Methylsulfonylmethane is a naturally occurring sulfur compound found in many foods and available as a dietary supplement. It is believed to be useful for treating and/or preventing medical conditions such as high cholesterol, allergies, and arthritis. However, there is currently not enough evidence to show that methylsulfonylmethane is indeed effective for these conditions. Potential side effects of the supplement include nausea, insomnia, and diarrhea.
What Is Methylsulfonylmethane?
Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is a compound found in many foods, such as grains, fruits, vegetables, and milk. It is also available as a dietary supplement. Methylsulfonylmethane supplementation is claimed to be useful for treating and/or preventing many different conditions, including (but not limited to):
- Various kinds of yeast infections (see Can MSM Cure Candida?)
- Stretch marks
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- High cholesterol.
(Click Methylsulfonylmethane Benefits for more information on the potential benefits of the supplement.)
Potential Side Effects
In the few methylsulfonylmethane studies that have been conducted, a few side effects have been reported, including (but not limited to):
(Click Side Effects of Methylsulfonylmethane to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)