MSM, a natural form of organic sulfur found in all living organisms, is present in body fluids and tissues. It is part of the amino acid chain. Without the presence of the proper amount of MSM in the body, the amino acids will continue to build the glands, but fail to produce the correct enzymes, so animals are then prone to unnecessary illnesses.
100% Pure MSM, an odorless, white crystalline powder, is an important dietary supplement for all animals. It is the beneficial part of DMSO.
What is of particular importance is that you buy MSM that is 100% MSM, no other ingredients. Most MSM products include glucosamine and chondroitin.
Glucosamine and chondroitin unfortunately have become household names. Glucosamine is a sugar and both glucosamine and chondroitin are blood thinners, so in the best interest of your animals they should not be given to dogs/cats. They are derived from crustaceans, so taking either of these products for many people or animals that cannot tolerate crustaceans may result in side effects.
MSM is the flexible bond between proteins. When a cell dies, a new cell takes its place. However, without the needed amount of MSM, the cell attaches, but becomes rigid. When tissues lose their flexibility, problems develop with the lungs, joints, and other parts of the body. Pain actually comes from soft tissue. Aspirin, for instance, shuts off nerves, but muscles are still damaged. MSM permits the muscles to heal and prevents them from becoming sore.
MSM detoxifies the body and increases blood circulation. It is also a free radical scavenger, prevents overreaction to other medicines, controls acidity, coats the intestinal tract so parasites lose the ability to hang on, helps to utilize vitamins and minerals, thereby providing the means to derive the maximum benefit from what we and our animals eat.
MSM is no more toxic than water. If you overdose, the extra MSM becomes inert and just passes through the system. It does have one side effect: It will cause nails and hair to grow faster, so they will have to be cut more often. There is more MSM in hair and nail cells than in any other part of the body.
Because MSM is a natural form of organic sulfur and to more easily understand why MSM is so vital, it is important to know more about the mineral sulfur. Sulfur is a mineral found in rather high concentrations in body tissues. About half of the body’s total sulfur is concentrated in the muscles, while the other half is found in the brain, hair, skin, and bones.
Sulfur has a vital relationship with protein, since it is found in the amino acids methionine, cystine, and cysteine. These amino acids are known as the sulfur-bearing amino acids which are considered the building blocks of protein. The sulfur-bearing amino acid methionine is absolutely essential to health. This means it must be supplied by live, raw food or the food supplement MSM. A lack of proper protein means a lack of the vital organic sulfur necessary to good health. Proteins contain sulfur, while carbohydrates and fats do not.
MSM is very important to animals with hip dysplasia, luxating patella, other joint issues, or a predisposition to any of them, because sulfur is necessary for collagen synthesis. Collagen is an insoluble fibrous protein found in vertebrates as the dominant component of connective tissue, fibrils, and bones. Sulfur operates as a synthesizer and activator with vitamin C and the B vitamins: thiamine, biotin, and pantothenic acid, which are needed for metabolism and healthy nerves.
Sulfur plays an important part in tissue breathing; the process whereby oxygen and other substances are used to build cells and release energy. Research indicates that perhaps sulfur’s most important health role is in carbohydrate metabolism, which is significant for hypoglycemic and diabetic animals. Sulfur is a significant component of insulin, the protein hormone secreted by the pancreas that is essential to the metabolism of carbohydrates. The lack of nutritional sulfur in the diet can result in low insulin production. A diet that contains adequate amounts of sulfur can increase the body’s ability to produce insulin to the point where insulin injections can be reduced or discontinued completely.
MSM is of particular importance to dogs with skin conditions, muscle and joint problems, lactic acid build-up from excessive exercise, respiratory ailments, allergies, eye problems, diabetes, ticks and fleas.
100% Pure MSM may be added directly to your animal’s food right along with their BIO-8-Powder.For people, it is suggested to take MSM with food or at the same time they take their BIO-8-Capsules.