The secret of abundant hair, 'beauty mineral' MSM?

The secret of abundant hair, 'beauty mineral' MSM?

The secret of abundant hair, 'beauty mineral' MSM?

MSM Efficacy
1. Improving hair gloss and volume
2. Improving nail polish
3. Skin elasticity, moisture, and wrinkles improvement

Hello. This is pharmacist Jinny.


It seems that more and more people are paying attention to hair thinning these days. In the past, hair loss in women has been relatively underestimated as it has been considered a 'male' problem due to genetic factors and hormonal problems. However, recently, as an environment where hair health is easily threatened by the daily routine of hair beauty and diet such as dyeing or perm is created, it seems that there is an increasing number of people who want to manage thin and easily broken hair healthy, even if it is not 'hair loss'. .


If you have concerns about thinning and decreasing hair volume, it is good to pay attention to MSM, an ingredient that we will introduce today . Dietary sulfur MSM is an ingredient that many people consume for joint and cartilage health, but as a beneficial ingredient not only for joints and cartilage, but also for connective tissue throughout the body, including hair, skin, and nails , its benefits have been continuously proven in human application tests. It has established itself as a true 'beauty mineral'.


What kind of research results gave it the nickname 'beauty mineral', and today, let's take a look at the hidden inner beauty ingredient, dietary sulfur MSM.

1 . Improves hair shine and volume

Hair is made up of 95% keratin, and it has strength and resistance due to the disulfide bond of cysteine ​​that composes keratin. In other words, it can be said that the supply of 'sulfur' is essential for the strength and resistance of the hair. In theory, there is no doubt that a supply of 'sulfur' is essential for hair health, but will consuming dietary sulfur MSM really improve hair health?

In 2019, Natural Medicine Journal published the results of a human application study that evaluated the effect of dietary sulfur MSM intake on hair health . reported that it has been

"There was a statistically significant improvement in hair gloss. In the high-dose group of 3 g/day MSM, there was a significant improvement immediately after the start of the study, and this trend continued throughout the study period. Even in the low-dose group of 1 g/day MSM Significant improvement in gloss was observed... ... Significant increase in hair volume was observed in the high and low dose groups after 8 weeks of ingestion, and it continued to improve during the study period."
Reference Papers: Muizzuddin, N., & Benjamin, R. (2019). Beneficial effects of a sulfur-containing supplement on hair and nail condition. Nat Med J, 11.
2. Improves nail health

As mentioned earlier, sulfur significantly affects the strength and resistance of keratin by enabling the disulfide bond of cysteine. Hair and nails are the representative parts of our body made up of keratin. If intake of dietary sulfur MSM has a positive effect on hair gloss and volume, wouldn't the same effect on nails?

In the human application test introduced earlier, the same part was paid attention to, and the condition of the nails as well as the hair condition of the MSM group were continuously evaluated .

"A significant improvement in nail polish was observed after 2 weeks of MSM in both the high-dose group of 3 g/day of MSM and the low-dose group of 1 g/day of MSM. It was more effective in the high-dose group, but both the high-dose and low-dose groups within the study period. continuous improvement was confirmed."
Reference Papers Muizzuddin, N., & Benjamin, R. (2019). Beneficial effects of a sulfur-containing supplement on hair and nail condition. Nat Med J, 11.
3. Skin elasticity, moisture, and wrinkles improvement

Previously, I explained the effect that dietary sulfur MSM intake can have on the keratin quality of our body, that is, hair and nails, based on human application tests. Surprisingly, however, MSM's nickname 'beauty mineral' is not because it contributes to hair or nail health, but because it can contribute to skin health based on its powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. 

In that the main cause of skin aging is the destruction and transformation of skin tissue by free radicals, cell necrosis and natural death by inflammatory cytokines triggered by this, MSM with strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties has a positive effect on skin health has been estimated to affect This hypothesis was verified in a human application test in 2020, and it is reported that skin elasticity, moisture, and wrinkles improved by ingestion of MSM .

"Measurements using the device confirmed significant improvement in skin elasticity, moisture, and facial wrinkles following MSM intake. Some of these were more effective in the high-dose group of MSM 3 g/day, but overall, the low-dose MSM 1 g/day group was more effective. In conclusion, this study shows that even a low dose of 1 g/day of MSm is effective in improving the visual signs of skin aging."
Reference Paper: Muizzuddin, N., & Benjamin, R. (2020). Beauty from within: Oral administration of a sulfur-containing supplement methylsulfonylmethane improves signs of skin aging. Int J Vitam Nutr Res, 1, 10. 

Today, we learned about dietary sulfur MSM, which has been shown to have benefits for inner beauty throughout the body in human body application tests, from hair gloss and volume to nails and skin wrinkle prevention. I think many people are taking collagen and elastin for skin health and biotin or brewer's yeast for hair health. I hope you try it.


I hope you have a healthy body and mind. More than that, it was Jinny.

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