Uses MSM is commonly used for osteoarthritis, but may also benefit in alleviating GI upset, musculoskeletal pain, and allergies; boosting the immune system; and fighting antimicrobial infection. Clinical trials are needed to verify these potential uses.
Dosing MSM commonly is given as 2 to 6 g/day in 2 to 3 divided doses for arthritis and other joint conditions.
Contraindications Contraindications have not been identified.
Pregnancy/Lactation Information regarding safety and efficacy in pregnancy and lactation in humans is lacking.
Interactions None well documented.
Adverse Reactions No conclusive data on adverse reactions with MSM have been reported.