Well i wanted something totally natural as i figured it's the best way, rather than using chemicals. I researched quite a lot on msm before using it, the fact is the product holds no danger so i thought I'd give it a try. The main thing is you have to be patient, msm take a while to work and you have to take it in certain doses to be effective. Like i mentioned earlier, i took it a few months back, and I'd notice little white dots and small patches emerging. Not only does it help your skin but your hair too, hair growth was faster that usual. I've now started to take it again due not being able to previously as i was on holiday. The point is it does work, just not immediately. I'll also be starting Glutathione and NAC to speed the process up.Two Newbie's talking about MSM, interesting: more info please Happyem, on how it works.
It's organic sulfur, which is necessary for the body, children can take it, of course it's safe. Ask your GP or a health specialist if you have doubts. Msm has many uses that benefit the body, especially if you are deficient in it. If your skin is naturally dark then I'm not sure whether it will help with lightening, however if you have any sort of hyperpigmentation, i.e not your natural skin colour, then it will be beneficial.HappyEm, are you certain your research focused on objective scientific testing? I checked on Google Scholar & couldn't find a single article in a scientific or medical journal stating that MSM either injected or consumed stating that it has been proven safe or even effective as a skin lightener. If you check depigmenting agents, it isn't even listed as a viable option. Please double check your sources. I'd love to see a link to some research (NOT ad copy) on this if you've unearthed some.
Like I've mentioned if someone has doubts about the safety of msm, talk to a health specialist, presumably the one you intend to buy it from. You start on the normal dose required and then slowly up your intake. Don't start with one mega dose, your body needs to adapt to the powder, so if you follow the directions there should be no problems. Msm enables you to release toxins, so it works as a detox in a way, which leads to healthier skin. I suggest you read vanessa wild's books for a more informative point. As far as i know everyone can use it, as long you follow the instructions there should be no problems.I know that it is sulphur. Iron is also present in & necessary for the body to function & children take it too. BUT, take too much & it becomes toxic! I'm not trying to be argumentative with you, I'd just like to see a link to research that mega-doses (or even 'balancing') one's sulfur intake will remove hyperpigmentation like melasma etc. Before I post anything as 'safe' or 'factual', I try to provide people with a link to the source of my info so as not to inadvertently lead anyone astray. Are there any people for whom sulfur should NOT be taken? I know Retin A is not reccommended for pregnant women. I'd just hate to have someone act on this suggestion w/o objective facts to help guide them.
I started of with 6000mg and then worked my way up to 12-14000mg. It tends to be more effective when taken with vitamin c.I'm also interested in MSM. May I know what is the dosage you're taking everyday?