MSM is available in many forms, creams, gels, lotions, pills, capsules, bulk powder and even eye drops. MSM is an organic form of sulfur, vital to a countless number of biochemical interactions on all levels of the body. An essential nutrient to good health, its absence in the body even to a slight degree will start to compromise the health of the body’s tissues. Although sulfur occurs naturally in eggs, meats, poultry and fish, it is highly volatile and is lost with even the most minimal processing, so the likelihood that we, as a population, are sulfur-deficient is very high.
This deficiency shows itself in many ways. We know that MSM is a tissue-softening agent, reducing water pressure in cells and increasing the permeability of cell walls. This allows nutrients to more easily flow and toxins to flow out. An absence of sulfur causes cell walls to become brittle and tough, blocking out nutrients and leading to visible scarring, wrinkles, varicose veins, and to muscle and joint pain.
The eyes, like virtually all other soft tissues exist in a predominantly aqueous environment. The flow of nutrients is dependant on the cells’ permeability. Eye tissues, that depend on sulfur become starved, less flexible-even rigid causing a number of sight problems. As the tissues soften with MSM eye drops, nutrients are able to pass into the cells, providing the sustenance the body needs to heal itself.
As we learn more and more about the activities of essential nutrients, it becomes obvious that each has its role in the overall health of the body system. It is reasonable to think that deficiencies of one or more nutrients could set off a ripple effect of impaired functioning which could lead to compromised health. From this perspective, a wellness approach which provides the body with the nutrients it needs is just common sense.