MSM – The methyl sulfonic methane
Under the acronym MSM the sulfur compound methyl sulfonyl methane is present, it is a vital element. Sulfur is found in enzymes and in many amino acids, some of which have antioxidant effects and fight free radicals. Moreover, the MSM is of enormous importance for both the connective tissue of the dog as well as the articular cartilage. The methyl sulfonyl methane supports the maintenance of cartilage and promotes optimal flexibility. In addition, the MSM has inflammatory and pain-relieving effects, which play a role especially in the case of osteoarthritis. If a dogs body has sulfur deficiency, not only the joints can be affected, but negative effects on the immune system can also occur.
How can there be a shortage of MSM?
Probably the most common cause of an insufficient supply of the sulfur compound MSM in a dog body is a not balanced diet of the animals. MSM cannot be manufactured from the dog’s body itself and therefore the animals must accommodate these special Dietary Supplements regularly with food. Since many ready-made dog foods unfortunately have a low concentration of methyl-sulfonyl-methane, a sulfur deficiency can adjust pretty quickly. Usually an MSM deficiency of a dog is noticed by the dog owner when the first signs of a degenerative condition of the joints appear. For this reason, every dog owner should always pay attention to an adequate supply of the sulfur compound to the dog!
MSM for healthy dog’s joints
For joint health in dogs optimally functioning cartilage are absolutely essential, and this can only be guaranteed if the articular cartilage is provided with all the important joint nutrients. Among these joint nutrients methyl-sulfonyl-methane plays an especially important role because of the sulfur as a component of synovial fluid ensures that all other joint nutrients such as glucosamine and chondroitin, to enter the cartilage cells, where they can exert their effect optimally. A fundamental characteristic of sulfur is also to make the cell walls permeable to allow an active liquid exchange to take place between the cartilage cells and the surrounding tissue. Only in this way the other joint nutrients can reach in an ideal concentration the interior of the cartilage cells of the dog.
Sulfur as a painkiller
A dog already suffering from severe joint problems associated with severe pain which limit the dog in its agility, so the MSM sulfur can provide relief of joint pain. Long-term studies (Assessment of methyl-sulfonyl-methane (MSM) on the development of osteoarthritis (OA): An animal study) have shown that sulfur in the case of joint diseases show very good anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects in the body of the dog A pain-free joint can again be moved, synovial fluid is produced again independently and the recovery of the joint can be supported promoted by DOG FIT by PreThis® JOINTS. You can get it in our Onlineshop for small, medium and large dogs. MSM is in high concentration together with the nutrients Glucosamine and Chondroitin in DOG FIT by PreThis® JOINTS.