Injuries and Arthritis
MSM helps relieve joint pain and stiffness. In fact, research shows that MSM protects against rheumatoid arthritis and can help reduce pain and physical inability in osteoarthritis. More mobility, less pain. A study by the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Science in Arizona showed that after 30 days on MSM, patients with osteoarthritis of the knee experienced significantly less pain and more mobility than those who didn’t take the MSM.
Less cartilage damage. Two studies from the UCSD Department of Orthopaedic Surgery published in Osteoarthritis and Cartilage showed that MSM limits the release of inflammation-fuelling molecules and reduces the presence of destructive enzymes in osteoarthritic cartilage cells.
Less inflammation. A 2008 report published in the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) Journal showed that MSM can help to hold back joint pain by reducing inflammation and preserving the joint cartilage in mice with osteoarthritis of the knee.
Perhaps the most remarkable discovery regarding MSM is that it is an effective pain killer. MSM works for many types of chronic pain. In March 1999, Stanley W. Jacob, M.D., and Ronald M. Lawrence, M.D., Ph.D., published “The Miracle of MSM: The Natural Solution for Pain”. Their book was based on their experience as medical doctors and MSM researchers. Combined, they have over 20 years of experience with fighting pain with MSM. They concluded that of more than 18,000 patients that suffered from chronic pain, about 70% experienced benefits from the use of MSM, finding that pain either diminished or disappeared altogether.
MSM is a natural analgetic as it blocks the transfer of pain impulses through nerve fibers (C-fibers). It blocks inflammations and inflammatory processes. MSM is a muscle relaxant; an important and often overlooked benefit of MSM. Many chronic pains are aggravated by chronic muscle tension in the body.
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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU TAKE MSM WITH VITAMIN C & ALKALINE POWDER?
Vitamin C, when taken with MSM helps build strong and thick veins and arteries. Both MSM, as well as Vitamin C, promotes the production of collagen in your body. Collagen makes up all bones, muscles, veins and arteries.
You can beat Type 2 Diabetes and help yourself with Type 1. MSM and Vitamin C when taken will help regulate your blood sugar. Provide your body with the proper nutritional support and your body, will be able to heal its self. It old anecdote is true. You really are, what you eat. Eat healthy, and you will most definitely be healthy.
MSM and Vitamin C helps alleviate the pain associated with a monthly cycle by helping the glands work properly. This in turn helps dramatically easing the pain of headaches, cramps, nausea and hot flashes.
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Homocysteine is a precursor of toxic amino acids that cause heart attack and stroke. So, clearly, high homocysteine levels are bad. Low homocysteine is good. Two clinical studies have shown independently that MSM taken with Vitamin C can decrease the levels of free homocysteine in your blood.
Sore Muscles are created when you have overworked them. It creates a lactic acid build up. MSM and Vitamin C neutralizes it and stops the pain. Many people with stiff muscles and joints have reported a marked improvement after using MSM for some time.
MSM for Athletes
Society’s healthiest members incorporate MSM into their nutritional regimens in order to accelerate their workouts and enhance their recoveries. In the veterinary market, MSM is widely used among thoroughbred horse trainers, who employed it to accelerate muscle recovery and reduce injuries in their 4-legged racing champions.
7 Ways MSM Benefits Athletes
Helps combat exercise-induced inflammation.
Decreases muscle damage and soreness.
Promotes connective tissue repair and regeneration.
Prevents cartilage breakdown.
Supports healthy joints and range of motion.
Reduces oxidative stress following exercise.
Increases overall antioxidant defense.
Why do you need MSM
MSM is intended for everyone who appreciates good health. Sports enthusiasts and athletes can use it to improve their performance and speed up recovery after workouts. People with degenerative diseases can use it to drastically improve their health and quality of life.
MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) is a sulfur-based compound that occurs naturally in your body and can also be found in everyday foods like green vegetables, onions, milk, and seafood. MSM is a beneficial nutrient for your bone health, helping conditions like arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis.ORDER TODAY *FREE DELIVERY
Nails and hair primary consist of a tough protein with a high sulfur content, known as keratin. Flexible tissues like connective tissue and cartilage contain proteins with flexible sulfur bonds. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and a major component of all connective tissue. In skin, collagen works with fibers of another protein called elastin, to give skin its elasticity. In cartilage, the sulfur containing proteoglycans glucosamine and chondroitin form with collagen, a fibrous protein substance that gives cartilage its structure and flexibility.
As many people notice later in life, the flexible tissues lose their elastic properties. A shortage of sulfur is the likely cause of this problem. The consequences are stiffening of muscles and joints, rippling of the skin, and decreased the elasticity of lung tissues and arterial blood vessels. Without a doubt, the transfer of bio-information through soft connective tissue decreases as well, and the occurrences of diseases at an advanced age may well be linked to a decrease in communication between cells and body tissues.
Skin and Hair Care
The sulfur provided by MSM produces generous quantities of collagen and keratin, both of which are vital for healthy hair and nails.
In fact, MSM is often referred to as the ‘beauty mineral’ owing to its ability to add to enhance the thickness and strength of nails as well as hair in a very short span of time.
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FAQ regarding MSM
OPTIMUM WELLNESS MSM is the purest and only GRAS-designated MSM (methylsulfonylmethane). We use a proprietary multi-stage distillation process, and every batch is third-party tested, ensuring optimal purity, quality, and consistency. In contrast to OPTIMUM WELLESS MSM, other commercially-available MSM uses crystallization to isolate the MSM molecule. As this crystallized material cools, occlusions can develop that trap contaminants within the MSM and lead to material that may contain heavy metals, residual water, and other impurities.
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MSM is a naturally occurring substance found in the human body and many foods. The highest concentration of MSM in nature is in mammal’s milk, but these sources contain MSM in parts per million. Therefore, you cannot extract, isolate or grow the compound. Commercially available MSM does not come from wood, plants or fossil fuels. You can’t squeeze MSM from a tree, extract it from plants or remove it from petroleum or other fossil fuels. A chemical reaction is required to make MSM.
All commercially available MSM is synthetic and created through a chemical reaction of DMSO and hydrogen peroxide. Since all commercial MSM produced comes from DMSO, and all commercial DMSO is produced synthetically, the origin of the DMSO is insignificant. DMSO is produced using several starting materials: methanol and hydrogen sulfide, or methanol and carbon disulfide. Whichever starting materials used; chemical reactions are required to produce DMSO. There is a misconception that one supply of MSM is more natural than another. All MSM produced for commercial use utilizes the same raw materials—but there is a difference, and that boils down to the purification process, testing levels, specifications and quality of the manufacturing.
MSM’s mechanism of action is not fully understood. In a very general sense, MSM reduces inflammatory markers and oxidative stress. It does this through various biochemical processes and pathways, but most of these are either oxidative or inflammatory in nature. What is known is that MSM can modulate upstream inflammatory signals (NF-κβ, Nrf2, NLRP3), reduce downstream inflammatory cytokines (IL-1, IL-6, TNF-α), and it supports the process that maintains proper levels of glutathione.
Human studies have shown that MSM enters the blood very quickly and will start working within 30-45 minutes. Most people will begin to notice the effects of MSM within two weeks of supplementation, but individual results may vary and are dependent on dosage and formulation.
Recommended dosages are usually 1- 6 grams per day.
Pharmacokinetic studies have indicated that there may be a cumulative effect to a point where equilibrium is reached.
Yes. There have been no verifiable cases of an allergic reaction to MSM including through pathways similar to sulfa-drugs. Although both contain sulfur, that is where their similarities end. Sulfa-drugs contain a chemical group called sulfonamide, which generally are the cause of allergic reactions as they metabolize, and specific side chains are released. The allergy-causing compounds bear no resemblance structurally or functionally to MSM.
Whenever you receive a prescription medication, always consult your physician about any supplements you are taking. However, there are no known interactions between MSM and sulfadrugs and each work through different mechanisms within the body.