An overview on OptiMSM®’s unique distillation process

OptiMSM® is the purest and only GRAS-designated MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) worldwide. Our partners Bergstrom Nutrition use a proprietary multi-stage distillation process, and every batch is third-party tested, ensuring optimal purity, quality, and consistency. In contrast to OptiMSM®, other commercially available MSM uses crystallization to isolate the MSM molecule. As this crystallized material cools, occlusions can develop that trap contaminants within the MSM and lead to material that may contain heavy metals, residual water, and other impurities.

Distillation uses boiling point differentials to separate the MSM from the water and other impurities. Distillation is usually performed using either multiple distillation columns or multiple distillation steps within a single column. Ultimately the purified MSM is vaporized and distilled overhead resulting in an extremely pure final product.

Distillation is energy intensive and a more expensive separation technique, but it ensures a product that is virtually contamination-free regardless of the level of impurities in the reaction mixture.1 Our partners Bergstrom Nutrition are the only MSM producers using distillation for purification.

To learn more about OptiMSM’s distillation process, watch here a short video or contact us. To learn more about OptiMSM® please visit our dedicated pages for food supplements or animal/pet health. Please remember to login to have access to more information.

(1) Jacob SW, Appleton J. MSM: The Definitive Guide. California: Freedom Press, 2003 188-189