Methyl Sulphonyl Methane
MSM, is a white crystalline substance that contains 34 per cent sulphur.
DMSO2, methyl sulfone, and dimethyl sulfone.
It occurs naturally in some plants, available in onions, garlic and cruciferous vegetables and in protein-containing foods, including nuts, seeds, milk and eggs.
There is no Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) established for sulphur; studies for arthritis recommended doses of 2000 mg/day.
MSM is an organosulfur compound with the formula (CH3)2SO2.
Mechanism of Action:
Sulphur is a major component of MSM, it plays an important role in the formation of collagen and glucosamine (both of which are vital for healthy bones and joints). Also used in the production of immunoglobulins.
Pharmacology and Toxicity:
The LD50 of MSM is greater than 17.5 grams per kilogram of body weight.
- Methyl sulfonyl methane (MSM) has been used to cure pain and swelling of the joints caused by osteoarthritis.
- Sulfur is an essential component of bioprocesses in the body, and is necessary for the synthesis of collagen, immunoglobulin and enzymes.
- In the body, it maintains cell membrane flexibility and permeability, promoting an efficient exchange of nutrients and waste products.
- Ensures connective tissue health and the formation of collagen.
- Provides new cells, to repair and replace damaged tissues and organs.
- Is essential in maintaining the body's pH balance.
- Is an activator of thiamine, vitamin C, biotin and pantothenic acid.
- MSM is used in treatment of arthritis, allergies, gastrointestinal problems, PMS, acne, lung problems, muscle pain, parasites, cancer, heartburn, and constipation by virtue of its distinct anti-inflammatory.