Study Finds OptiMSM Reduces Visual Signs of Skin Aging, Even in Low Doses

Researchers studying the effects of nutritional supplements on skin health have further confirmation that OptiMSM reduces visible signs of skin aging. According to a recent study published in the February issue of the International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research, authors used a two-phase approach to show how OptiMSM — Bergstrom Nutrition’s branded methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) — reduced visible signs of skin aging.

Here is a link to the study, titled: “Beauty From Within: Oral Administration of a Sulfur-Containing Supplement Methylsulfonylmethane Improves Signs of Skin Ageing.”

Every year, people around the world spend billions of dollars on products, many of which are topical solutions like moisturizers, to improve skin health. As a result of her findings, the study’s co-author, Neelam Muizzuddin, Ph.D., now believes that orally ingested supplements are novel forms of skincare.

“This research was very fascinating to me because the bulk of my experience has been in topical skincare solutions,” said Muizzuddin. “Examining the ‘beauty-from-within’ approach has me believe it is an extraordinary way of improving beauty because it helps improve the whole body.”

During the second phase of the study, 63 participants ingested either 1 or 3 grams of MSM over 16 weeks. Results were judged using subject self-assessment of wrinkles and skin texture, expert clinical grading, and instrumental measurement and analysis. The results indicated that oral ingestion of MSM reduces signs of aging, like facial wrinkles and skin roughness, and also improves skin firmness, elasticity and hydration. With both doses (1 or 3 grams) showing efficacy, researchers point towards MSM’s effectiveness in reducing visual signs of skin aging, even at a low dose of 1 gram per day.

“What surprised me about the results was how effective the product was in reducing wrinkles, which is the most visual aging element of concern,” said Muizzuddin. “Even the visual pictures showed promising change. There was also some nice softening of the facial skin, but I think the reduction in wrinkles is the most important part of this study.”

Bergstrom Nutrition is the world’s leading and largest manufacturer of MSM (methylsulfonylmethane). Its product, OptiMSM, is the purest and only GRAS-designated MSM. Bergstrom Nutrition uses a unique multi-stage distillation process, ensuring optimal purity, quality and consistency. OptiMSM is made exclusively in the USA and manufactured in a dedicated cGMP-compliant, ISO-registered facility to help provide essential traceability. Bergstrom Nutrition has its headquarters in Vancouver, Wash. For more information, please visit or call (360) 693-1883.