DIRECTIONS FOR USE (HORSES): Give 10g daily in feed – 1 heaping scoop is approximately 10 grams = 10000mg of MSM Methyl Sulphonyl Methane, known as “MSM” is a naturally occurring sulphur compound that improves joint health, reducing inflammation and muscle and tendon soreness caused by training, injury, arthritis (degenerative joint disease) and epiphysitis. MSM an excellent dietary source of sulfur that all cells require. MSM is not only essential for the production of cartilage which is comprised of strong collagen fibers embedded in a gelatinous matrix of glucosamine and chondroitin (proteoglycans), but also for production of keratin (hair, skin, hooves) as well as many enzymes and hormones that ensure proper digestion, central nervous and immune function. MSM is also, a powerful antioxidant, helping to reduce oxidative cellular damage by enhancing the production of glutathione. In a study with 24 thoroughbred race horses, glutathione levels were enhanced when horses were supplemented with MSM, therefore enhancing recovery, post exercise. The anti-inflammatory and pain relieving benefits of MSM are profound. Several veterinarians have reported immediate benefits with young Thoroughbreds with the growing condition of epiphysitis, as well as a preventive effect on the development of arthritis. Epiphysitis is an inflammatory condition at the end of the long bones in a horse’s legs where growth takes place. Many factors contribute to this condition which occurs when the bone grow quicker than the tendons and ligaments, causing pain at the growth plates. High protein diets and imbalances in calcium and phosphorous are common dietary causes in epiphysitis in young horses. Arthritis is the gradual degradation of joint cartilage that occurs with age, normal wear and tear from everyday use and injury. Gradual stiffness and reduced joint mobility, swelling, are symptomatic which often leads to complete erosion of cartilage. For regular training or competition, MSM combined with Glucosamine Solution or DuoFlex would be an excellent measure to ensure optimal performance, reducing muscle and tendon soreness, improving joint health, and ensuring tissue repair and, maintenance from the impact of intense work.