Sulfur: An Essential Mineral

sulfur benefits

Sulfur is the third most abundant mineral in our bodies and is provided almost exclusively by protein in our diets. It is important for detoxification of metals and other toxins and in nutrient transport inside and outside the cells.

Sulfur is also important for its role in producing glutathione, a powerful antioxidant, and for health of your hair, skin, nails and connective tissues (like joints).

Steps to improve your Sulfur benefits

  • Get more sun Sunlight is important in producing the useful form of sulfur, sulfate.
  • Diet Foods high in sulfur come in different types:
    • MSM (methylsulfonylmethane), the natural occurring sulfur can be found in garlic, onions, asparagus and kale. This is also the type that is used in supplements.
    • Foods high in vitamin B-1 and Biotin like pork, meats, egg yolk, nuts, whole grains, bananas, and mushrooms are also good sources of sulfur.
  • Take a bath Epsom salt, or magnesium sulfate is an excellent source of sulfur. Try adding two cups of Epsom salt to a warm bath.

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