Powder over capsules
I was originally on this supplement, 3 scoops a day, with great results. Tastes bitter as heck if you don't have a good liquid-to-powder ratio, so don't try to cram more than one scoop into a full-sized beverage. Dissolves wonderfully with no clumps in the bottom of the glass. Switched to capsules for convenience and was on 4 a day and couldn't feel anything working so I'm back to the inconvenient powder but it's worth it. Great for hair/nails and mood as well, so I'm sold! Back to my 3 scoops and pleased overall.
May 13, 2013
I have more energy now!
I definitely feel better and have more energy thanks to this product! I would recommend starting out with 1gram or less and work your way up slowly. Do not use the 5gram scooper that comes in the container if you are a sensitive person. I mix this with 1gram of swanson's 100% Pure Vitamin C Powder and that takes care of the bitter taste.
May 3, 2013
Bitter taste but effective
whew! the taste is so bitter but one thing I like is that it gives me a good sleep. In comes to my hair I saw a couple inches grown. My advise for people who donot like a bitter taste just take the capsules. its fast and convenient.
April 23, 2013
I took MSM for years, but I bought it in retail stores. Swanson's price and quality is the best in my area. Their MSM is finer in consistency and dissolves easily in liquids. I stopped taking MSM for a while and now I am glad I resumed. I feel better. My skin is glowing more.
April 7, 2013
MSM, MethylSulfonylMethane, is a Super Source of Sulfur so important to so many areas of the body from your skin, hair, and nails to your joints, liver, and immune system. This powder mixes nicely into your health cocktail of choice. I stir 1 or 2 scoops into my Super Vege Cocktail every morning. Don't even know it's there. Give it a month or two, and notice improvements throughout your body, as I have. Sulfur is one of the important nutrients in garlic, onions, chili peppers, and cruciferous vegetables that makes those foods so healthful and helpful to your entire system. You can read all about sulfur's therapeutic benefits everywhere online; lots of good / interesting / valuable material out there. Yes, most joint formulas contain MSM in addition to Gluc. and Cond; however, using MSM in this pure powder form gives you much, much more, so there is enough to work throughout your entire body. I recommend it to everyone, because I feel we all can benefit from what good amounts of sulfur do for our body and wellness. Give it a shot.
April 1, 2013
My husband and I tried the MSM in pill form before we tried the powder. I can say without a doubt the powder form is way better and easier to use for the both of us. My husband usually adds both the powdered msm and vitamin c to water in which it completely dissolves and becomes almost like a sports drink. I like to take mine all at once and wash it down with water. Either way we find this product quick and easy to use and we both have seen many benefits since we started taking the MSM.
March 30, 2013
Not Sure Powder is better than Pill
I'm on the fence with this MSM powder. I was advised powder was better than pill but I cannot tell a difference. My skin and nails seem fine but I cannot see an improvement over the pill. I find the taste bitter and so mixing it to drink with coffee or something to mask the taste has been challenging. I don't think I could tolerate drinking it in water as advised. I will try for another 16oz. and amend my review if I see a change.
February 24, 2013
Tried many brands, this is the best!
Years ago I was in a health food store and overheard a conversation with a woman and the owner. The woman was looking for something to help her skin look better. To the woman's surprise instead of face creams she was told about MSM. I listened and inquired myself about why it would help and what it would do. The owner was very knowledgeable and I learned all about MSM that day.
I and my husband take about 1 TBL every AM in a glass quart mason jar mixed with flavored stevia liquid and 1 or 2 packs of vitamin C with electrolytes. We both look and feel great. I'm 50 and people think my 32 yr old daughter is my sister and always think I look really young. My skin glows is super elastic, my hair is so much healthier and thicker, We are very physical and our bodies move great.
I have tried other powders and capsules before finding this powder this dissolves the best and is a great price. I recommend it all the time to my friends who ask what do I do to look so young!
Its true, when years ago the store owner told the customer it is a fountain of youth in a bottle. Start slow though it can give you bad gas that smells like rotten eggs. Or burps of simular nature( from the sulphur) Be slow about adjusting up dosage.
February 4, 2013
powdered joint help
I had trouble with the size of pills for this product and the other joint supplements. This powdered product is great.
February 4, 2013
I like this product
I like the way this MSM readilly dissolves in water or juice. I also use it in a spray bottle for topical use. I also like the convenient 5 gram scooper in the jar that makes measuring quick and easy. It may just be my taste buds, but it seems like my most recent jar is not quite as bitter tasting as my previous jar. I wonder why Swanson lowered the recomended dose on the label to just one scoop per day? The older jar labels used to say one to three scoops per day.
In any case, I like this product from Swanson and will likely order it again.
January 29, 2013
This is a good quality MSM ( very clean taste). I use it in my shakes. This MSM mixes well.
January 10, 2013
Excellent & Easy to Take Product
This is Great MSM product. This is easy to take in any juice or even water. It is PURE MSM & is a great overall nutrient for the body, much like getting enough potassium in. It helps the body cleanse itself from toxins & much more. Shalom Blessings...
December 28, 2012
One of my best supplements
I have been using MSM from Swanson's for almost a year and am very pleased with it. I'm not going to explain all the benefits it has, but you can Google MSM protocol and find a lot of articles to read. I take this and Swanson's powdered Vitamin C first thing in the morning and last thing in the evening. Out of all the supplements I take, this is one of my favorites.
December 11, 2012
Great product, if you can get over the bitter taste of MSM. Far superior than the capsule form. If you mix with vitamin C powder (item SW1130), it will take away some of the bitterness so it's tolerable to drink.
April 24, 2012
I find this affordable product easy to use by adding it to a blended drink instead of having to take pills. A nutritionist first gave me a recommendation to take MSM supplements for joint and bone support. I'm glad I found this Swanson product in powder form to make taking it easy, convenient and at a lower cost than MSM pills.
April 2, 2012
This thing is tasteless and dissolves instantly. It's great, convenient and good bang for the buck!
March 29, 2012
Great For The Hair!
Wow! Since I've been taking this powder i've noticed my hair growing like crazy, although it takes about 3 weeks to see a difference.
The powder is nasty tasting with water, but tastes better in juice or I put it in my protein shake, and you don't need much, it will last forever.
March 25, 2012
so easy to use
I use this twice a day when I take my fiber with water, my nails and skin look pretty good for my age. (59)
March 16, 2012
Best MSM powder available
So far, this is the only MSM powder that completely dissolves, so I know I'm getting the full product. I've tried others that left half of the powder sitting at the bottom of the glass. I appreciated the research available through Swansons that weighed MSM powder vs capsules, and now realize I had no results while taking the capsules because they do not completely digest after taking them.
As far as the bitterness of the powder, yes, it's very bitter, but I've found that by mixing it in a small glass of cranberry juice, it's barely noticeable. Great product!
March 14, 2012
It's not supposed to taste good!!
I am a big baby when it comes to taking anything nasty! HOWEVER, MSM is worth it. It is A LOT easier to take if you only mix enough to dissolve it - only a Tbl spn or two of liquid. Chase it with something U like. If you make a whole glass of it - it's GROSS and you'll hate it!!
December 2, 2011
The powder is great... I did not want another pill. Do not mix with something you want to taste good though, just warm water. I take with liquid minerals and powder BCAA and chug it down.
November 7, 2011
This along with celedrin are my favorites.One serving of the powder is 5 times the amount you get from 1- 1000mg capsule. If your not satisfied with the capsules try the powder.I wasn't getting enough MSM with the capsules.I take 1 or 2 of the 5 gram servings per day. WOW!!! great results! Early in the morning I dump 1 measured scoop msm into my mouth and wash it down with aloe vera juice.It may be difficult to take that way for some people.
July 29, 2011
Get over the bitterness.
It is important for you to get used to the bitterness of many products, especially MSM.
Due to MSM's tendency to clump together, sellers of MSM in capsules must add fillers so that it may simply fill the capsule, thereby greatly, if not entirely negating the effects of the MSM.
It is much better to stop thinking of MSM as some sort of juice drink...it is not...it is bitter...and that is a good thing.
June 20, 2011
I ordered this rather than another brand that was more expensive. I was reading the advice of a raw food diet expert who suggested adding this to water and lemon in the morning and drinking all day...I cannot imagine doing it in the quantity she suggested, unless her brand tastes much better! I usually take MSM in capsule form, and I will likely do that again once I have taken all of this...right now I just take once scoop with a bunch of lemon juice and 1 glass of water and some stevia, and I drink it first thing in the morning and get it over with, for it tastes HORRIBLE.
July 7, 2010
Tastes like poison and nothing could mask that. Dissolves okay, not completely. Works well but would never buy again because it's so nasty tasting.
July 1, 2010