I’ve talked a lot about the benefits of organic sulfur (MSM) for humans in this blog. But wouldn’t it be great if your dog or other pets can also benefit from it too?
Well, guess what?
They can! Organic Sulfur is also safe and beneficial for pets.
In today’s world, it’s not just us humans are under the constant assault coming from environmental and household toxins. Our canine friends and other pets are also under the same constant assault as well.
Over time these toxins can do a lot of harm to our pets. In fact, they can end up suffering a lot of the same health problems that humans encounter, such as arthritis, inflamed joints, back pain, and digestive tracts disorders, just to name a few.
In this article, I will talk about the following:
- What is MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane)?
- Why do your pets need MSM?
- What can MSM do for your pets?
- What are the suggested dosages for pets?
What is MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane)?
MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) is an organic sulfur-containing compound that’s naturally derived during the earth’s rain cycle.
It’s found naturally in the human body, living plants, and animal tissues.
It’s also found naturally in many foods such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, cow’s milk, meat, seafood, fruits, and nuts.
The problem with sulfur is that it’s easily destroyed during cooking or the pasteurization process. That means you would have to eat most of these items raw in order to get the maximum amount of sulfur.
Here are a few ways MSM(sulfur) can benefit the body.
Sulfur is one of the basic building blocks used throughout the body to make a variety of biomolecules such as enzymes, collagen, amino acids, hormones, neurotransmitters, and much more.
It’s also essential to the health of the skin, connective tissue, and for the promotion of cell regeneration, cell detoxification, and maintenance of cell membrane flexibility.
Although sulfur is present in all cells of the body, with the highest concentrations found in joints, hair, skin, and nails. The concentration of sulfur in the body actually begins to decrease with age.
As a result, your pet may develop dull fur, skin problems, joint pain, brittle nails, poor gastrointestinal system, and generally weak immune system.
Why do your pets need MSM?
I mentioned earlier that sulfur also occurs naturally in food. However, the therapeutic benefits occur at levels much greater than what’s found in a regular diet.
So if your dog or other pet consumes mostly commercial pet foods, then your pet should be supplemented with sulfur since i