Bergstrom's MSM for exercise recovery study published

Bergstrom's MSM for exercise recovery study published

Small, human proof of concept study supported muscle soreness reduction in a dose dependent manner and a significant increase in TEAC.

Bergstrom Nutrition, producer of OptiMSM®—the world’s only GRAS-designated proprietary and patented MSM (methylsulfonylmethane)—is pleased to announce that its proof of concept (POC) study regarding exercise recovery was published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition on Sept. 27, 2012.

Traditionally touted to support overall joint health and mobility, Bergstrom Nutrition recognized a natural progression toward exercise recovery and sports nutrition for MSM. Therefore, a small human POC study was launched, which supported a trend for the reduction in muscle soreness in a dose dependent manner and a significant increase in Trolox Equivalent Antioxidant Capacity (TEAC), the first evidence of its kind.

“MSM supports joint health and more. Beyond serious athletes, MSM can also help those who want to stay in shape, play with the kids and generally be a weekend warrior,” said Tim Hammond, director of sales and strategic relations at Bergstrom Nutrition.

“Beyond our studies, two additional published studies showed strong evidence of efficacy for MSM’s use in exercise recovery and performance. They showed MSM supplementation may have some alleviating effects on lipid peroxidation and protein carbonylation while altering the glutathione redox state in favor of increased antioxidant capacity,” said Rod Benjamin, director of technical development at Bergstrom Nutrition. “Results also suggest MSM may decrease muscle damage via promotion of antioxidant capacity, resulting in lower creatine kinase and lactate dehydrogenase in the MSM treatment group following an acute bout of exercise.”

Please visit the Bergstrom Nutrition/OptiMSM Booth 19017 at SupplySide West to learn about this and more, including:

  • Examples of new delivery systems for MSM. At the show, Bergstrom Nutrition will distribute samples of an Exercise Recovery and Joint Support Protein powder featuring OptiMSM® and Glanbia Nutritionals’ revolutionary new bioactive called PepForm® BCAA 2:1:1 Peptides.
  • Learn how Bergstrom Nutrition is aggressively exploring branded opportunities in both the joint health, sports nutrition categories and beyond.
  • In review of the collective body of evidence promoting post exercise benefits, Bergstrom Nutrition continues to support the viability of OptiMSM’s ability to benefit the sports nutrition product category.

About Bergstrom Nutrition
Bergstrom Nutrition produces the world’s only GRAS-designated proprietary and patented MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) from its GMP compliant, ISO 9001:2008 registered and FSSC22000:2010 certified production facility dedicated to producing only MSM. Bergstrom Nutrition’s processes exceed industry standards for optimal purity, product consistency and safety. The Vancouver, Washington-based company pioneered the use of MSM for human consumption in 1989.

For information on Bergstrom Nutrition call 1.888.733.5676, visit, or follow Bergstrom Nutrition on Twitter @BergstromMSM.


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