Sulfur

Sulfur, an acid-forming, non-metallic element is not treated as an essential mineral. The average human body contains about 1 teaspoon of sulfur. Sulfur often occurs in petroleum deposits, where it is found coated with greasy black petroleum. Sulfur is soft, light in weight, and very brittle. Therefore, care must be exercised when handling and storing specimens.

Functionality:

Sulfur is used to detoxify the body, assist the immune system and fight the effects of aging, as well as age related illnesses such as arthritis. It is found in the hair, nails and skin. Although sulfur might not be an essential mineral, it is an essential element of protein, biotin as well as vitamin B1.

Deficiency Diseases:

Deficiencies will only really happen if a diet is deprived of protein.

Overdose Disease: N/A

Deficiency Symptoms:
  • Skin problems or disorders
  • Muscle pain, nerve disorders
  • Circulatory trouble
  • Arthritis, inflammation
  • Damages resulting from free radicals
  • Stress, infection
  • Constipation and wrinkles
Rich Sources:

Sulfur is found in all proteins so eating a protein rich diet is one of the best ways to ensure the body gets an ample amount. Some of the best sources of Sulfur include lean meats, poultry, fish, eggs and egg yolks, milk and legumes. Garlic, cabbage, brussels sprouts, onions, turnips, kale, lettuce, kelp, seaweed and some nuts also contain Sulfur.

Important for:
  • Clean the blood
  • Help protect against toxic build-up
Best Suitable Composition:

Best Suitable Composition of Sulfur is with the B group vitamins.

Recommended Daily Intake:
  • Men & Women: 100 mg