What is MSM (methylsulfonylmethane)? It’s an organic sulphur-containing compound with a variety of health benefits. The reason so many benefits are attributed to the MSM supplement is because MSM provides biologically active sulfur, which is the fourth most plentiful mineral in the body and is needed for many different critical bodily functions every single day.
Bio-Sil’s MSM is the purest available. It is GRAS-designated, developed through a unique process which ensures optimal 99.9% purity. It is Kosher and Halal certified, vegan, non-shellfish-derived, gluten-free, non-GMO and allergen-free.
OptiMSM® has a well-documented record of safety and has been studied in a wide variety of investigations.
Graceful Ageing: Healthy aging is more than just being free of illness. Healthy aging is enjoying many rewarding and active years ahead. With the growing number of consumers searching for ways to slow or reverse aging, the demand for “healthy aging” products has exploded. With sulfur as its primary component, MSM (methylsulfonylmethane), has a 25-year history of providing nutritional support for joints and connective tissue to support healthy aging.
Joint Health: In studies, OptiMSM® has been shown to encourage a significant reduction in pain and deterioration of cartilage matrix in joints. Also revealed was the ability of OptiMSM® to improve mobility and modify the immune response.
Inflammation: Researchers have observed that OptiMSM® may modify pro-inflammatory mechanisms to alleviate exercise-induced soreness and support antioxidant levels in the body. Properties found in OptiMSM® can help deter the accumulation of oxidative damage that develops through aging and stress on the body.
Detoxification: OptiMSM® contains 34% organic sulfur, making it a beneficial nutrient for helping to regulate and regenerate healthy cells. Sulfur has an essential role in the production of glutathione — an important antioxidant in the body that is involved with detoxification and supporting a healthy immune system
Safety & Efficacy: Well-documented and studied for safety and efficacy, OptiMSM® is considered safe for humans and animals. There is no known evidence of interactions between OptiMSM® and pharmaceuticals, herbs, vitamins or minerals.
Dosages recommended (ref Dr Axe)
How much MSM do you need, or should you use? The FDA doesn’t recognize a recommended dietary allowance for an MSM supplement or for sulfur (which it contains), because there’s no proven symptoms of sulfur deficiency described in medical literature as of now. Therefore, the dosage you’ll want to take depends on what you’re using MSM for and your current state of health. Go with your heart / intuition as your subconscious will know this answer!
Usually, 500 mg of MSM, taken three times daily, is the starting dose recommended for treating osteoarthritis. Other reports show that up to three to six grams daily (divided into three doses normally) seems to be safe and well-tolerated.
It’s available in powder form most often. Sart with one to two teaspoons of MSM powder taken along with water. You can increase your intake as your body gets used to it.
If you choose to use MSM powder (which is believe to be the most absorbable kind), try simply adding it to water (usually about 16 ounces for one serving). You’ll get the best results when you use MSM along with antioxidants/anti-inflammatory compounds like vitamin C and omega-3 fatty acids.
Make sure you buy MSM from a reputable seller, and always check for the correct chemical compound name “MSM (methylsulfonylmethane).” Keep in mind that many MSM supplements contain synthetic byproducts and fillers. You want to look for an organic brand that sells “100% naturally derived MSM.”