When you hear the word sulfur, you might think of a yellow substance, or you might recall the smell of rotten eggs or a hot spring. That distinctive smell is from sulfur, or sulfur dioxide, a form of sulfur often used in metallurgy, rubber vulcanization, and petroleum refining. It is toxic to the body.1
Methyl-sulfonyl-methane (MSM), on the other hand, is an organic form of sulfur that can be safely digested and absorbed by the body. It is stored in the muscles, skin, bones, nails and hair; however, our body cannot make it. We must get it from food (found naturally in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, meat, poultry, and eggs), or supplements.
MSM is found in all plant and animal tissues. It is white, odorless and 100% organic. It is both a mineral and an element found naturally in the protein of plants, animals and humans. MSM is necessary for many important functions in the body; for instance, promoting joint function and health.*
Organic Sulfur by PURE
Our supplement consists of 99.9% pure distilled MSM sourced in North America, has no added fillers, binders, excipients, artificial ingredients, or flow agents. It is non-GMO, gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan.
“Research shows that Organic Sulfur can help balance inflammatory mediators in the body. When there is imbalance, we are going to have issues,” said Darin Blackhurst, PURE Director of Research and Development and Quality. “Clinical studies show that 6 grams a day is the effective dose needed and this is the amount used in our product. Study participants who took 6 grams of organic sulfur daily actually had a significant improvement in joint mobility and flexibility.”
Benefits of MSM:
- Improves flexibility and mobility by promoting joint function and health.*
- Can alleviate discomfort that may follow challenging exercise sessions.*
- Assists with the elimination of cell-damaging free radicals in the body.*
- Helps promote healthy skin, hair, and nails.*
Ways to take Organic Sulfur
Organic Sulfur is available in both capsule and powder form. Some people may have trouble stomaching the bitter taste of the powder. To make it more palatable, you may want to mix it with GPS Hydrate or GoYin. Or, add a light juice or sweetener to offset the bitterness. The more water you add, the less bitter the taste. Take three capsules twice daily, preferably in the morning and the evening, on an empty stomach; or mix one level teaspoon into warm water or drink of your choice to dissolve crystals and consume.
Is organic sulfur an ingredient in sulfa pharmaceutical drugs?
No. Organic sulfur is a nutrient, a necessary part of natural chemical processes in the body. Sulfa based drugs or sulfites are forms of inorganic sulfur. Sulfa drugs are synthetic; they do not occur naturally. They are used as antibiotics, which in some people cause allergic reactions.2