Seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR) affects more than 25 million Americans every year and current studies indicate that the problem of seasonal allergies is on the rise.
Numerous clinical observations and case studies have led researchers to propose that methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) can help significantly reduce the symptoms of SAR.
In a study conducted in 2002, fifty people with chronic SAR completed a study. They consumed 2600 mg of MSM per day. Respiratory symptoms, energy levels and immune and inflammatory reactions were measured as part of the study. All participants noted a significant improvement and tests performed on individuals in the study measured and confirmed that the use of the MSM supplement resulted in a physically distinctive adjustment of the symptoms of SAR.
The results of the study suggest that supplementing MSM of 2600 mg per day for 30 days may help reduce SAR symptoms; also some side effects are associated with the use of MSM.
(the information obtained for this article was found in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. Feb.2003, Vol. 9, No. 1: 15-16)
A PERSONAL NOTE: I have used MSM as a supplement regimen for 10 years. I have been a chronic hay fever sufferer all my life and have found that using MSM has blocked itchy eyes and sore throat during the hay fever season. I still sneeze, but the most irritating side effects of hay fever have mainly been eliminated.
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