MSM Joint, Muscle & Tissue Support Gel is a All Natural Anti-Inflammatory, with NO Oil, NO Odor and NO Dyes. All pain is inflammation. The Gel should remove the inflammation within 5 to 10 minutes. When inflammation is gone, the pain is gone. This lasts for 8 to 18 hours on average. Layer it on for more relief. One layer for minor pain, two layers for moderate pain and 3 layers for extreme pain. Rub the Gel on, but do not rub it in. Apply and let dry for 1 minute, then apply subsequent layers.
MSM is helpful in improving joint flexibility, reducing stiffness and swelling, improving circulation and cell vitality, and reducing pain and scar tissue (Babak Nakhostin-Rooh, 2011; Jacob, 2004, 2005; Parcel, 2002; Nat Standard, 2012). After extensive testing on both human and animal subjects, OptiMSM has proved safe and effective for maintaining joint health, reducing inflammation associated with osteoarthritis, supporting immune and respiratory functions, minimizing post exercise recovery time, and maintaining healthy skin, hair and nails. Sulfur has been used extensively in dermatological remedies for acne, rosacea, psoriasis, dandruff, wound healing, and reducing scar tissue (Parcel, 2002). MSM is an odorless, water-soluble, white crystalline material that supplies a bio-available form of dietary sulfur, which plays a major role in stabilizing and promoting numerous body functions
Collagen is the most plentiful protein in the body; it makes up 70% of the dry weight of human skin and is a highly flexible structure. Vitamin C is essential for the formation of collagen and sulfur active bonds (disulfide bonds) which hold collagen fibers together (Pugliese, 2009; Rock, 2011). Aging is a natural progression of deterioration and the most visible effect of skin aging occurs when there is a decline in both collagen and glycosaminoglycans, as well as from changes in their chemical structure and 3-dimentional organization (Fisher, 2010). Visibly, skin becomes thinner losing its structural strength and elasticity. The dermis contains the structural elements of the skin, the connective tissue. Collagen is one protein that is a type of connective tissue that gives the skin its strength. Elastin fibers are another type, which lend to elasticity. Where the dermis and epidermis meet is where connective tissue delivers nutrients from blood vessels to the epidermis. The stronger the connective tissue, the more nutrients reach the skin, giving it a youthful appearance. Structural deterioration that occurs within skin’s connective tissue is due to progressive cross-linking of protein within collagen fibers. Known as the “cross linking theory” the increased cross-linking defragments its natural chemical structure and causes “stiffening” or “folding” (wrinkles) within in the tissue (Fisher, 2009) OPTIMSM
INGREDIENTS: 99.9% (methylsulfonylmethane). Distilled for optimum purity. Gel base is compromised of: Purified water, Witch Hazel Distillate, Optiphen, Aloe Vera, Vegetable Glycerine, Carbomer 940, Tea. Manufactured with CIT, (Compressed Infusion Technology) Patent Pending.