- Relief from pain and inflammation caused by overexertion and injuries
- Building block for the regeneration of damaged connective tissue
- Support for optimal energy levels
MSM is a naturally occurring nutrient that provides the body with essential sulfur and methyl groups that are used in healing and repair processes. MSM is prized by professional and amateur athletes for effective nutritional support of athletic performance and recovery from soft tissue and joint injuries. MSM can safely be taken over the long term with no documented toxicity. As a result, athletes can achieve improved performance, pain relief, and enhanced tissue repair without fear of side effects.
Sports activities can build strength, endurance, and cardiovascular fitness. But they also increase the risk of minor injuries, and can cause wear-and-tear on joints, tendons, ligaments and other connective tissues. Athletes strive to improve their performance, but they also need to protect their bodies against injuries small and large. MSM can help.
Many metabolic processes in the body—from the generation of energy to the synthesis of hormones—depend upon methyl groups. Methyl groups contain one carbon and three hydrogen atoms (CH3). They are shuttled between various bio-molecules as a kind of regulatory currency. Nutrients that donate methyl groups (e.g., folic acid, vitamin B12, trimethylglycine, S-adenosylmethionine, MSM) can have wide ranging effects on health and longevity.
Every year, thousands of athletes suffer debilitating injuries or joint degeneration. Most sports injuries involve pain, redness, heat, and swelling: the four cardinal signs of inflammation. MSM supplementation can assist the healing process without the side effects typically associated with other products.
Treating an acute injury may be as simple as RICE. This acronym refers to rest, ice, compression, and elevation. For acute injuries, supplementation with MSM may also speed relief from inflammation and promote lasting healing.
After soft-tissue injuries, including the microtears in muscle that occur after typical strength training, connective tissue normally repairs itself. Sulfur is one of the key requirements for connective tissue integrity and repair. MSM provides a rich source of bioavailable sulfur to support connective tissue repair and regeneration.