Our Company

Bergstrom Nutrition® is a customer-focused organization dedicated to continuous improvement, uncompromising quality, and service that is second to none.

Bergstrom Nutrition® pioneered the use of MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) for animal and human health use and remains an industry innovator and the world’s leading manufacturer of MSM. The Bergstrom technical team alone has over 100 years of combined experience in the manufacturing and uses of MSM. Bergstrom is committed to exceptional customer service and helping customers succeed by producing MSM recognized around the world for its consistent form, purity, and quality.
Bergstrom uses a proprietary, multi-stage distillation process to create their products, and every batch is third-party tested for optimal purity, quality, and consistency. The result is MSM that is the same as that found in nature. Products are manufactured exclusively in the USA, at a single-purpose, cGMP-compliant, ISO-registered facility to provide essential traceability. Bergstrom Nutrition is a family-owned company founded in 1988 and based in Vancouver, Washington USA.
Bergstrom Nutrition’s flagship brand, OptiMSM®, is the purest and only GRAS-designated MSM available. The majority of the world’s best-selling joint health nutritional supplements include OptiMSM with the brand recognized and trusted worldwide. Bergstrom Nutrition continually drives research to discover new applications for MSM to benefit our partners and consumers. Current studies build on MSM’s recognized joint support benefits and extend to Immunity, Skin Care, Exercise Recovery, Sports Nutrition, and support for Healthy Aging.

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Bergstrom Nutrition® continues to demonstrate a commitment to quality and product safety far above the basic requirements by achieving FSSC 22000 certification. FSSC 22000 is a program recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative and has worldwide credibility. 
Based on an ISO standard, FSSC 22000 combines ISO 22000:2005 with additional requirements for prerequisite programs for the safety of food in food manufacturing.
Through the implementation and achievement of ISO 9001:2015 registration and FSSC 22000 certification, Bergstrom Nutrition developed a comprehensive product safety and quality assurance manual. The manual details the manufacturing process as well as processes and responsibilities for recall and traceability, handling of customer complaints, facility security, corrective and preventative action, and continuous improvement. We have also implemented a HACCP plan to identify potential hazards and have put measures in place to eliminate or reduce those hazards to an acceptable level.
In addition to our facility certification, our premium branded product, OptiMSM®, is certified both Kosher and Halal and is the only GRAS-designated MSM on the market. GRAS means “Generally Recognized As Safe” and is the designation given to substances considered safe for direct or indirect additives to foods. The procedure for receiving GRAS designated status is lengthy, and not common in the supplement and functional ingredient market.
OptiMSM’s GRAS designation indicates that Bergstrom Nutrition has performed all the necessary research and due diligence. The product has met all criteria required by the Food & Drug Administration and received the FDA’s Letter of Non-Objection, signifying there are no further challenges to the product’s GRAS status.

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