MSM - Methylsulfonylmethane is a non-toxic form of active sulfur.
*MSM makes the bowel "a very unfriendly place for parasites". " The major antiparasitic property of MSM stems from its ability to bind to the mucosa and present a natural blocking interface between hosts and parasites. It's as though MSM puts down a coating on the mucosa, which parasites find impenetrable and can't cling to. Unable to stick, the parasites are simply flushed out of the body."
*"MSM alleviates the symptoms of a large number of allergies, including food allergies, contact allergies, inhalation allergies, and others. The major anti-allergic characteristic of MSM caused by its ability to bind to the mucosa and present a natural blocking interface between hosts and allergens. Besides, MSM alleviates allergies through detoxification and elimination of free radicals, and improvement of cell permeability."
*Joints: "MSM is a natural analgesic and blocks the transfer of pain impulses through the nerve fibers. MSM also blocks the inflammation process by enhancing the activity of cortisol, a natural anti-inflammatory hormone produced by the body."
There are very different grades of msm. Bergstrom is the company that manufactures OptiMSM and PuroforMSM. After researching, and reading the certifications that they have, I believe this one is the best! A company called Kala distributes OptiMSM & PurforMSM by Bergstrom: ARTHRIX Plus contains MSM, glucosamine, Ester-C, chondroitin and cetyl myristoleate to help dogs and cats with joint problems "PurforMSM® is the only MSM manufactured in the USA and is the only licensed form of MSM that is approved by the FDA for animal use. PurforMSM® is the only MSM on the market which undergoes a quadruple distillation for ultimate purity."
We are using it for Zeus Giardia. He has been suffering with it since early December. Thought in March we had finally gotten rid of it. Nope it came back. Today will be his third day receiving it. Thursday was his last day of Panacur and he will start another 5 day course May 14th. Let’s hope the MSM will work and he doesn’t continue to have problems with it.