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OptiMSM®: How does it work?

The PILLAR Performance difference? Our ingredient selection. We use patented, clinical strength ingredients from across the global to help fuel your training program.

We’ve gone to great lengths to ensure we’ve packed our products with the very best of ingredients – like OptiMSM® used in our GCM COMPLEX Joint Freedom.

OptiMSM® is the purest and only GRAS-designated (Globally Recognised as Safe) MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) from Bergstrom Nutrition.

A leading manufacturer of MSM globally, Bergstrom Nutrition uses a proprietary, multi-stage distillation process, and every batch is third-party tested, ensuring optimal purity, quality and consistency.

The OptiMSM® difference is built around this market-leading process, that avoids contaminants such as heavy metals, residual water, and other impurities found in other MSM products.

OptiMSM® can improve your health in several different ways. Firstly, MSM is a proven bioavailable source of sulfur, important for several functions including the support of connective tissue, immunity, and metabolism.

In terms of exercise, MSM addresses inflammation caused by stress, strenuous activity or toxins found within your daily environment.

OptiMSM® also protects the body from oxidative damage by increasing the body’s natural antioxidant capacity so that it can neutralise damaging free radicals. The decrease in inflammation and oxidative stress protects joints, helps the body recover from strenuous activity, boosts immunity, and helps users stay mobile, live and age well.

Oxidative stress is an imbalance caused when oxidative damage becomes too great for the body to remove or repair effectively. The damaged cell parts are then unable to function normally, often caused by excessive exercise, poor diet, toxins, UV light, and many other factors.

Inflammation is a response to some provocation that causes increased blood flow, increased capillary permeability, and most importantly white blood cell (or leukocyte) response.

These two physiclocial reactions are intrinsically linked because each can be induced by the other and this complicated feedback loop between oxidation and inflammation needs balance to be effective without creating harm.

It’s Bergstrom Nutrition’s focus on purity that sets OptiMSM® apart, thanks to their revolutionary distillation process of MSM ensuring the highest levels of purity and safety.

We’ve paired OptiMSM® with glucosamine and chondroitin as part of our GCM COMPLEX formulation.

Glucosamine and chondroitin are components – or building blocks – of normal cartilage. Glucosamine is a substance found naturally in the fluid that surrounds your joints, while chondroitin is found in the cartilage around your joints – both substances play a role in keeping your joints cushioned and lubricated.

The synergistic action of OptiMSM® with glucosamine and chondroitin has been demonstrated in human clinical trials with great effect.

To learn more about OptiMSM® from Bergstrom Nutrition click here.

To find out more about GCM COMPLEX head to our shop.

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