MSM – What Is It and Why Is It Important?

MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) is a form of sulfur that can be beneficial for treating arthritis, joint pain, and inflammation. It can be particularly useful for muscle injuries and types of arthritis because it strengthens connective tissue. Also, it helps to increase the permeability of the joint and muscle membranes allowing the release of excess fluid. This can result in the relief of swelling as well as drainage of inflammatory toxins. MSM is also good for skin hydration and elasticity. MSM for arthritis can be very helpful, but it is important to point out that not all supplements are the same.

Where Does MSM Come From?

MSM is a form of sulfur that is organic. In the oceans, microscopic plankton dies and decomposes. As the plankton decays, it creates a gas called dimethylsulfide (DMS). Oxygen and sunlight react with DMS causing it to go through a series of oxidation steps that include the formation of dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO), methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) and other sulfates. In order for clouds to form in the atmosphere, they require particles of these sulfates in order to take shape. Water droplets in the air absorb the DMSO and MSM. And, eventually, when clouds release these water drops in the form of rain, trace amounts of these sulfate compounds drop to the earth to be used by plants or returned to the sea to repeat this process over and over again.

While MSM occurs naturally, it can also be manufactured in laboratories by reacting dimethyl sulfoxide with hydrogen peroxide. This is how commercially available MSM is produced. The purity of MSM is achieved by distillation or crystallization process. For more detailed information on MSM production refer to this FAQ.

MSM Benefits

MSM is a powerful antioxidant. Free radicals cause damage to body cells, they have been found at the root of disease, and of aging. Free radicals injure cells and destroy DNA. Antioxidants, such as the ones found in MSM, bind to these free radicals and assist in removing them from the body. MSM is a natural pain reliever in that it can block pain signals in the nervous system. It’s detoxifying properties aid in allowing fluids to pass through body tissue. It also signals the body to produce more cortisol and is, therefore, a natural anti-inflammatory.

This natural form of sulfur, MSM is stored in almost all mammal body cells. However, as part of the aging process, MSM levels decrease. And, as a result of aging, you may develop skin problems and joint pain. Therefore, MSM can be helpful because it plays a major role in the formation of healthy skin, connective tissues like ligaments, amino acids, and blood formation. This is in addition to decreasing pressure inside cells that allow nutrients and water to hydrate the body. As a result, it assists joint elasticity to allow stretching without pain.

The reason why MSM is commonly paired with glucosamine in supplements is that MSM (a small chemically simple molecule) increases the absorption rate of larger compounds like glucosamine. This allows the body to better process these compounds and makes them more effective.
Without this combination, you will not get the full effect of the Glucosamine.

How Flexcin with MSM Can Help

At Flexcin we have put together a high-quality formula based on research for safety and effectiveness in relieving joint discomfort. If you’re looking for a product that contains MSM to help your joint discomfort, Flexcin is the choice for you. It is one of the key ingredients in our formula.

Flexcin also contains: CM8 (Cetyl-Myristoleate) – CM8 is a fatty acid that occurs naturally in some mammals. It has many biological functions including anti-inflammatory properties and discomfort relief.* Clinical studies published by the National Institutes of Health show cetyl myristoleate to offer good protection against discomforting conditions. Flexcin also contains Glucosamine Sulfate Potassium, Hydrolyzed Collagen Type II, Vitamin C, Bromelain, and a blend of digestive enzymes.

We strive to make it as easy as possible for new users to try Flexcin. We give a money-back guarantee so there is no risk. If you don’t feel like you saw results from our supplements, you can return the empty bottles and we’ll refund your full purchase price (minus shipping and handling). We also have a fantastic and knowledgeable customer care team available to answer all of your questions at 1-800-363-7246.

At Flexcin we stand behind our products. If you’re not satisfied with the results you experience simply return your first order (up to three empty bottles) for a full refund of the purchase price, less shipping & handling. If you or someone you love is suffering from joint discomfort, we encourage you to give Flexcin a try. You have nothing to lose but your pain!

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