Distilled for Purity

MSM Distilled for Purity

Purity like no other MSM

Bergstrom Nutrition’s focus on purity sets OptiMSM apart. Bergstrom Nutrition pioneered the distillation process of MSM to ensure the highest levels of purity and safety. Today, the distillation we use for purification is still recognized by chemical engineers and other experts as the most superior method on the market.

Purification is an essential step in the production of MSM, and Bergstrom Nutrition® sets the gold standard in the industry. We start with the best quality raw materials, then utilize a four-stage distilling process to ensure optimal purity.

Crystallization and distillation are the two methods manufacturers commonly use to purify MSM. Chemical engineers recognize distillation, which was pioneered by Bergstrom Nutrition, as the superior purification method. Many manufacturers chose crystallization because it is a cheaper process, but we won't compromise purity for the sake of economics. Only Bergstrom Nutrition MSM is guaranteed to be positively pure through purification by distillation.

MSM Distillation Method

Bergstrom Nutrition’s proprietary four-stage distillation process uses heat to separate impurities and by-products of manufacturing based on their unique boiling points. MSM’s boiling point of 478° F (248° C) allows pure MSM to be isolated from solution. In addition to being a very pure product, distilled OptiMSM has a low moisture content, which reduces the risk of microbial contamination and product degradation.

Crystallization Method

Unlike Bergstrom’s distillation method, MSM purified by crystallization can develop occlusions in the crystals as they form that entrap contaminants present in the solution, resulting in decreased purity.

A Difference You Can See

Crystallized MSM is highly dependent on both the quality of the water and raw materials, because a “wash and centrifuge” process is used to separate impurities and manufacturing by-products. As crystals form, occlusions develop that can entrap contaminants present in the solution.

By contrast, Bergstrom Nutrition's exclusive four-stage distilling process uses heat to separate impurities and manufacturing by-products, allowing 99.9% pure MSM to be isolated from the solution. In addition to being a very pure product, our distilled MSM has a low moisture content, which reduces the risk of microbial contamination and product degradation.

The Bergstrom Nutrition “Triad of Purity”

  • Low Water Content <0.1%
  • Specific Melting Point 109.5º Celsius
  • High Volatile Purity >99.8%