Preparation process for our MSM
The supplier Ion Silver originally had in Canada, moved its production to China already 6-7 years ago. Ion Silver had no choice but to follow and continued to receive well-functioning deliveries. The Lignisul and Alavis brands are linked to the manufacturer. In the meantime, we assumed that they continued to use wood as a raw material.
We heard nothing specific that would lead us to assume otherwise. A few years ago, after a similar question, we again asked about the origin, and were told that they had now switched to using natural gas as a source of their MSM. Trees are becoming scarce even in China, and they have had to review the whole chain and think as much as possible about the environmental aspect.
Actually, it doesn’t really matter what you use as a source when producing MSM. As long as it contains enough hydrocarbons. You can use natural gas or trees as a raw material. Hydrocarbon from trees or natural gas is solar energy from the past. In the case of trees, it is done in the form of utilising the by-product of pulp production.
The only way to distinguish between MSM produced from natural gas – and MSM extracted from paper pulp, is to do a Carbon-14 dating. It is only the age of the product’s base material that distinguishes the products. MSM is a chemical compound, a molecule with the formula CH3SO2CH3.
The process is based on the extraction of methanol from gas or paper pulp. This is then used to produce DMSO (dimethyl sulphoxide). This DMSO is then crystallised and the process produces MSM. The MSM Ion Silver distributes is used by tens of thousands of satisfied users across the country.
Destillation eller kristallisation.
Det MSM Ion Silver säljer är av högsta möjliga farmakologiska kvalitet. Det är garanterat att hålla en renhet på minst 99,95%. Vår leverantör använder sig av kristalliseringsprocessen. Eftersom endast Bergstrom Nutrition i USA får destillera sitt MSM på grund av ett patent, är alla andra tvungna att använda kristalliseringsteknik. Detta leder till att Bergstrom kan säga att de har marginellt mindre föroreningar i sitt MSM, max 5 ppm, till skillnad från vår tillverkare som hävdar att de har max 10 ppm.
The main difference is as following:
1) Water content (Bergstrom Nutrition Distillation method) less than 0.1%, and our traditional method Is less than 0.2 %
2) Heavy metals (Bergstrom Nutrition Distillation method) less than 5ppm, and our traditional method is less than 10ppm.