Osteoarthritis is one of the most common consequences of aging. In this condition — which can be caused by a number of factors, including trauma and heredity — the cartilage pads break down in the joints, eventually causing the unprotected bones to rub against each other. Arthritis can lead to mild or severe pain, as well as loss of mobility (which can have its own serious health consequences). If you’re looking for preventive approaches to arthritis, supplements like MSM may be able to help you.
Sulfur seems to be important in the strength and maintenance of joint tissue, especially cartilage. Since sulfur is a significant component of MSM, one possible benefit of MSM is in the treatment of joint problems such as sports injuries, osteoarthritis and tendinitis. MSM also seems to help reduce inflammation .
Many people with joint injuries or early signs of osteoarthritis take supplements such as glucosamine sulfate or chondroitin in an effort to stave off further joint damage [source: Shiel]. Although its benefits have not been proven, you might also be able to use MSM this way — either as a supplement or as a topical gel on the skin of the affected joint.
It’s important to note that MSM is not an acute pain remedy. Patients and doctors alike hope that MSM helps the body’s own repair and maintenance systems work better — but if you’ve just sprained your ankle, you should be reaching for the isome other solution, not the MSM.
Serving Size 1 Capsule
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
MSM 1,000 mg (1g) *
(340 mg Organic Sulfur)
*Daily Value not established.
Directions: For adults, take one (1) capsule two to three times daily, preferably with meals. As a reminder, discuss the supplements and medications you take with your health care providers.
Other Ingredients: Gelatin, Calcium Stearate.
- What you are buying here is one bottle MSM 120×1000 mg
- Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is a natural source of sulfur, one of the major building blocks of glycosaminoglycans.** Glycosaminoglycans are key structural components in cartilage and play an important role in the maintenance of joint cartilage.