100% Pure MSM
Methyl Sulfonyl Methane
by Pat McKay
MSM, a natural form of organic sulfur (aka sulphur) 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.
Pure MSM, an odorless, white crystalline powder, is an important dietary supplement for all animals. It is the beneficial part of DMSO.
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
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
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
MSM is very important to animals with hip dysplasia, or a predisposition to it, 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 cats and dogs with skin
conditions, muscle and joint problems, lactic acid build-up from excessive exercise, respiratory ailments, allergies, eye
problems, diabetes, and fleas.
Glucosamine and chondroitin unfortunately have become
household names. Gulcosamine 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 and cats. They are derived from crustaceans, so taking either of these products for many people or animals that cannot
tolerate crustaceans may result in allergies.
The daily dosage needed for a healthy cat or dog would
Cats & small dogs: 1/8
teaspoon or 1/4 capsule
1/4 teaspoon or 1/2 capsule
Large dogs: 1/2
teaspoon or 1 capsule
For animals with severe or chronic joint disorders, eye
ailments, flea problems, allergies or any of the above-mentioned ailments, increase the daily dosage up to 4 times the amount
Pure MSM may be added directly to their food right along with any other supplements your animal
may currently be taking.
ESSENTIALS4ALL BIO-8-POWDER & BIO-8-CAPSULES contain sufficient MSM for the basic daily dosage needed for any healthy person, dog, or cat.
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