The Facts About MSM – Methylsulfonylmethane

AKA:

Crystalline DMSO, Dimethylsulfone, Diméthylsulfone, Dimethyl Sulfone MSM, DMSO2, Methyl Sulfone, Methyl Sulfonyl Methane, Methyl Sulphonyl Methane, Méthyle Sulfonyle Méthane, Méthyle Sulphonyle Méthane, Méthylsulfonylméthane, Metilsulfonilmentano, MSM, Sulfone de Diméthyle MSM, Sulfone de Méthyle, Sulfonyl
Sulfur, Organic Sulfur.

What is MSM?

Scientifically speaking Methylsulfonylmethane is an organosulfur compound with the formula (CH3)2SO2. It is also known by several other names including DMSO2, methyl sulfone, and dimethyl sulfone. It is usually in the form of a powder or crystal granules. You can, however, find it in pill form but the process of making into a pill often reduces its effectiveness to useless levels. It has a bitter taste and does not smell or look like elemental sulfur.

Where does MSM come from?

MSM is found in raw milk, organic beef, and organic fruits and veggies. If you have a well-rounded diet then you might not have a need to supplement MSM. Since it is found naturally in the high concentrations in Raw Milk, we recommend locating a source for this or raising your own animals to produce this.

So you might be asking, “but how does it get into these plants and animal forms?” The answer is rain water.

MSM originates in the oceans where microscopic plankton release sulfur compounds into seawater. This plankton is quickly converted to DMS, a volatile sulfur compound that escapes into the atmosphere. In this suspended, gaseous state, the DMS reacts with ozone and ultraviolet sunlight to create DMSO and DMSO2, known as MSM. MSM then falls to the earth with the rain, where it is collected and concentrated in plants and subsequently animals.

You can easily see how the circle of life truly does impact each of us in this exact instance. The trouble is that much of our food is raised in such controlled synthetic environments that we are interrupting this healthy cycle.

If you drink rain water there is not enough of it to reach your daily requirements. It is essential that you either supplement or eat the appropriate amount of MSM rich foods.

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