With its ability to treat acne and sun damage, reduce wrinkles and sagging skin, and boost collagen production, it's no wonder Methylsulfonylmethane - or MSM - is known as the Miracle Supplement.

This essential dietary sulphur - the fourth most prevalent mineral in our bodies - can help with many health issues, but it's best known for its amazing anti-ageing benefits. In fact, some describe it as the Elixir of Youth!

As well as improving the look and feel of your skin, you will also see marked improvements in your hair and nails. This is because it provides our bodies with the sulfur needed to produce both collagen and keratin.

Getting It Naturally

MSM occurs naturally in foods such as meat, fish, eggs, fruit and raw vegetables. But if you're vegan or vegetarian - or just don't eat big serves of those foods - you may not be getting enough. Its curative powers can also be diminished by cooking.

As a supplement, MSM comes in both powder and capsule form. And it is produced through either crystallisation or distillation, the latter considered the more superior method. As a rule, try and use MSM that is 99.9% pure, with no fillers or additives.

Fast Results

The great thing about MSM, is that you will start to see results very quickly. If you start taking an MSM Supplement, it will enter your bloodstream and start working within about 45 minutes. Within two weeks, you should see significant improvements.

For best results, try combining MSM with other key antioxidants, such as vitamin C, vitamin E and vitamin A. This will really boost the growth of new, healthy skin cells. An easy of achieving this is by taking the supplement in fruit juice, instead of water.

As for dosage: take one teaspoon of powder a day for maintenance, or two teaspoons a day for therapeutic purposes. Alternatively, put a couple of teaspoons of MSM powder in your bath and soak away!

Boost Your Energy

This method is great for treating specific areas, or extreme skin conditions. An MSM bath will help alleviate sore muscles and joints (inflammation), increase energy, detoxify the body, and speed up the healing process.

It's great for foot spas, too - a soothing luxury that also delivers amazing health benefits.

There really is no limit to the magical effects of this Super Supplement! It can also be applied topically to your skin to radically moisturise and smooth your complexion, and to diminish scars.

MSM Lotion

To make your own MSM lotion, mix 3 tablespoons of pure MSM crystal flakes with 100ml of pure aloe vera. Let it sit for 30 minutes, and then scoop into a clean pump bottle. Easy!