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What is Sulfur?
What is sulfur? Sulfur is a very important nutrient and mineral. Sulfur comprises about 0.25% of your total body weight.
The uses of sulfur include the formation of your connective tissue which is necessary for healthy nails, hair, and skin.
Sulfur is also known as a transformational substance and is very important for the "growth" of a human being.
What is sulfur - amino acids? Methionine and cysteine are the primary sulfur containing amino acids due to being incorporated within the proteins of cells.
There are other sulfur containing amino acids that are not incorporated into proteins such as taurine.
What is Sulfur - Foods?
Sulfur is found primarily in
protein rich foods such as fresh meats, organ meats, eggs, seafood, poultry,
and dairy products.
These foods must also be properly raised in order
to contain bio-available sulfur.
For example, cows should be raised on pasture and not in feed lots.
Their natural diet is grasses that grow on pasture - not grains!
You can also find a decent amount of sulfur in seasonal plant foods such
as organic nuts & seeds, organic cruciferous vegetables, and organic
It's important to note that cooking, freezing, and storing these foods will reduce the properties of sulfur or the uses of sulfur.
How to Keep the Properties of Sulfur
Drinking fresh raw milk will give you much more of this
essential mineral than if you are drinking pasteurized milk (especially ultra-pasteurized milk).
Eating poke, sashimi, and sushi that contains raw fish will give you an adequate amount of sulfur.
Eating your meats on the "rare" side will offer some of this magical substance, but eating well-done meats - nope!
Lightly cooking your foods should help to retain more properties of sulfur than overcooking your foods.
Consume the "Right Type" of Sulfur to Increase
The Many Uses of Sulfur in Your Body
MSM is an organic form of sulfur and contains about 34% of elemental sulfur which makes it a very rich source of sulfur.
In addition to providing organic sulfur, MSM plays an important role in sulfur metabolism.
It is found abundantly in pastured raised raw animal foods and in raw wild caught seafood.
Uses of Sulfur....
- It's a Component of Every Cell
- Required for Synthesis of Many Proteins
- Mainly Found in Your Muscles, Skin and Bones
- Critical for Formation of Connective Tissue
- Needed for the Synthesis of Collagen
- Sulfur is a Component of Insulin and is Required for the Regulation of Blood Sugar Levels
- Sulfur Detoxifies at the Cellular Level and Increases Glutathione
- Needed for Energy Production and Relieves Pain
Getting a proper supply of this nutrient comes down to eating properly
raised and grown foods.
Along with the consumption of fresh "unprocessed"
So basically, eating more raw foods that contain bio-available sulfur or the properties of sulfur will give your body its daily supply of this nutrient.
You should be able to get an adequate supply of bio-available
sulfur from a varied diet that includes a good variety of raw foods that you grow yourself.
High amounts of this nutrient can be found in fresh and raw pastured organic eggs that you collect every day from your own backyard farm.
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