How It Works
The supplement MSM has been proven to relieve joint pain including neck, back, hip, shoulder and knee pain. MSM supplements help treat chronic pain and a variety of inflammatory disorders, including rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoporosis. Sports injuries and tendonitis can benefit from using MSM. Tell Me More
Published, peer-reviewed clinical research in the U.S. has shown MSM is safe and effective in increasing joint comfort and supporting a normal range of motion.
What is MSM?
MSM occurs naturally in some plants, such as horsetail; fruits and vegetables; some grains; and milk. MSM is important in joint health and helps form connective tissue -- cartilage, tendons, and ligaments. It may also slow the nerve impulses that transmit pain signals, reducing pain.
Methylsulfonylmethane, or MSM, delivers sulfur, an essential mineral nutrient. According to "The Miracle of MSM" by Drs. Jacob, Lawrence and Zucker, MSM relieves back pain, osteoarthritis, muscle pain, headaches, athletic injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome and other pain problems.
MSM and Inflammatory Disorders
Alternative medical practitioners suggest that MSM supplements help treat chronic pain and a variety of inflammatory disorders, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, bursitis, tenosynovitis, tendinitis and eye inflammation. According to "Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database," MSM is arguably most commonly used for the treatment of osteoarthritis, and multiple studies have found that MSM can modestly reduce osteoarthritis-related pain and swelling and enhance joint function.
A study finds the combination of MSM and glucosamine to benefit in the treatment of arthritis.
The Many Benefits of MSM
Research has shown that MSM is highly effective in improving joint flexibility. Additionally, it helps to produce flexible skin and muscle tissue. This leads to an increase in overall flexibility due to a restoration of the “juiciness” in the tissues.
Lactic acid and other byproducts cause pain and soreness in the body. MSM increases the ability of the body to eliminate waste products at the cellular level. This speeds recovery and frees up more energy for rebuilding.
MSM is a powerful anti-inflammatory due to its ability to allow metabolic wastes to be removed from the cells. Excess weight on the body is actually inflammation. The cells of the body are chronically inflamed and retaining the byproducts of metabolic processes. Sulfur needs to be present In order for these toxins and wastes to be removed from the body. When these byproducts can be removed from the system, then the cells can also dispose of excess fluids that were being stored as a buffer. What results is a natural and effective reduction in unwanted weight.
How MSM Works to Improve Joint Health
MSM is thought to be effective in the fight against Osteoarthritis (OA) and other joint pain because of its high sulfur content, one of the building blocks of healthy joints.
TEG was developed as a topical application to address the instant relief of tennis elbow as well as aid in healing the long term underlying problems.
About the Ingredients
Capsaicin is the active component of chili peppers.
Capsaicin works by depleting or interfering with substance P, a chemical involved in transmitting pain impulses to the brain. The properties of capsaicin make it an option for relieving pain associated with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and diabetic neuropathy. Capsaicin is used to relieve muscle pain, joint pain, or nerve pain.
Research supports use of capsaicin for osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
A study from 1991 involved 70 osteoarthritis patients and 31 rheumatoid arthritis patients. Patients were instructed to apply 0.025% capsaicin or placebo to painful knees, four times a day. Results revealed that 80% of patients treated with capsaicin experienced pain reduction following two weeks of treatment.
Capsaicin's Health Benefits
Capsaicin as anti-inflammatory: In recent years, researchers discovered that capsaicin is a potent anti-inflammatory, and have even pinpointed how it works to fight chronic, sub-clinical inflammation. The nuclei of human cells contain chemicals called nuclear transcription factors (NTFs), two of which—activator protein 1 (AP-1) and NF-kappa B—are especially important targets when it comes to prevention of cancer and premature aging of skin. Each of these NTFs can be "activated" by ultraviolet light and free radicals: a result that produces a pro-inflammatory chain reaction that promotes premature aging and a wide variety of degenerative diseases. As it turns out, nature offers several effective NTF-activation blockers, including the capsaicin in chilies and the yellow pigment curcumin in turmeric.
Glucosamine in the body is used to make a “cushion” that surrounds the joints. In osteoarthritis, this cushion becomes thinner and stiff. Using glucosamine hydrochloride might help to supply the materials needed to rebuild the cushion.
Glucosamine sulphate, a component of healthy joints, and the organic sulphur MSM (methylsulfonylmethane), an important component of the body's tissue in our penetrating formula provides prolonged release action of both MSM and Glucosamine sulphate through the Flex delivery system for joints.
FLEX delivery system, developed by New Age Nutrition is designed to deliver the active nutrients (ingredients) within the Tennis Elbow Grease formula through sub-dermal layers of the skin where they are then disbursed throughout the effected areas where applied concentrating on both muscular as well as skeletal infractions (aches, pain, soreness).
By using a form of interior agglomerations we are able to target those areas in need of relief (Immediate) and or rehabilitation (Therapeutic) by concentrating the active ingredients in a controlled (point of application) environment. The Tennis Elbow formula is designed to penetrate the top layers of the dermal (skin) in the effort of assisting in the reduction of inflammation. The inactive ingredients within the Tennis Elbow Grease formula work synergistically as the “travel mechanism”, delivering the active ingredients to the effected areas.