If you have rashes, brain fog or you are bloated and tired – candida may be the culprit.
So what is Candida? It is a fungus that normally lives in your gut and can multiply out of control when the balance of microbes in your intestines is upset. For example, these days people love a plenty of sugar and sugary foods. This can cause candida overgrowth
When this happens, your ability to digest foods is weakened. So is your immune system.
All is not lost however, as MSM (Methyl Sulphonyl Methane – I know lovely tongue twister isn’t it? can bring candida, the skin rash villain, back to its normal levels in the gut.
MSM is a sulphur supplement, sulphur being one of the major minerals that our body needs. It is stored in every cell in a body and if you are deficient in it you may find that you suffer from the following:
- slow wound healing
- scar tissue
- brittle nails
- brittle hair
- digestive problems
- memory loss
Sulphur is the eighth most abundant substance in the body by weight and it is very important for us to absorb it from our food.
Unfortunately, most of our food is lacking in this substance due to depleted soil, therefore we have to supplement it with MSM which is totally natural.
Of the many roles that sulphur plays in our body, structure and cell-function is one of them. Sulphur is a required element found in most body tissues: hair, nails, skin, blood vessels and organs. This element is also involved in the healing of these tissues damaged by injury.
The rate of cellular renewal from the fastest to the slowest is this:
- Epithelial cells – make up the tissues that cover the outside of the body (skin) and line the digestive, urinary and respiratory tracts.
- Connective tissue – including fat cells and fibrous cartilage which maintains elasticity and flexibility
- Muscle, nerve and bone cells – nerve and bone cells can take up to 7 years to replace themselves.
So What Has MSM Got to Do With Candida?
Plenty…MSM can help heal a host of issues, but for now, let’s focus on its function regarding candida overgrowth.
MSM discourages the overgrowth of candida by competing binding receptor sites at the mucous membrane surface in the intestinal tract.
Starting doses of MSM (which is normally in powder form) of 20-30g should be taken for the first week. Fortunately it is non-toxic and can be taken in higher doses. The second week, one should up the doseage to 50g taken 3 tmes a day. Mind you, don’t take MSM at night time as it increases your energy.
MSM should also be given bearing in mind the, and weight and age of the individual taking it.
It should also be taken alongside time-release Vitamin C and also a great multi-mineral supplement, like Dr Schulzes Superfood. This should ensure maximum absorbency of the MSM by your body.
Possible side effects: One may experience headaches and fatigue for the first few days due to the detox process. If this happens, just drink more water. Don’t worry – this is just a part the healing process.
To make MSM Water: Add 1/2 teaspoon of MSM to every 12 oz of water. Mix this in a jug at room temperature so the MSM powder dissolves.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to comment below.