Sulphur is an essential mineral which plays a role in many bodily processes. Sulphur is the 8th most prevalent mineral in the body and alongside calcium, potassium, magnesium, sodium, and phosphorus serves as one of the building blocks for diverse bodily tissues. Sulphur is especially important for the formation of collagen, which is an important component of connective tissues as well as cartilage, hair, and nails. As a component of disulfide bridges and numerous amino acids including methionine, taurine, and cysteine, sulphur can be found in all parts of the body.
Because methylsulfonylmethane is bonded with hydrocarbons, it is also sometimes referred to as an organosulphur compound. MSM is a biologically active sulphur compound with a sulphur content of 34%.