Methyl sulfonyl methane (MSM) is a natural, organically bound sulphur. It is found in low concentrations in the fluids and tissues of the human body. MSM is exceptionally bioavailable and an essential dietary ingredient. Sulphur is a crucial building block of enzymes and immunoglobulins; it is also important for the maintenance, formation and nutrient balance of connective tissue, hair and nails.
The substance is found in almost all foods (milk, fruit, vegetables, cereals, meat, fish, etc.), but is often destroyed by excessive heating. Unfortunately, the MSM content also decreases continuously in plants due to modern agricultural techniques. For people who do not value consuming milk and untreated food, an adequate supply of sulphur makes sense. Sulphur compounds have also been used for many years as antibiotics (sulphonamides) to fight bacterial infections.
Skin, hair and nails: MSM can promote the elasticity of skin and connective tissue. A cream containing MSM can also help to improve the elasticity and suppleness of the tissue and thus increase the quality of life.
Muscles: MSM can also have a positive effect on the muscles. Therefore, it is often used by athletes and in sports medicine.
If the absorption of MSM through the diet is not sufficient or there is an increased need, this nutrient can be supplemented through special food supplements.