Yin Yang MSM Cream was formulated to apply to the skin around tired overworked and uncomfortable joints and muscles, in the tradition of the 2000 year old practise of taking sulphur baths (balneotherapy) to ease fatigue and discomfort in muscles and joints.
MSM belongs to a family of compounds that are abundant in the food chains of terrestrial and marine life. It is a sulphur containing nutrient (sulphur being some 34% by weight), that is the stable end product of a series of compounds that provide sulphur in a bio-available form to some 85% of all living organisms. The fourth most abundant mineral in the human body, making up some 0.8% by weight or 200gms in a 70kg adult, sulphur plays an important role in the integrity of the connective tissues, and in many of the metabolic processes of the body. Sulphur has been used traditionally in some of its forms (milk of sulphur, flowers of sulphur), also as a topical treatment for a variety of dermatological conditions. It has both mild antifungal and antibacterial activity.
Essential Oil of Limes has a long tradition of being used on the skin around tired overworked or uncomfortable joints and muscles. This essential oil, pressed from the peel of the fruit, is thought to have anti-rheumatic, anti- scorbutic, antiseptic, antiviral, bactericidal, and fever reducing properties. Like sulphur it is also thought to be beneficial on the skin.
Yin Yang MSM Cream contains 9% MSM (3% elemental sulphur) and 0.7% Essential Oil of Limes. The cream is based on an emulsification of Wheat Germ Oil (high in Vitamin E and the sulphur bearing amino acid methionine), Coconut Oil (moisturising and antiseptic function), fermented Organic Soya protein (rich in amino acids including the sulphur bearing amino acids methionine, cysteine, and cystine), and pure spring water (for hydration).