What is Sulfur?
Sulfur is a critical nutrient that is present in all vertebrate species (animals with a spine, like humans).
It is the 3rd most abundant nutrient in the body after calcium and phosphorous and is sited in over 150 different compounds within the body.
Half the sulfur in your body can be found in your
- Skin, and
5 Surprising Benefits of Sulfur
- Sulfur helps contribute to lustrous hair and strong nails – the keratin in skin and nails is high in sulfur content.
- As we get older, sulfur helps keep skin elastic and connective tissues flexible – sulfur helps our skin and connective tissues retain their youthful suppleness.
- If you are a diabetic, sulfur helps the body maintain proper insulin function – two amino acid chains within the insulin molecule are held together by sulfur bridges.
- Sulfur facilitates Vitamin B1 and Biotin conversion which is essential for turning carbohydrates into energy.
- Sulfur is a detoxification machine. Sulfur bonds more readily with compounds even more so than oxygen. And sulfur bonds with heavy metals making it easier for the body to remove.
Sulfur makes cell membranes more pliable allowing for improved oxygen transport to the cell and improved waste transport from the cell- so sulfur would definitely help anyone to remove toxins from the body. Sulfur helps us regenerate all of our cells so we can heal from the inside, out.
Sulfur bonds with more elements than even oxygen. It bonds with toxic substances such as Aluminum, Barium and Strontium that are being sprayed in chemtrails, helping remove them safely from the body. It also helps remove toxic mercury from the body. – Sulfur for Health
What is MSM?
MSM is an acronym for methyl-sulfonyl-methane, an organic compound found naturally in many plants.
I was 40 years old when I was first told about MSM. I guess turning 40 means it’s all downhill from here. :)
My father recommended it for joint pain, but I am happy to report it is far more beneficial to the body than just joint comfort. MSM has many unique qualities, including help with:
- Stress, and
- Degenerative diseases
My biggest draw to using MSM is the fact that it is unique in its ability to neutralize inflammation, the underlying cause of most major illnesses.
Not only that, but it is thought to be particularly beneficial in the prevention of heart disease by breaking down plaque in arteries.
The best sources of naturally-occurring MSM can be found in:
- Raw grass-fed milk
- Raw Vegetables, and
You can also find MSM in
- Beer, and
How do I get sulfur/MSM, food sources? Supplements?
Sulfur is a mineral you can get almost wholly through dietary proteins.
Your body requires 850 mg of sulfur each day for normal activities.
Egg yolks have the highest source of sulfur. Two a day is all you need.
Other sulfur containing foods include:
- Eggs, organic, cage free
- Meats, organic, free-range beef
- Chicken, organic, free-range
- Fish, wild-caught
- Bone stock from organic animals
If you are vegetarian or vegan, sulfur can be found in
- Organic soy products,
- Nut, grains and legumes
- Raw garlic and onions
- Brussel sprouts
- Kale and
- Wheat germ
It’s important to get your food from the highest quality sources.
Conventional farming has stripped most nutrients from the soil and factory farmed animals are kept alive long enough to fatten them up for slaughter through the use of hormone injections, antibiotics and even sprayed with pesticides.
In fact, a factory-farmed chicken today contains twice the fat and only a third of the protein of chickens from 40 years ago.
Other MSM Sources
Organic sulfur crystals. As with most things that are processed, when sulfur crystals are converted into powdered form, as most are, they lose about 85% of their effectiveness.
To find out more about quality, organic sulfur crystals, check out Health Talk Hawaii .
Sulfur and MSM products and supplements can be found in most natural food and health stores.
These are the brands I like to use:
Using MSM enhanced products for skin and hair care may help with:
And if you are lucky enough to live near sulfur and mineral-rich hot springs, take advantage of its healing waters.
Sulfur baths have been known to help with allergies, respiratory disorders, arthritis and chronic pain.
I want to emphasize once again that I am no physician, doctor, health care provider, nurse, naturopath or anything along those lines.
I am simply a woman looking for natural, organic options to a quality lifestyle.
So, please, consult a physician or trusted healthcare provider before making any changes to your diet or supplement regimen.
If you have a sensitivity or allergy to sulfa drugs, MSM may not be for you.
Otherwise, MSM is extremely non-toxic.
- Dr. Mercola’s site and articles “Sulfur: The Mineral That Helps Fight Fatigue, Stress, Pain, Cancer, and Wrinkles, Too” and “MSM Health Benefits May be Related to Its Sulfur Content”
- Sulfur for Health – “How to Detox”
- Dr. David Williams – “Foods Everyone Should be Eating”
- Natural News – “Organic Sulfur Crystals are a Miracle Food That Provides Amazing Health Benefits”
- Health Talk Hawaii
Eating for Beauty David Wolfe
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