MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) is an organic sulfur-containing nutrient, which in nature is present in the atmosphere, in plants, in animals, and the human body. Although MSM is found in many of the foods we eat, our bodies often do not get enough of this nutrient in our diet due to over-processed, sulfur-deficient foods and the aging process, which depletes our MSM levels.
MSM is used as a nutritional supplement for a wide-variety of conditions, primarily pain relief. In their book The Miracle of MSM, Dr. Stanley Jacob and Dr. Ronald Lawrence describe MSM's benefits for many ailments, including arthritis, allergies, carpal tunnel syndrome, post-traumatic pain and inflammation. Health First's MSM capsules use a raw material that meets high purity standards (a minimum of 99.8% pure).