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Bergstrom Nutrition's OptiMSM leverages GRAS designation

Bergstrom Nutrition, manufacturer of OptiMSM, the only GRAS-designated MSM, is receiving renewed attention due to its experience with joint health supplements and its GRAS-designated status.

Bergstrom Nutrition, manufacturer of OptiMSM®, the only GRAS-designated MSM (methylsulfonylmethane), is receiving renewed attention due to its experience with joint health supplements and its GRAS-designated status, something not common in the supplement and functional ingredient market. OptiMSM is a sulfur-based joint health supplement used to safely and effectively increase joint comfort and support a normal range of motion.

With a growing population of active adults wishing to maintain mobility in their daily lives, joint health is getting more attention from both consumers and food and supplement manufacturers. The FDA’s GRAS (Generally Recognized  as Safe) designation indicates that Bergstrom Nutrition has performed all the necessary research and due diligence, required by the Food & Drug Administration for GRAS approval, and received the FDA’s Letter of Non-Objection, signifying there are no further challenges to the product's GRAS status.

“Bergstrom Nutrition is very proud of the efforts we’ve made to ensure the safety and quality of our product for the benefit of our manufacturing customers and the consumers worldwide who use OptiMSM to improve their quality of life,” said Jane Duvauchelle, Bergstrom Nutrition sales manager. “Bergstrom Nutrition feels that manufacturer’s looking for the functional benefits of MSM recognize the value that real GRAS-designation and best-in-class manufacturing processes add to their own branded products.”

In addition to the health supplement category, GRAS designation allows OptiMSM to be used in various food and beverage categories including fruit-flavored thirst quencher beverages, fruit smoothie drinks, granola bars, high-protein bars and fortified high-energy bars.


Bergstrom Nutrition produces the world’s only GRAS-designated proprietary and patented MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) from its GMP compliant, ISO 9001:2008 registered and MSM-dedicated production facility, exceeding industry standards for optimal purity and product consistency.  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 or visit

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