Sunday, January 31, 2010

Unsung Heroes: MSM

MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) is a natural source of sulfur. It is found in most plant and animal tissues, and  is an essential component of all living cells.

It is believed that sulfur has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It promotes joint and connective tissue repair. Sulfur is an important building block of living tissues. It also helps with absorption of other nutrients, such as vitamins and minerals, and detoxification.

Under normal circumstance our dogs would get sufficient amounts from their food. However, some scientists believe that it is lost in highly processed foods. It also seems that MSM levels decrease with age, resulting in organ degeneration and disease.

Sulfur deficiency hasn't been officially defined, but it could help explain the rise of some diseases our dogs are suffering with.

You might consider supplementing MSM if your dog suffers with any of the following conditions:
  • arthritis and other inflammatory conditions
  • digestive disorders
  • chronic pain
  • allergies
  • ulcers
  • poor circulation
  • high blood pressure
  • high cholesterol
  • autoimmune disorders
http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=0+1306+1448&aid=1356

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