Can MSM Cause Hair Loss?

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Using MSM internally and externally is a great way to help promote healthy hair growth and decrease hair shedding. But even with the best supplements, they could come with some undesired side effects.

There is nothing worse than taking a supplement to help promote hair growth only to find out it could potentially do the opposite. This is very scary to many people, which is enough to get one to stop taking MSM completely and calling it a bad supplement.

Before jumping into a conclusion and calling MSM a bad supplement, let’s find out some of the reasons why MSM can cause hair loss.

Knowing these things will help to better prepare you to deal with some of the initial unpleasant side effects, that way there won’t be any surprises.

So without further ado, let’s dive right in.

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Hair Loss While Taking MSM?

can msm cause hair loss - a guy that is balding So the question is “Can MSM cause hair loss?” The short answer is yes, but does that mean you should avoid MSM completely? Of course, No.

Please let me explain.

When you first start taking MSM, you may experience unpleasant effects such as nausea, vomiting, gastrointestinal discomfort, or headaches.

These are actually detoxification symptoms which are completely normal. Once your body gets enough MSM regularly, the symptoms will subside.

Personally, it took me about 2 weeks to get over these discomforts.

Another unpleasant effect of MSM is increased hair loss. Personally, I’ve never experienced that, but I’ve heard other people and seen my relatives experienced increased hair shedding initially when starting to take organic sulfur(MSM).

Some experienced a lot of hair loss, some experienced a small amount of hair loss, and some experienced none.

If one didn’t know about the possible increased hair loss when taking MSM, they are likely going to stop taking it and possibly going to miss out on the benefits. But if you stick to it for a few months, I know this is easier said than done, the increased hair loss will go away.

Although I have not personally experienced hair loss while taking MSM so I can’t speak from my experience. I do know people who stuck to it for several months and in the end, they experienced faster hair growth, stronger and thicker hair. And they also no longer experienced the hair loss as they did in the beginning.

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