Sulfur from foods is absorbed as an organic compound and after metabolism; it is converted into inorganic sulphates and excreted in the urine. Sulfur is necessary for proper liver function and protein absorption. It gives one smooth skin, glossy hair and hard nail. Sulfur is found in the amino acids cysteine, cystine and methionine. Sulfur is also found in cells, hemoglobin, collagen, keratin, insulin, heparin, hair, skin, nails, among many other biological structures. Sulfur is necessary for synthesizing collagen. It is required for the metabolism of several vitamins including thiamine, biotin and pantothenic acid. It is also required for cellular respiration. Sulfur is a component of biotin, insulin, glutathione, thiamine, coenzyme A. Helps in carbohydrate metabolism, helps detoxify by converting toxins to nontoxic forms. Sulfur aids in bile secretion in the liver.
Uses and Benefits of Sulfur
- Sulfur disinfects the blood, helps the body to resist bacteria, and protects the protoplasm of cells.
- It aids in necessary oxidation reactions in the body, stimulates bile secretion, and protects against toxic substances.
- Because of its ability to protect against the harmful effects of radiation and pollution, sulfur slows down the aging process.
- It is needed for the synthesis of collagen, a principal protein that gives the skin its structural integrity.
- Needed for hair, nails, insulin, cartilage, and blood. Aids digestion and elimination. Oxidizing agent in hemoglobin.
- The deficiency of sulphur will affect healthy growth of hair and nail.
- Impurities in the blood due to inhibited liver function
- Sulfur is also very important in protecting your body from harmful toxins and heavy metals found in our environment.
- Fatigue and Sluggishness
- Increased Aging of Skin
- Inability to Digest Fats
- Dermatitis & Eczema
- Varicose Veins & Poor Circulation
- Joint Problems like Arthritis
- Parasitical Infestations
- Increased Allergies
Rich Food Sources of Sulfur
Asparagus, kale, turnip, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, durian, dried beans, cabbage, cauliflower, cucumber, garlic, horsetail herb, hot pepper, horseradish, green leafy vegetable, mustard greens, flax seeds, sunflower seeds, onions, raspberry, kelp, broccoli, lettuce, watercress, wheat germ, etc.
- Biotin : The vitamin that plays a role in the formation of fatty acids and the release of energy from carbohydrates as well as being important for healthy skin, hair, and nails. (blissreturned.wordpress.com)
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