Sunday, September 21, 2008

Today was dark and depressing, cloudy after a night of steady rain. I don't mind the rain, but I hate the darkness. Couldn't paint the house, didn't want to ride, so we went to town and did some shopping. Here were my most exciting purchases:

I am so happy with my new Mustang travel mug! I bought it at Tri-State distributors, the same place where I got my Mustang playing cards. But they didn't have the nice mugs last time I was in there, just these big clunky plastic ones. Problem though - they also had drinking glasses and aluminum water bottles. Oh man, I had a hard time figuring out what to get. (Shhh, don't tell, but I think I'll sneak back and gradually collect the other things.)

The MSM is to help Bella heal her tendon. I can't afford a $60+ supplement right now. This was only $17 for a 40 day supply. What I've read suggests that a mix of glucosamine and MSM works better, but I do know that the MSM by itself is supposed to have some good effect.

Here are some tidbits of info I found online:

Reduced joint and muscle pain and inflammation - As the flexible bond between proteins, MSM aids in cell regeneration. It reduces inflammation and permits the muscles to heal. While helping to rebuild healthy cells, MSM can increase flexibility in joints and has been welcome relief to sufferers of arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, bursitis, muscle strains and tendon and ligament strains and sprains.

The Sulfur in MSM is good for all sorts of tissues including skin, joints, ligaments, and tendons Methylsulfonylmethane is a relatively new dietary supplement form of sulfur that is found in our living tissues.

MSM supports healthy connective tissues like tendons, ligaments, and muscle.

I always thought of it as a joint supplement, not a tendon supplement, but when you think about it, the problem with joints is usually in the connective tissue, so I guess it all makes sense.

Anyway, that's about all I have, for now...


Christy said...

Um, I really need one of those travel mugs...when are you heading back out there?

Andrea said...

It's just right in town, I can get it the next time I go in. Probably sometime this week.

Or you can order them online (and all the other neat things too). Here are the mugs:

Here's the whole collection: (The Wildlife and the Majestic series both have mustang stuff.)

Lea and her Mustangs said...

Andi bought Bob one of those mugs when we were in Burns this summer. He loves it.
We had rain here too. I hate the dark also. It makes me depressed.

Tina said...

Have you looked at the Majesty's Co-flex cookies, they have both msm and glucosamine in them, about $35.00 for a 60 day supply. I give them to my gelding and they have helped alot.

Jenna Blumer said...

I know I'm several years late - don't worry I'm catching up - but I have that awesome travel mug! I used it for several years before it sprung a leak and now it is happily retired on one of my bookshelves.