Jarrow Formulas OptiMSM 1kg powder contains methylsulfonylmethane, also known as methyl sulfone and dimethylsulfone (DMSO2). It is a sulfur-bearing compound that exists naturally in many fruits, vegetables, grains, and animals, including humans. In many tissues, it is important in biological processes including nerve signal transmission, facilitative enzymatic processes, insulin production, carbohydrate metabolism regulation, detoxification, and waste removal.
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• strengthens joints and skin structure
• work synergistally with glucosamine to reduce joint inflammation
• used by many models to keep the strength of hair, skin and nails as cosmeceutical
• safe to use
An extraordinarily versatile nutrient, MSM (methylsulfonylmethane or dimethylsulfone) is a useful and safe supplement. Numerous anecdotal reports tell of its benefits for allergies, arthritis, joint pain, and for skin, hair, nails and gastrointestinal health.
Scientific evidence is mounting to confirm and explain MSM benefits. Jarrow Formulas MSM provides the highest quality available for this versatile source of bioavailable sulfur.
MSM: sulfur source and antioxidant
Many of the benefits derived from onions, garlic and cruciferous vegetables (e.g., cabbage, broccoli) come from sulfur. Sulfur-bearing amino acids like methionine, cysteine and taurine are essential to normal metabolism, are building blocks for skin, cartilage, ligaments and tendons, and are carriers for redox minerals (e.g., zinc, selenium, iron).
MSM is a stable, bioavailable source of sulfur from sea and land plants. Marine sources include algae and phytoplankton. Land plants partake in a “sulfur cycle” wherein sulfur is taken up from the soil, released into the atmosphere, and oxidized to dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), a source of MSM. DMSO and MSM return to the soil via rain to complete the cycle. Fresh plants contain MSM, though much is lost from improper handling and storage.
Many of the effects of MSM are likely due to the free radical and heavy metal scavenging actions of sulfur. Sulfur compounds also serve to transport methyl groups and antioxidant minerals in the body for various purposes.
Sulfur and joint repair
Sulfur is required for the repair and maintenance of joint and connective tissues. MSM is abundant in living organisms, with ~85% of sulfur provided by MSM and related compounds. The circulatory system in adult humans contains ~0.2 ppm MSM.
To support joints and ligaments, MSM may work via several mechanisms. For example, fingernails from arthritis sufferers often show reduced cystine. This can lead to brittle, soft nails from either inadequate dietary sulfur or inability to assimilate it to match the body’s needs. When sulfur was given intravenously to 100 arthritis patients, many found relief from pain, and their fingernail cystine level returned to normal.
Supplementing sulfur would be expected to enhance cartilage synthesis for joint tissue repair. A recent UCLA study found that MSM is indeed helpful in this regard.
The gut-immune connection
Gut gap junction integrity is strongly associated with preventing the passage of toxins and certain proteins through the wall of the gut and into the blood. This is sometimes referred to as “leaky gut” syndrome. Interestingly, MSM is said to improve allergies and constipation. Animal studies provide evidence that supplementation with MSM supports improved health of the intestinal tract.
The gut mucosal cell lining has an especially high turnover rate (~3-4 days). An inability to manufacture adequate building blocks (e.g., glucosamine sulfate) will cause the intestinal wall to thin, allowing toxins and undigested proteins into the bloodstream. Studies have shown that bacteria in the gut of animals help incorporate MSM sulfur into amino acids, conferring a positive benefit to gut health and metabolism.
Organic sulfur is a precursor to the synthesis of taurine, an important element in bile and a wide array of other physiological phenomena. Taurine is found in high concentrations in the brain, heart, intestines and skeletal muscles. MSM is also incorporated into cysteine, a component of glutathione, the chief antioxidant and antidote to heavy metal toxicity in the body.
MSM may also reduce the negative impact of various toxins in the gut and elsewhere. The immune-modulating effects of MSM may be partially due to the free radical and heavy metal scavenging actions of organic sulfur. Further research is needed to clarify protective mechanisms involved.
• supplies bioavailable sulfur, an important mineral with antioxidant and protein-building functions
• supports the production of glycosaminoglycans and mucopolysaccharides, the precursors of collagen, cartilage and other connective tissues
• enhances synthesis of chondroitin sulfate and hyaluronic acid
• provides nutrition for the joints, synovial fluid, tendons, bones, skin and hair
• helps maintain health of intestinal lining
• aids in the production of taurine and bile
Some supplements are suitable for both men and women of all ages as well as children. But other supplements are specifically targeted to the aging woman or man. Another supplement is especially suitable for athletes, regardless of gender.
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Pigmentation spots : why do we get them when we age?Do you sometimes look down onto your arms and notice they are covered with white spots that resemble freckles in reverse?
Especially when arms get tanned in summer, these white spots tend to stand out more than ever.
This led me to the idea to look up what can be a cause of this weird pigmentation.
Mine turns out to be one called idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis (IGH), in other words, an unexplained teardrop-shaped lack of pigmentation, which is apparently very common among most people of over 40 years , but may also happen at a younger age. These white spots appear on the shins, legs, arms, and other sun-exposed areas of the body like the face, neck, and shoulders.
Apparently the body experiences a gradual reduction of melanoyctes and skin cells no longer produce pigment, a similar process that causes the graying of hair. The condition is also increasingly being seen in both sexes and darker skinned individuals with a history of long-term sun exposure, which has lead scientists to believe that excessive sun exposure and sun damage is another cause of these white spots.
They are generally 1 to 3 mm in size and commonly show up on the legs before progressing to other parts of the body.
These white spots are not caused by trauma or infection, nor do they indicate an increased risk of skin cancer.
Hereditary factors may be involved because this skin problem seems to run in families.
IGH is not related to vitiligo, in which melanin-producing cells called melanocytes die or are unable to function properly and no longer form melanin.
Other common causes of skin discolorations are
How to cure a hangover
Quite a lot of people wake up the day after a major holiday like the recent King's Day or Liberation Day with a hangover due to imbibing too much alcohol.
The most widespread assumption is that a hangover is caused by not drinking enough water, and therefore those that aren't drunk enough to remember what to do, will drink a few litres of water before going to bed or at least will try to do so the next morning. Other very popular cures are to drink a lot of coffee and eat a hearty egg-based breakfast. Another advice was heard on the radio from a Dutch food blogger who exclaimed how eating toast with honey is a definite cure for hangovers. Around the world a myriad of folk remedies exist for this ancient 'disease'.
Do these remedies actually work and are there some others you didn't think of?
Before we dive into that, let's first discuss the hangover itself.
Why are we so much less flexible when we age?
We cannot stop but smile at how adorable babies and toddlers look when they move: they may be clumsy but their little bodies can bend as if they have no bones to stop their amazing range of motion. The reason is these toddlers have a very high amount of collagen in their joints.
take 1 to 2 scoops per day with water or acidic fruit juice on an empty stomach or with a meal or as direced by a qualified physician
contains per daily serving (1 scoop, 1g)
methylsulfonylmethane (Opti-MSM) 1.000 mg †
† = Recommended Daily Intake not established
100% pure OptiMSM® methysulfonylmethane
keep dry and closed at normal room temperature between 15 - 22°C.
keep out of reach of young children
contains no familiar allergens (wheat, gluten, soy, lupin, nuts/tree nuts, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, dairy, egg, fish/shellfish or mollusks)
suitable for vegetarians and vegans