Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) -- also known as methyl sulfone or dimethylsulfone (DMSO2) -- is an odorless breakdown product of dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO).
Methylsulfonylmethane is an organic sulfur-containing compound that occurs naturally in a variety of fruits, vegetables, grains and in animals, including humans in at least trace amounts. MSM has also been found in such plants as Equisetem arvense, also known as horsetail.
MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) is a naturally-occurring bioactive form of sulfur that provides antioxidant activity and supports a healthy inflammation response. MSM is the third most abundant nutrient in your body and is found in highest concentration during infancy, and diminishes as we age. It is also present in whole fresh fruits, vegetables, grains and milk. MSM is ideal for those looking for an additional tool in providing total joint support. MSM works well with Xtra Strength Glucosamine and Chondroitin.
MSM is a biologically active form of organic sulfur found in all living organisms. Sulfur is a component of bones, teeth, and collagen (the protein in connective tissue) and also helps you maintain a healthy inflammatory response in joint tissue. Research indicates that perhaps sulfur's most important health role is in carbohydrate metabolism, which is significant for hypoglycemics and diabetics. Sulfur is a significant component of insulin, the protein hormone secreted by the pancreas that is essential to the metabolism of carbohydrates. A lack of nutritional sulfur in the diet can result in low insulin production. On the other hand, a diet that contains adequate amounts of sulfur might increase the body's ability to produce insulin to the point where insulin injections can be reduced. The mineral sulfur is needed for the manufacture of many proteins, including those forming hair, muscles, and skin
Next to oxygen, water, and salt, MSM is the fourth most needed element in human and animal nutrition. Sulfur is involved in nearly every metabolic process in the body, and is essential in the regeneration and nourishment of healthy cells. Our bodies are made so that they produce new cells 24 hours a day. It is very important that our glands put out the right enzymes and hormones to regulate and keep our bodies healthy. Without the proper amount of sulfur or MSM in our system, our bodies produce bad, dysfunctional cells, deficient in the basic ingredients that constitute a healthy cell. When our system is deficient in MSM, our bodies cannot make enough good cells to overcome the effects of the bad cells. We then are subject to various illnesses, aches, pains and allergies until we correct the problem with good healthy cells. The body wants to heal itself, if it can get the proper nourishment. We need to supplement our diets with MSM to enable the body to heal itself. MSM helps our bodies utilize the vitamins that we take, providing the means to derive the maximum benefit from those vitamins. MSM plays a major role in the processes that create a vital healthy body
MSM is a free radical scavenger, so allergies to food and pollens will go away. MSM also prevents overreaction to other medicines, so it does not work against any medications. MSM controls acidity in the stomach, so it can help ulcers. MSM coats the intestinal tract so parasites lose their ability to hang on. They are then flushed away. This could prevent colon problems. MSM detoxifies the body and increases blood circulation. Because there are few nerves in the bones, our pain comes from the soft tissue. Aspirin shuts off the nerves, but the muscles are still damaged. MSM takes out the inflammation, permits the muscles to heal and prevents them from becoming sore. If you play sports or workout in a gym and normally get sore muscles the next day, take MSM before you exercise and you will notice a difference. If taken after exercise, the soreness will go away faster. Beneficial effects from regular usage of MSM have been reported for alleviating arthritis, improved flexibility, smoother skin, healthier hair and nails and faster and better healing from surgical procedures or wounds.
Chemical formula: (CH3)2SO2.
CAS No.: 67-71-0