What is MSM?
MSM is not medicine, drug or a food additive. It is a nutritional supplement found in all foods – milk, fluits, meats and vegetables. MSM is a natural form of organic sulfur found in all living organisms. MSM is the 3rd largest ingredient found m your body. Your body is made up of water, salt and MSM.
Why do we need MSM?
The body uses MSM to create new, good healthy cells. Vitamins and amino acids work with MSM during this process. Without proper levels of MSM, our bodies are unable to build good healthy cells, and this leads to illness. Our bodies are producing new cells 24 hours per day. If your body doesn’t receive the proper nutrition and buffding materials it needs, it will produce bad, dysfunctional cells, deficient of the basic ingredients that constitute a healthy cell. If we want a good flexible cell, capable of maintaining good health, we need to supplement our diets with MSM, to enable the body to heal itself. Your body knows what it needs better than any doctor. It will use MSM wherever it is needed in your system. Give your body the MSM it needs so it can promde more nutrition and heal itself.
If MSM is found in all foods, why do we need to supplement with MSM?
Because of its volatile nature, MSM is quickly lost from food when it is processed, cooked and/stored. The second you pick fruit or vegetable from the tree or vine, it begins rapidly losing the MSM. Even in meats, MSM is not as abundant as it used to be. Today, animals are being fed with dried, stored grasses, hay and grains, deficient in MSM. When your body uses the MSM molecule to produce a new cell, the MSM is lost forever. We need to continuously replace the bodies needed supply of MSM to produce new, good healthy cells. A conventional diet does not supply the minimum requirement of MSM. It is absent in synthetic food additives, dietary mineral compositions, food substitutes and most fillers used to dilute or modify foods. With today’s modern diet of cooked and otherwise processed foods, most – if not all .diets of civilized man are deficient in this critically important ingredient.
How safe is MSM?
MSM is as safe as drinking pure water. Because of its inert nature, MSM is nonallergenic, nonpyretic, and has no interfering or undesirable pharmacological effects. It can even be used as a safe blood diluent. You cannot overdose with MSM. The body will use what it needs, and after 12 hours, will flush any excess amounts out of the body. MSM will flush what the body does not retain semi-permanently every 12 hours, and because it is a free radical and foreign protein scavenger, MSM cleans the blood stream, so allergies to food and pollens go away in about 3 or 4 days. To maintain good healthy cells, take MSM in the morning and the evening.
Patented benefits of MSM Excerpts from the Original Patent Documents
Improved Health: Maintenance of good health, Enhances Vitamin C, other antioxidants and other biofiavanoids, benefit as a food additive, Benefits as a diet supplement, Enhanced ability to concentrate.
Body: Resistance to sun and wind burn, Benefits for eye inflammation, Oral hygiene for mouth and gums, Improved sense of taste and smell, Benefits to internal organs, Benefits to lung tissue, An ameliorating (alleviating) or curing effect on parasites. Accelerated wound healing. Benefits for allergies and other sensitivities, Reducing the adverse response to inhalant allergens, Controlling problems associated with gastric hyperacidity, Relief from chronic constipation, Reducing or eliminating hypersensitivity problems associated with oral medications (such as nonsteroidal antiarthritic agents), Providing relief from the symptoms of lung dysfunction, Benefit as a mood elevator, Improving the chemical profile of arthritis patients (e.g. providing relief from pain and stiffness, reduced swelling and inflammation, coupled with a return of blood chemistry towards normalcy), Reduction in hypertension, Enhancing the immune system.
Skin: Benefits to skin and internal organs, Benefits for connective tissue and dermatological disorders, Effectiveness in preserving the pliancy of connective tissue, Countering crosslinking of Collagen associated with aging, Improvement of adverse (diseased) skin conditions, Favorable response in treating acne.
Hair and Nails: Benefits for scalp and hair, Improved nail growth, Improved hair and hair growth, Benefits for cuticles and nails.
Pain Reliefi Relieving acute pain in humans, Relieving post-athletic activity fatigue, Relieving muscle and leg cramps, Relieving arthritis and other sources of pain.
Dermatological Disorders: Primary and secondary pruritus, acne (including Grade 4), acne rosacea and diverse other dermatological problems which are often allergy related respond favorably to a diet supplemented with MSM.
Muscle Cramps: MSM has the surprising ability to reduce the incidents of- or eliminate entirely -muscle cramps, leg and back cramps after long periods of inactivity, or in athletes such as runners, football, basketball and soccer players who experience cramps during the participation in their sport.
Mental Normalcy: Individuals on MSM generally reported increased alertness, reduced mood changes, and particularly very infrequent depression. A few patients on medication intermittently for depression observed that MSM relieved depression within hours rather than days, as had been their prior experience with antidepressant medication.
Pain Associated with Systemic Inflammatory Disorders: Individuals presenting signs and symptoms of pain and inflammation associated with various musculoskeletal system disorders reported substantial and long lasting relief while including MSM in their daily diet. Migraine sufferers have obtained substantial relief with MSM.
Parasitic Infections: MSM has an ameliorating (alleviating) or curing effect on a variety of parasitic systematic microbial infection. Efficacy can be determined by in vitro testing to determine growth inhibition or killing of the specific organism by exposure to MSM at various concentrations. MSM has the ability to return the parasite susceptible tissue to normalcy with no impairment or injury to the host.
Methyl Sulfonyl Methane
Physiological sulfur provides a nutritionally rich source of bioavailable sulfur and is useful as a safe supplement in the normalization of the body functions in a variety of conditions.
NUTRITION and METABOLISM: Sulfilr is a vital, though often overlooked, major nutrient in human metabolism. Through the formation of disulfide bonds, sulfur is fundamental for the proper conformation of extra-cellular body proteins, thereby holding connective tissue together as well as maintaining the three dimensional structure of antibodies and hormones. It. is present in large amounts in hair and nails (keratins). Intracellular sulfhydryl (thiol) groups are vital for the catalytic fimction of a large number of enzymes.
About 2% of the dry weight of most animals is sulfur, mostly in the form of the non-essential amino acid cysteine and lesser amounts of the essential amino acid methionine. Cysteine sulfur can be used for the biosynthesis of other sulfur-containing biomolecules, such as tautine, coenzyrne A and glu~tione.
Organic sulfides and sulfonium salts and MSM can provide sulfur to Cysteine and possibly methionine. Sulfur labeled MSM was incorporated into protein Cys residues throughout the body. Thus MSM can serve as a dietary source of sulfur.
MSM is a natural form of organic sulfur found in all living organisms. Present in low concentrations in all body fluids and tissues, it is found in a variety of fresh foods including most fruits and vegetables, milk, and some grains. Although present in the most unprocessed foods, MSM is readily lost due to its volatile nature. Unless the diet is composed of primarily raw foods, it is unlikely that sufficient MSM will be ingested to significantly contribute to the nutritional sulfur requirement. MSM ingestion can serve as a normal dietary source of sulfur.
PHARMACOLOGY: In higher dosages, MSM exhibits pharmacological activity which is apparently unrelated to its precursor role in sulfur metabolism-
MSM has a vitafinn-like toofi, erating or normalizing influence on body Rmctlons. there appears to be a relationship between abnormal physiological symptoms and MSM blood levels in human beings. A low concentration of MSM is being associated with adverse stress both psychological and physical, organ and tissue malfunction, fatigue and susceptibility to disease.
MSM has been found to normalize certan body functions in patients displaying physiological symptoms of stress, specifically gastrointestinal upset, inflammation of mucous membranes, allergic reactions, drug hypersensitivity, infianmmtory disorders including arthritis, muscle cramps, and infectious parasites.
DOSAGE: Most effective dosage regimen is periodic administration throughout the day. The recommended maintenance dose is 250 – 500 mg/day. One to ten grams/day have been used for relief of symptoms. Single dosages are usually not effective.
ADVERSE REACTIONS: MSM appears to be inert in tissues and body fluids, except for its beneficial, inhibitory effect on cross-linking of collagen and proteins (thereby reducing hardening of skin and connective tissue). Because of its inert nature, MSM is nonallergenic, nonpyretic, and has no interfering or undesirable pharmacological effects. It can even be used as a safe bleed diluent. In animal studies, extremely high doses produced no adverse effects.