MSM(Methyl-sulfonyl-methane) MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) is a natural form of organic sulfur found in all living organisms, including body fluids and tissues. Sulfur plays an indispensable role in human and animal nutrition. Unfortunately, it is often overlooked. Without the presence of the appropriate amount of dietary sulfur in the body, humans and animals may be prone to illness. MSM is found in many common foods, including milk, meat, fish, and a variety of fruits, vegetables and grains. However, the processing of foods through heating and drying destroys essential MSM. Therefore, unless your pet's diet is made up primarily of raw foods, it is unlikely that her/his intake of MSM is adequate for proper health management. MSM is an odorless, water soluble, white crystalline material that provides an important, bioavailable source of dietary sulfur. Sulfur plays a key role in the maintenance of normal body function. It is an essential dietary component responsible for maintaining the conformation of the body's proteins by forming flexible disulfide bonds between certain amino acids and in maintaining the integrity of connective tissue. Thiol (sulfhydryl) groups are vital for the catalytic function of many enzymes. Studies have suggested that the level of MSM in the body is reduced with aging. As with the use of other nutritional supplements, such as vitamins and minerals, a daily regimen of MSM as a dietary supplement is suggested to prevent sulfur deficiency and to replenish and maintain multiple, proper body functions. Additional recent studies in the use of MSM taken orally indicate favorable response to the conditions of environmental and food allergies, pain from systemic inflammatory disorders, gastrointestinal ailment and infection. Sea Pet has developed formula powders for horses and for dogs and cats combining the benefits of shark cartilage and MSM with added glucosamine sulfate that can be mixed easily into your pet's daily diets. For dogs try our Sea Pet Super Joint Dog Treats - a very tasty combination of MSM, shark cartilage and additional glucosamine.
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