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Sulfur Minerals Information - Facts, benefits, deficiency disease of Sulfur

Sulfur is essential for healthy hair, skin and nails. It helps maintain oxygen balance necessary for proper brain function. Sulfur is known as a healing mineral. It is believed that sulfur can repair the myelin sheath, the protector on the end of every nerve in the body.

Sulfur works with b complex vitamins for basic body metabolism, and is part of tissue building amino acids.

No RDA has been set, but a diet sufficient in protien will generally be sufficient in Sulfur.

Sulfur Benefits and Uses

  • tone up skin and make hair more lustrous
  • help fight bacterial infections
  • Sulfur is related to the maintenance of hardness with certain amount of elasticity in various tissues of the body, for instance, hair, hoofs, horns, cartilages, nails etc.
  • It is a constituent of essential amino acid methionine.
  • Taurocholic acid of bile is derived from taurine, which is synthesized from sulfur containing amino acid cystine.
  • aid in liver bile secretion

Sulfur food Sources

Lean beef, dried beans, fish, eggs, cabbage.

Sulfur Deficiency Disease

Some important symptoms of sulfur deficiency are:

  • Arthritis
  • Infection
  • Asthma
  • Migraines
  • Acne
  • Muscle pain
  • Back pain
  • Nerve disorders
  • Constipation
  • Stress
  • Circulatory problems
  • Skin disorders
  • Dry skin
  • Urinary tract disorders
  • Free radical damage
  • Various muscle and skeletal disorders
  • Inflammation
  • Wrinkles


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