MSM (methylsulfonyl-methane) is often called organic sulfur. It is the fourth most abundance element in the body and is a vital component of cartilage and the other soft tissues of the body.
Besides providing the body with essential sulfur, MSM has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It is all three of these bio-characteristics that make MSM so effective in creating healthy joints and reducing pain associated with strenuous exercise.*
MSM is 34% sulfur. Sulfur helps maintain the structure of connective tissue by forming cross-linkages through disulfide bonds, i.e., sulfur strengthens the tissues that make up the joint. The fundamental building blocks of joint cartilage are glycosaminoglycans (GAGS). It is the disulfide bonds that link together the GAG molecular chains. The disulfide bonds reduce conformational flexibility of GAG chains, making cartilage firm and resilient. Cartilage integrity is thus a sulfur-dependent state.*
Osteoarthritis is a particular form of arthritis whereby progressive deterioration in synovial joints and vertebrae. MSM has been shown in clinical trials to bring relief of pain and increased mobility in afflicted areas of the body. Up to 6 grams per day is usually recommended in acute conditions.*
About Paractin® MSM
Has stronger antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties than pure MSM. Paractin synergistically works with MSM to provide benefit with 1 or 2 capsules (depending on the severity of the condition) 3 times per day. Paractin® is a specially made extract of Andrographis paniculata, and herb known for its immune stimulating and anti-inflammatory properties. In clinical trials Paractin reduced joint pain and increased mobility of the joints superior to NSAIDs. Paractin® is also effective in reducing C-reactive protein which is the most sensitive mediator reactants of acute and chronic inflammatory activity in rheumatoid arthritis (RA).*
In addition to improved joint health, MSM is also beneficial for relieving the symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR; hay fever). 2600 mg per day was shown to significantly reduce upper and total respiratory symptoms within 7 days.
MSM also reduces homocysteine levels in the body, an amino acid produced in the body from the catabolism of methionine. Excessive levels of homocysteine are associated with heightened cardiovascular irregularities.*
Paractin MSM will provide many health benefits that go beyond pain-free mobility.*
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