Boning up on Organic Sulfur

Keeping bones and joints healthy can mean less pain, more enjoyment in life.

If your back and joints hurt, you’re not alone, because bone and joint ailments are some of the most common problems facing millions of people today. Bone and Joint Health National Action Week is Oct. 12–20, and focuses on preventing and treating arthritis, back pain, osteoporosis, and trauma affecting bones.  Anyone who has suffered from a slipped disc or even a “crick” in your neck (or back) realizes that it’s impossible to fully enjoy life when you’re in pain. According to the United States Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI), musculoskeletal problems are disabling conditions that cost American businesses almost $874 billion from 2009 to 2011. Bottom line, it’s hard to have fun, travel or even relax when you’re in pain.

Bone and Joint Health National Action Week is co-sponsored by the U.S. Bone and Joint Initiative and the Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health. Both organizations have set their sights on improving the prevention of bone and joint problems so that those impacted by these conditions can have an increased awareness of treatment options, resources, and research.

5 Bone-jarring Realities
1. You lose bones over your lifetime
You were born with 300 bones, but as you age, they fuse together leaving you with a measly 206 bones.

2. These bones are plentiful
With the 54 bones you have in your hand, fingers and wrist, you are flexible enough to write, play an instrument, and browse your smartphone.

3. Bones renew
Every seven years, you develop a new skeleton because the collagen in bones constantly replenishes itself.

4. Bones creak
When you hear that “creaking” sound in your bones as you flex your foot or other joint in your body, blame the arthritis that develops as your bone cartilage thins.

5. Your funny bone is neither funny nor a bone
The so-called funny bone is actually your ulnar nerve, running inside your elbow.

Better Bones
So, what are some of the ways we can protect our bones and joints, and have less pain as we get older? PURE’s best-selling Organic Sulfur is a great place to start.

Sulfur is both a mineral and an element that is naturally found in the protein of plants, animals and humans. Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), a naturally occurring dietary form of sulfur, is necessary for many important functions in the body. This includes the making of collagen, the main supportive protein of tendons, cartilage, connective tissue, and bone. Collagen is also important for healthy skin, hair, and nails.

However, the body cannot make sulfur on its own, so we have to get it from foods, such as fruits, vegetables, and grains. When we’re not getting enough of these types of foods in our diets, Organic Sulfur can help supplement with the important amino acids that are the building blocks of proteins. MSM is made of the sulfur-containing amino acids cysteine and methionine and has been shown to help maintain healthy joints. It may also reduce stress from excessive free radicals and a lack of antioxidants.

Sulfur Stats
Organic Sulfur consists of 99.9% pure distilled MSM sourced in North America, has no added fillers, binders, excipients, artificial ingredients, or flow agents, and is non-GMO, gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan. MSM:

• May improve flexibility and mobility by promoting joint function and health.*

• May help alleviate discomfort that may follow challenging exercise sessions.*

• May help reduce oxidative stress in the body. These are times when the body has excessive amounts of free radicals and a lack of antioxidants.*

• May help promote healthy skin, hair, and nails.*

• Older adults may especially benefit from MSM due to an inadequate intake of protein, as MSM provides sulfur-containing amino acids.

So, when it comes to taking the best care of your bones and joints possible, be sure to get your fruits and veggies, and think about adding PURE’s Organic Sulfur to your daily routine. Your body will thank you—no bones about it! (Sorry, we couldn’t help ourselves.)

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, prevent, treat, or cure any disease.

Target joint health with PURE

Imagine for a second that we don’t have cartilage between our bones. Painful, right? Your bones sure wouldn’t last long from rubbing together every time you walked, bent, reached, sat, stretched, jumped, etc. The joints do a lot for our body, but it’s easy to take them for granted. We move about every day without giving them a second thought. Are you doing all you can to care for them?

Our every move is possible because of our joints; both movable and rigid. Movable joints, called synovial joints, are found in our knees, hips and shoulders. Slightly movable joints, called cartilaginous joints, are found in our spine and ribs. Rigid or immovable joints, called fibrous joints, are found in our skull. Joints lie between bones with cartilage where the bones come together, facilitating smooth movement. 1

Exercise and a healthy diet are two of the most important things you can do to keep your joints healthy. Exercising regularly helps keep the muscles around your joints strong. Children and teenagers should get 60 minutes or more of physical activity each day.2 When exercising or playing sports, wear protection to avoid joint injury. Watch what you eat. Excess weight on the body can put pressure on joints. Eating a balanced diet is key.

Joint facts:

  • Do you ever feel joint pain before a thunderstorm? Joints contain sensory nerves called “baro-receptors” that react to atmospheric changes in the barometric pressure. 3 Didn’t know you were a weatherman, did you?
  • Babies are born with a cartilage plate that turns to bone and then into a kneecap somewhere between the ages of 3 and 5. 3
  • Cartilage is up to 80 percent water by weight. 4
  • Because cartilage is filled with negatively charged chondroitin molecules, it resists being pushed together. This gives it its incredible cushioning power!4

Stay loose and limber with products by PURE

Mila, Organic Sulfur, Daily Build and Mangosteen all help support joint health and, therefore, are an important part of your daily regimen.

  • Mila contains calcium and is a good source of magnesium and phosphorous, both important nutrients for bone health. It also contains 3 grams of ALA omega-3 fatty acid which plays a crucial role in normal growth and development.* Enjoy Mila sprinkled on cereal, smoothies and ice cream. Bake and cook with this versatile ingredient!
  • Organic Sulfur contains MSM (methylsulfonylmethane), a dietary form of sulfur, that helps make collagen, the supportive protein of tendons, cartilage, connective tissue and bone. So, it may help improve flexibility and mobility by promoting joint function and health.* It’s important to note that the body cannot make sulfur on its own; it must be obtained from a variety of foods or through supplementation.
  • Daily Build is a comprehensive multivitamin that benefits the whole body with 23 essential vitamins and minerals, vegetable extracts, antioxidants, phytonutrients, amino acids, trace minerals, neuro-protectors, cell defenders, and a host of other body-beneficial ingredients to support immune, nervous system, cardiovascular health and more.*
  • Mangosteen contains xanthones, powerful phytonutrients, that may support healthy joint function, among other things.*

Add these four products by PURE to your daily regimen today and feel the difference.

What other health goals are you targeting? Read our other blog posts on Targeted Needs.