine. Tampa Terry has covered this…lots of times.