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MSM 16 oz
USA made OptiMSM® is the world’s finest methylsulfonylmethane, a proprietary and patented form of pharmaceutical-grade MSM, four times distilled for 99.9% purity, and the ONLY brand whose wide range of benefits are backed by published U.S. research.
Also known as Sulfonyl sulfur, MSM is in the fluid and tissues of all living organisms and in many plant and animal foods. It is also known by several other names such as DMSO2, MSM, methylsulfonylmethane and methyl sulfone. MSM, in its purified form, can be described as an odorless, tasteless, white, water soluble, crystalline solid.
MSM provides raw materials the body needs. MSM is an element that occurs widely in nature that is pure, organic, non-toxic, and non-metallic. It's an analog of the compound dimethysulfoxide, and is 34% elemental sulfur by weight, making it one of the richest sources of sulfur. As one of the most abundant element in all living organisms, sulfur is found in more than 150 types of bodily compounds, from enzymes and tissues to hormones and antioxidants. It's also a component of structural protein, the type found in hair, skin, and joints. Sulfur also occurs in connective tissue, and is in a key structural component known as collagen, which in turn helps form cartilage.
Also called "organic sulfur," MSM, has found its use in medicine since MSM is a rich source of sulfur which is required to synthesize other chemicals in the body. It is widely used around the world for relief of pain from arthritis, back pain or muscle pain, chronic pain, arthritis, joint inflammation, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, bursitis, tendonitis, tenosynovitis, musculoskeletal pain, muscle cramps, scleroderma, scar tissue, stretch marks, wrinkles, protection against sun/wind burn, eye inflammation, oral hygiene, periodontal disease, wounds, cuts, and abrasions/accelerated wound healing. It is either taken orally or topically for these uses.
As we get older, the supply of sulfur in the body significantly decreases. One study has shown that arthritic cartilage contains only one-third of the sulfur concentration compared to that of healthy cartilage. MSM is often considered the safest donor of methyl groups and sulfur, as it does not leave any toxic molecule residue behind.