MSM (methyl–sulfonyl-methane) is a highly bioavailable form of the mineral sulphur. MSM occurs naturally in our bodies and used to be present in most common foods and vegetables.
However, over time and due to industrial overuse of soil, the amounts of sulphur in foods has decreased, meaning that most of us are currently sulphur deficient. This deficiency is thought to speed up the ageing process and lead to less flexibility in our joints, muscles and tendons.
Our MSM is derived from vegetable oil, not petrochemicals. It has a different chemical structure to fossil fuel-derived MSM and is said to provide more health benefits.
Benefits of MSM
MSM is said to:
- Possess powerful rejuvenative, anti-inflamatory and healing properties*.
- Be extremely beneficial to physically active people such as athletes or bodybuilders*.
- Reduce aching muscles after intense exercise by preventing the build up of lactic acid in muscles*.
- Greatly improve flexibility, joint and ligament health and help to speed up recovery following injuries*.
- Play a vital role in the production of energy by making the body’s cells more permeable, which allows nutrients to flow in and toxins to flow out*.
* Disclaimer: Your experiences from taking superfoods may vary depending on your individual nutrition and health circumstances. We cannot guarantee any specific results.
Scientific research into MSM
A little of the available research into MSM:
Efficacy of methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) in osteoarthritis pain of the knee: a pilot clinical trial. by Kim LS, Axelrod LJ, Howard P, Buratovich N, Waters RF.
Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) Intake in Mice Produces Elevated Liver Glutathione and Partially Protects Against Carbon Tetrachloride-Induced Liver Injury by Robert A DiSilvestro, David J DiSilvestro and Daniel J DiSilvestro