MSM is a naturally-occuring source of organically-bound dietary sulfur
Excerpts from the book "The MSM Miracle, Enhance your health with organic sulfur"
by Earl L. Mindell, R.Ph.,Phd.
"MSM is a dietary element derived from many raw foods... MSM is neither a medicine or a drug. It is a member of the sulfur family but should never be confused with sulfa drugs, to which some people are allergic. MSM has been used as a dietary supplement for several years. Acute, intermediate and long term studies indicate that MSM exhibits very low toxicity no matter how it is administered. How low? Its profile is similar to that of water! Within limits you cannot overdose with MSM because the body will take and use whatever it needs, and after a 12 hr period flush any excess amounts from the body.
Sulfur is highly important. Approximately half of the total body sulfur is concentrated in the muscles, skin and bones. Sulfur is necessary for making collagen, the primary constituent of cartilage and connective tissue. It is responsible for the formation of body proteins through the formation of disulfide bonds, which hold connective tissue together.
MSM has been shown to add flexibility to cell walls while allowing fluids to pass through the tissue more easily. MSM enhances tissue pliability and encourages the repair of damaged skin.
MSM has demonstrated amazing anti-parasitic action against Giardia, Trichomonas, roundworms, nematodes, Enterobius and other intestinal worms. (p.35)
When there is sufficient MSM in your system, your cells become more permeable, enabling your body to quickly flush out any undesirable foreign particles. If your body is sulfur deficient, the cell walls become hard and stiff, hindering the flow of fluid through the cell walls. MSM softens the cell walls, allowing allergens, foreign proteins and any free radicals to be moved out of your system... A direct correlation between concentration of MSM used and resistance to allergens has been established. (p.30)
One of the most significant applications of organic sulfur, MSM, is its demonstrated ability to alleviate pain associated with systemic inflammatory disorders. People with arthritis report substantial and long-lasting relief while supplementing MSM in their diet...(p.40)
Muscle soreness and cramps:
MSM has demonstrated the remarkable ability to reduce the incidence of or eliminate entirely muscle soreness, and leg and back cramps, particularly in geriatric patients who have such cramps during the night and after long periods of inactivity, and in athletes after high physical stress." (p.41)
Suggest Usage: As a dietary supplement, take two capsules 1-2 times daily with meals. If intestinal gas occures, reduce dosage.
Supplement Facts: Serving Size 2 Capsules (60 servings per container)
Other Ingredients: Magnesium Stearate, Stearic Acid.
Contains NO Yeast, Wheat, Corn, Soy, Milk, Sugar, Salt, Colors, preservatives.