MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) is a naturally-occurring bioactive form of sulfur that provides antioxidant activity and supports a healthy inflammation response. MSM is the third most abundant nutrient in your body and is found in highest concentration during infancy, and diminishes as we age. It is also present in whole fresh fruits, vegetables, grains and milk. MSM is ideal for those looking for an additional tool in providing total joint support. MSM works well with Xtra Strength Glucosamine and Chondroitin.
MSM Promotes Healthy Inflammation Response MSM is a naturally occurring nutrient and sulfur compound. Sulfur is a component of bones, teeth, and collagen (the protein in connective tissue) and also helps you maintain a healthy inflammatory response in joint tissue. The mineral sulfur is needed for the manufacture of many proteins, including those forming hair, muscles, and skin. Doctors and Researchers Confirm Benefits of Glucosamine, Chondroitin, and MSM The prestigious medical journal The Lancet published a research paper that investigated the long-term impact of glucosamine sulfate over a three-year period. This double blind placebo controlled study with a broad patient population of over 100 was published in January 2001, and it was the first study to document the long-term benefits of supplementation to support joint health. "MSM provides a good portion of the body’s need for sulfur. Sulfur is an important building block. It is an important nutritional supplement that is safe and useful." -Dr. Stanley W. Jacobs, M.D., Oregon Health Sciences University Dr. Randy Rosier of the University of Rochester, New York, reports that most placebo-controlled clinical trials of glucosamine have reported beneficial effects.