Sulfur, the human body’s fourth most abundant mineral, cannot be naturally stored within the body. We therefore rely upon our ability to consume enough sulfur within our daily diet to keep us healthy. Our product, No Boundaries Health and Wellness MSM Organic Sulfur contains nearly 34% sulfur by weight, allowing for sulfur to be delivered in a practical and efficient way to our bodies.
Sulfur is integral to many processes within the body as it helps in amino acid production, giving proteins their shape and oxygen transport across cell membranes, all fundamental mechanisms within the physiology of the human body. Sulfur is essential for a healthy body and is now known for providing many benefits, most notably for its ability to support overall joint and cartilage health. Other benefits identified in research include enhanced energy levels, reduction of allergy symptoms as well as providing healthier skin, hair and nails.
Joint and cartilage integrity
Within joints, sulfur can help to strengthen the tissues that make up joints, making it very important to overall joint health and recovery. More scientifically, research has shown that cartilage and joint integrity is a sulfur-dependent state as certain molecules within joints are linked between two sulfur atoms. Research has shown that as we age, the sulfur content of cartilage decreases which appears to correlate with the degeneration of overall joint health, often times called arthritis.
Furthermore, one study has shown that MSM Organic Sulfur supplementation resulted in a 33% decrease in pain, as well as improvements in joint mobility, swelling, global evaluation, and walking time. It's also thought to have anti-inflammatory properties without some of the dangerous side effects NSAIDs may present with such as increased risk of stroke, heart attack, or gastrointestinal bleeding.
An additional study showed significant reduction in pain as measured by the Western Ontario and McMaster University Osteoarthritis Index visual analogue scale (WOMAC), an outcome measure commonly used in rehabilitation clinics treating arthritis pain.
Enhanced energy levels
MSM Organic Sulfur improves recovery from exercise; if utilized correctly, this allows for faster physical gains by limiting time off. By improving blood circulation through dilating blood vessels naturally, oxygen transport to cells is increased, speeding recovery and health.
A preliminary study found that MSM Organic Sulfur supplementation helped reduce symptoms in people clinically diagnosed with allergies. Moreover, there have not been any reported cases of allergic reactions to MSM Organic Sulfur in medical literature. It is also deemed gluten free.
Skin, hair and nail growth and health
Studies suggest that MSM Organic Sulfur may play a vital role in maximizing skin care by providing support for the structural integrity of skin, improving its firmness and elasticity which helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
MSM Organic Sulfur is a rich source of sulfur—a key component of both collagen and keratin. Collagen is the foundation of our skin, making up 70% of its dry weight. Likewise, keratin is the vital structural component of both hair and nails. Without proper supplementation, advanced aging may occur.
Our MSM Organic Sulfur product may help to:
In nature, MSM Organic Sulfur occurs in many foods (think eggs, milk and tomatoes), but in very insignificant amounts; limiting our ability to intake an appropriate amount of sulfur. Additionally, research has found that the sulfate reserve in humans is among the smallest of animal species and may be depleted by a low protein diet and acetaminophen (also called Tylenol©) intake. Thus, to achieve the adequate levels of concentrated sulfur needed to increase the likelihood of experiencing the benefits listed above, MSM Organic Sulfur is produced using commercial methods to create an identical match to that of MSM Organic Sulfur found in nature.
More technically – MSM Organic Sulfur is created reacting two products, dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) which creates a molecule (MSM) that configures in only one way. Simple enough, right (haha)? Upon reaction, MSM Organic Sulfur (scientifically called methylsulfonylmethane) is created. Furthermore, all of the hydrogen peroxide is consumed and water is created as a by-product of the reaction. Our product is then sent through a distillation process to remove the water by-product and any contaminants. This is where many MSM Organic Sulfur products can differ – the purification process. Purification is typically completed using a distillation or crystallization process. Purification through distillation is much more rigorous and expensive, but results in a higher purity end product, as it leads to removal of much higher levels of contaminants. To ensure we offer the best product we can, our MSM undergoes a quadruple distillation process, while other companies may use a single or double process. The process of distillation, like that of which our product at No Boundaries has undergone, is the preferred method since crystallization can result in impure solvents or contamination. After purification in the distillation process, our product is sent through a prilling chamber to form the crystals that our MSM powder is comprised of. The end product then undergoes rigorous testing by an outside business, known as third-party testing, to make sure our product meets our high quality standards. If it doesn't meet our specifications, the product is destroyed. If the product passes our quality assurance testing, it's forwarded for packaging in our cGMP (Current Good Manufacturing Practice) facility. We take safety seriously, and all of our facilities have meet stringent certification levels making sure our product is top notch when it reaches our customers. No Boundaries Health and Wellness MSM Powder is a 99.9% pure product which is confirmed through independent testing of every single product batch.
MSM Organic Sulfur is classified as a dietary supplement (a “food”), regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”). The FDA has the right to recall or ban dietary supplements that are found to be unsafe; however, the MSM Organic Sulfur we provide has been classified as “generally recognized as safe,” a designation reserved for few products. Moreover, the FDA requires that all dietary supplements are manufactured in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) using documentation and consistent methods (thankfully, ours is!). More information about FDA regulations can be found within the FDA website.
Other current production standards for MSM Organic Sulfur were created by the AOAC International, an independent, NIH-sponsored, FDA-endorsed international community of chemists. The AOAC International has created standards and tests to ensure that manufacturers use the same types of methods and tools for testing, so that the consumer can uniformly compare products.
Important tests for comparison include:
Knowing how important purity is to the overall success of intake regarding MSM Organic Sulfur, we provide a product subject to the above testing. No Boundaries Health and Wellness MSM Organic Sulfur is subjected to the aforementioned testing, which is then confirmed through independent, third-party testing to be 99.99% pure MSM Organic Sulfur. Additionally, our MSM Organic Sulfur is manufactured in a facility that meets FDA’s proposed Good Manufacturing Practices. Therefore, you can have confidence you are getting the purest product on the market, made right in the USA under the most stringent guidelines.
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One flat teaspoon of MSM Organic Sulfur from No Boundaries Health and Wellness weighs 2 grams.
One study published in the journal Osteoarthritis and Cartilage recommends starting with 1.5 grams per day and then increasing up to 6 grams per day in divided doses.
MSM Organic Sulfur has been consumed commonly as part of human nutrition for many years. The human body generally cannot have an allergic reaction to organic sulfur as it has no protein component. Also, it has no known serious, adverse effects on human or animal health through the research studies performed to date. There are no documented interactions between MSM Organic Sulfur and pharmaceutical agents. Thus, MSM Organic Sulfur has the beginnings of a sound body of research. Moreover, since its inception, MSM Organic sulfur has not shown any significant interactions with herbs, vitamins, or minerals. Considering this safety record, it is likely that it can be used safely with other products. However, as we always recommend, please consult your pharmacist or physician before consumption.
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