MSM For Allergies
Protection of the Mucosa
Studies have shown that if taken for 6 weeks symptoms will improve and will not need to be repeated for several years. Daily dosages of 3,000 to 6,000 mg are recommended based on body weight. MSM is a safe, naturally occurring supplement and has shown no toxicity in clinical trials. A single dose of MSM is usually not effective unless you have already done a 6 week course of treatment. MSM will also help with environmental allergies such as pet dander and dust. Several studies have shown that is also helps with food allergies.
Studies have show that MSM is safe to use for children, but it is always wise to use the most mild course first. I highly recommend Wishgarden Herbs Kick It Allergy for children. Please consult your pediatrician or doctor before considering any supplementation.
Below is a copy of one of many well documented studies
A multi centered, open-label trial on the safety and efficacy of methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) in the treatment of seasonal allergic rhintis.
J Altern Complement Med. 2002 Apr;8(2):167-73. Barrager E,. GENESIS Center for Integrative Medicine, Graham, WA.
Numerous clinical observations and case studies have led researchers to hypothesize that MSM may reduce the symptoms associated with seasonal allergic rhinitis. The primary goal of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of MSM in the reduction of seasonal allergic rhinitis associated symptoms. Fifty subjects consumed 2,600 mg of MSM supplement orally per day for 30 days. Clinical respiratory symptoms and energy levels were evaluated by a Seasonal Allergy Symptom Questionnaire (SASQ) at baseline and on days 7, 14, 21, and 30. Immune and inflammatory reactions were measured by plasma immunoglobulin E (IgE) and C-reactive protein at baseline and on day 30. An additional inflammatory biomarker, plasma histamine, was measured in a subset of subjects (n = 5). Day 7 upper and total respiratory symptoms were reduced significantly from baseline. Lower respiratory symptoms were significantly improved from baseline by week 3. All respiratory improvements were maintained through the 30-day visit. Energy levels increased significantly by day 14; this increase continued through day 30. No significant changes were observed in plasma IgE or histamine levels. The results of this study suggest that MSM supplementation of 2,600 mg/day for 30 days may be helpful in the reduction of symptoms associated with seasonal allergic rhinitis.