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MSM – Natural Inflammation Support

MSM (methylsulfonylm ethane) is nutritional sulphur found in soil, plants and animals.

Through many processes, the sulphur cycle occurs through the land, sea and atmosphere.

The concentrated MSM in nature is on a small (few parts per million) scale so identically structured MSM can be created for human or veterinarian use by chemical technology.

MSM comes in the form of a white, odourless, stable, water soluble powder.

Around half of the sulphur in our body is concentrated in bones, muscles and skin.

It is essential for healthy cell function and is one of the primary elements found in our connective tissues and bodily fluids.

The body’s ability to take up sulphur declines with age, resulting in reducing MSM levels.

Some people are allergic to sulpha, sulphite and sulphate. These are derivatives of the sulphur family, present naturally as well as by industrial use such as food preservatives. However, all bodies respond well to the nutritional requirement of MSM.

What foods contain MSM

Many foods in our regular diet contain MSM including:

  • Mammal’s milk
  • Tomatoes
  • Corn
  • Eggs
  • Cruciferous vegetables: Broccoli, Cauliflower, Kale, Brussel Sprouts, Bok Choi
  • Protein rich foods: Fish, Poultry, Meat, Nuts, Legumes
  • Allium vegetables: Onions, Garlic, Chives, Leeks, Shallots
  • Fruits: Avocado, Kiwi, Banana, Pineapple, Oranges, Strawberries, Peaches, Melons, Grapefruit
  • Whole grains
  • Tea
  • Sesame seeds
  • Cashews
  • Peanuts

Although MSM is a stable compound around pH and temperature extremes, it is very water soluble and can quickly become gas, easily steamed away or destroyed by cooking processes.

By heating milk, the pasteurisation process which kills potentially present pathogenic microorganisms, can dissipate approximately 50% of MSM content.

MSM levels in food will decrease during the storage process.  Even spraying food with water to prolong a fresh appearance can reduce MSM levels.

Eating fresh, raw or minimally processed food offers the highest levels of MSM content.

How does our body use MSM

MSM is known for a range of actions within the body, particularly as inflammation support and assistance with joint pain relief.

Joint Flexibility

The body’s growth and repair mechanisms require elemental sulphur for strong cellular structure.

MSM’s close relationship with protein

Is very important. Two sulphur containing amino acids: cysteine and methionine are building blocks of protein within the body.

Proteins are used by every single one of our cells and are involved in collagen synthesis for cartilage repair and joint mobility as well as the formation of healthy connective tissues.

Other cell use of protein is: good enzyme activity, hormonal balance and immune function.

Inflammation Support

Inflammation is a short-term, protective response to septicity or damage whilst our bodies repair themselves. During this healing process, metabolic waste accumulates.

If this waste is retained for the longer term, chronic inflammation can occur. This state can continue, unnoticed, for years.

Our body uses sulphur to remove such excess stores of waste and toxins, naturally reducing the pressure of inflammation.


Although MSM itself is not an antioxidant, it’s delivery of sulphur is essential in our body’s production of the vital antioxidant – Glutathione. This antioxidant is essential for the removal of heavy metals and other toxins our bodies encounter.

Often when supplementing with MSM, it is combined with Glucosamine and vitamin C to enhance the body’s utilisation.

Your body will only use what MSM it needs and any excess will be excreted via urine.

About 20% of people supplementing with MSM will experience detoxification symptoms within the first 10 days as toxins are flushed from the body, so incremental introduction is recommended. Noticeable results are reported within the first 3 weeks of use.

MSM has a bitter taste so can be mixed with a small amount of cool juice.

This essential to life element is a day to day requirement for our resilient and resourceful bodily functions.

MSM CapsulesMSM Powder and MSM Powder for animals is a sulphur substance utilised in the body formation of connective tissues, supporting: Joint mobility, Tissue healing and Seasonal allergies

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