Alavis MSM (MethylSulfonylMethane) can be used by most animals. The most common users are horses, dogs and cats, but other animals such as cows may benefit from the subject. MSM provides the body with methyl and organically bound sulfur.
MSM – MethylSulfonylMethane
MSM, gives your horse extra power and the right conditions to work out and perform better.
MSM is a natural sulfuric substance. Organic sulfur is an important building block in the body’s production of amino acids, proteins, enzymes, hormones and immunoglobulin. Organic sulfur is something found in every cell in our bodies. The fact is that it is the eighth most commonly used substance, weighted – and it is an important component of the collagen and keratin protein that builds up cartilage, tendons, brain, connective tissue, muscles, skeletons, fur and hoofs. Organic sulfur is, in other words, one of the most important components for a healthy and well functioning body. If the body does not have access to sulfur to the extent it needs, various symptoms may occur. By supplementing the diet with MSM, you fill up the horse’s sulfur supply and you get as a result a more prosperous horse.
MSM is a naturally occurring substance in nature. MSM can be found in milk and grass. Unfortunately, it is destroyed by drying and heat. It is expected that a grass fed horse who will receive about one gram of MSM per day. If the horse gets silage or hay silage, it does not get much MSM in itself. When the horse is supplemented with MSM, the body can repair itself and keep it healthy. The horse also benefits from an improved circulation and oxygen absorption capacity. This in turn leads to a significant shift in the lactic acid threshold.
The horse recovers faster after exercise, becomes more alert and usually gets better appetite. The horse also gets a stronger head and a more beautiful mane and fur – because the sulfur in MSM helps the body to build up the proteins, collagen and keratin that are needed as building blocks in those processes.
Since MSM actually has the ability to penetrate the top layer of the skin, you can mix MSM into an ointment and apply it to the fur. A study shows that horses that get MSM get a better stamina and feel better.
In a study by the well-known veterinarian Ronald D. Riegel, it was noted that the group of horses who received 20 grams of MSM daily in the diet, all lowered their track times by an average of 2.6 seconds. The horses became more exercise-oriented and recovered faster after training. The horses raised their lactic acid threshold significantly, resulting in a completely different stamina on the course. Attributes like these have led to the fact that many of the large stables in trotting and racing sports got their eyes on the subject and, with good results, give their horses MSM as a supplement.
Read the entire study here: Racehorse Study.pdf
Dosage instructions for horses:
Do not see the dosage instructions as something you must follow blindly. You can very well experiment yourself. The higher the dose, the faster the results are usually obtained. MSM is one of nature’s most non-toxic substances and it has been found that it is as non-toxic as water. You have to get up to doses of several pounds a day before a horse should start to feel bad from the dose. In the first ten days, give the horse 40 grams per day, then 20 grams a day. A smaller pony, gives you a slightly smaller dose. Calculate approximately 30 grams during the first ten days, then 15 grams a day.
MSM is very well documented. MSM has been studied carefully for about twenty years. It is a substance that is present in the diet and in the body, and both humans and animals feel good from receiving MSM in the form of a dietary supplement.
MSM for dogs and cats
Dogs often encounter problems with the movement apparatus. By supplementing biologically useful sulfur in the form of MSM, the dogs’ bodies can better perform maintenance and repair of the body. Old dogs that exhibit clear signs of wear and tear become long-lived and more mobile.
Dosage: A dog or cat weighing less than ten kilograms is recommended to take 250-1000 mg MSM per day. If the animal weighs between ten to twenty kilograms, then 1000-2000 mg of MSM is recommended per day. An animal weighing twenty to thirty kilograms would use 2000-3000 mg. If the animal weighs thirty to forty kilograms, then 3000-4000 mg of MSM is recommended per day. An animal weighing more than forty kilos should have 4000-5000 mg MSM per day. 1000 mg corresponds to one gram which corresponds to a quarter of a teaspoon approximately.
Cows have problems with the hoofs. In a new study of 5,000 western Swedish cows, 72 percent had some kind of damage to the hoofs. The injuries we see are often caused by the cows standing in a moist and dirty environment. Then you usually see eczema, or you see loss of hoofs, or that they are affected by trapping, an inflammation of the skin of the skin inside the foliage capsule.
MSM, natural nutrition – no medicine.
Remember, Alavis MSM is just a feed supplement and not a medicine. MSM does not affect other medication, there are no known contraindications.
Contains 100 grams of methylsulfonylmethane per 100 grams of powder.