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Saturday, August 25, 2007

MSM (Methyl-sulfonyl-methane),

The herbal/nutritional supplements such as: MSM (Methyl-sulfonyl-methane), beta-sitosterol, pygeum, nettles sting root, green tea, biotin and fish oil (Omega-3)brewer’s yeast, wheat germ oil are popular products esp. on internet. The web site www.msm.com, states that MSM is found in milk, coffee, tea, vegetables, etc. It is sold as capsules, tablets, powders, as well as topical preparations. to help with pain, inflammation, increase blood flow, soften scar tissue and reduce muscle spasms, arthritis and also hair loss. The website suggests doses of 1,000 mg taken by mouth, three times a day with meals.The safety standard of such a high dose is not animal or human tested under FDA standards and they can be damaging your body in long run and even if it may not hurt you, but I doubt it will really help you correct this genetic condition. Due to its lack of credible data about effectiveness and safety I would not recommend this to you for hair loss. To my knowledge it is not available in Ahmedabad or Baroda in medical stores.

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