It may stink like rotten eggs, but sulfur is very important maintaining joint tissue and keeping it strong. Particularly cartilage.
Perhaps this is why MSM - short for methylsulfonylmethane - may provide possible benefits in treating joint problems, including osteoarthritis, tendinitis and sports injuries, as well as inflammation reduction. Because sulfur is a large component of MSM.There are other products on the market, like glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin, that are taken as supplements or applied topically to stave off joint damage. Though its benefits have not yet been proven, you might consider adding MSM, either as a supplement or a topical gel, to your regimen.
One thing you must remember. MSM is not like aspirin or ibuprofen - products used for acute pain. Though its supporters among the medical community and patients are hoping that MSM helps the body repair itself and maintain its systems better, if you wrench your back, reach for the Advil, not MSM.
While MSM contains plenty of sulfur, at least one medical professional notes that, while sulfur is an essential mineral for the body, there are better ways to get it into your system than MSM. Think legumes, meat and dairy, nuts and, of course, eggs.