Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Jumping, stretching, twisting, turning, squatting ...
Yoga, running, plyometrics, cycling and more yoga ...
All very good for the body ... but, sometimes even the best intentions and safe practices can you leave your muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments worse for wear.
I recommend you increase your chances of preserving the integrity of your structure by supplementing with MSM Sulfur, preferably in powder form.
According to Vitacost.com, where I purchase the Jarrow Formulas MSM Sulfur powder I use, "Jarrow FORMULAS® MSM Sulfur™ is an organic source of bioavailable sulfur, an antioxidant mineral found in major structural molecules of the body such as cartilage. The sulfur from MSM is used to produce glycosaminoglycans (or mucopolysaccharides) such as chondroitin sulfate and hyaluronic acid. These sulfur containing glycosaminoglycans are found in high concentrations in connective tissue, including joint cartilage, skin and collagen."
Mega bonus of taking MSM ... better, stronger, more elastic skin! YAY!
MSM is a great vegetable based alternative for those who don't want to ingest shark cartilage for joint support.
The dosage is one scoop once to twice a day.
I add MSM powder to a packet of EmergenC Lite every morning upon waking.
You can also add it to juice, water and smoothies for an odorless, colorless, tasteless addition.
You can purchase MSM here: http://www.vitacost.com/Jarrow-Formulas-MSM-Sulfur-Powder-1-lb
(picture from: vitacost.com)