Scientific: Methyl-sulfonyl-methane [WikiPedia]
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Common Uses: MSM or Methyl-sulfonyl-methane is an organic sulphur containing compound that is well known for its joint health benefits.
MSM’s value as a dietary supplement began mostly from
work led by Stanley W Jacob MD, Professor of Surgery at the Oregon
Health Sciences University in Portland. Dr Jacob studied MSM’s
therapeutic benefits in more than 15,000 patients and was the senior
author of The Miracle of MSM and MSM: The Definitive Guide. In this
book, Jacob reveals how MSM can significantly decrease the discomfort
associated with arthritis, back pain, headaches, athletic injuries,
carpal tunnel syndrome and a myriad of autoimmune diseases such as
scleroderma, lupus and fibromyalgia.
MSM helps keep cell membranes permeable, which allows
nutrients to pass freely into the cell while toxins pass freely out of
the cell. In this way, MSM supports healthy cell function and helps
rejuvenate cells. It’s also an important part of the hormone insulin,
which regulates the body’s use of glucose for energy. It keeps skin,
hair, teeth and nails healthy, and is an antioxidant that helps clean
the blood, keeping the body free of free radicals.
MSM is an essential nutrient that can help with a
range of disorders. Dogs with arthritis, hip dysplasia, digestive
problems, allergies, skin problems and eye problems can benefit from MSM
supplements. Even dogs with parasites, like roundworms and tape worms,
can benefit from MSM supplements.
Some vets believe that MSM is more effective if given
along with vitamin C, B vitamins and electrolytes. Your dog’s body
needs plenty of water to help remove toxins from the cells.
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