OptiMSM® The World’s Most Trusted MSM
One in three U.S. adults are concerned about their joint health, as evidenced by the growth of the U.S. joint health supplement market (NMI Research). Currently the market for joint health supplements represents $3 billion in sales and continues to show growth.
Consumers concerned about their mobility prefer to use nutritional supplements rather than prescription medication to stop the progression of issues they are managing (NMI Research). Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is recognized as a leading ingredient in this category—but not all MSM is created equal.
U.S.-made OptiMSM is a premium form of trademarked MSM that is GRAS-designated and supported by U.S. clinical published research. OptiMSM is manufactured in a GMP-compliant, ISO 9001:2008 registered, FSSC22000 certified MSM production facility. Introduced in 1989, it has been a leading ingredient for joint health products and the choice of quality brand manufacturers.
A Commitment to Quality
Unmatched, consistent quality is our goal. That’s why OptiMSM is produced in the only single-purpose MSM production facility in North America.
MSM Manufacturing Excellence
- Only MSM to have GRAS-designation, receiving a letter of non-objection from the FDA
- GMP compliant facility
- ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System
- FSSC22000 Certified for Food Safety
- OptiMSM is distilled for optimal purity, not crystallized
Proprietary four stage distillation process removes heavy metals and other contaminants
Single-purpose, closed system plant design eliminates the possibility of cross contamination
Real-time process control technology monitors every facet of production resulting in consistent product
Each batch is third-party tested and exceeds USP MSM monograph standards for dietary supplements
- Kosher and Halal certified
- Gluten and allergen free
- Non-shellfish derived
Superior Customer Service
We are a customer-focused organization dedicated to continuous improvement, uncompromising quality and service that is second to none. Our dedication to taking care of our customers means we make sure OptiMSM is delivered on time with no back order, and then flows correctly through your equipment and is supported at every level of your sales process. We’re here for our customers, from start to finish.
The Healthful Benefits of OptiMSM
OptiMSM is a biomimetic source of MSM, identical to that found in nature, comprised of sulfur and methyl groups displaying a variety of health-promoting benefits.
Joint Health – Several pre-clinical and clinical studies support the efficacy of MSM in supporting joint health and range of motion. Research shows that MSM reduces inflammatory markers that damage cartilage as we age, protecting its integrity. Efficacy of methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) in osteoarthritis pain of the knee: a pilot clinical trial; L.S. Kim, L.J. Axelrod, P. Howard, N. Buratovich, R.F. Waters Osteoarthritis Cartilage 2006 Mar; 14(3):286–94. Epub 2005 Nov 23
Seasonal Immune Health – MSM may support a healthy immune response to allergens, based on an open-label clinical study and animal studies. A Multi-Centered, Open Label Trial on the Safety and Efficacy of Methylsulfonylmethane in the Treatment of Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis; E. Barrager, J.R. Veltmann, A.G. Schauss, R.N. Schiller; J Altern Complement Med 2002; 8:167–73
Liver Support – MSM may support liver health and metabolism, based upon an animal study showing elevated liver glutathione after MSM supplementation. Glutathione is a sulfur-rich antioxidant involved in detoxification. Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) Intake in Mice Produces Elevated Liver Glutathione and Partially Protects Against Carbon Tetrachloride-Induced Liver Injury R. DiSilvestro, D. DiSilvestro, and D. DiSilvestro; FASEB J. 2008; 22:445.8
Dosage Ranges OptiMSM is extremely safe. Extensive toxicology data shows that it can be taken in high doses for a long period of time. Supplementation recommendations are between 1-3 grams taken twice daily. A Pharmacokinetic Dose-Escalating Evaluation of MSM in Healthy Male Volunteers. D. Krieger, H. Schwartz, R. Feldman, I. Pino, A. Vanzant, D. Kalman, S. Feldman, A. Acosta, P. Pardo, J. Pezzullo; 2009; Miami Research Associates
Research Bergstrom Nutrition invests in research to advance our understanding of MSM, prove safety and efficacy, and aid regulatory registration. Abstract summaries of our research are shared throughout our website, and our sponsored educational website, www.msmguide.com.
Purity like no other MSM
Bergstrom Nutrition’s focus on purity sets OptiMSM apart. Bergstrom Nutrition pioneered the distillation process of MSM to ensure the highest levels of purity and safety. Today, the distillation we use for purification is still recognized by chemical engineers and other experts as the most superior method on the market.
While MSM is created in nature through the earth’s sulfur cycle and found in small quantities in vegetation, animals and the human body, all commercial MSM must be manufactured because the amount found in nature is too small to be extracted.
MSM Distillation Method
Bergstrom Nutrition’s proprietary four-stage distillation process uses heat to separate impurities and by-products of manufacturing based on their unique boiling points. MSM’s boiling point of 478° F (248° C) allows pure MSM to be isolated from solution. In addition to being a very pure product, distilled OptiMSM has a low moisture content, which reduces the risk of microbial contamination and product degradation.