Amni® Fundamental Sulfur Capsules (MSM®), provided by
Douglas Laboratories®, each contain 750 mg of methylsulfonylmethane
(MSM). MSM, a derivative of DMSO, is a naturally occurring
compound of biologically available sulfur.
Sulfur is an indispensable element in human nutrition. As
part of the amino acids methionine and cysteine, sulfur is
required for the structural integrity and function of almost
every protein in the body, including enzymes, serum
proteins, and the keratin of skin, hair, and nails. Taurine,
another sulfur-containing amino acid is known for its role in
bile salt synthesis, cell membrane stability, neuronal
excitability and the regulation of osmotic pressure. Sulfur is
also an essential element for the glycosaminoglycans of
connective tissues and cartilage, and assumes a major role in
detoxification as part of the hepatic sulfur conjugation
pathways. Proper detoxification of xenobiotics, such as
phenols, and many endogenous and foreign food- or airborne
compounds depends on an adequate supply of
biologically acitive sulfur.
Dietary MSM serves as a versatile donor of metabolically
active sulfur for the synthesis of numerous organosulfur
compounds and proteins in the body. As such, MSM helps
maintain normal immune response, lung function,
connective tissue metabolism, and muscle contraction.
MSM occurs naturally in a variety of foods, such as fruits,
vegetables, cereal grains, milk, and fish. However, MSM is
volatile and easily lost during cooking. MSM is very well
absorbed by the intestinal tract and rapidly distributed within
Fundamental Sulfur may be a useful dietary supplement for
individuals who wish to enhance their diets with biologically
Capsules: one capsule two to three times daily.
corn; wheat; soya; sugar or other sweeteners; artificial
flavors, colors or preservatives.
No significant side effects reported. Fundamental Sulfur is
odorless and does not produce the characteristic gas or body
odor which often occurs with other forms of sulfur. MSM is
safe and well tolerated even in amounts as high as 20 grams
per day (approx. 26 capsules or 4 scoops). Some individuals
may experience transitory detoxification symptoms.