Does MSM help osteoarthritis?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine

Although MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) might help reduce osteoarthritis pain, there are no solid studies documenting this effect, nor are there studies proving it is safe for long-term use. So until larger, better-controlled studies are published, stick to the plan you set up with your doctor.

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