MSM is a wonderful
supplement being discovered by more and more people each day.
Ensuring your MSM purity is going to ensure you get the best for
your money and time. But there is more to why people are choosing to
utilize this wonderful supplement and the need for purity. Of
course, when you choose to obtain the best, you will discover why
more people trust OptiMSM for their own needs.
As a consumer in the United
States, you have a right to know what exactly is in the supplement
or pill you are ingesting. The FDA regulates labeling carefully
within the United States, but other countries are not so stringent
when it comes to labeling. Checking MSM purity should start by
ensuring your brand of MSM is manufactured and produced within the
There are a few tips to
ensure you get the best in MSM purity. First, feel free to contact
the manufacturer directly. Any reliable manufacturer of any
supplement will be easily reachable during reasonable business
hours. Be prepared to ask a few question such as:
Does the MSM purification
process use crystallization or distillation?
Distillation is the best
method that will ensure the purity of MSM. In the distillation
process, the MSM is separated from other products by utilizing a
boiling point. The boiling point of MSM is 478-degrees Fahrenheit.
This results in an extremely pure MSM. Conversely, using
crystallization as a “purification” method results in impurities
such as heavy metals and solvents being used and left in the
Is this MSM manufactured in
the United States? Where do the raw materials come from?
Within the United States,
the FDA regulates everything in the bottle (including what the
capsule is made from if you choose capsule form). Other countries do
not have to state with such clarity what impurities are being added
to your MSM.
What other products are
being made at the facility where the MSM is being manufactured? Are
the FDA’s Good Manufacturing Practices being met where the MSM is
Contamination is an issue
when you have multiple products manufactured at the same plant. It
is a good idea to ensure that the FDA’s Good Manufacturing Practices
are followed to ensure less contamination.
What amount of heavy metals
including lead is on the certificate of analysis?
The certificate of analysis
should be easily obtainable. Look through the metals tested. 5-10
ppm is bad; .05 ppm or less is ideal. If you see “not detectable”,
be cautious. A “not detectable” rating does not have an industry
standard. Contamination can be one cause of unacceptable ratings,
but impurities can also be caused intentionally such as unscrupulous
companies putting additives into their MSM to cut costs.
MSM purity is a vital part
of taking this wonderful supplement. Experts and clinical trials
have proven the benefits of pure MSM, but you have to know what to
ask and who to ask it of to ensure you get the best product
available. Settling for second best just is not an option.