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MSM
A Vital Nutritional Tool

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MSM is a naturally occurring organic sulfur compound that is white, odorless, essentially tasteless and water soluble. It serves as an important bioavailable source of dietary sulphur.

MSM is Essential
Sulfur is an element present in all living organisms. To perform properly and efficiently, our bodies need a constant intake of easily available sulphur.

Sulfur belongs in the same chemical family as oxygen. For organisms living in an environment where there is no oxygen, sulfur often replaces oxygen as the source of chemical energy that drives life.

• It plays an indispensable, yet often overlooked, role in human nutrition, maintaining the conformation of the body’s proteins (collagen) by forming flexible disulfide bonds between certain amino acids. Adequate stores of sulfur are critical in maintaining the integrity of connective tissue.

• Thiol (i.e. sulphydryl) groups are vital for the catalytic function of many of the body’s enzymes.

• Sulfur is required for proper assimilation of the alpha amino acids methionine and cysteine. In addition, the peptide
hormone, insulin, requires sulfur in its molecular structure and numerous other proteins, catalysts and enzymes incorporate sulfur into their molecular framework. These proteins are essential for proper cellular metabolism and
soft tissue synthesis.

• In addition to helping maintain the structure of the body’s protein, sulfur is essential in the formation of keratin which
is essential for hair and nail growth.

• It also aids in the production of immunoglobulin which maintains the normal immune system.

• It catalyzes the chemical reactions which change food into energy and helps neutralize and eliminate toxins from the
body.

MSM is a transport molecule for elemental sulfur, an assimilable source of essential sulfur. Proper protein synthesis can only be achieved with MSM monomers which maintain the correct molecular framework for soft and connective tissue throughout the human body.

Where does MSM come from?
The cycle of naturally occurring sulfur begins in the ocean where microscopic plants such as plankton or algae release sulfur compounds. These released chemical salts are transformed in the ocean water into the very volatile compound dimethyl sulfide (DMS) which escapes from the ocean water as a gas. It then rises into the upper atmosphere. In the presence of ozone and high energy ultraviolet light, the DMS is converted into its cousins, DMSO and MSM. Unlike the DMS, both DMSO (dimethyl sulfoxide) and MSM are very soluble in water and they return to the surface of the earth in rain. Plants take MSM rapidly into their root system and concentrate it a hundredfold. MSM and the sulfur it contains is incorporated into the plant’s structure. Then, through plant metabolism, it is ultimately mineralized and transported back
to the sea. The cycle then repeats itself.

Why do we not get MSM as nature intended?
MSM is a natural compound of many foods, including fresh fruits, seafood, meat, vegetables (onions, garlic, asparagus,
cabbage, broccoli, red peppers, brussels sprouts) green foods and certain algae, grains, milk and eggs. However, when foods are processed, heated or dried, the essential MSM is readily lost. Food preparation like washing and steaming will reduce the levels of MSM. People who eat a lot of fast food get very little sulfur because it is destroyed during preparation.

Studies also show that the level of MSM in the body drops with increasing age. These same studies show that almost everyone is deficient.

As you know, good health practices involve replacing essential substances that our bodies use. This is particularly true of substances, like sulfur, which show a mean residence time of only a few weeks. As such, the most effective and convenient way to prevent a sulphur-deficient diet is to consume a diet of primarily raw foods and dairy products or to replenish the body’s MSM through dietary supplements.

How much MSM is needed?
The minimum individual dose is about 750 mg. However, a total daily dose of 1,500 mg. to 5,000 mg. is recommended for faster results. The benefits of MSM will be further enhanced when combined with 2000 mg. or more of vitamin C is consumed. Noticeable results are usually seen within 2 to 21 days.

While MSM is nontoxic (about the same toxicity as water), a few people will experience detoxification in the first ten days. Symptoms of detoxification may include diarrhea, skin rashes, headaches and/or fatigue. In general, the more intensive the symptoms, the more toxins there are in the body and the more MSM is needed. However, to reduce these possible symptoms (especially if you suspect candida), start with a lower dose of 750 mg. once or twice a day and gradually build up to about 2500 mg. over a course of few weeks. After a few days, using MSM at higher levels will increase physical energy.

Is New Spirit Naturals’ MSM unique?
Our MSM is a licensed, patented MSM under the authority of the R. J. Herschler patents. It is a food grade MSM and is processed using proprietary technologies into free-flowing “microprills”.

New Spirit Naturals’ quality ingredient is patented under the trade name OptiMSMtm and is licensed by Dr. Stanley W. Jacob, M.D. (called the father of MSM), and Robert H. Herschler, Ph.D., co-discoverers of DMSO and MSM. Dr. Stanley Jacob is Gerlinger professor in the Department of Surgery at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland and has devoted 19 years of his life to the development and study of MSM. He is a practicing medical doctor, surgeon and research scientist with a medical degree from Ohio State University, a Research Fellowship from Harvard Medical School and he received the Humanitarian of the Year Award in 1983 from the National Health Federation.

Does New Spirit Naturals’ MSM complex contain other key ingredients?
Yes! This is part of its uniqueness. New Spirit Naturals’ MSM contains four additional well researched ingredients, two of which are also patented.

Hawaiian Spirulina
This single cell phytoplankton or micro algae is the earth’s richest source of digestible protein (65% - 75%). It contains a full spectrum of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, carotenoids (antioxidants) and is a rich source of chlorophyll (a natural detoxifying agent). Spirulina is also a natural source of sulfur. Spirulina is said to bolster the immune system, lower blood levels of cholesterol, stabilize blood sugar, boost mineral absorption and provide the body with many amino acids, the building blocks of protein.

Ginger (Zingiber officinale root)
Standardized 5% Gingerols
Ginger has been used as food and medicine for centuries. Because of its many uses, tax records from the second century A.D. show ginger was a delightful source of revenue to the Roman Treasury. Today it is still as popular, with over two million pounds produced each year.

Chinese medical books from the fourth century B.C. suggest that ginger is effective in treating nausea, diarrhea, stomachaches, toothache, bleeding, rheumatism and a variety of respiratory conditions, including coughs and the early stages of cold.

Germany’s Commission E, considered the Bible of researched health claims for herbs, has approved ginger as a treatment for indigestion and motion sickness.

Compounds in fresh ginger that are thought to provide the main benefit are called gingerols. The gingerols in our MSM
complex is standardized at 5%. Many dried ginger products contain no gingerols.

Curcumin C3 Complex
A Patented Ingredient
Standardized 95% Curcoma longa root Curcuma longa, also known as tumeric (pronounced too-muhrik), is a member of the ginger family and has been highly esteemed by Indo European people for its golden yellow color and as a culinary spice.

The significance of tumeric in medicine changed considerably when it was discovered to have antioxidant properties due to its naturally occurring phenolic compounds. These phenolic compounds are collectively termed curcuminoids, since their principal ingredient is known as curcumin.

Continuing laboratory and clinical research has indicated that curcuminoids in tumeric have antiinflammatory activity which is comparable in strength to steroidal drugs and nonsteroidal drugs such as indomethacin and phenylbutazone. In addition, curcuminoids inhibit enzymes (derived from arachidonic acid) which participate in the synthesis of inflammatory substances in the body. Curcuminoids have been shown to prevent the synthesis of several inflammatory prostaglandins and leukotrienes.

Curcumin C3 Complex contains three curcuminoids:
curcumin, bisdemethoxy curcumin and demethoxy curcumin. This patented blend of curcuminoids has been shown to be more effective as an antioxidant than each of the separate components. Administration of Curcumin C3 Complex resulted in a statistically significant reduction of serum lipid peroxide formation and a decrease in the level of total cholesterol.

Bioperinetm (Piper Nigrum fruits)
A Patented Ingredient
U.S. Patent 5,536,506 & 5,744,161
Referred to as nature’s own thermonutrient and natural bioavailability enhancer. Clinical studies show that Bioperinetm interacts directly with the intestinal epithelial cells, increasing their ability to absorb food and nutrients. This is especially
important in the elderly, as studies show that at least 30% of older Americans do not get the minimum daily requirement of all the essential nutrients due to poor nutrient absorption. The old adage, “we are what we eat” may not be true! A more appropriate statement is,“W e are what we absorb!”

Conditions that have responded
favorably to oral doses of MSM.
Allergic Responses
MSM has a broad and profound effect in ameliorating diverse allergic responses. Subjects find a direct correlation between concentrations of MSM used in resistance allergies. MSM physically protects against many allergens by competing for mucous membrane receptor sites and is widely considered one of the most important anti-allergenic substances since the discovery of antihistamines about 40 years ago.

Environmental Allergies
Subjects with severe, chronic allergies to environmental materials such as house dust, pollen, wool, animal hair, feathers and other allergens report substantial relief from their allergy symptoms.

Food and Drug Allergies
Individuals who manifest an allergic response to drugs, nonsteroidal antiarthritic agents and oral antibiotics, as well as those who are mildly to severely allergic to various foods (i.e. cereals, seafood, milk, etc.), report either a lessened intolerance or a complete tolerance to these substances.

Pain from Systemic-Inflammatory Diseases
Individuals with symptoms of pain and inflammation associated with injuries and various musculoskeletal disorders reported substantial and lasting relief. Most studies first try MSM alone, followed by a regime where MSM is used in combination with ascorbic acid (vitamin C). Greater benefit is reported with the combination. Athletes have used MSM to relieve stiffness and the pain of strained or sore muscles associated with physical stress.

Gastrointestinal Upset
MSM is effective in ameliorating gastrointestinal upset, such as that produced by parasitic infection or the ingesting of certain pharmaceuticals. Individuals with gastrointestinal symptoms, including diarrhea, chronic constipation, nausea, hyperacidity and/or epigastric pain, or inflammation of mucous membranes have also experienced dramatic relief.

Parasitic Infection
In vitro and in vivo tests suggest that MSM has activity against a variety of medically important parasitic problems of the intestinal and urogenital tracts. For example, MSM is active against Giardia Lamblia (traveller’s diarrhea), trichomonads
and round worms. It may affect such infections by competing for binding sites at the mucous membrane surface, presenting a blocking interface between host and parasite.
While researchers make no medical claims, the following conditions observed in the clinic have reportedly responded when MSM is used as a food supplement or dietary ingredient:
Allergies
Arthritis
Acne
Cancer: Breast, Colon
Hyperacidity/Heartburn
Constipation
Burns (thermal)
Brittle/Soft nails
Diabetes
Eye Health
Hypersensitivity to Drugs
Insect Bites
MSM combined with Glucosamine for Joint Health
Lung Disease
Lupus
Mental Acuity
Muscle Soreness/Pain
Oral/Dental Health
Parasites
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Scar Tissue
Snoring
Skin, Hair & Nails
Stress
Sunburn
MSM
Item # 2062 90 Capsules
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References
1. Total Health Magazine, “MSM,” Volume 20. No.1.
2. Walker, Morton, “MSM (Methylsulphonylmethane), A Critical Nutritional Tool,” Health Products Business, May 1999, pg. 38-41.
3. Jacob, Lawrence & Zucker, The Miracle of MSM, The Natural Solution for Pain. GP Putnam’s Sons Publishers, 1999.
4. Schulick, Paul, Ginger, Common Spice & Wonder Drug, Revised Edition. Herbal Face Press, LTD., 1994.
5. Jacobs, Beth M. Ley, “MSM Packs a Sulfuric Punch,” Nutrition Science News, May, 1999, Vol.. 4 No. 5: 232-234.
6. Majeed, Badmaev and Murray, Tumeric and the Healing Cuccuminoids. Keats Publishing, Rocklin N.Y. 1996.
7. Majeed, Badmaev and Rajendran, Curcuminoids, Antioxidant Phytonutrient. NutriScience Publishers, Inc., N.J. 1995.
Information contained in this bulletin is for informational and educational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advise from your physician. This information should not be used for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem. You should consult with a health care professional for treatment of any health issue.