Have you ever noticed how health food supplements fluctuate in price when someone like Dr. Oz says it will make you look 10 years younger, have better sex, grant the gift of levitation and mind reading, and then EVERYONE goes out and buys it? What was once a cheapie $1.99 is now $199.99 and I’m fuming at Dr. Oz for saying anything in the first place. Now he’s all gaga over hibiscus tea and just watch–it’s gonna cost $30 a pack at Whole Foods. He just needs to shut up.
So it’s with that in mind that I tussled with going public about MSM,because no offense, but I don’t want to have to take out a loan for diet supplements (remember when fish oil was cheap?).
I first heard about this magic white powder (that is not cocaine) on The Hair Care Forum That Will Not Be Named. People were raving about how it made their locks grow like weeds. Some were complaining about pimples, but whatever.
Bottom line: MSM works. Here’s five reasons you should have already had a boat load stored safe in your basement, because if Dr. Oz talks about it on his new show to air in Oprah’s place, then fuggitaboutit.
Numero 1: MSM powder helps your body develop muscles so that you’re all sinuey and stuff. It’s basically sulfur, so you get the benefits of eating eggs without even having to cook them or eat them. But if you want to get it from diet–which I don’t discourage. But watch the calories. You can find MSM in eggs, meat, poultry and fish. I like the powder because it’s tasteless in my fruit and veggie protein shakes.
Numero 2: It truly does wonders for your hair. I tested this effectiveness by accident when I didn’t rush to buy more when I ran out. I was holding out for the sale. Weeks turned into a month and I thought, how bad could it be? Until my hair started shedding in clumps in the shower and felt a lot less thick I found out just how bad, thankyouverymuch. I went back to the powder and my hair stopped doing that, but now I have to buy razors more frequently because MSM helps ALL the hair on your body grow even in the places you’d rather it not.
Numero 3: It helps with joint pain. Not a real problem from me…yet, but talk to me in 20 years and we’ll see.
Numero 4: MSM helps grow your nails. So if you really, really, REALLY want to go for the world record, go ahead and follow your heart.
Numero 5: MSM makes you more beautiful. As if the hair and the nail thing weren’t enough, it’s good for your skin. I’ve used it for over a year and I’ve never gotten a pimple from using MSM, so I have no idea what those chicks on The Hair Care Forum That Will Not Be Named were talking about anyway.