Clayton's Health Facts: MSM.

Clayton South, SPN (ISSA), is a recognized expert in the bodybuilding / fitness industry with over 150 bodybuilding, fitness and nutrition publications to his credit.
Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), also known as Sulfonyl sulfur is found in the fluid and tissues of all living organisms and in a variety of raw plant and animal foods. It is no longer present in foods that have been stored during shipping or held in storage, even though they contained MSM in their natural state. It bonds with moisture, and when any dehydration occurs, the MSM goes with it. It can help with many things like control constipation, reduce allergic responses, relieve stomach discomfort, control hyperacidity, reduce hangover symptons, and much, much more!

Like Glucosamine and Chondroitin, MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane), may provide raw materials the body needs in order to make cartilage in the first place. MSM is a pure, organic, non-toxic, non-metallic element that occurs widely in nature. It's a metabolite of the compound dimethysulfoxide, and by weight is 34% elemental sulfur, making it one of the richest sources of sulfur. As the eighth most abundant element in all living organisms, sulfur is found in more than 150 types of bodily compounds, from enzymes and tissues to hormones and antioxidants. It's also a component of structural protein, the type found in hair, skin, and joints. Sulfur also occurs in connective tissue, in a key structural component called collagen. (Collagen helps form cartilage).

Researchers predict that MSM will soon be proven effective not only in the treatment of various types of arthritis (including rheumatoid and osteoarthritis), but also in other conditions that involve connective tissue degeneration. (8)

Side effects: No side effects have been reported with the use of sulfur.

Recommended dosage: 1-2 grams per day.