What is MSM (methylsulfonylmethane ), and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
Arthritis Curehow to Arthritis Cure for Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is also called dimethyl sulfone, DMSO2, methyl sulfone, and many other names. MSM is an organic sulfur found in fruits, vegetables, grains, and milk as well as the urine of animals. It is an oxidation product of dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) and a source of sulfur for producing the amino acids methionine and cysteine. MSM is a water soluble white, odorless, crystalline compound that contains 34% elemental sulfur.
Methylsulfonylmethane reduces pain, inflammation, and allergic reactions. It also has wound healing, dermatologic, and exercise performance increasing effects.
What other names are used for MSM (brands)?
Doctor's Best MSM, Natures Way MSM, and Now Foods MSM are brand names available for MSM.
Where can I buy MSM supplements?
You can find MSM herbal supplements in most pharmacies and health food stores.