MSM sounds kind of odd. It sounds a bit like M&Ms but it is nothing like it!
WHAT IS MSM?
MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) is a naturally occurring, organic form of sulfur. It is an odourless, white and fine powder that dissolves easily in liquid.
Sulfer has incredible preventive and therapeutic properties which support active and healthy lifestyle.
When plants absorb MSM form rainwater, they convert it into the amino acids called methionine and cysteine. These two amino acids, being essential amino acids, need to be obtained through our food as our body cannot make these. Two molecules of cysteine can oxidise and bond together sulfer bond and these are the key factors that hold proteins in shape and essential for the activities, qualities of proteins
Nails and hair consists of protein called “keratin”, which has a high sulfer content. Connective tissues and cartilage contain proteins called “collagen” with flexible sulfur bonds. In skin, collagen works with elastin to give skin its elasticity. In cartilage, Sulfer bond is needed to give cartilage its structure and flexibility. The flexibility is not only needed for the structure , but important for transporting nutrients, electrolytes, signal compounds and other essential communication between cells in the body.
Cell Membrane Permeability
Sulfur bridges form flexible connections between the cells and the surrounding connective tissues. This allows the elasticity of the cells and prevents cells to harden. When that happens the membranes become less permeable and can result in a reduced transport of oxygen and nutrients into the cells as well as reduced excretion of waste products from within the cells.
Sulfer bridges are responsible for the structure of enzymes. Enzykes are protein that control many things including relation of metabolic processes. It is important for the cellular energy production.
Sulfer also plays a role in the electron transport system, especially conversion of vitamin B1 and Biotin. These vitamins are needed for converting carbohydrates into energy by burning glucose. Insulin, hormone to regulate the blood sugar level cannot work without the sulfer bridges.
WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?
Sulfer can help you with so many things but here is a list!
reduce pain and swelling
reduce stiffness and faster recovery
age related diseases
improves lung capacities
preventing diabetes by regulating insulin
increase cell’s intake of many nutrients
Of course in an ideal world we can get all the nutrients from the food we eat.
MSM can be found in keratin and collagen of animals you eat (nails, bones, skin, cartilage) as well as their raw milk. They will have to be grass fed and organically grown and NOT pasteurised.
In plants you can find MSM in most of dark leafy greens (yay!) and our nine time roasted bamboo salt ( which has an amazing taste and other health benefits)
It is important that MSM is highly water soluble so if you cook your vegetables or even freeze them there are not much MSM left by the time they are on your plate. (well, that is another reason to eat raw food, right?)
IS MSM POWDER FOR YOU?
MSM powder is not “real food” but is a supplement. Perfect diet is not always easy these days and it is few of my go-to supplements,
IS ALL THE MSM THE SAME?
MSM is usually manufactured in two ways.
Distillation vs Crystallisation
Crystallisation is easier and less expensive. However that can leave many of the toxins and impurities.
Choose Distillation preferably done in a dedicated factory so there is no contamination.
Also ask about any GMO or pesticides used in raw material or in a process and obtain MSM from a company that can give you their specification to prove its purity, tested by third party.
We have done a research for you and now stock Opti-MSM , the world’s purest MSM
OptiMSM – our premium trademarked form of MSM, made in the USA and certified for quality and consistency. Bergstrom Nutrition’s OptiMSM is the preferred choice among the largest and fastest-growing joint health brands, and a leading ingredient for quality dietary supplement manufacturers.
What makes OptiMSM purely superior?
100% USA-made human joint health supplements – Bergstrom NutritionFour-stage distillation process for optimal purity
Every batch is third-party tested for quality and consistency
Manufactured in a cGMP-compliant, ISO9001:2008 registered,
FSSC22000:2010 certified facility
Clinically backed by published U.S. research
Manufactured exclusively in the USA for more than 25 years
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Mix in with your smoothie, juices