MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) Crystals are an organic form of sulfur that makes its way into plants and animals via the hydrological cycle of evaporation and precipitation. Natural sulfur (MSM) is a very simple molecule that contains eleven atoms that are bonded into one configuration. Our Green MSM is truly natural, and to our knowledge, the only MSM of its kind manufactured in small batches.
MSM is known to support:
- Collagen strength
- Beautification and quality of hair, skin, and nails
- Accelerated healing
- Healthy inflammation levels
- Increased glutathione levels
- Increased energy
- Cell permeability
MSM is shown in numerous studies to have a positive influence on joint and bone health, supporting the cells in removing waste and metabolic byproducts and increasing uptake of multiple nutrients, as the cell membranes become more permeable with the introduction of MSM into the body.
It is our understanding that there are no other sources of MSM produced in a small scale way using hand harvested materials. All commercially manufactured MSM, that we are aware of, is manufactured utilizing methanol and hydrogen sulfide as the raw material reactants to produce the dimethyl sulfide (DMS), which is then oxidized into DMSO. Chemically engineered MSM can be distilled several times to reach a certain level of purity, however, here at Shen Blossom, we strive to innovate and create offerings that are truly natural that have a high level of cellular coherence and biological support.
There are companies that claim that there is no way to create DMS without using petroleum tar or byproducts of the paper-milling industry.
If you are going for large scale volume, these sources are desirable for companies looking to produce metric tons of MSM crystals.
We have been able to provide our MSM in small batches, but with a twist (see below).
Converting DMS to DMSO then to MSM is a complex and potentially dangerous process if one does not understand the chemistry. It can be very volatile, and can also take on elements from the surrounding environments if one is not careful during certain phases of production.
So we hit the lab and started working on an old formula from years ago. It is, in essence, a wood pulp tonic.
We start the process by washing down bamboo pith, along with some juniper and rosemary stems (for their terpene content) with a combination of salts to create an alkaline solution which acts as a base.
Through a proprietary multi-stage process, we are able to obtain sulfur crystals that are absolutely pure with an excellent crystalline structure, as we do not rush the process as commercial labs tend to do.
We don't source any petroleum tar or pine tree derivatives in the manufacturing of our MSM. It is truly small scale production, as it takes 2-3 weeks for us to produce a small amount of these crystals.
Chemically derived and manufactured MSM can be extremely pure through the process of distilling out impurities, however if purity and source material are as important to you as they are to us, then we think you will appreciate what we have achieved in this one of a kind MSM.
If you look at the chemistry of our MSM, compared to commercially/chemically prepared MSM, you will not see any noticeable difference. MSM is MSM, and it has a very clear atomic structure. We feel like the purity and the process of transformation the plant goes through to become an isolated mineral is important, and our MSM crystals seem to have a different feel to them when taken side by side with commercially produced sulfur.
We wanted to go a step further by infusing in a living nutrient quality back into the crystalline structure of the MSM crystals.
This serves two functions:
- MSM is naturally very acidic, and the Green Elements in our formula brings a nice alkaline balance to the sulfur.
- Since MSM is very good at potentiating and enhancing the absorption of other nutrients, it acts as a great delivery vehicle for the broad spectrum greens blend we have developed.
As there are many heating and cooling stages within the creation process of the MSM, at a later stage, we infuse the crystals with a combination of our Green Elements blend (see below) in order to bring back a living quality that supports the MSM's effectiveness.
Our goal was to totally infuse all the herbs into the crystalline structure of the MSM, but the end result is that most of it was infused and there was a small bit of powder that did not fully crystalize into the MSM, as you will notice in the pictures above.
Although the greens dissolve out of the crystalline state of suspension once the water soluble MSM crystals dissolve in water, the influence of the greens during the formation of the crystals has a profound influence on the molecular makeup, imprinting the crystals with the resonance of the greens/herbs that ultimately support the healing direction of the MSM.
We call this Green MSM v1.0
Dosage: 1/4 teaspoon (500mg) 2 times daily
Amount per container: 200g
Ingredients: Small batch produced, plant derived, 5 times distilled MSM crystals derived from bamboo pith; juniper; grape vines; and rosemary stems infused with the following ingredients:
(300mg of the following per 1/4 teaspoon dose)
Young Leaf Juice- Cold pressed concentrates of barley grass juice, rice sprout leaf juice, rye leaf juice, oat grass leaf juice, parsley leaf, spinach, kale leaf, collard leaf
Whole Plant Green Blend- Barley, rice sprout leaf, rye leaf, wheat leaf, kamut grass leaf, oat grass leaf, alfalfa grass leaf
Immune Tonic Herbal Extracts- Astragalus, goji (medicinal grade), schizandra berry, dojosan amachii, reishi mushroom, agaricus mushroom, pearl powder (hydrolyzed), shiitake mushroom, maitake mushroom, cordyceps mushroom, rhodiola root, ashwagandha root, tibetan lotus seed, he shou wu, fu ling mushroom, ginger root, dang gui shen, codonopsis root, bai zhu, rehmannia root, peony root, tangerine peel, yuan zhi, chuan xiong, jujube fruit, honey fried licorice
Whole Food Support- Spirulina, chlorella, rice sprout-germ, red/brown/purple rice bran solubles, hydrilla, blue green algae
Whole Vegetable Juice/Flash Cold Pressed- Broccoli Juice, tomato juice, carrot juice, beet root and tops juice, fennel root juice, garlic juice, onion juice, red swiss chard juice, cucumber juice, kale juice, celery juice, baby spinach juice, asparagus juice, ginger juice
Sea Vegetables (extracts and plant based fucoidans)- Kombu, wakame, hijiki, arame, dulse, bladderwrack, grape stone, sea fern
Purifying Herbs/Blood Support- Burdock root (gobo), red clover, bitter melon, yellow dock root, apple fiber pectin, stevia, rose hips, hibiscus flower, nettle leaf, slippery elm, sheep sorrel, angelica, ashitaba, luo han guo, water cress, ginkgo leaf, aloe
Essential Protectors- Sunflower, rosemary leaf, rine peel orange, lemon seed, clove bud, sage leaf, trace essential frankincense, white thyme leaf.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat or prevent disease.
I've been taking this product for several months and there is a noticeable improvement in mobility. When I get up from sitting, instead of having to wait for my hips and knees to "gear up" for movement, I can just start walking like I used to do. I have also noticed a reduction in the crackling noise in my neck when I do neck rolls. Something good is definitely happening here! And I really love that it's not a by-product of industry, but rather a naturally formulated product using high quality ingredients and made with respect and care. Thank you for offering this valuable remedy!
I would say that I have been taking this MSM product for about a year now. A good couple of months on and then a couple of months off to see the difference and to prove it is not my imagination. I'm 75 and beginning to get those irritating knee pains from jogging and stair climbing - but not when I'm taking this product...it works. But as I always warn others, what works for me might not work for you, but it is definitely worth a try!
I truly love this msm combined with this amazing infusion of herbs etc! I agree with the other review stating that this product clears up the face and overall complexion. I am only in my late twenties but I feel like I too look younger than before when taking this msm combined with the potent-c collagen from shen blossom. One of my nails always curved downwards, but it finally grows straight due to this combination taken together. I am super happy with the products and would highly recommend them!
I feel this is the best MSM I have ever used before. Very carefully made in small batches. Highly recommend!
What out for other MSM products . . . most are petroleum based. Shen Blossom has the best organic MSM that is organic - read on how they painstackingly manufacture each batch. I am on my second container and can attest to the benefits in my 59 year old joints! I train very hard and this stuff keeps my tendinopathy in check. Highly recommend!