Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and MSM
MSM is a natural form of organic sulfur found in the fluid and tissues of all living organisms. It is present in a variety of foods, including most fresh raw fruit and vegetables, milk, meat, seafood, and some grains. However, MSM is easily lost during moderate food processing. Cooking, drying, smoking, pickling, and long-term storage can deplete the MSM content of food. It is unlikely that sufficient MSM is ingested to significantly contribute to the nutritional sulfur requirement.
Too low a body concentration of MSM results in adverse physical and psychological stress, tissue and organ malfunction, fatigue and increased susceptibility to diseases. MSM is effective in alleviating gastrointestinal upset such as produced by the ingestion of aspirin and other pharmaceuticals or parasitic infections. MSM is very effective in fighting allergic reactions to inhalants, ingestants, dust mites and their fecal matter. MSM has been found very effective in fighting chronic fatigue syndrome and is very active against parasitic infections, microbial, and fungal problems of the intestinal and urogenital tracts.
Individuals with gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea, chronic constipation, nausea, hyperacidity and/or epigastric pain or inflammation of the mucus membranes experience dramatic relief through oral administration of 500-1500mg of MSM daily. Recommended dosages are between 1000-6000mg daily (twice per day) with the meals.