Methylsulfonylmethane MSM for Dogs

Methylsulfonylmethane MSM is a natural sulfur type compound produced by ocean kelp. Sulfur is naturally presence in almost every body cell; the highest concentrations exist in the bones, muscles, nails, hair, skin and joints.

MSM is thought to possess the following qualities:

  • Antioxidant
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Pain reducing
  • Joint healing
  • Scar reducing
  • Cell rejuvenating
  • Connective tissue enhancing
  • Fortifying immune system against allergens
  • Treatment of skin disorders
  • Treatment of arthritis
  • General health maintenance
  • Maintenance of skin, hair and nails
  • Promote cell permeability
  • Removal of toxins
  • Anti-parasitic
  • Aid in the formation of: Body connective tissues, blood proteins, amino acids and healthy skin

Cell Permeability

By regulating the sodium potassium pump, sulfur controls the permeability of the body cells. Sulfur decreases the pressure inside the cells making the cell walls permeable for nutrients and water to enter the cells and toxins to exit the cells, thus easing the burden on the liver and the kidneys. Since MSM decreases the pressure with a cell, it also reduces inflammation and pain. Sulfur neutralizes the toxins and is removed with the sulfur and therefore needs to be replenished with a healthy diet.

MSM performs other functions:

  • Working as an antioxidant, MSM cleans the blood by flushing toxins from the cells
  • Working as an anti-inflammatory, MSM can help reduce inflammation and the resulting pain
  • Reduces allergy symptoms by quickly removing toxins from the body
  • Enhances tissue flexibility thereby repairing skin damage
  • Helps rejuvenate body cells, especially in conjunction with vitamin C
  • Acts as an anti-parasitic by blocking parasites from attaching themselves by competing for the same receptor sites on the mucous intestinal membranes
  • Scavenges for foreign proteins and free radicals

Sulfur Plays an Important Part

Sulfur helps the body rid itself of toxins by binding with the toxin and then being flushed out of the body. It is very important that plenty of water is drunk to enable this process. Sulfur works better when vitamins C and B complex are present. Sulfur also plays an important part in the production of keratin and collagen – both important proteins for healthy skin. Sulfur is also a component of insulin, which is an important hormone in regulating glucose uptake as an energy source. By ridding the body of toxins, sulfur helps reduce allergy symptoms.

Sulfur Is Found In Foods

Sulfur is obtained through the eating of a number of foods: fruits, raw vegetables, cow’s milk, eggs, cheese, seafood, seeds, nuts and meats. MSM is a sulfur compound that has many of the same qualities of sulfur; however, cooking and storage both destroy it. Being extremely water soluble, it evaporates quickly. A sulfur deficiency causes fatigue, dull fur, skin problems, intestinal problems, immune system problems, arthritis, joint pain and slows growth while excessive sulfur is eliminated from the body via feces and urine.

MSM is not known to have side effects. The recommended dosage is 500 mg for supporting connective tissue health and joint function.