MSM: A new training aid?


By Dwayne Jackson
Jan 7, 2013

Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is a commonly used supplement with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties;
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thus, it is generally taken to promote joint health. However, based on the same properties, recent research suggests that MSM may also be an erogogenic aid.

In a recent pilot study, it was reported that exercise-trained subjects who took 3g of MSM daily for a month reported reduced fatigue during a bout of muscle damaging exercise performed to failure. The preliminary data also suggested that MSM supplementation could decrease muscle soreness and increase antioxidant status during recovery. Although this was a pilot study, the results suggest that MSM may do a lot more than we once suspected. So if you are currently taking MSM for joint health and train regularly, you may be getting more bang for your buck!


Reference:
Douglas S Kalman, Samantha Feldman, Andrew R Scheinberg, Diane R Kreiger and Richard J Bloomer Influence of methylsulfonylmethane on markers of exercise recovery and performance in healthy men: a pilot study. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition 2012, 9:46



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