Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is a naturally occurring sulphur compound and nutritional component of many foods. In fact sulphur is the fourth most abundant mineral in the human body, but despite its abundance in food, deficiencies have been identified in certain groups of people. MSM supports multiple structures and functions within the body including connective tissues and the cardiovascular system.
MSM is a source of organic sulphur, which is important for the formation of collagen, a strong fibrous protein which forms a flexible matrix that is the foundation of a wide variety of connective tissue including cartilage tissue, skin, hair, nails and many other structures within the body. MSM may therefore be of value for those looking to maintain flexibility and joint health as well those looking to promote skin, nail and hair health.
In addition to providing organic sulphur, MSM also comprises of methyl groups that may be important in the maintenance of cardiovascular health, particularly as methyl groups are important in controlling levels of harmful homocysteine in the blood.
In fact MSM plays a crucial role in many important functions of the human body, which helps to maintain good health. Solgar's MSM powder is suitable for vegans and provides a convenient way to supplement this versatile nutrient.
Directions: As a food supplement for adults, one-half (1/2) teaspoon daily with 227ml (8 fI. oz.) of water or juice, preferably at mealtime, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.