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MSM

MethylSulfonylMethane (aka. MSM) is becoming a popular dietary supplement for a variety of health reasons including antioxidation and improving joint, cartilage and muscle health. Used together with glucosamine, joint health is synergistically improved. MSM is popular especially with older individuals and atheletes.

* MSM is a dietary supplement to enhance health benefits. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or health condition. Check with your doctor prior to consumption if pregnant or nursing, if you have certain medical conditions or if taking with other medications (ie. blood pressure medications, anti-coagulants, etc.). Check the ingredients if you have any allergic conditions.

What is MSM?

MSM (aka. MethylSulfonylMethane) is a naturally occuring organosulfur. Within the earth's sulfur cycle, natural synthesis of MSM begins with the algae and ultimately ends with the uptake from plants and back to the soil and washed into the ocean once again. In 2007, MSM earned Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) status by the FDA and MSM is well-tolerated by most individuals at dosages up to 4 grams per day.

What are the benefits of taking MSM?

MethylSulfonylMethane is great for Joint and Cartilage Health. Enjoy the activities you used to when you were younger. Adding it to your glucosamine regimen will give an extra boost to your joint health too.

How to take General Balance MSM?

  1. It is recommended to take 3 tablets once a day with water.

  2. For people with sensitive stomach, please take it after food.

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* Pregnant, breastfeeding mothers, children and people with medical conditions should consult a physician before taking MSM.

** 1/2 life of MSM after absorption in the body is roughly 12 hours.

Scientific Research Papers on MSM

  1. Methylsulfonylmethane: Applications and Safety of a Novel Dietary Supplement. Butawan et al. Nutrients. 2017 Mar 16;9(3).

  2. Comparison of Glucosamine-Chondroitin Sulfate with and without Methylsulfonylmethane in Grade I-II Knee Osteoarthritis: A Double Blind Randomized Controlled Trial. Lubis et al. Acta Med Indones. 2017 Apr;49(2)

  3. Efficacy of methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) in osteoarthritis pain of the knee: a pilot clinical trial. Kim et al. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2006 Mar;14(3):286-94.

  4. Efficacy of methylsulfonylmethane supplementation on osteoarthritis of the knee: a randomized controlled study. Debbi et al. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2011 Jun 27

  5. Effect of methylsulfonylmethane supplementation on exercise - Induced muscle damage and total antioxidant capacity. Barmaki et al. J Sports Med Phys Fitness. 2012 Apr

Any other recommended dietary supplements?

General Balance Omega 3 is another great dietary food supplement to add to your daily regimen. It contains DHA and EPA which is important for healthy brain functions and improving cardiovascular health.