I have access to MSM powder here so I'll just give it a try as well. Milk mitigates the bitterness btw. One teaspoon in a glass of milk and I barely notice it. Just tastes less sweet .
Concerning candida etc.: I think it's not the problem. This is purely anecdotal but I have an imbalanced gut flora, no candida overgrowth though, and most symptoms subside for a while after bile flow stimulation for example via coffee. I would agree with the point that maintaining proper bile flow will regulate gut flora on its own.
It's a complex topic and my accutainted brain struggles to keep track. Sometimes I'm in doubt where to start. Hormones, organs, everything is interconnected. Treat the liver? Or treat the thyroid and the liver will heal itself? Or treat the brain and the thyroid will heal itself? Or treat on all levels simultaneously and hope for the best? I really don't know... seems the focus is on the liver for now.
Apart from DHT inbition, liver toxicity seems to be the strongest culprit. As far as I read through the posts and science, the exact liver toxic mechanism is not known? Also, no one on this thead has a proper diagnosis showing liver damage? MRI etc.? I personally had moderately elevated liver enzymes in the past which are now very low again, but haven't had ultrasound or more yet. Wouldn't it be helpful if a few of us had their liver thoroughly scanned or even a biopsy? We might get to a point where we are able to connect the dots ourselves (although it's a bit naive I admit) instead of waiting for the research to happen. At least the result would show if it's safe to take UCDA.
I just think the trial and error thing isn't the optimal approach, surely the damage can be diagnosed properly... even if it takes some acting to get the doctors do the tests .