MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) has been steadily gaining popularity in recent years amongst beauty professionals and consumers alike. Whilst collagen and keratin are two of the main nutrients that are required to produce and maintain healthy hair, skin, and nail cell growth, it is MSM that provides the body with the sulphur that is required for optimum collagen and keratin production. Yogalifedigital talks to SABINA BOZIC, BRAND AMBASSADOR OF GAIA NATURELLE to find out more about MSM – the magic mineral and bust some myths.
Do we really need to take Collagen supplements?
MSM is becoming an increasingly popular nutritional supplement. Due to the multitude of incredible benefits, it has for our health and body, many refer to it as ‘the beauty mineral’ and ‘the healing mineral’. MSM stands for Methyl Sulfonyl Methane and is a rich source of organic sulfur. Sulfur is abundant and is in fact the 3rd largest existing mineral in our bodies and composed of 34% of MSM that acts as a vital mineral for our bodies’ strength and wellbeing. MSM is the purest form of sulfur available, as well as being one of the least toxic substances found in nature (studies show that it is as toxic as water), meaning it is safe to consume.
The body uses sulfur to continually create new healthy cells to replace the old ones. Without it, the body will produce weak dysfunctional cells.
MSM is naturally derived during the earth’s ‘sulfur cycle’. Sulfur is absorbed from seawater by plankton and algae, or from the soil by plants and animals, and then released into the atmosphere when these organisms die. Several natural processes lead the sulfur to form into MSM, which returns to the earth through rain and is then absorbed by plants and animals – and so the cycle continues. MSM is an essential mineral for the regeneration of cells, and due to this, it is one of the most important nutrients for us to remain healthy, youthful, and strong, and can benefit many organs and systems within our body.
Sulfur deficiencies are associated with slow wound healing, brittle nails and hair, wrinkles, gastrointestinal problems, inflammatory problems, scar tissue, lung dysfunction, and immune dysfunction. As Sulfur in food (and water) is lost during processing, deficiencies are very common today and can be attributed to the following ailments.
- Sore joints and muscles
- Dry and damaged skin, hair, and nails
- conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, and allergies
Strong bones & joints
Positive effects of MSM on our bones and joints are flexibility, strength, with reduced pain and swelling. This is mainly due to MSM’s anti-inflammatory effects.
MSM has a detoxifying effect on the body because it improves cell permeability. This means that cells become more capable of releasing excess toxins from our systems and allowing essential nutrients into our system. This improves the overall functioning of our cells and means that our bodies are more capable of healing and of fighting off illness and disease.
MSM’s ability to speed up the elimination of waste products from the cells leads to pain-relieving properties. For example, muscle pain and soreness following exercise is caused by a buildup of lactic acid; MSM helps speed up the release of such acids and toxins, and so speeds up recovery. Furthermore, many bodily pains, such as joint pain, muscle pain, and headaches, can be caused by inflammation. MSM has been proven to be greatly successful in reducing inflammation, and pain.
By making it easier for fluids to move in and out of cells, MSM causes the body to use less energy to combat excess fluids and toxins. This means that this energy can instead be directed towards activity and healing. Furthermore, the increased permeability means that nutrients are absorbed by the body quicker and easier, which means that less energy is used on digestion. With digestion being the biggest energy consumer of the body, this can have a great impact on our energy levels.
Strong, healthy hair & nails
Sulfur is essential to the production of collagen and keratin and basic ingredients of hair and nails, so vital to making them strong and healthy. MSM has been shown to have a fast-working and long-lasting impact causing them to become thicker, stronger, and shinier.
Collagen is vital for skin health, a lack of collagen results in dry skin and wrinkles. MSM assists in the formation of Collagen and can have a great impact on skin health, leading the skin to become stronger and more youthful in appearance. Furthermore, MSM has been shown to have positive effects on skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, acne, and rosacea. The combination of MSM and Collagen in a single shot helps our bodies improve collagen production faster more efficiently.
Myth 1– If we are having a healthy lifestyle, we do not need to take supplements.
No, we need nutrients in form of supplements.
Sadly, we live in a time where mostly all the food that we intake is processed or contains additives and therefore the essential nutrients in the food that we consume disappear way before it reaches the consumers.
The alternative solution is selecting organic or bio food, however it is extremely expensive and therefore not accessible to everyone.
Yes, naturally, it is important that we are conscious of our diet and try to incorporate a healthy lifestyle, however in order to develop normal and healthy biological processes within our bodies – we need quality “fuel” and right nutrients so as to not develop deficiencies.
Not to forget, that nutrient deficiencies are most common problem among our society and they are the main reasons why we fall sick or catch diseases.
As so many nutrients are essential for good health, and this is where Collagen Shot comes into action as it has all the necessary ingredients for your daily nutrient intake.
Myth 2 – Collagen supplements are for women.
No, not at all! Collagen is often associated with “beauty” aspects, so mostly woman decide to use collagen more than men. But, besides the fact that it will make you look better, it has more internal health benefits and helps us regenerate muscles, joints, bones, digestion, and so on.
The Question arises Why would men need collagen?
Here are the Main benefits for men:
- Boosts muscle recovery
- Strengthens hair, skin, nails and teeth
- Supports joint health and reduce pain
- Improves metabolism and muscle mass
- Increases energy levels and mood
- Promotes gut health
- Protects the heart
- Boosts Metabolism, Muscle Health and Energy Levels
Because collagen contains the amino acid glycine, and glycine is important in forming muscle tissue, collagen helps improve muscle mass, which in turn helps boost metabolism.
Glycine also helps slow aging overall by supporting posture, bone health, digestion, and even the central nervous system
The arginine and glutamine in collagen also repair skin, heal wounds, improve energy by fueling the body, and aid in proper development and growth.
It also helps maintain muscle mass with age.
Collagen accounts for up to 10% of all muscle tissue. Studies have found that collagen consumption can boost muscle mass, improve strength, and encourage creatine synthesis – even in frail men.
Collagen is used to make the proteins that make up hair, can improve damaged hair follicles, may reduce thinning, and potentially slow the greying process.
Myth 3 – Collagen in any form is good.
If you ingest collagen, whether via tablets, powders, shots or drinks, it will still be digested and excreted, and it certainly doesn’t circulate the body making new collagen. The body in essence breaks it down, as it does with all the protein you consume orally.
That’s why taking a supplement that contains pre-cursors and potent ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and vitamin C is the optimal way to encourage the body to produce collagen naturally!
Sabina Bozic, said: “Collagen is known to have positive effects on hair, skin, and nails. We often receive exciting feedback from our customers, many have reported that their acne, allergies, alopecia and even psoriasis symptoms have improved significantly after consuming our Collagen shot.”
Certified by the Dubai Health Authority, the Collagen Shot is in liquid format allowing for more effective absorption by the body, aided by the product’s active ingredient, MSM. This mineral has been found to help with complaints including fatigue, allergies, painful joints, muscle degeneration and has strong natural anti-inflammatory properties.
With ingredients including hydrolyzed fish collagen, Collagen Shot can help boost immunity and improve overall health. With no GMO, gluten, dairy, soy or sugar, it is ideal for almost everyone and is ready to drink. The Collagen Shot is produced in a certified ISO22000 and GMP facility in Europe, following all measures and procedures to ensure that the quality of products is consistent and in line with health regulations and specifications. “It is ready to drink, super concentrated and in ONE SHOT you can recharge your body with all the necessary nutrients your body needs to start the anti-aging process”, commented Sabina Bozic.
Anja Bordon, Brand Owner & Brand Head for Slovenia and EU, said: “I am so happy to introduce Gaia Naturelle products to the GCC market because I personally know how transformative Collagen Shot has been for many including myself. More than just a skincare or beauty supplement, it has so many other health benefits.”
“I suffered from Bulimia for many years, and this has been a life-saver for me. I had to seek out natural remedies to get me through what was one of the hardest challenges of my life, and I really want to help other men and women the way Collagen Shot has helped me.”
Collagen Shot is available on www.collagenshotme.com, Amazon and The Entertainer and is just the first in a long line of products that will soon be available in the GCC, from liquid supplements and protein bars to face and body skincare.
Collagen Shot contains additional ‘stimulators’ (potent ingredients) to increase body’s natural collagen production. (MSM, Vitamin C, Hyaluronic acid).
Interesting right?! Choose wisely!
‘Your body is your temple, treat it accordingly!
COLLAGEN SHOT is the ONLY PRODUCT AVAILABLE that contains such a high dosage – 1500 g of MSM in a single SHOT (25ml/RDA) in liquid form, for better absorption and bioavailability.
Collagen Shot is available on https://collagenshotme.com/shop/, Amazon and The Entertainer and is just the first in a long line of products that will soon be available in the GCC, from liquid supplements and protein bars to face and body skincare.
Collagen Shot Premium 500 ML for 20 Days is priced at AED 280
About Gaia Naturelle
Gaia Naturelle was founded by Anja Bordon. The brand is dedicated to developing “one-stop” solutions using super concentrated active ingredients that work in symbiose with each other, resulting in increased benefits. It produces high-quality products with innovative concepts, achieving beauty from within, health, endurance, and mobility for a better quality of life. One of their signature products is Collagen Shot which is produced in Slovenia, Europe.