MSM is an absorbable source of dietary sulfur, and the building blocks of healthy cartilage are joined by sulfur bonds.

MSM: What it is, what it does & how it works...

MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) is a naturally occurring sulfur compound found in plants, animals, and humans. MSM is believed to reduce inflammation and is widely used as a supplement to combat joint issues, such as arthritis.* People can get dietary MSM from a variety of plant sources, including various fruits, vegetables, and whole grains; however, the MSM used in supplements is commonly sourced from the wood of trees.

The science behind the supplement

Approximately one third of MSM is sulfur, and MSM delivers an absorbable form of sulfur that the body needs for the production of cartilage. Glycosaminoglycans are the building blocks of joint cartilage, and these molecules are connected with disulfide bonds (the bonding of two sulfur atoms). Sulfur is also vital to the production and function of glutathione, an important intracellular antioxidant and detoxifier in the body. It is believed that people and animals are not getting as much natural sulfur in their diets as they once were, as the result of food processing and soil depletion.

Proven effective in a major study.

In a 2006 study1 published in Osteoarthritis Cartilage, researchers found evidence that MSM (given 3g twice per day) resulted in significant pain reduction and increased physical function in humans.

1 Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2006 Mar;14(3):286-94. Epub 2005 Nov 23.
Efficacy of methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) in osteoarthritis pain of the knee: a pilot clinical trial. Kim LS1, Axelrod LJ, Howard P, Buratovich N, Waters RF.

Springtime uses the highest quality MSM — fully tested for potency, purity, and safety. Below you will find more information on Springtime products containing MSM:

Fresh Factors™ for Dogs Longevity™ for Dogs Advanced Hip & Joint for Dogs
Tasty chewables that support healthy joints, coat, and digestion with natural ingredients, including chondroitin sulfate, bee pollen, yeast culture, kelp, biotin, and beef liver.
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Powerful supplement blend, including chondroitin, MSM, glucosamine HCL, spirulina, and bee pollen, in a powder formula, to support multiple health functions.
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Chewable tablets with chondroitin sulfate, MSM, and glucosamine HCL for healthy joint support, and boswellia for comfort & mobility.
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Joint Health Formula
for Dogs
Joint Health Formula
for Horses
Joint Health Treats
for Horses
Powdered formula with chondroitin sulfate, MSM, and glucosamine HCL for healthy joint support, and boswellia for comfort & mobility.
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Powdered formula with chondroitin sulfate, MSM, and glucosamine HCL for healthy joint support, and boswellia for comfort & mobility.
Powerful joint health supplement with chondroitin sulfate, glucosamine, MSM, and vitamin C, along with real carrot flavor for easy feeding.
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Joint Health Capsules
for People
Contains chondroitin sulfate, glucosamine, MSM and vitamin C to support healthy joints and a healthy inflammation response, such as one might normally experience after rigorous activity or with healthy aging.
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Customer Testimonials......

Don't just take our word for it! Read what our customers say about their own experiences with Springtime products.

"Combo - 'A Complete Miracle!'"

Dear Springtime:

Below you will find "before" and "after" videos of my dog, Nickie, an 11-year-old Golden Retreiver. That is, a "before" video taken before Fresh Factors and Joint Health Chewables (The Combo), and an "after" video, showing the results.

This is the "before" video, which was taken on June 19, 2012.

Nickie Before Combo from Springtime, Inc. on Vimeo.

The next day I started Nickie on four Fresh Factors per day and four Joint Health Chewables per day, and she's seen a very marked improvement in the last two weeks. The "after" video was taken on July 5, 2012. You'll see a dramatic change in Nickie's ability to stand and walk around.

After Combo from Springtime, Inc. on Vimeo.

I totally attribute her amazing turn-around to Fresh Factors and Joint Health Chewables (The Combo). It's a complete miracle!

Dianne Small, North Carolina