The overall rating for methylsulfonylmethane (msm) is 2 out of 3 meaning there is some evidence that this supplement does some (not all) of what it claims. Using this supplement may lead to some improvements.

Table of Contents

  1. Simple Report
  2. Detailed Report
  3. Overall Effectiveness Rating
  4. Research Rating
  5. Products Containing Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM)
  6. Claim Ratings
  7. References

Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) Simple Report

  • Supplement: Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM)
  • Supplement Category: other
  • Number of Products Containing Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM): 29
  • Effectiveness Rating: 2 out of 3
  • Research Rating: 27 (above 80 indicates sufficient research)
  • Number of Studies: 2
  • Number of Claims: 3

Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) Detailed Report

Overall Effectiveness Rating

The overall effectiveness rating for methylsulfonylmethane (msm) is 2 out of 3. This rating means the evidence is mixed on the supplement's ability to deliver positive results. While some of the research supports its use, other evidence does not. Using this supplement may lead to positive results. Note, this effectiveness rating is for methylsulfonylmethane (msm) as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.

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Research Rating for Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM)

There are 2 studies in the database on methylsulfonylmethane (msm); the research rating is 27. A score above 80 means the effectiveness rating for this supplement is reliable. A score under 80 means there is insufficient evidence to ensure a reliable effectiveness rating. Note, this research rating is for methylsulfonylmethane (msm) as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.

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Products Containing Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM)

Products Names Amount of Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM)
Golden Era Joint Support 500mg
Always Moving Forward (AMF) 750mg
Core Flex 1g
All Day You May Caffeinated Amount not listed.
Elbow Grease 300mg
Full list of all 29 products containing Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM).

Claim Ratings

The overall ratings above are an average of the individual claim ratings below. Individual claims may have higher or lower ratings compared to the supplement's overall rating. For example, some supplements may have excellent backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on a claim below for more information.

Recovery Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
reduce muscle damage
reduce muscle soreness
reduce joint pain

References

Title of Study
Effect of methylsulfonylmethane supplementation on exercise - Induced muscle damage and total antioxidant capacity
Effects of Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) on exercise-induced oxidative stress, muscle damage, and pain following a half-marathon: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial