MSM is an abbreviation for Methyl-Sulfonyl-Methane, a natural form of sulfur found in all living organisms and present in our body fluids and tissues. MSM is found in many fresh foods, including most fresh fruits and vegetables, milk and some grains. Unfortunately, it is easily destroyed in cooking, storing and processing. Due to modern food processing and cooking, sufficient MSM may not be present in the food we eat to provide us adequate amounts of this significant source of biological sulfur.
Scientific interest in MSM as a dietary supplement stems from research conducted by Dr. Stanley W. Jacob at the Oregon Health Science University. He learned that MSM was an odorless and stable metabolite of DMSO, which possesses similar properties. Actually, MSM can also be called DMSO2-that is, DMSO with an additional oxygen atom.
MSM and Sulfur in the Diet
MSM is an essentially odorless and tasteless crystalline substance which demonstrates usefulness as a dietary supplement. Research suggests that a minimal amount may be essential to normal cell structure and function. Furthermore, there are indications that MSM concentrations decline with advancing age, thus the importance of supplementation.
Nutritional Sulfur is an important body component, essential to life, and a major component of all living things. Often overlooked as a nutrient, it is an important ingredient of several very critical amino acids that make up the proteins contained in our muscles, enzymes and other constituents in our body.
Many Important Body Proteins Contain Sulfur.
Two vital oxidation-reducing amino acid partners, cysteine and cysteine, both contain sulfur. These, in turn, are contained in some of the body’s important proteins, including: many hormones, sex-binding protein, thyroid transcription factor, immunoglobulins, insulin, epidermal growth factor, collagen and elastin.
Hair, Skin & Nails
One familiar sulfur-dependent structure of our bodies is our skin. Sulfur is in the proteins which constitute skin, basic hair, and nails. The sulfur-containing structural protein keratin is found throughout the body, from the epidermis to the hair follicle, to the bronchial epithelium of the lungs, to the intestinal mucosa. Sulfur-bearing amino acids are key components of many functional proteins and enzymes, a number of which are held in place by permanent disulfide (-S-S-) linkages-used, for example, to maintain the hair in its natural straight or curly character.
The body uses MSM to create new good healthy cells. Vitamins and amino acids work with MSM during this process. Without proper levels of MSM, our bodies are unable to build good healthy cells, and this leads to illness. To maintain good health, we need good flexible, healthy cells. Illness is the result and consequence of a body deficient of materials needed to repair damaged tissue and organs. We need to supplement our diets with MSM to provide the body with the proper building materials to maintain a healthy body.
Our bodies produce new cells 24 hours a day. If our body doesn’t receive the proper nutrition and the building materials it needs, it will produce bad, dysfunctional cells, deficient of the basic ingredients that constitute a healthy cell. This can leave us feeling tired, fatigued, sore and lifeless. If we want a good flexible cell, capable of maintaining good health, we need to supplement our diets with MSM, to enable the body to heal itself.
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You cannot overdose with MSM. The body will use what it needs, and after twelve hours, will flush any access amounts out of the body. If you want to maintain good healthy cells 24 hours a day, it is suggested you take MSM in the morning and evening. The MSM will flush what the body doesn’t retain semi-permanently every twelve hours, and because it is a free radical and foreign protein scavenger. MSM cleans the blood stream, so allergies to food and pollens go away in about 3 or 4 days. The only side effects are stronger fingernails, toe nails, and your hair grows faster because you have more sulfur in your finger nails and hair than any other cells of your body.
The combination of the MSM and the Proanthenols have been an ideal formula in helping me to overcome my Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and I will never be without them.
For the sake of quality, I only recommend the pharmaceutical grade MSM that is offered by Life Plus. Due to my personal success, I have confidence in Life Plus and can recommend them in good conscience. All of their processing is actually overlooked by 10 Professional Doctors, who ensure as a team that the products being developed and offered are of the highest standards.
Another thing that I like about the Life Plus MSM, is that as an added bonus, they are formulated in the proprietary Life Plus PhytoZyme? tablet base. PhytoZyme base is a unique combination of concentrates containing numerous phytonutrients from over thirty different plants !
They also add the Citrus Bioflavanoids that aid in improving the effectiveness of the product. These are extra details that you will not find in other products on the market, and I believe that this is why they have been so successful in helping me to cure my Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
You are able to order your MSM directly from Life Plus using an 800 #? or On-line with a secured server. They also ship very quickly!? You will usually receive your order in 3 to 5 days!
One other thing that impresses me about the Life Plus policy, is that if you do not experience the results that you are expecting, you will receive your money back!
It’s a great policy, but I have never had to use it.
The Detox Effect
Note: Using Proanthenols and MSM have been known to cause a detox effect in people. Multiple toxins within your cells may be released, as your body attempts to eliminate them. This of course is a desired effect, and will ultimately be one of the processes by which you feel better in the long run.
However, be aware that when you first begin to use the products, the detox effect may make certain people feel temporarily worse, as these toxins are released back into your blood stream and then eliminated from the body.
This process will not last very long, and varies from person to person. Please give us some feedback concerning your experience with the products, so that we can begin to measure the average detox length. You may also let us know if you do not experience the detox effect at all.