The Real Thing MSM-Body
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Methylsulphonylmethane (MSM) is a form of organic sulphur that occurs naturally in the body and plays a role in the natural process of tissue repair. More MSM means the body has more fuel repair and maintenance. It helps heal tiny muscle tears caused by exercise and can help in the healing of damaged cartilage, tendons, ligaments, skin or any other connective tissue. MSM fights pain and inflammation.
MSM benefits athletes, the elderly, the injured - in fact, we can all benefit from taking MSM. MSM-Body delivers sulphur for wear-and-tear repair and methyl groups that fuel natural energy production. It speeds up healing and repair. It benefits our respiratory system, our skin, nails, bones and hair.
What's special about The Real Things MSM?
Not all MSM is created equal. The Real Thing only uses OptiMSM® – the clinically proven, internationally renowned MSM manufactured by world-leading U.S. company Bergstrom Nutrition. Results of a 2009 Miami-based clinical study showed that OptiMSM® is not just a hard worker but a fast one too…
• It’s absorbed rapidly and efficiently.
• Then it’s retained in the body for an extended period.
• This means it hangs around to do all the good stuff mentioned above.
This is the purest form of MSM around. First, because it’s produced from only the best starting materials; second because it’s distilled four times. Bergstrom is big on research. Extensive testing shows that OptiMSM® is easily absorbed, effective and totally safe. All volatile and non-volatile contaminants are removed from the final mix. Distillation also ensures that no water is left behind, which can lead to bacterial or fungal contamination.
More mobility, less pain
Strengthen cartilage, ligaments, hair, skin and nails
More energy and activity
Reduces hayfever and allergies
How does MSM-Body help us?
Injuries and arthritis
MSM-Body helps relieve joint pain and stiffness. Research shows that OptiMSM® protects against rheumatoid arthritis and can help reduce pain and physical inability in osteoarthritis.
Healing and repair
Sulphur is a mineral that contributes to connective tissue structure and repair. And MSM contains up to 34% sulphur by weight. More sulphur means more tissue repair.
A study from the Department of Human Nutrition at Ohio State University showed that OptiMSM® increased liver glutathione levels in mice by a staggering 80%. This is important because glutathione is an internal sulphur-containing antioxidant. More glutathione means more power to fight free radicals. The same study also showed that OptiMSM® helped prevent oxidative liver damage caused by toxic carbon tetrachloride.
Exercise and energy levels
MSM-Body helps our body to produce more energy and helps increase stamina by providing methyl groups that can be “traded” with other molecules in the body’s energy-producing engine.
High homocysteine is dangerous. It indicates that our body doesn't methylise optimally. Raised blood homocysteine levels are linked to heart attack and stroke. Two clinical studies have shown independently that OptiMSM® can decrease the levels of free homocysteine in the blood.
Respiratory function and allergies
OptiMSM® supports the respiratory system, especially in seasonal allergies. MSM is highly recommended for those with hayfever and sinusitis.
How do we take it?
MSM-Body is best taken with food and may cause insomnia if taken at bedtime. Build up your dose week by week, or consult your health care practitioner. For added benefits, take MSM-Body with The Real Thing Joint Revolution.
WEEK 1: Take 2 tablets (1g MSM each) daily.
WEEK 2, ONWARDS: Take 2 tablets twice a day (4g in total).
ALTERNATIVELY: You may want to build up to 6 to 8 tablets daily, in three doses. Then, after three to six weeks, return to the maintenance level of 2 tablets, twice daily.
The Real Thing MSM-Body Powder is odourless, with a slightly bitter taste that can be masked by mixing with a flavoured drink – including hot drinks such as tea and coffee.
WEEK 1: Take half a teaspoon (2g) daily.
WEEK 2: Take 1 rounded teaspoon (4g) a day in divided doses.
WEEK 3, ONWARDS: Take 1 rounded teaspoon twice daily (8g in total). This can be increased to up to 4 to 6 teaspoons daily, in three doses. After three to six weeks, return to the maintenance level (2 rounded teaspoons).
A note of caution:
Should not be taken by pregnant or lactating women and people on blood-thinning medications. May initially cause mild gastrointestinal upset.
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