Sulfur is an indispensable element in human nutrition. As part of the amino acids
methionine and cysteine, sulfur is required for the structural integrity and function of
almost every protein in the body, including enzymes, serum proteins, and the keratin of
skin, hair, and nails. Sulfur is also an essential element for the glycosaminoglycans of
connective tissues and cartilage, and assumes a major role in liver detoxification as
part of the hepatic sulfur conjugation pathways. Proper detoxification of xenobiotics,
such as phenols, and many endogenous and foreign food- or air-borne compounds
depends on an adequate supply of biologically active sulfur.
Dietary MSM serves as a versatile donor of metabolically active sulfur for the synthesis of
numerous organosulfur compounds and proteins in the body. As such, MSM helps maintain
normal immune response, lung function, connective tissue metabolism, and muscle contraction.
MSM occurs naturally in a variety of foods, such as fruits, vegetables, cereal grains, milk, and
fish. However, MSM is volatile and easily lost during cooking. MSM is very well absorbed by
the intestinal tract and rapidly distributed within the body.
One capsule contains:
Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM)* .................................... 750 mg
*OptiMSM (distilled methylsulfonylmethane) is a proprietary ingredient exceeding
industry standards for optimal purity.
OptiMSM® is a registered trademark of Bergstrom Nutrition, Inc.
The suggested dose is one capsule three times daily, or as directed by a healthcare