MSM Topical Gel
MSM Topical Gel: Pure OptiMSM®
One of our most popular products, this pure MSM gel is used for temporary relief of joint discomforts of your hands, feet, knees etc. Exclusively developed by Dr. Stanley Jacob in order to maximize the benefits of MSM in topical applications, this soothing gel is easily applied and quickly absorbed for fast relief. In addition to it amazing joint relief benefits, it is also commonly used as an aid to minor burns, cuts or even to relieve the intense itchiness caused by poison ivy or oak.
Unlike medicated anti-itch creams it can be repeatedly and safely applied to large areas of the body.
- Quick relieve of joint discomforts
- Easily Applied, Quickly Absorbed
- Uses pure OptiMSM®
- Free of Paraben Preservatives
How MSM Gel Works:
The skin is the body’s largest organ. It consists of a thin outer layer called the epidermis and a much thicker inner layer, the dermis. Beneath the dermis is the sub cutis which is an insulating layer of fat. These skin structures are kept together by a tough fibrous protein called collagen. Collagen works with fibers of another protein called elastin, which gives the skin its elasticity. Hair and nails consist mostly of a tough protein called keratin. The main building block of keratin is the sulfur containing amino acid cystein. All proteins require sulfur. MSM is an organic sulfur-containing nutrient that supports health by providing nutritionally essential sulfur and methyl groups. MSM is a small molecule containing 34% elemental sulfur, and is readily absorbed by the skin and immediately available when applied as a gel.
Collagen fibers in the skin lie in a flat crisscross pattern. Sulfur is responsible for the flexible bond between cells, including those that make up the skin. When the body is deficient in sulfur, sulfur bonds between proteins are not optimal, and cross-linking between the fibers occurs. MSM is the main natural source of biological sulfur. Topical supplementation with MSM gel helps to block the formation of cross-linking or bonding of collagen which is associated with a tough, aging skin. MSM sulfur allows the body to produce more sulfur bonds, which results in pliable, wrinkle-free skin, tougher hair and nails. Many users report that MSM gel makes their skin smooth and the effect lasts many hours.
Many people find relief when MSM gel is applied to problematic skin conditions. Dr. Stanley Jacob recommends using MSM gel in combination with MSM capsules or powder.
Dr. Stanley Jacob’s Medical Experience
Over the years, Stanley Jacob, MD has used MSM to treat dozens of patients who had sustained first or second degree burns. Dr. Jacob has not treated third degree burns using MSM. He reports good success using topical MSM to prevent blister formation in second degree burns. Many, but not all, of these patients took oral MSM concomitantly. The primary benefit is from topical application. Also, he found that the pain caused by scarred tissue and adhesions have dramatically subsided or completely disappeared, sometimes within a few days (source: MSM, The definitive Guide; 2002. Stanley Jacob & Jeremy Appleton. Freedom Press.) Dr. Jacob uses a gel containing 15% MSM, similar to the gel formula offered by KALA Health, Inc.
MSM Gel Label Information
Directions: Apply generously several times per day to skin or sore joint areas. Rub in deeply until dry to touch.
Ingredients: Deionized Water, Methylsulfonylmethane, Propylene Glycol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate.