Welcome to the MSM Page

featuring  OptiMSM

KALA Health is dedicated to manufacturing and distributing the purest 
MSM Products. We use OptiMSM in all our MSM products.

MSM is a natural occuring nutrient that supports healthy active lifestyles by providing nutritionally essential sulfur and methyl groups. 

MSM donates methyl groups and sulfur to the body. Methtyl groups form the building blocks of all organic molecules in the body. The body continuously breaks dow and builds up body tissue and body cells. Millions of times per second methyl groups are used in the body for the construction of molecules. This process is called 'methylation'.

Methylation is needed for the formation of new DNA and new cells. Methylation is also a key step in the detoxification processes in the liver.

MSM also donates sulfur, necessary for healthy cartilage and liver detoxification processes. With increasing age the supply of sulfur in the body may decreases: One equine study has shown, arthritic cartilage may contain only one-third of the sulfur concentration of healthy cartilage. 

MSM is often considered the safest donor of methyl groups and sulfur, as it leaves no toxic rest molecule behind. 

Why Use OptiMSM? OptiMSM™ is the world’s purest methylsulfonylmethane (MSM). Every batch of OptiMSM is distilled for purity and undergoes the most rigorous analytical testing available, guaranteeing unsurpassed quality. OptiMSM is the only brand of MSM with published, peer-reviewed safety data.  OptiMSM is licensed under the worldwide R.J. Herschler patents and is  100% made in the U.S.A. by Bergstrom Nutrition.

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KALA Health MSM Products:


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MSM capsules

MSM Capsules
Our full 1,000-mg vegetarian capsules in 250, -count bottles

 MSM tablets

MSM Tablets
Easy to swallow. 120 Tablets per bottle

MSM powder MSM Powder
Full 500-gram OptiMSM with handy measuring spoon. 

20-kg OptiMSM Powder
in handy re-usable storage container. Available in Coarse Flakes or Fine Powder

msm glucosamine chondroitin MSM/Glucosamine/

Perfectly balanced joint support supplements further enhanced with Vitamin C and trace minerals

glucosamine chondroitin

MSM gel MSM Gel
200 mL of Dr. Jacob's unique 15% MSM gel formula in handy pump bottle

Glucosamine + MSM Muscle & Joint Cream with CM Glucosamine + MSM Muscle & Joint Cream with CM 2-oz (60 g)
A topical skin-penetrating cream containing a combination of ingredients to relieve joint and muscle soreness both in older people and in athletes.

Books on MSM 
Books by Dr. Stanley Jacob et al. describing the many benefits of MSM

MSM for dogs and cats ARTHRIX
MSM Chewable Pet Product

Our popular chewable joint support formula containing MSM, glucosamine, nutmeg extract, Ester-C and trace minerals, designed for dogs and cats

Discover the OptiMSM difference. There are many different brands of MSM in the marketplace. When you see the distinctive OptiMSM logo on our MSM products, you know you're getting the original MSM from Bergstrom Nutrition, exclusively used by the medical doctor who first brought MSM to the world, Stanley Jacob, M.D. (see his personal endorsement in the right-hand column on this page). OptiMSM is held to the highest quality standards, tested by independent laboratories to guarantee the absence of harmful metal and biological contaminants, and is always guaranteed 99.9% pure methylsulfonylmethane.

OptiMSM is Kosher Certified:
MSM Kosher Certified

KALA Health MSM Powder. This product is made totally FREE of additives! Because some people prefer MSM powder over tablets, KALA Health offers 500-gram MSM powder containers, which includes a convenient tablespoon (=12-gram) / teaspoon (=4 gram) measuring scoop with each bottle. For large users, we offer a 20-kg pail!

KALA Health MSM Capsules. KALA Health's MSM capsules are manufactured using the latest technology without ANY additives! Each capsule contains 1,000-mg (1 gram) 100% pure MSM. KALA Health offers bottles in 250 capsules.  

Dr. Jacob's MSM Gel. Click on the link to take you to our MSM gel page. Through an exclusive agreement with Stanley Jacob, MD, KALA Health, Inc. proudly offers Dr. Jacob's unique MSM gel formula.  

Adverse effects

MSM is rated as one of the least toxic substances in biology and medicine, comparable to water.

It should be noted, that MSM may have a mild blood thinning effect. People taking high doses of blood thinning medication may require a lower dose of these substances and are recommended to consult with their doctor before using MSM as a nutritional supplement.

What People Say about KALA Health's MSM Products:

....I placed an order for 1,000 caps of MSM on Sunday, Jan 27th. I was so surprised and pleased to receive it in less than 3 business days!!! It was delivered Wednesday early afternoon by a postal letter carrier in a box marked "Priority Mail". Thank you for your terrific service!!! My thanks to all of you who make the effort to provide effective, quality alternative medicines at affordable prices to those of us who wisely choose not to become dependent on lucrative drugs prescribed by physicians supported by so called "health" insurance organizations.
Terry Hendricks. Napa, California

....Almost immediately I noticed how easy it is to swallow your MSM tablets. I always have had difficulty swallowing pills and capsules. Yours are so smooth, I am no longer afraid that they will get stuck in my throat!
Nancy Corbell, New York

....My doctor recommended that I look for MSM capsules with absolutely no additives. Your product is the only one I have found that has 100% MSM and nothing else in it. And yours contain a full 1000 mg and no additives!  I am also very pleased with the low cost. I recommend your products to all my friends.
Ellen Clarke. Falmouth, MA

....I read so many stories about MSM and what it does for people and I just had to try it for myself. Now I have personally discovered what MSM can do for me. I take 15 tablets per day without any problem. I feel like a new person. It's a great product.
Gail Goodrow, Scituate, MA

MSM, Glucosamine and Chondroitin, Glucosamine
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The Quality of Our MSM

Endorsement by
Stanley W.  Jacob, M.D.

Professor of Surgery, Oregon Health Sciences University
Portland, Oregon, USA
It is my great privilege and honor to work with Dr. Ron Breteler and Ir. Paul Breteler of KALA Health to share with you an amazing nutrient that I have found to be one of the most exciting discoveries of the 20th Century: MSM. MSM is an abbreviation of methylsulfonylmethane, an organic form of naturally-occurring sulfur.

It is also known as dimethyl sulfone. This is the form in which sulfur appears in nature in all living organisms, and in which it is biologically active. MSM is found primarily in fresh fruits and vegetables. It is also found in the human body. MSM is a part of the earthly sulfur cycle and plays a crucial role in many important functions of the human body which help to maintain good health.

MSM has been studied for over twenty years at the Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Oregon. On my recommendation, over 18,000 people attending my medical clinic at the University Hospital have used MSM. A few years ago I published my experiences with MSM in my book “The Miracle of MSM. The Natural Solution for Pain”. This book was published in 1999 in the United States. 

I feel that it is important to discuss an important issue regarding not just MSM, but many of the dietary supplements now available throughout the world. That issue is purity and potency. As MSM has become more popular, there have been many look-alike products that have entered the market. Beware of material that has been adulterated, contaminated or of a lower potency than needed for effectiveness. Some brands appear to have been contaminated with heavy metals, fungi or microbes. Other brands were diluted with epson salt, sometimes by as much as 50%. This concerns me very much because not only can contaminations be harmful for human health, the effectiveness of the MSM is totally dependent on the quality of the materials from which it is manufactured.

For this reason, I always recommend a product called “OptiMSM”. OptiMSM is the trade name of MSM produced in the United States by Bergsstrom Nutrition, the dedicated MSM manufacturer located in Vancouver, Washington. I have evaluated various brands and I consider OptiMSM the highest quality available. It is the only one that I will use or recommend for my patients. Bergstrom was the first commercial supplier of food-grade MSM over a decade ago and they remain the world leader in premium quality MSM. I continue to work with Bergstrom and help guide their research efforts.

Stanley W. Jacob, M.D.



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