Methyl-sulfonyl-methane (MSM) is a natural, organically bound sulfur. In very low concentrations it is found in the body fluids and in the tissue of the human body. MSM has a very good bioavailability and is an essential part of the food. Sulfur is an important building block of enzymes and immunoglobulines; it is also important for the formation and the nutrient balance of connective tissue, hair and nails.
MSM has an anti-inflammatory effect and enables the body to replace destroyed cells and tissue structures. These properties of MSM are also pain-relieving and soothing in case of inflammatory processes in the joints, tendons, synovial bursae, problems with the intervertebral discs and numerous other processes in the muscle and locomotor system. In sports people, MSM helps against stiffness and pain due to overexerted muscles, ligaments and joints.
MSM is also considered an important anti-allergic agent. It occupies the receptors in the mucous membranes so that allergens can no longer attack.
In addition, MSM helps in numerous problems in the gastro-intestinal tract such as for instance diarrhea, constipation and acidification as well as against numerous parasites. MSM can be found in many foodstuffs like milk, meat and fish, but it is destroyed by heating, drying and in other processing methods of the modern foodstuff industry. For people who do not purposefully eat milk and untreated foodstuff, supplementing their food with MSM makes sense.
For centuries it has been known that sulfur-containing medicinal springs can ease many complaints. Sulfur compounds have been used for many years as antibiotics (sulfonamides) to combat bacterial infections.
The human body absorbs MSM through the intake of fresh vegetables, fruit, meat and sea animals. Fresh cow milk is particularly rich in MSM. Unfortunately, however, MSM can be very easily destroyed. And also modern farming causes the MSM content in plants to be constantly falling.
Robert Herschler, one of the leading MSM researchers, expresses it as follows: «MSM can be destroyed so easily that in order to guarantee an optimal intake via food, fish, meat and vegetables would have to be eaten raw and unwashed.»
One capsule contains 500 mg methyl-sulfonyl-methane in pharmaceutical grade. Other ingredients: rice flour.
As a food supplement, doctors recommend the daily intake of 500 mg.
For therapeutical purposes, the dosage depends on the respective state of health and the immune function. Also the body weight may play a role. Your doctor will prescribe the dose you have to take in accordance with your needs.
The recommended daily dosage should not be exceeded.