3 grams of MSM per day counteracts hay fever attack
Supplementation with 3 grams of MSM per day relieves just about all forms of allergy in which allergens from pets, trees or grasses enter your body through the air. American nutrition scientists Susan Hewlings and Douglas Kalman discovered this in a human study sponsored by a producer of supplements with MSM.
In their study, which appeared in JMIR Research Protocols, the researchers gave 18 allergic test subjects a puff with a mix of allergens from house mites, cats, dogs and pollen from grasses and trees.
The subjects then had to rate their allergic symptoms for an hour after exposure between 0 and 10.
The researchers then sent the test subjects home. They were given a week to recover, and then took MSM every day for 14 days. Six subjects took 1 gram of MSM per day, six other subjects took 3 grams of MSM per day and the other six subjects took 6 grams of MSM per day.
The researchers used MSM from Bergstrom Nutrition, the sponsor of the study. [bergstromnutrition.com] On the last day of their MSM treatment, the subjects returned to the lab and had to inhale allergens again. And again they had to rate their allergy symptoms.
The figures below show the difference between the first and second measurement. MSM reduced the allergic symptoms. Especially the dosage of 3 grams per day proved to be effective.
"MSM supplementation significantly alleviated participants' symptoms in response to a standardized allergenic challenge", the researchers summarize. "A dose of 3 g of MSM daily for 14 days [...] decreased all scores of nasal symptoms [...]."
"We observed no safety concerns. More research is warranted."
JMIR Res Protoc 2018;7(11):e11139.
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