A Horse Care Product for Health
A Natural Sulfur Nutrient Vita-Flex® MSM is pure, licensed dietary methylsulfonylmethane, a natural sulfur nutrient. Methylsulfonylmethane is the primary metabolite of DMSO (dimethylsulfoxide). The majority of DMSO absorbed by the horse's tissues is oxidized to form MSM. A form of organic sulfur found in all living organisms, methylsulfonylmethane is a bioavailable source of sulfur, an essential mineral. Pure MSM is an odorless, white crystalline powder that is easy to feed to horses.
MSM Helping Horses After over a decade of use, MSM is widely acclaimed by veterinarians and horsemen for its contribution to equine health care. Research has shown MSM's importance as a dietary source of sulfur. Sulfur from methylsulfonylmethane is used in the formation of numerous protein-rich structures in the body. MSM contributes sulfur to the disulfide bonds that are essential for the proper conformation of hair, horn and connective tissue proteins, such as collagen. Even hormones and antibodies receive sulfur from MSM. Like vitamin B12, methionine, and DMG, MSM is a potential methyl donor.
Restoring Lost Nutrition Methylsulfonylmethane is found in very small amounts in most vegetables, fruits and grains, but it is easily lost due to its volatile nature. The heat and water processing of feeds and the drying of hay destroys methylsulfonylmethane. The horse's diet is likely to contain insignificant amounts unless it consists primarily of raw, fresh grain or forage.
The Real McCoy Vita-Flex® MSM contains only premium quality, ultra pure methylsulfonylmethane. This licensed form of MSM is the only type approved for animal use, made under license of US Patent 4,616,039 and other US and international patents. Unlicensed methylsulfonylmethane that has not been purified for dietary use is sometimes offered for sale to horsemen. You can avoid the risk of these products by insisting on patented and pure MSM.
per pound 452,682 mg
Directions for Use
Feed one heaping scoop twice daily for the first 7 days. Feed one heaping scoop thereafter for daily maintenance. A 1/3 ounce (10 gram) scoop is enclosed in each bucket.