Why Consume MSM?
There are several reasons for taking MSM, beginning with the lack of sulfur in our food. Although sulfur (the mineral in methylsulfonylmethane or MSM as it is abbreviated) is an abundant element, scientists have found the depletion of minerals, including sulfur, from our soil and the processing used in food preparation have greatly reduced the amount of sulfur in our foods and therefore in our bodies. MSM is most abundant in raw, unpasturized milk and can be found in lesser amounts in garlic, grains, raw meat, eggs & fish. It is also available in fresh, raw vegetables including broccoli, peppers, Brussels sprouts, onions, asparagus and cabbage. However, it s hard to get enough MSM from dietary sources alone. The above paragraph does not describe the average American diet, and because MSM is highly water soluble and evaporates, the nutrient is lost once food is cooked, steamed, smoked, or processed (the latter a better reflection of how most people eat). Age is another factor in MSM def