MSM Tablets, Capsules, Flakes, Crystals, And More!

With the addition of methylsulfonylmethane or MSM to your life, the question becomes, “What form is better to take? Which one offers the most benefits?” While this answer will vary slightly from one form to the other, the fact is that if you are getting your methylsulfonylmethane in any form you will notice marked improvement of many conditions fro Candida to depression.

MSM tablets, capsules, flakes, crystals, and powder are all popular forms today. Each has its place in our lifestyles, and you will probably have a preferred choice of your own. Some are easier to take and others have a better absorption rate making it more cost effective per dose.

Of course, the method by which you use your methylsulfonylmethane will depend on which form is better for you. For instance, MSM tablets, capsules, flakes, crystals, and powder can all be taken orally. However, MSM tablets, capsules, and crystals are not as easily used on the skin or hair. This is more the place for flakes and powder.

The absorption rate will vary depending on the method by which you administer the methylsulfonylmethane supplement. Not all forms will allow the same amount of the supplement be passed into the bloodstream or body system.

Oral taking MSM is an easy way to get that extra sulfur into the body, but you will find the varieties of forms will allow more of the supplement to be absorbed: this is the basis to knowing what dosage you are actually achieving when it comes to your supplement.

When you take a supplement, you swallow the pill or powder and that is then going to pass from your mouth to your esophagus and then on to your stomach. The aqueous environment of your stomach will be the first place your supplement will start to dissolve.

The rate of dissolution will vary on many factors. There is actually something called the Noyes-Whitney equation that can tell you exactly how much of that supplement will be dissolved in your stomach, but the easy thing to understand is that the finer the molecules the supplement has, the easier and more effective time your stomach has of dissolving said supplement.

Pills or tablets with a coating can act as a barrier to the dissolution process making your body work harder to dissolve the form while not guaranteeing a complete dissolving of the supplement. The coating is actually used intentionally for this purpose when you want to delay the release of a supplement before it reaches the intestines, but for methylsulfonylmethane, you will not want to delay this process in most cases.

Basically, the larger the solid pieces, the more time it takes to dissolve the supplement or pills. MSM tablets, while useful, may not allow you to get the maximum effects from your pills. Capsules, flakes, crystals, and powder all allow your body to easily dissolve the supplement increasing the absorption rate.

Methylsulfonylmethane has been crowned a fix all that is safe, gentle, and inexpensive. While this supplement has not been on the market for considerable time, the future looks bright for people choosing to add this sulfur supplement to their daily lives.

About the author: Nance Leighton operates Arthritis MSM Supplements, Inc out of Houston, Texas. She not only sells products, but she believes in her products. Learn more by visiting today!


Frequently Asked Questions

    Damaged face/sebaceous glands from benzoyl peroxide?
    I seriously damaged my skin by packing on and I mean PACKING ON benzoyl peroxide day and night from age 14 to 19 for acne. I haven’t had to wash my face in years. I just gently rinse it once a day. It’s super dry, raw, sensitive… you name it. It feels like a bad sunburn or atleast that’s the best way I can describe it. It doesn’t feel good if I’m in the west where it’s super dry or even in the east where it’s really humid. I never can go to sleep comfortably, I feel like crap always, and wake up with headaches because of it. I usually feel cold internally (which is a thing I have read in blogs some people with bad eczema say too) which I assume might come from my skin not functioning properly. It’s not genetic because my parents and all my siblings are oily people and the problem is only on my face specifically where I used the benzoyl peroxide, not anywhere on my body. I honestly think I damaged or shrunk my sebaceous glands and I just get no sebum at all.

    Topically, I’ve tried everything to fix it. I’ve used Vaseline, Aquaphor, Lubriderm, Curel, Jergens, Oil of Olay, Cerave, Burt’s Bees products, Bath & Body products … (all those same over the counter products that have the same ingredients with maybe a slight variance) shea butter, cocoa butter, lard, beef tallow, lanolin, squalene oil, emu oil, mink oil, coconut oil, every kind of cooking oil you can think of, and any other product you can think of. Topical prescription creams that I’ve used include Atopiclair, Xclair, and P.O.L. cream. Honestly, I don’t know why there are any non-steroidal moisturizing creams because they have the same ingredients as over the counter creams. Some of these products might work for you because they work for a lot of people. However, for those of you who like these products, your skin is probably not as bad as mine. I think for most people, these types of products work with their own sebum, but I’m not sure how much if any sebum is being made by my face. In my case, where the problem is damaged skin and sebaceous glands because of scrubbing, rubbing, washing, and applying harsh chemicals for many years, the typical topical applications that you can buy in stores just do not work. ANYTHING that I put on my face will burn, irritate, or end up making me sick feeling in a way I can’t describe when I wake up the next morning. All products with petrolatum or mineral oil are just horrible. They irritate and also don’t allow the skin to breathe.

    I’ve also experimented with lots of supplements for skin and I think MSM, fish oil, borage oil, and coconut oil are the best but they still don’t do much for me. I’ve read everything there is to read and tried everything there is to try. I’ve spent thousands of hours reading and thousands of dollars on supplements and topical products. I’ve seen multiple dermatologists and a plastic surgeon and none of them can help much more than what I can learn on the internet by myself Well that’s it I guess. I am writing this in hopes that someone who is in the same situation that I am or may know something that can help me will respond. If you have any questions or comments, you can email me at

    • ANSWER:
      Benzoyl Peroxide has been known to do harsh things to your face after using it after a period of time and sadly for you, u have the result of the harsh chemical. Have u tried using any just Vitamin E Lotion? Rubbing this on your face like a maks will help your skin absorb it and could possibly help your sebaceous glands from all the suffering. I might as well add that you keep to an healthy diet with plenty of water, fruits, vegatables, healthy stuff etc. Tomatoes, Garlic, Cucumbers are good for your skin as well.

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