MSM Joint Flexibility

MSM (the abbreviation for methyl-sulfonyl-methane) is a special biological sulfur found in all plants, soils, fruits, vegetables and meats. MSM is extremely important to human beings and all other forms of life because it provides a unique dietary source of sulfur that we must have in order to function. MSM is also called Organic Sulfur.
DO NOT confuse it with the toxic, inorganic medicinal sulfur compounds or sulfites used on salad bars or sulfur dioxide used on some dried fruits. These inorganic sulfur compounds are toxic and may cause allergic reactions in many people.

Why do we need MSM?
Why do we need sulfur? Unknown to most of us, sulfur is one of the five basic elements of life. Sulfur is so critical to the formation if connective tissue that without it we would literally be shapeless pools of protoplasm! Sulfur also provides the chemical links that create collagen and keratin needed for beautiful, healthy skin, hair and nails. Sulfur is an activator of thiamine, Vitamin C, biotin, pantothenic acid. Sulfuris used by the liver to manufacture bile, a key element in digestion and is an important component in insulin production. Sulfur also is essential in maintaining the body's crucial acid/alkaline(pH) balance. For all these reasons and more we need an abundant supply of sulfur.

But as scientists have found, the depletion of our soils and the heatand processing used in food preparation destroy or greatly reduce MSM levels in our fruits, vegetables and meats. Research has also shown that MSM levels decrease with age, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, tissue, and organ degeneration and increase susceptibility to disease. Fortunately, researchers have now developed MSM as a dietary supplement and have used it in research studies with extraordinary results!

Can't repair joints without Sulfur
Collagen can't be made in the body unless sulfur is present, so this means your joint cartilage can't be repaired without sulfur (MSM supplementation).
Unfortunately, synthetic fertilizers used today don't contain sulfur, so it isn't replaced in the soil. What little MSM that is available in vegetables, meat, and milk is lost in cooking becuase heat destroys MSM. Pasteurization is the heating of milk.)

MSM as a dietary supplement has been noted to help with the following: improvement of joint flexibility, reducing stiffness and swelling, improving of circulation, reducing pain in systemic inflammatory disorders such as arthritis, reducing scar tissue, and breaking up calcium deposits.

You Use It Up Every Day
The human body would use up as much as 750 mg of MSM each day, if it were available! Good health practices involve replacing essential substances that our bodies naturally use up or lose through illness or abuse. MSM is a natural form of organic sulfur found in all living organisms, and is present in low concentrations in our body fluids and tissues.

Found In Fresh Foods Only
It is found in a variety of fresh foods, including fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, and milk. Unless your diet is composed primarily of raw foods, it is unlikely that you are receiving enough MSM for proper health management.

When we process our foods with heat or drying, we lose most of the MSM that is vital to our well-being. MSM supplementation helps our bodies utilize the vitamins that we take, providing the means to derive the maximum benefit from them.
The question might arise as to whether the MSM, taken as a supplement, will be as effective as the MSM contained in fresh foods. Fortunately, a study was done on just that, and it showed that MSM does get absorbed by the body tissues when taken as a supplement.
Without the proper amount of MSM in our bodies, the amino acids will continue to build the glands, but fail to produce the correct enzymes, making us prone to unnecessary illness.
Sulfir as found in MSM is the flexible bond between proteins. When a cell dies, a new cell takes its place. Without the needed amount of MSM, it attaches but becomes rigid.
When tissues lose their flexibility, problems develop with the lungs and other parts of the body.
MSM supplemetation helps detoxify the body and increases blood circulation.
Because there are few nerves in the bones, our pain comes from the soft tissue. MSM supplementation helps take out the inflammation, permits the muscles to heal and prevents them from becoming sore. If you play sports or work-out in a gym and normally get sore muscles the next day, take 1 heaping teaspoon (about 5 grams) of MSM before exercise and you will notice a difference. If taken after exercise, the soreness will go away faster.

Ulcers

MSM helps control acidity in the stomach, so it can help ulcers. MSM coats the intestinal tract so parasites lose their ability to hang on. They are then flushed away. This could prevent colon problems.
MSM is no more toxic than water. It can never hurt anyone. If you overdose, the extra MSM becomes inert and just passes through your system. MSM has one side effect...your fingernails and hair will grow faster and become stronger. This is because there is more MSM in hair and nail cells than in any other part of the body. You need a little extra MSM every day to promote good health.
Sulfur is a mineral found in rather high concentrations in our 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 comprises 0.25 percent of our body weight.

Sulfur - The Protein Building Block
Sulfur has a vital relationship with protein, since sulfur is found in the amino acids methionine, cystine, and cysteine. Thus, 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 food, or the food supplement MSM. My oral chelation formula, of course, contains both cysteine and methionine. When you are deficient in these amino acids, your muscles and body will weaken. If you take "enough" you get a strong body. If you take "too much," the extra cysteine, for instance, will be used to get rid of toxic metals in the body. So, it's rather hard to take "too much" of these sulfur amino acids.
The MSM won't do the same thing as cysteine, but your body can manufacture cysteine for cell building out of the MSM that you give it.
So, MSM is a vital nutrient that you should have in your daily dietary intake.
A lack of proper protein in our diet, therefore means a lack of the vital organic sulfur necessary for good health. Proteins contain sulfur, while carbohydrates and fats do not.
Sulfur is necessary for collagen synthesis. Collagen is an insoluble fibrous protein found in vertebrates. It is the dominant component of connective tissue and bones. Sulfur operates as a synthesizer and activator with the B vitamins, thiamin, vitamin C, biotin, and pantothenic acid, all of 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.