MSM (250 caps., 1000 mg.ea.Totally Veggie
A form of organic sulphur.
Sulphur is needed by all living organisms and is present in many forms including fruits, vegtables, milk, and grains. Since dietary sulphur is destroyed by cooking many individuals may not receive sufficient dietary sulphur. This mineral plays an important role in numerous biochemical processes and structures. It has been known to reduce chronic inflamation and pain of arthritis, bursitis, and tendonitis. Other benefits include reduced symptoms of tension, migrane headaches, capral tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, and recurrent cramps. The benefits of MSM are enhansed by Vitamin C supplementation.
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I have been told that Mother Nature made our bodies so that they make new cells every day of our lives. It is very important that our glands put out the right enzymes and hormones to regulate and keep our bodies healthy. Without the proper amount of sulphur or MSM in our system, we cannot produce good, healthy cells.
We can get this essential nutritional sulphur from some of our foods: milk and a variety of fruits, vegetables, and grains in small amounts. But we lose most of this absolutely important mineral by heating, drying, and processing our food.
When our system is deficient in MSM, our bodies cannot make enough good cells to overcome the effects of the bad cells. We then are subject to various illnesses, aches, pains, and allergies until we correct the problem with good healthy cells.
The Body Wants To Heal Itself, If It Can Get The Proper Nourishment.
We All Need a Little Extra MSM Each Day, For Good Health! The Body Uses Up 1/8 Teaspoon of MSM Each Day.
1. SULPHUR’S VITAL RELATIONSHIP WITH PROTEIN
• Proteins contain sulphur, but carbohydrates and fats do not.
• Sulphur is found in the amino acids methionine, cyctine, and cycteine which are building blocks of protein.
• Methionine is the scarcest of the amino acids. Its sulphur content makes it important for skin and nail growth, fat reduction into the body and liver. It also helps prevent fatigue and depression.
• Cystine is bioconverted methionine and serves as an antioxidant. Methionine increases production of enzymes, which in turn increases the amount of memory enhancing neurotransmitters, such as DOPAMINE, and mood elevating polypeptide molecules called ENDORPHINS.
2. SULPHUR’S VITAL RELATIONSHIP WITH COLLAGEN AND VITAMINS
• Sulphur synthesizes and activates the B vitamins, thiamin, vitamin C, biotin, and pantothenic acid. These are necessary for metabolism and healthy nerves.
3. SULPHUR’S RELATIONSHIP WITH OXYGEN
• Sulphur helps tissues breathe. This process builds cells and releases energy.
4. SULPHUR, DIABETES AND HYPOGLYCEMIA
• Perhaps the most vital role of sulphur is in carbohydrate metabolism, which is especially crucial for diabetics and hypoglycemics. Sulphur is a signi&Thorn;cant component of insulin—the protein hormone secreted by the pancreas.
5. SULPHUR’S RELATIONSHIP WITH BEING BEAUTIFUL
• MSM helps keep the skin, hair, and nails healthy, and merits accolades as “Natures Beauty Mineral.” Adding sulphur to the diet will give one faster growing, thicker hair and nails.
WELCOME TO THE “GET WELL, STAY WELL” WORLD OF NUTRITIONAL SULPHUR: MSM”
• Maintenance of good health
• Enhances Vitamin C, and all Antioxdants & Bioþavonoids
• Ameliorates Allergic Reactions
• Bene&Thorn;ts as Diet Supplement
• Enhanced Ability to Concentrate
• Bene&Thorn;ts to Skin and Internal Organs
• Prevents and Inhibits Crosslinking of Collagen (keeps skin young)
• Strengthens Connective Tissue
• Clears Dermatological Disorders
• Preserves Pliancy of Connecting Tissue
• Helps with Acne Treatment
HAIR AND NAILS:
• Advances Scalp and Hair Conditioning
• Enhances Nail Growth
• Improves Hair and Skin Tone
• Provides Resistance to Sun & Wind Burn
• Reduces Eye Inþammation
• Helps Maintain Healthy Mouth & Gums
• Improves Sense of Taste and Smell
• Treats Lung Disfunction
• Accelerates Wound Healing
• Lessens Acute Pain
• Minimizes Post Athletic Activity Fatigue
• MSM & Glucosamine Helps to Relieve Arthritis and Speeds Up Healing Process
WHAT IS MSM?
Since 1983, MSM is recognized both as a food and food supplement for human consumption and its utility for such purposes has extensively been established. Both small children and adults, including geriatrics, gain a more bene&Thorn;cial balanced diet when MSM (Methylsulphonylmethane) levels match natural, unprocessed foods.
MSM is a naturally occurring constituant found in most natural, unprocessed and unstored foods, consumed by man and other animals. While it was known for several decades that MSM was a normal constituent of the body, there was no recognition of the importance of its role in nutrition and good health.
With today’s modern diet of cooked and otherwise processed and diluted foods, most—if not all—diets of civilized man are de&Thorn;cient in this critically important nutrient.
Researchers suggest body concentrations of MSM that are too low may result in:
• Adverse physical and psychological stress
• Tissue and organ malfunction
• Fatigue and increased susceptibility to disease
MSM: The Missing link to Optimal Health
MSM, or Methylsulphonylmethane, is a naturally occurring sulphur compound with multiple functions in the body. It is the fourth most needed element, next to oxygen, water, and salt, in human and animal nutrition. The development of MSM as a dietary supplement stemmed from research on DMSO.
MSM is a metabolite of DMSO that is the DMSO molecule with an additional oxygen atom. MSM is present in body þuids and tissues and is found in milk and a variety of fruits, vegetables, and grains in small amounts. But we lose most of this absolutely important mineral by heating, drying, and processing our food. In addition, MSM has been found in primitive plants such as Equisetum arvense and in the adrenal cortex of cattle. Sulphur is involved in nearly every metabolic process in the body, and it is essential in the regeneration and nourishment of healthy cells. MSM is part of the Amino Acid Chain. Without the presence of the proper amount of MSM in our body, the Amino Acids will continue to build the glands, but there is a failure to produce the correct enzymes, so we are then prone to unnecessary illness.
MSM is the þexible bond between proteins. When a cell dies, a new cell takes its place. But, without the needed amount of MSM, it attaches but becomes rigid. When tissues lose their þexibility, problems develop with the lungs and other parts of the body. MSM is marked by its non-toxic nature. It can never hurt anyone. It has proven useful as a dietary supplement for both children and adults, including geriatric patients. At low levels of ingestion, it functions as a normal dietary ingredient and assimilable source of essential dietary sulphur. At higher levels it works as a pharmaceutically active agent which can be used
safely and effectively in response to gastrointestinal upset, inþamation of the mucous membranes, pain associated with musculoskeletal system disorders, and infectant allergens.
Why supplement the diet?
MSM and many precursor compounds which are readily converted to MSM in the body, are found in most natural, un-processed foods. However, because of its volatility, it is readily lost when fresh food is processed and/or stored. Unless the diet consists largely of raw, unprocessed foods, it is unlikely that
suf&Thorn;cient MSM will be ingested to contribute signi&Thorn;cantly to the daily nutritional requirements, thus furthering the high incidence of sulphur de&Thorn;cient diets which exist globally.
Although MSM has not yet been established to be a vitamin, it does have a vitamin like moderating or normalizing activity for various body functions, as there appears to be a high correlation between abnormal physiological symptoms and low MSM blood levels in human beings. Also, excretion data shows that MSM occurs in lower concentrations with increasing age. Too low a body concentration of MSM may potentially result in adverse physical and psychological stress, tissue and organ malfunction, fatigue, and increased susceptibility to disease.
MSM is essential, but why?
Sulphur plays an indispensable role in human nutrition which is often overlooked. It is responsible for the conformation of body proteins through the formation of disul&Thorn;de bonds, thereby holding connective tissue together. Sulphydril groups are vital for the catalytic function of several body enzymes. To perform these roles, constant intake of assimilable sulphur is needed by the body.
MSM is the transport molecule for elemental sulphur which is required for proper assimilation of the amino acids metionine and cysteine. In addition, the peptide hormone insulin requires sulphur in its molecular structure and numerous other proteins, catalysts, and enzymes incorporate sulphur into their molecular framework.
Proteins are essential for proper cellular metabolism and soft tissue synthesis. Proper protein synthesis can only be achieved with amino acid monomers which maintain the correct molecular framework for soft and connective tissue throughout the human body. Because protein is the main ingredient in most soft tissue, bene&Thorn;cial effects from regular usage of MSM has been reported for alleviating arthritis, improved þexibility, smoother skin, healthier hair and nails, faster and better healing from surgical procedures or wounds.
What bene&Thorn;ts can one expect from using MSM?
Clinically, MSM has been found useful in the relief of symptoms associated with the following conditions:
Being a free radical and foreign protein scavenger, MSM has a broad and profound bene&Thorn;cial effect in relieving allergic responses. Subjects &Thorn;nd a direct correlation between concentration of MSM used and the ability to detoxify the blood and cells, as well as increasing overall oxygenation. Those with chronic to severe allergies to environmental materials such as house dust (mites), pollen, wool, animal hair, feathers, and other allergens report substantial
to complete relief of their symptoms. lndividuals, allergic to certain drugs or foods, report either a lessened intolerance or a complete tolerance to the substance.
Those with symptoms, produced by the ingestion of food, drugs or by parasitic infections (including Candida), such as diarrhea, chronic constipation, nausea, and hyper-acidity have experienced dramatic relief. Creating an internal environment unfriendly to many types of parasites, MSM maintains intestinal pH on the necessary level, com-bating Candida. In addition, MSM helps the liver to produce vitamin B4, as well as to normalize stomach functions and to prevent ulcer development. The role of MSM was noted in insulin production which is important for adrenal and pancreatic functioning, as well as for carbohydrate metabolism. Finally, MSM has the ability to improve lung function and regenerate damaged lung tissue.
Individuals with symptoms of pain and inþammation associated with various disorders reported substantial and long lasting relief. Arthritic patients report relief from pain and stiffness as well as reduced swelling and inþammation. Their pain comes from the soft tissue. Aspirin shuts off the nerves, but the muscles are still damaged. MSM takes out the inþammation, permits the muscles to heal, and prevents them from becoming sore. MSM is capable of reducing the incidence of, or entirely eliminating leg and back cramps, muscle spasms, and general soreness, particularly in geriatric patients who experience cramps at night or after long periods of inactivity. Athletes, bodybuilders, and marathon runners report that MSM, taken before and after exercise, nearly eliminates cramps and muscle soreness and cuts recovery time markedly.
If you play baseball and you normally get sore muscles the next day, take 1/2 teaspoon of MSM before playing the game and you will notice a difference. If taken after the game, the soreness will go away faster. It is necessary to
emphasize that MSM stimulates immune function of our body.
Dosage & administration considerations
The effective dosage depends to some extent on the nature and severity of symptoms manifested, the cause of those symptoms, and the MSM blood level of the patient prior to administration. A single dose of MSM is usually not effective in ameliorating symptoms. If you overdose, the extra MSM becomes inert and just passes through your system. MSM is usually administered periodically through the day or on successive days, or both.
Noticeable results are generally seen within 2 to 21 days. The amount of MSM in each dose is not critical. The usual individual dose is about 1000 to 5000 mg twice daily, morning and late afternoon.
Puri&Thorn;ed MSM can be admini-stered orally in any convenient manner. Preferably, MSM is given in unit dosage form such as tablets or capsules, each containing 500 to 1000 mg MSM. An equal amount of vitamin C and bioþavonoids taken for it’s synergistic effect appears to enhance the bene&Thorn;ts of MSM.
Starting on MSM, some users notice signs of an initial detoxi&Thorn;cation. These include headache, loose stool, and fatigue, lasting 1 to 3 days, the uncomfortable but welcome signs of cellular cleansing. To reduce symptoms associated with an initial detoxication, start with low dosage of MSM (500 mg) twice daily.
Individuals with gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea, chronic constipation, nausea, hyperacidity or inþammation of mucous membranes, experience dramatic relief through the oral administration of 2000-5000 mg of MSM daily.
Individuals presenting signs and symptoms of pain and inþammation associated with various musculoskeletal system disorders reported substantial relief while including from 2000 to 5000 mg of MSM in their daily diet. Individuals who manifest an allergic response to drugs, such as aspirin, non-steroidal antiarthritic agents (Indocin, Motrin) and oral antibiotics, as well as those who are mildly to severely allergic to various foods, such as cereals, shrimp and other seafood, milk, etc., report either a lessened intolerance or a complete tolerance to these substances when ingesting 2000 to 5000 mg of MSM concurrently.
MSM is of exceedingly low toxicity to all forms of plant and animal life. Except for the bene&Thorn;cial inhibitory effect on cross linking of collagen and proteins, whereby it reduces hardening of skin and connective tissue, MSM appears to be inert in tissues and body þuids. It can also be employed as a stable, neutral vehicle for pharmaceutical substances to deliver the pharmaceutical while simultaneously improving the condition of the patient’s connective tissue. We do not recommend MSM be taken during pregnancy or by lactating mothers.
A Quick Overview
Necessary for collagen synthesis: skin becomes softer, more resilient, hair and nails grow faster and stronger (the beauty mineral).
Removes inflammation, permits muscles and joints to heal more rapidly.
Free radical and foreign protein scavenger: relieves allergies to foods and pollens.
Detoxifies the blood and cells, and increases overall oxygenation.
Increases energy, alertness, mental calmness, and ability to concentrate.
Reduces muscle cramps and spasms.
Reduces hypersensitivity to drugs.
Helps liver produce choline.
Normalizes stomach function, prevents ulcers.
Creates an internal environment unfriendly to many types of parasites.
Balances intestinal pH, combating candida. Increases body's ability to produce insulin and important for carbohydrate metabolism.
Increases lung function and regeneration of damaged lung tissue.
Speeds wound healing, reduces scar tissue.
Stimulates immune function.
Plays important role in adrenal and pancreatic functions (hormone and insulin production).
My experience with MSM
When I started using MSM, I lived with chronic back pain and in dread of disabling spasms in my middle back. My fourth day on MSM I awoke to a pain free body. What a high! Along with the pain went the years of long fatigue, hay fever, and herpes outbreaks. I felt like twenty years had been erased from my physiology. I was energetic, and relaxed in my body. For me, MSM, along with vitamin C, is the ultimate revitalizing supplement.
— Eli Sutton, age 47
Please be aware...
that we offer this information for educational purposes only. Because MSM is a food/nutrient it's action on the body is nonspecific. No specific therapeutic claims are made or implied. We share this material with you because it has worked so well for us and countless others. Our interest, personally and professionally, is not in the treatment of disease but in the promotion of HEALTH. We believe... Give the body what it needs, and it will heal itself. MSM is a food supplement. No therapeutic claims are made or implied.
Ingredients:Pure Lignisul MSM, Water.Veggie capsules