Methyl Sulphonyl Methane - (MSM)
From: "Saul Pressman" saul@...
Date: Wed Aug 18, 1999 10:11 pm
Subject: Re: MSM
MSM - METHYL SULPHONYL METHANE
MSM is extracted from DMSO by the process of adding another oxygen molecule
to it so that it separates the dimethyl solvent from the sulphur. The
sulphur left after this process is a biologically active sulphur, and it is
the active ingredient in DMSO.
DMSO is a byproduct of the timber industry. At one time, Crown Zellerbach
attempted to get rid of this "waste" by spraying it on dirt roads to compact
the earth. This caused problems, because animals of every description would
come and lick it all up. The deer would lick six inch potholes in the road.
Dr. Stanley Jacob of the Oregon Health Sciences University observed this and
later identified this substance as DMSO, a healing penetrant that instantly
soaks through the skin and reduces pain. Eventually, Dr. Jacob discovered
that the active healing agent in DMSO is MSM.
MSM is a sulphur-bearing amino acid and is available to the cell, creating
a flexible bond. Cells with insufficient sulphur lose their ability to flex.
A wrinkle is caused by cells that have lost their ability to flex.
Sulphur has a vital relationship with protein, since sulphur is found in
the amino acids methionine, cystine and cysteine. The sulphur-bearing amino
acid is absolutely essential to health.
-Sulphur acts as an activator with all the B vitamins, thiamin, biotin,
Vitamin C and pantothenic acid.
-Sulphur aids the liver in bile secretion and helps maintain the overall
body balance between acidity and alkalinity.
-Sulphur plays a role in carbohydrate metabolism, which is significant for
controlling hypoglycemia and diabetes. The lack of biological sulphur in the
body results in low insulin production.
-Sulphur is a component of insulin, which is secreted by the pancreas for
-Sulphur keeps hair, nails and skin healthy.
-In addition, sulphur plays an important part in cell respiration and
MSM is therefore essential to good health.
Medical research has proven that a minimal concentration od MSM is critical
to function and structure, and the concentration in the body drops as time
passes, directly contributing to aging. There has been extensive medical
testing over the last fifteen years on the use of MSM in the diet. Some
diseases considered irreversible, such as emphysema, have been overcome
through use of supplemental MSM.
Other diseases treated with excellent results are: pyorrhea, skin burns,
scars, eczema, psoriasis, dandruff, loss of hair, PMS, diabetes,
hyperacidity, constipation, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, candida,
chronic fatigue syndrome, Epstein-Barr and low energy level. MSM helps with
the oxygenation of cells and free radical scavenging, and is thus
Because it helps in the production of methionine, a basic liver amino acid,
MSM is very important to proper digestion and assimilation of food. The
liver cannot do its job of regulating enzymes and metering sugar and
filtering toxins properly without MSM.
MSM occurs in eggs, fresh fruit and vegetables, raw milk, wheat grass juice
and aloe vera. Absorption of vitamins and minerals will be optimally
enhanced with daily supplementation with MSM. There is no toxic dose, and
the body will excrete an excess.
Best of Health!
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