As the third most abundant mineral in the body (after calcium and phosphorous), sulfur is an acid-forming mineral that is present in every one of our cells. It is found in the chemical structure of amino acids -methionine, -cysteine, -taurine, and -glutathione.
As a disease fighter, sulfur disinfects the blood, helps maintain healthy joints, aids in fat digestion, stands guard against bacteria and other toxic substances, and protects the protoplasm of cells. Essential in anti-aging efforts, it is required for the synthesis of the protein collagen to help provide healthy hair, skin, and nails.
There is no government standard for daily sulfur, but it is believed most people are deficient because of the depletion of our soils and poor cooking practices. Symptoms of a deficiency include the following:
- •Brittle nails, hair
- •Poor growth of fingernails
- •Slow growth of hair or hair loss
- •Skin problems, accelerated aging of skin
- •Joint problems
- •Muscle and skeletal disorders
- •Poor circulation, varicose veins
- •Hypoglycemia or other blood sugar problems
- •Poor digestion
- •New allergies
- •Internal parasites
Sulfur is found primarily in unprocessed animal foods, seafood, and raw egg yolks. Certain vegetables are sulfur-rich, and it is important to note that high heat can decrease the beneficial effects of these vegetables.
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