MSM GEL WORKS
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
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 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.
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.
Gel Label Information
Apply generously several times
per day to skin or sore joint areas. Rub in
deeply until dry to touch.
Deionized Water, Methylsulfonylmethane (15% OptiMSM®), Propylene Glycol,
Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid.