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GVS
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I have the original book that was published about it, the Miracle of MSM, but the book doesn't discuss antimicrobial effects at all. There are a lot of internet websites making potentially overblown claims about those effects.

Some facts would be nice, especially if connected to websites that tell the truth.

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I've been using MSM for a long time, not as often as chlorella, but on and off. More than 10 years of experience.

It's sulfur, organic sulfur. It can help cancer, liver problems, fatigue, joints, helps to detox...

In doing that, in my opinion, it fights pathogens then indirectly, but attacking one of the main roots of the problem which is high toxicity.

Whatever you do to improve the immune system, will go towards a balance of the microbiome.

Before no one was speaking of chlorella as a killer, only as cleaning, nourishing the body. Now there are papers talking about chorella raising NK cells, which means, it directly boosts the immune system.

Before I knew about that, I knew just that many people with candida and lyme improved with chlorella, so I took it in great amounts for years as I did feel more energy, less fog, less pain overall. It was known by usage that clorella helped candida, even some people thought it killed candida.

But now with recent research on NK cells, the killing boosting of chlorella is confirmed.


Sulphur is needed for glutathione production. Without it, there is no glutathione.

MSM benefits from Mercola

As a metabolite of DMSO, it will be cleaning, taking heavy metals and toxins off, doing its antioxidant function.


Down is a paper talking about how glutathione helps to raise NK cells and fight TB.


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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18338948

It is becoming increasingly apparent that natural killer (NK) cells play a crucial role in innate defense mechanisms against Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection.

Furthermore, NK cell functions are dependent on adequate levels of glutathione.

In this study, we examined whether the NK cell-mediated growth control of intracellular M. tuberculosis is dependent on adequate levels of glutathione.

We investigated the effects of glutathione both alone and in combination with interleukin-2 (IL-2) or IL-12 or both in modulating NK cell functions,...

.... such as cytolytic activity, activating receptor expression, induction of apoptosis, and cytokine synthesis.


Our results strongly indicate that glutathione in combination with IL-2+IL-12 augments NK cell functions, leading to control M. tuberculosis infection.

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Interesting article on another heavy metal binder EDTA

EDTA has the highest antifungal and fungicidal activity compared to fungicidal drugs

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This is the original article from PubMed

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16243251

The effect of calcium chelating or binding agents on Candida albicans.


The aim of this study was to evaluate antifungal effects of calcium-chelating or -binding agents on Candida albicans comparing with conventional antifungal agents.


STUDY DESIGN:

Two clinical oral isolates and 1 standard strain of C albicans were included in the study.

Test solutions were ethylenediamine-tetraacetic acid (EDTA), ethyleneglycol-tetraacetic acid (EGTA), sodium fluoride (NaF),

titanium tetrafluoride (TiF4), nystatin, and ketoconazole.


Minimum inhibitory and fungicidal concentrations of the solutions were determined.

The results were analyzed statistically using Friedman's nonparametric 2-way ANOVA and Mann-Whitney U tests.


RESULTS:

All isolates demonstrated similar susceptibility patterns (P>.05).


Except ketoconazole, EDTA had the highest antifungal and fungicidal activity, followed by TiF4.

EGTA and NaF were the weakest agents against C albicans among all test solutions.


CONCLUSION:

EDTA and TiF4 may be recommended as an alternative irrigating solution particularly in persistent root canal infections and in root canals of patients having a high incidence of oral candidosis.

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MSM is supposed to help to stop parasites from attaching to the intestinal wall, thereby helping to get them out.
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I tried MSM and it seemed to make my symptoms worse. I was getting chest pains and my joints felt funny. I'm really not sure what it was doing. Maybe it was a herx?

I know sulfur (the active chemical in MSM) is supposed to have health benefits (the Indians drank sulfur water to treat illnesses), but I'm not sure what it actually does. Does anyone know?

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I have taken MSM for about three years. The only effect that was pronounced in my case was a detoxing of the palms of my hands.

When i started taking it, the palms and fingers on both hands formed little blisters all over. I stopped taking it as i eas not sure if it was an allergic reaction. The blisters cleared up. Then I reasoned that given my hands have been exposed to vaious chemicals through out the years, it could be purging those out. I started the MSM again and sure enough the blisters came back. I figured if it was an adverse reaction then it would either get worse or if it wss a detox response, it would clear up on its own.

The blisters were present for a few werks and gradually diminished and have never returned.

My hands have few or no sweat glands in them to begin with. I have never had sweaty palms. My hypothesis is that the MSM allowed the cells to release the accumulated toxins that had no other path other than to secrete themselves out of my skin in the form of the blisters.

So all i can say from that experience is it does appear to have a detoxification effect.

I do not have lyme disease but do have Crohns disease. It was one of many methods i have used to control the disease.

Dan

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