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Well I tried a lot of creams but none seemed to work. Now I am planning to take MSM in powder form about 10-15 gms a day. Has anyone tried it before and does it work ? Do I need to take vitamin C along with it?
 

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Hi desperatetohavefairskin. Welcome!

As for the MSM powder, I've never tried it before as I won't take anything I have to consume orally or inject. From what I've read on Google Scholar, there's no objective scientific studies proving that skin can be lightened in this manner. It is theoretically possible, but to-date, translating the theory into a reliable, safe & effective oral skin lightener has yet to be produced. I'd hate to read in a few weeks how you feel disappointed & that you've wasted even more money. Read around the forum to get an idea of what people with concerns similar to yours are doing that is working for them. Hopefully, you'll find your solution.
 

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Hi, I've currently started to use msm powder again. I used it a few months back, it does work but very slowly, i noticed a few patches going back to my original skin color. I take it with orange juice, the taste is horrid with anything else.
 

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Two Newbie's talking about MSM, interesting: more info please Happyem, on how it works.
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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
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.
 

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Well if you guys have heard about Dr. Thienna ho then in one of her books she has written that sulphur when take in large amounts can lead to skin whitening. Well I am still in reading process but once I complete I shall be able to comment more on msm. Till then you can visit her website for more info
 

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Dr. Thienna Ho's book is available on amazon. She has been widely criticized, though for 'fudging' the science. A few derms whose comments I've read re her book believe she actually used a topical lightener. I've never been to her website: I'll definitely take a good look. Who knows? Perhaps she is onto something...
 

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It's starting to show some sign of effectiveness again. I've noticed some more clearer patches emerging, small but it's working.
 

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There is no brand. It is a health supplement. You can get it in most health and medicine shops.

There are two ways to use it, depending on your preference. You can take it orally, you can apply it directly to the skin by mixing it into a lotion, or do both. I have done this, and it drastically and noticeable improves the condition of your skin. I've had acne and injection scars since I was a teenager, and MSM completely removed them after about a month or two. I also stopped getting spots on my face, and whenever I did get one I just applied some MSM lotion to it, and it would be gone in a day or two.

It also makes the skin noticably softer and brighter (brighter, NOT lighter). I'm male, so I naturally have rough skin, but the MSM really changed this. It felt rather fluffy and pleasant to the touch, and not in a rubbery or oily way.

As for any actual lightening, I really don't know. I did look "redder" after a while, but this could have been caused by skin irritation.

The reason I stopped using it: I decided that the lightening effects, if any, were too small. Although I think it would be fantastic to use alongside other regime's, it does not feel like an effective lightener by itself. Another reason is because I only used the powder, and it was absolutely vile to force down my throat. The taste is incredibly bad, and there's no way you can swallow it like that. The ONLY thing that will make the taste bearable is orange juice. Nothing else. Not even any other type of juice, only orange juice. Trust me on this, I tried taking it with many things, and nothing works except orange juice. Keep this in mind if you ever try it.

You can either get it in powder form (only useful if you're planning on mixing it into a lotin), or capsule form (especially handy if you're taking it orally, as the powder is too much for anyones taste buds to cope with).

I still have some MSM left, so I plan to use it again when I start using some effective lighteners. I am in no doubt that it will compliment the lightening process. Whatever the case, it does have amazing effects on the skin. I would recommend it for that reason alone.
 

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I'm also interested in MSM. May I know what is the dosage you're taking everyday?
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.

The taste is horrible but i mix it with orange juice, so you can hardly taste it.
 
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