MSM or methylsulfonylmethane is a naturally occurring form of organic sulfur found in living organisms that is commonly used to treat osteoarthritis. In humans, sulfur is present throughout the body in several organic compounds and is a factor in a number of different processes in the body.
Sulfur is used to produce vital nutrients such as amino acids, some of which are involved in detoxification and pain relief. MSM holds our basic connective tissues together, forming the elemental structure of proteins, and is required for a number of enzymatic functions. This is why MSM’s application in osteoarthritis is so crucial.
- Country of origin: China
- Starting material: DMSO (dimethyl sulfoxide)
- Solvent for extraction: None used
- Stored form: White crystalline powder