MSM Raises Glutathione Levels
In our article on arthritis, we talked about a mix of nutrients that can dramatically decrease arthritis pain over six weeks. One of these is a simple and cheap nutrient called MSM. This sulfur-containing compound helps supply the sulfur needed for the proteins that heal tissues. Another recent study showed that MSM also suppresses inflammation and the inflammatory molecules (cytokines) that cause inflammation. Now a new study shows that MSM also increases the critical antioxidant glutathione. Many people theorize that glutathione deficiency is one of the key common underlying problems that causes Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Reference: Robert DiSilvestro, Ph.D. The Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology 2008;22:445.8
Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D. is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of eight research studies on their effective treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.