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What is MSM?

MSM is Methyl-Sulfonyl-Methane, a dietary source of supplemental sulfur which, in its purest form, is derived from natural pine trees through a process of distillation.

Foods containing sulfur include grains, legumes, fresh unprocessed vegetables like garlic, onions, cabbage, broccoli and brussels sprouts. MSM occurs naturally in meats, fish, poultry, eggs and milk, among others.

When we take MSM (organic sulfur) we are simply taking a mineral which should form part of our normal daily diet.*

"MSM is often so effective for pain relief that doctors are able to lower the dosage of medication they prescribe for patients. Sometimes they are even able to discontinue the medication. The end result is relief along with fewer or no side effects that are frequently caused by prescriptive pain medications. An exciting and natural option for pain relief has arrived - a nutritional supplement that supplies biologically active sulfur, a sorely neglected mineral nutrient." *

-From The Miracle of MSM, the Natural Solution for Pain by Stanley W. Jacob, M.D. et al.

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What does MSM do for my health?

Organic sulfur is a vital ingredient in the formation of keratin, collagen and elastin (disulphide bonds) which give flexibility, tone and strength to muscles, bones, joints, internal membranes, skin, hair and nails. Many people have found MSM to be beneficial in combating the effects of arthritis pain, particularly when taken in conjunction with glucosamine, another nutritional supplement which supports the formation of cartilage in the joints.*

“As a nutritional supplement, MSM is rapidly establishing a reputation as a safe, natural and effective solution for:

  • Degenerative wear-and-tear arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Chronic back pain
  • Chronic headaches
  • Muscle pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Tendinitis and bursitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • TMJ
  • Post-traumatic pain and inflammation
  • Heartburn”*

(MSM, The Natural Solution for Pain, Jacob, Lawrence, et al., Berkley, 1999, New York, p. 3]

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Cosmetic Benefits

“MSM is one-third sulfur, and sulfur has the reputation for being nature's 'beauty mineral', for keeping the hair healthy and the complexion youthful. Skin, hair and fingernails are normally quite high in cysteine, one of the sulfur amino acids that gives keratin...its property of toughness. As physicians who treat patients for pain disorders, we are not experts in the field of cosmetics. But we do receive frequent feedback from our patients about how surprised they are to experience the cosmetic bonuses of MSM: softer skin, harder nails, and thicker hair."* (MSM, The Natural Solution for Pain, Jacob, Lawrence, et al., Berkley, 1999, New York, p. 221]

Other noted benefits may include relief from constipation, lessening of scar tissue, and more energy.*

Nutritionists previously thought it was unlikely that we could become deficient in organic sulfur. During the last few decades however, a number of factors have taken their toll:

  • Over-farming of land leading to deficiencies in the food chain.
  • Long term storage of foods.
  • More processed and preserved foods.
  • A large increase in the use of fast foods and pre-prepared foods.

Consequently some people are now thought to be deficient.

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Why DistilPure?

Rain Nutrience, based in Canada, has built a new state of the art MSM facility and produces superb quality MSM Crystals by distillation from a certifiable natural source. While most varieties of MSM available in the United States come from synthetic (usually petrochemical) sources, DistilPure™ MSM is an extremely pure, excellent quality, natural source (grain-based, certified 100% bio-source) product with no fillers or additives. It contains no artificial ingredients, colors, flavors, sugars, sodium salt, gluten, wheat, yeast, corn, soy or dairy products, and is suitable for vegetarians and vegans. It is simply the finest quality, natural-source MSM available.

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What about competing claims?

The MSM market is extremely competitive, and many companies are pulling out all the stops to direct business their way. Some of the claims which are commonly made are:

Myth: Only MSM with certain patent numbers is 100% pure.

Reality: MSM is a naturally-occurring substance and therefore cannot be patented. It would be like someone trying to patent helium for balloons. A process for refining MSM can be patented, but this is no guarantee that other processes are any less effective.

Myth: Canadian MSM is not 100% pure and "is known for adding fillers," along with products from China or India.

Reality: This is a direct frontal attack on DistilPure™, and is simply not true. The distillation process used by our manufacturer results in MSM that is greater than 99.9% pure based on gas chromatography analysis. A certificate of analysis is available upon request.

Myth: If anything floats on the surface of a liquid, these are fillers and your MSM is not pure.

Reality: Any powdered substance, no matter how pure, will leave some particles floating on top because of the nature of the surface tension of water. Once these have been stirred down, they will dissolve like the rest of the material.

Why don't you have Crystal Flakes any more?

Let's talk about crystals. They come in all sizes. Common table sugar is crystals... but so is powdered sugar. The crystals are just a lot smaller. It's exactly the same substance.

Back in 2006 when we were selling pine-based MSM which is no longer available, the factory in Canada produced MSM at 40 mesh, about twice the size of the current 80 mesh. The flakes were larger, now they're smaller - this was a manufacturing decision that we have no control over - we just distribute what they send us. Rest assured, there is virtually no difference in the product otherwise.

Other MSM distributors tell me that their MSM is still made from a pine-tree source.

You are being lied to. The DMSO manufactured by Gaylord Chemical in Louisiana was lignin-based, but according to the company themselves, "there are no longer any producers practicing the original lignin-based process." As a result, the manufacturers of DistilPure™ went looking for another organic source from which to derive their DMSO (from which MSM is distilled), and arrived at an organic grain-based source. If there were another manufacturer of DMSO in the USA that used the lignin-based process, it would make no economic sense for them to keep this fact hidden, as they would want to sell as much of their product as possible.

Why can't I buy DistilPure™ in Stores?

Two reasons. 1) Getting a product into the large retail chains, or smaller stores nationwide, is a gozillion-dollar proposition, and 2) Sitting there on the shelf, DistilPure™ would just be another product among thousands.

Most of the MSM sold in health food stores and grocery outlets is purchased in mass quantities from China or India and sold at cut-rate prices. If you want jewelry, you can shop at a discount chain or you can shop at Tiffany's. DistilPure™ is, to our way of thinking, the gold standard of MSM. Harder to come by, and costs a bit more, but worth every penny. Remember that the bitterness of poor quality lasts long after the sweetness of low price has been forgotten. If you like DistilPure™, please tell your friends. Referrals from happy customers are the kindest compliments we can receive.

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What about capsules?

Some folks don't especially care for the taste of MSM and would rather take it in capsule form. We can get capsules, but we'll have to buy a ton of them - literally, and that's an expensive proposition. We're getting close, and we'll let you know.

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About Glucosamine

Glucosamine HCl is one of two commonly-available preparations of glucosamine, the other being glucosamine sulfate. It is widely used as a treatment for osteoarthritis, cartilage support and other joint pain problems.*  Numerous clinical trials have demonstrated significant benefits from the use of glucosamine, and many commercially available preparations combine glucosamine with chondroitin or MSM. In the interest of fairness, other studies exist which show no significant benefit from the use of glucosamine, but millions of people have experienced significant improvement in their symptoms.*

What kind of glucosamine should I buy?

The quality of commercially available supplements varies widely with manufacture.  The Nutrisearch Institute, which regularly rates all available multivitamins on a scale of 0 to 5 stars, illustrates this disparity: of over 1500 stand-alone products rated in their most recent (4th) edition, only 4 were rated a full five stars and submitted their products for independent testing. Moreover, over 80% of the products listed rated 2.5 stars or less.  Products were rated based on adherence to a blended standard from 12 different nutritional authorities, as well as a health support profile.

Whatever glucosamine you purchase, it should be manufactured according to pharmaceutical cGMP's (Good Manufacturing Processes) and not food standards; it should also adhere to USP guidelines for potency and dissolution. Very few supplements on the market meet both these criteria.

Glucosamine plus Turmeric

Curcumin is the active ingredient in turmeric, which is the foundation spice of curry powder. It appears to be a powerful pain-reliever which functions much like a natural cox-2 inhibitor. Studies have been published showing that turmeric is effective in the reduction of joint inflammation.*

At OCH Distributing, we retail a powerful and highly-effective formula of glucosamine HCl mixed with turmeric, manganese, vitamin C and silicon.*  Manufactured to the most exacting pharmaceutical standards, listed in the Physician's Desk Reference and containing a dosage 33% higher than industry standard, we believe this product to be the gold standard in joint health support. Combined with our DistilPure™ MSM, it offers an unparalleled quality solution for those looking for help with joint discomfort.*

Glucosamine Sulfate vs Glucosamine HCl

The product we recommend was formerly produced using Glucosamine Sulfate. There has been a change. The biggest advantage is that vegetarians and people with shellfish allergies can now use our manufacturer's glucosamine with perfect confidence. Read below the manufacturer's statement:

While most published research has been done using glucosamine sulfate, the studies using glucosamine HCl have yielded similar results.  In addition, commercially available glucosamine sulfate is glucosamine HCl with 2KCl (potassium sulfate) added to the mixture.  So, in the event that the sulfate moeity has anything to do with the benefit (which it has not in studies up to this point), the new Procosa also contains potassium and magnesium sulfate.


A study (Setnikar et.al.), referencing the bioavailability of glucosamine, states that after oral administration, glucosamine sulfate is rapidly split into glucosamine and sulfate ions and absorbed. After absorption, the sulfate ions enter the blood stream where a steady level already exists. None of the clinical studies performed with glucosamine sulfate indicate that sulfate contributed to the benefits shown in the study. As a matter of clarification, while this study references glucosamine sulfate, it was actually glucosamine hydrochloride that was radiolabeled and used to prove the bioavailability of glucosamine. We can conclude that since sulfate and hydrochloride are not the key building blocks for the production of joint cartilage, it makes no difference whether glucosamine has a sulfate or hydrochloride carrier, in terms of bioavailability.


There is no evidence to suggest that glucosamine sulfate offers advantages over glucosamine hydrochloride. There is no need for glucosamine hydrochloride to be stabilized with salt. Hydrochloride offers a more concentrated form of glucosamine.  In fact, there is slight more elemental glucosamine in the current 3 tablet formulation than there was in the previous 4 tablet version. Other significant benefits of the current formula are the reduction in the number of tablets (the curcumin complex in the new formula is as much as 30 times more bioavailable than the previous one, so the dosage is much lower), and the fact that it is now vegetarian.  That fact alone will now enable vegetarians and people with shellfish allergies the opportunity to use our formula.




1. Houpt JB, McMillan R, Paget-Dellio D, Russel A, Gahunia HK Effect of treatment of glucosamine hydrochloride in the treatment of pain in osteoarthritic of the knee. J Rheumatology 1998; 25 (supplemement 52): 8.


2. Noack W, Fischer M, Forster KK, Rovati LC, Setnikar I. Glucosamine sulfate in osteoarthritis of the knee. Osteoarthritis Cart 1994; 2:51-9.


3. Muller-Fabbender H, Bach GL, Haase W, Rovati LC, Setnikar I. Glucosamine sulfate compared to ibuprofen in osteoarthritis of the knee. Osteoarthritis Cart 1994; 2:61-9.


4. Setnikar L, Palumbo R, Canali S, Zanolo G. Pharmacokinetics of glucosamine in man. Arzneimittelforschung 1993;43:1109-13.

For further information about the glucosamine product we put our trust in, click here (801K PDF).

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What is your satisfaction policy?

We want happy customers, period. We guarantee that DistilPure™ will be free from manufacturing defects - any bottle found to be defective will be replaced without question, or your money will be refunded. Furthermore, if you try DistilPure™ and find that it's not giving you the results you expect, simply return it within 30 days. We'll gladly refund the price of your first bottle (less shipping) with no hassles and questions asked.

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If you're looking for the purest natural-source (i.e., not manufactured from petroleum) MSM that humans know how to manufacture, look no farther. DistilPure™ MSM Crystals are distilled from DMSO produced from the natural residue of European grains. If you use MSM, you owe it to yourself to use DistilPure™. You can't get it in stores - order some today! Please.

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