MSM Sulphur for Joint Health


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Q. I suffer from an achy knee but I am dying to get back out into the garden to do some much-needed weeding. Is there anything that would help?

You’re not alone! Achy joints, caused by general wear and tear on cartilage, are one of the most common health problems.Normally there is a smooth layer of cartilage that acts as a pad between the bones of a joint, but in some people this essential cartilage thins as the joints are used and the bones may begin to rub against each other. This causes pain, joint swelling and stiffness. 

To make matters worse, as the body ages, cartilage doesn’t repair itself as effectively. This is because today’s diet often doesn’t supply enough of the nutrients required, especially sulphur. Sulphur is an important nutrient involved in the formation of collagen, one of the main components of cartilage.

Sulphur is found in onions, garlic and broccoli, but unfortunately we consume very little these days. MSM is a naturally occurring, organic source of sulphur, found in traces in all living organisms.

Natural MSM supplements are available in supplement form, in tablets and powder.

So providing you avoid excess strain on your joints and don’t do too much weed busting in one go, MSM should give you all the help you need to keep aches and pains, and your flowerbeds, under control!

Surviving the festive season?

A time of good cheer, great parties and relaxation …

Well, maybe not, for those who spend the holiday period with indigestion, bloated stomachs and flatulence on account of the big meals.

Use Acidophilus Complex and Digestive Aid with enzymes, ginger and peppermint. It boosts the power of the digestive tract and minimises digestive trauma.

Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum)

For those hitting the bottle on their party-go-round, the must-have herbal remedy is Milk Thistle Complex, which should be taken before leaving home, on returning home and again in the morning.

Not only does it reduce the hang-over pain, it helps process rich, fatty foods, so it can be part of your New Year detox plan, too.

Elderberry – Sambucus

Elderberry (Sambucus Nigra) is used for its antioxidant activity to improve vision, boost the immune system, improve heart health and for coughs, colds, flu, bacterial and viral infections and tonsillitis. Elderberry juice was used to treat a flu epidemic in Panama in 1995.


Elderberry – Sambucus Nigra

Elderberries contain organic pigments, tannin, amino acids, carotenoids, flavonoids, sugar, rutin, viburnic acid, vitamin A and B and a large amount of vitamin C. Flavonoids, including quercetin, are believed to account for the therapeutic actions of the elderberry flowers and berries.

Elderberries have been a folk remedy for centuries in North America, Europe, Western Asia, and North Africa, hence the medicinal benefits of elderberries are being investigated and rediscovered. Elderberry is used for its antioxidant activity. Bioflavonoids and other proteins in the juice destroy the ability of cold and flu viruses to infect a cell.

People with the flu who took elderberry juice reported less severe symptoms and felt better much faster than those who did not.

– Elderberry for prevention and treatment of viral respiratory illnesses: a systematic review

– NHS researchers trial black elderberry liquid as a treatment for Covid-19