NavBar
  The Parkview Publishing Bulletin Board
  Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Discussion
  Methane

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
profile | register | preferences | faq | search

UBBFriend: Email This Page to Someone! next newest topic | next oldest topic
Author Topic:   Methane
IBSsuffer
Veteran

Posts: 32
Registered: Sep 98

posted 10-03-1998 05:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for IBSsuffer   Click Here to Email IBSsuffer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Why would someone take MSM if it contains methane in it.. Gas is one of the side effects of having IBS...why would anyone want to fuel the fire???

flux
Veteran

Posts: 1033
Registered:

posted 10-03-1998 07:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for flux   Click Here to Email flux     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Methyl sulfonyl methane is a compound and is evidently a solid at room temperature. Unfortunately, there is no information on it in Medline so how it is processed in the body is left to speculation.

Even if the methane is liberated, the amouunt is way too small to be signficant. However, if the sulfur is liberated that can add odor to the gas that it already there.

Quite possibly, that could be its only real biological effect.

dfairbee
Veteran

Posts: 133
Registered: Jul 98

posted 10-04-1998 04:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dfairbee   Click Here to Email dfairbee     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
don't knock it if you haven't tried it!-- i have not found the sulphur odor to be a factor either...norma.

DonnaP
Veteran

Posts: 37
Registered: Aug 98

posted 10-04-1998 09:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DonnaP   Click Here to Email DonnaP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thats right Norma

You go girl----------


Donna---

BobJ
Veteran

Posts: 366
Registered: Jul 98

posted 10-05-1998 03:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BobJ   Click Here to Email BobJ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Norma

Your comment was so simple, but in the context of this thread it was so "appropriate"...well put!!!

IBSsuffer
Veteran

Posts: 32
Registered: Sep 98

posted 10-05-1998 04:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for IBSsuffer   Click Here to Email IBSsuffer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I wasnt knocking it....And I have tried it.. I was just wondering about the methane that is in it..

All times are ET (US)

next newest topic | next oldest topic

Administrative Options: Close Topic | Archive/Move | Delete Topic
Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | Parkview Publishing Home Page

Parkview Publishing

Powered by Infopop www.infopop.com © 2000
Ultimate Bulletin Board 5.45c

IBS & the Mind-Body/Brain-Gut Connection, by William B. Salt II, MD