Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is an organically bound form of sulfur, in which two methyl groups are attached to a sulfur atom.
MSM is therefore supplier of sulfur and methyl groups. Sulfur is one with calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium and phosphorus to the macro minerals: minerals that the body needs daily in large quantities has. Nevertheless, it is one of the most underrated minerals. For example, there is still no RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) for sulfur. Since ancient times bathing in the sulfur-rich hot springs, was often of volcanic origin, a popular activity because of the many health benefits. In many modern spas the water also appears to be of sulfur compounds rich. MSM has a very low molecular weight and is therefore very readily absorbed through the skin. Sulfur occurs in food, but not in significant amounts. This often lost in the cooking process. As age increases, it becomes more important to the amount of sulfur in the body to replenish properly.
Sulfur from MSM is a constituent of important amino acids and virtually all proteins. For example, the synthesis of collagen strongly dependent on sufficient sulfur. Sulfur takes care of disulfide bridges, which provide structure and elasticity of the tissue. For this reason, MSM is also good for the connective tissue of the skin and protects the skin from aging. Sulfur Bridges promote flexible cell membranes which transport proteins well to do their job properly. MSM promotes a proper permeability of the cell membrane.
MSM is good for maintaining flexible muscles and joints. It improves the function of cartilage pad. Additional sulfur from MSM also supports liver cleansing: sulfur is in fact part of the previous major peptides cysteine and glutathione. A look at the molecular structure of MSM shows that there are two methyl groups attached to the sulfur atom. This MSM seems like a good methyl donor. In the release of sulfur from MSM, are simultaneously two methyl groups fairly. Proper methylation for the whole metabolism.