Do you suffer from achy joints and sore muscles?
Does morning stiffness and nighttime discomfort rob you of precious sleep?
Does muscle pain keep you from exercising?
Does occasional stiffness in your hands, neck or shoulders slow you down?
Or has your arthritis gotten the best of you—leaving you an observer rather than a participant in life?
If you answered yes to any of the questions above, or if a loved one experiencing any of these symptoms popped into your mind, then you should know about a powerful all-natural nutrient that has been proven to alleviate muscle and joint pain, and repair healthy cartilage.
Research has shown that this natural compound has the power to:
Restore joint flexibility
Boost circulation and cell growth
Reduce stiffness and swelling
Breakdown scar tissue
Breakup calcium deposits
Its powers aren’t limited to all things joint and muscle related. It has also been shown to improve:
Skin problems and…
Stomach and digestive tract disorders
The Soothing Potency of Sulfur
If you’ve ever soaked in hot sulfur springs you’ve noticed immediate benefits: Skin issues—from acne to psoriasis—clear up, rheumatism and shoulder, neck and wrist pains disappear, and stress and anxiety dissolve. If sulfur can deliver such amazing benefits externally, imagine the restorative effects of sulfur when administered internally.
A dietary supplement form of sulfur called MSM (methyl-sufonyl-methane) is a safe, natural way to reap the therapeutic benefits of sulfur. This natural sulfur compound is found in all living things, including our cells and tissues. In fact, sulfur is one of the most prevalent compounds in your body, making up ¼ of your total body weight. One-half of the total amount of sulfur in your body is found in your muscles, skin and bones, which explains why it is such an effective joint reliever.
Our bodies never stop producing new cells, and these cells need an unlimited supply of MSM. MSM is found in raw milk, meat, fish, fruits, vegetables and grains, but unfortunately, our diets do not deliver an adequate amount of this nutrient. Processing, drying, cooking and preserving strip our foods of this essential nutrient, which is why supplementation becomes more important than ever. Another attractive benefit of an MSM supplement is that it delivers sulfur in an organic form that mimics the organic sulfur present in our bodies, unlike the inorganic sulfites found in food.
Scientists almost overlooked the nutritional importance of MSM. It wasn’t until the early 1980s that University of Oregon’s Robert Herschler and Dr. Stanley Jacob isolated the compound, quickly realizing that it was as safe and as crucial to our health as vitamin C. This nutrient is not a drug or a medicine, but a safe natural compound with no side effects. There is no way to overdose on MSM, because the body absorbs what it needs and flushes out the rest.
No More Aches and Pains
MSM promotes healthy connective tissues, such as ligaments, tendons and muscles. It does this by exerting a unique anti-inflammatory influence on your tissues. Sulfur protects the cell membrane by removing potentially harmful fluids and toxins from your cells. At the same time, it ushers healthy nutrients into the cells. In his book, The MSM Miracle: Enhance Your Health with Organic Sulfur, Earl L. Mindell, R.Ph., Ph.D., explains that, “MSM softens the cell walls, allowing allergens, foreign proteins and any free radicals to be moved out of the system.” By regulating the flow of nutrients and toxins into and out of the cell, MSM reduces the pressure buildup in the cell that is responsible for inflammation. Because MSM is a natural free radical scavenger, it removes wastes and toxins at the cellular level, and also cleanses the blood stream, making it a potent allergy fighter.
In addition to its anti-inflammatory properties, MSM promotes healthy cartilage. Unhealthy cartilage contains less than 33% of the essential sulfur joints need to properly function. Without the cushioning protection of cartilage, joints rapidly deteriorate. MSM not only rebuilds cartilage, but also restores collagen. Collagen is a primary component of cartilage and connective tissue. Sulfur also forms proteins that bind connective tissue together, thereby strengthening tissues and joints.
A study published in the International Journal of Anti-aging Medicine showed that 80% of patients, ages 55-78 years, who suffered from degenerative arthritis showed an 82% improvement after 6 weeks of taking an MSM supplement. Another study featuring patients with acute injuries showed that those taking MSM showed a 58% reduction in symptoms. Researchers concluded that MSM is a powerful anti-inflammatory that stimulates blood flow to injured joints and tissues, and helps to decrease muscle spasm. Many athletes swear by the power of MSM to relieve achy muscles.
Sulfur is not only a necessary nutrient for healthy connective tissues and joint function, but is also vital to enzyme activity, insulin production, hormone balance and the immune system.
An Army of Pain Relievers
Even Spartacus had an army of warriors backing him up. MSM on its own is powerful, but when combined with other proven pain relievers, joint and muscle discomfort don’t stand a chance.
There is a nutrient featured on ABC-TV’s “Primetime” that has been named the secret weapon among residents of the Yuzri Hara village in Japan who are 30…40…50 years biologically younger than their chronological age. Even those over 85 years enjoy soft, smooth, virtually wrinkle-free skin, clear, sharp vision, and flexible, pain-free joints. Scientists have also discovered the powerful enzyme the silk moth uses to dissolve its cocoon and how it can boost your circulation, reduce scar tissue and banish the inflammation that causes joint pain.
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