MSM (2015) Reduces Inflammation - Cataract

MSM is helpful for conditions where inflammation is an issue such as cataracts.

The researchers noted that while the health benefit of reducing inflammation is associated with Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) there had been no study focusing on that capacity with regard to inflammasomes - a formation composed of multiple proteins that acts as a basis for stimulating lymphocyte development. Lymphocytes are the white blood cells that fight infection.

The researchers found that MSM did reduce some types of inflammasome activation. They also found that MSM-enriched vegetable given to lab animals had the same efect.

They concluded that MSM does present anti-inflammatory capacity, interrupts inflammasome production, and inhibits expression of pro-cytokines which promote systemic inflammation and make a disease worse through fever and tissue death.

Researchers: H. Ahn, J. Kim, M. Lee, Y. Kim, Y.W. Cho, G. Lee

Published: Methylsulfonylmethane inhibits NLRP3 inflammasome activation, Cytokine, February, 2015.