Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) Speeding Up Hair Growth
It is often said that you cannot speed up your hair growth but it does not seem to be absolutely true. Many people who have tried a dietary supplement called methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) for longer than two months report faster hair growth and in some of them this extra intake of organic sulphur leads to improving the thickness of their existing hair. These effects obviously last only as long as you use this substance. Therefore, MSM's hair growth-promoting properties have led to its inclusion in a number of hair loss therapies.
MSM is an organic sulphur compound that can be found in a number of foods and in small amounts it is also produced in the human body. It is widely available as a nutritional supplement. MSM has been clinically proven to be beneficial in treating knee osteoarthritis and it is believed to be helpful in treating a variety of other health conditions such as allergies, snoring, interstitial cystitis, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, back pain, fibromyalgia, etc. But many of those claims are not supported by any clinical evidence. The fact that MSM speeds up hair growth and thickens or stiffens the hair shaft is the author's own observation, supported by reports from several other individuals who have experimented with its extra intake. Although no defined daily dose exists and, for most conditions, 1.500-2.000mg of MSM a day are recommended, in order to speed up and thicken your hair 800-1.000mg daily should be a sufficient amount. MSM does not have any known adverse side effects. It is not very recommended to use MSM by people who are covering their grey, as it will speed up the growth of all of their hair and, since the white hair typically grows faster than regular pigmented hair, it will only exacerbate their situation, requiring more frequent hair colouring.