What is Sulfur?

What is sulfur?  Sulfur is an important nutrient and 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?

Properties of sulfur are found in the amino acids methionine, cystine, and cysteine. These amino acids are known as the sulfur amino acids and are vital to your body.

What is sulfur foods?

Sulfur is found primarily in protein rich foods such as meats, organ meats, eggs, seafood, poultry, and dairy products.  These foods must also be properly raised in order to contain bio-available sulfur.

You can also find a decent amount of sulfur in plant foods such as organic nuts & seeds, organic cruciferous vegetables, and organic legumes.

It's important to note that cooking these foods will reduce the properties of sulfur or the uses of sulfur.

How to Keep the Properties of Sulfur

Eating sushi that has raw fish will give you an adequate amount of sulfur.

Lightly cooking your foods should help to retain more properties of sulfur than overcooking your foods.

For example: Drinking raw milk or vat-pasteurized milk will give you much more of this essential mineral than drinking pasteurized milk. 

Also, eating your meats on the "rare" side will offer some of this magical substance, but eating well-done meats - nope!

The Many Uses of Sulfur in Your Body

Getting a proper supply of this nutrient comes down to eating properly raised and grown foods along with the consumption of fresh "unprocessed" foods.

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.

High amounts of this nutrient can be found in almost all raw or fresh animal foods as well as in most fresh seafood.

BTW, sulfur exists in both a mineral and organic form.  The mineral form is more associated with volcanoes and sulfuric acid.  And organic sulfur is called MSM.

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
  • Required for regulation of blood sugar levels
  • Needed for the production of bile acids
  • Plays a part in maintaining a proper pH balance
  • Needed for energy production

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