Is MSM natural or synthetic? There has been confusion over the years regarding MSM and its “natural” form. While MSM is naturally found in trace amounts of certain foods, it is too negligible to extract for nutritional supplementation. Some marketers may claim their MSM is 100% natural, but this is not possible because all MSM is created through a chemical reaction between dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). This chemical reaction forms an MSM that is identical to the molecule found in nature.
Variances with commercially available MSM are found in the quality of the raw material, purification process, testing, product form, consistency, and country of origin.
OptiMSM is biomimetic, meaning it is exactly identical to MSM found in nature. It is the only MSM that uses a proprietary four-stage distillation process for purification and third party testing to ensure purity, quality, and consistency.
OptiMSM, manufactured exclusively by Bergstrom Nutrition, utilizes two primary raw materials, dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). The majority of raw material, DMSO, comes from a United States manufacturer. Since only one North American company manufactures DMSO, it is also sourced from qualified manufacturers in Japan, France, and China to ensure a sustainable supply is readily available. H2O2 comes from a United States company with facilities in the U.S. and Canada.
OptiMSM is the purest and the only MSM that is GRAS (Generally recognized as safe) with a letter of non-objection from FDA .