MSM (MethylSulfonylMethane) is a fancy name for organic sulfur. Sulfur, the eighth most abundant element in the human body, has a long history as a healing agent. For centuries, mankind has soaked in sulfur-rich, mineral hot springs to help heal a variety of ailments. Throughout the years science has identified sulfur as a vital component in essential biological functions including:
- Facilitating nutrient exchange through the cellular membrane.
- Maintaining structure of proteins in the body.
- Aiding in the production of immunoglobulin that maintain the immune system.
- Catalyzing the chemical reactions that convert food into energy.
- Helping the formation of keratin, which is essential for soft tissue, bone, hair and nail growth.
Sulfur deficiencies can lead to a variety of tissue ailments. MSMô is a safe and easy way to insure your body receives the proper sulfur levels necessary for good health.
How Does MSMô Work?
While not all of the physiology is precisely understood, it is known that MSMô facilitates Methionine metabolism. This essential sulfur amino acid is important for RNA and DNA formation as well as liver production of beneficial amino acids and antioxidants that help regulate body function. In some instances, individuals may be at risk of deficiency. Persons with rheumatic conditions, persons on chemotherapy, endurance athletes and alcoholics are very susceptible to this condition, as the body is forced to metabolize high levels of Methionine to help regulate toxins and catabolic turnover. When an individual becomes sulfur deficient the body no longer exchanges nutrients or metabolizes Methionine as efficiently as it should.
In many cases the first tissues to respond negatively to this condition are the a-vasculars; (tendons and ligaments) Symptoms of this condition may present itself as an inflammatory response, loss of flexibility or general stiffness, in severe cases, effusion may be evident around the joint capsule. MSMô has gained the reputation as an anti-inflammatory for its ability to help alleviate these symptoms. It is important to note that MSMô facilitates your bodyís natural processes and does not act as a cortical steroid or NSAID. MSMô is a nutritional supplement that supplies biologically-active sulfur that helps your body function properly.
Recommended Dosing: 1000 milligrams with each meal
MSM is a naturally - occurring sulfur compound found in many common foods, including meat, fish, eggs and dairy as well as vegetable sources, broccoli, garlic, avocado and other green vegetables. In its purified form, it is an odorless, white, water-soluble crystalline solid. It is one of the least toxic substances in biology, similar in toxicity to water. Naturally - occurring sulfur, such as that found in OptMSM, is not similar to inorganic sulfides, sulfites and sulfates to which many people are allergic.
Persons allergic to sulfer should not supplement with MSM. Consult your doctor before starting any dietary supplementation.
Please remember that this information is not meant to substitute for a consultation with your physician, or another health care professional. Speak with your doctor if you have questions about primary care, or about any medical problem.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, but rather are dietary supplements intended solely for nutritional use.