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The Absence of Clinical Evidence is NOT Clinical Evidence of Absence of Therapeutic Effect
on February 14, 2012
I am writing this in response to the one-star review that dismisses this book out of hand as another "crank" cure. The writer of that comment is committing a huge fallacy: truly, clinical trials have not yet supported all of the claims made about MSM (which are based on chemistry analysis and a supposition of how it will work in the body). First, clinical trials do support its effectiveness in treating arthritis. But otherwise, the absence of conclusive evidence from double-blind studies is NOT evidence that MSM doesn't work for allergies, migraines, etc. The medical community simply cannot reach a conclusion. Yet. That's what inconclusive means: they don't know if it works or not.
But as a person who suffers from arthritis and fibromyalgia, I swear by MSM. It has greatly improved my life. I'm stunned at its effectiveness. Race horse owners have been using it on horses for years to improve performance. The only way to check out MSM is to try it for yourself. I know it works for me. It has sharply decreased joint pain and headaches for me. I take it every day.