About Our MSM
New Horizons DistilPure™ MSM
We are often asked if our New Horizons MSM is natural source pine tree MSM or petrochemical.
New Horizons DistilPure™ MSM is a natural sulphur source that helps to build important amino acids which are needed for nearly all functions within the body.
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New Horizons sources its raw material, DMSO, from a supplier that has developed a process originating from corn oil and other oil seed crops.
This means that DistilPure™ MSM comes from plant origin as opposed to fossil fuel origin. Methoxyl groups in this DMSO provide many more health benefits and is much more of an "all-natural" product than other DMSO, most of which is derived as a byproduct from the petrochemical industry.
New Horizons offer DistilPure™ MSM in two forms:
Is New Horizons MSM not Pine Tree Source?
Pine tree MSM means that the methoxyl group of the MSM raw material has been taken from a plant source. Traditionally that source would have been trees that had been pulped for paper.
In early 2011, the key supplier of this raw material ceased, opting to produce petrochemical derived material instead. As we had always opted to use the plant source MSM, this created a problem. Since that time we have worked to create an alternative natural, plant source MSM raw material. New Horizons now use a raw material that is unique, created on our behalf under contract, only for our MSM.
Why Natural MSM?
New Horizons test each batch of our MSM raw material with an independent specialist using C14 to determine the plant source. Our MSM achieves a 100% bio carbon test result.
Our MSM is made in a dedicated facility, and is purified by distillation. This is a little like water can be purified by boiling and collecting the steam, and condensing the steam back to water.
The alternative is to crystallize and then filter the MSM, which is the most common method. The difficulty with this is a tendency to leave impurities, and traces of the raw material - this can have an unpleasant odour.
New Horizons do this because purity is a major concern for most customers, and where there is the ability to use a superior grade product, New Horizons will do it. New Horizons use plant based material on our MSM raw material as we believe that customers want it.
Our purity level for the DistilPure™ MSM is > 100%.