Sulfur for Better Health? 10 Surprising Ways Sulfur Can Benefit You
You’re probably familiar with sulfur as a natural element but did you know that organic sulfur is absolutely vital to health? Sulfur is one of the basic building blocks of vibrant health, essential for maintaining everything from youthful skin and joints to a healthy digestive system.
Read on to find out 10 ways sulfur can positively affect health, not just for people but all animal life.
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Sulfur is the third most abundant mineral in the body, about half being concentrated in the muscles, skin and bones, and is essential for life.Sulfur makes up vital amino acids used to create protein for cells, tissues, hormones, enzymes, and antibodies. The body uses up its store daily so it must be continually replenished for optimal health and nutrition.
Sulfur is needed for insulin production. Insulin controls carbohydrate metabolism, but insufficient sulfur makes it harder for the pancreas to produce enough insulin, and makes cells less able to absorb things from the blood, contributing to blood sugar problems.
Sulfur detoxifies at the cellular level and relieves pain. Healthy cells can absorb adequate nutrients while releasing toxins and wastes. Sulfur affects this by helping your body build strong breathable cell walls that properly balance cell pressure. Having enough sulfur helps your body to remove toxins that may suffocate the cells, or swell them, causing pain, allergies, stiffness, and muscle soreness!
Sulfur builds flexible cells in the arteries and veins – the opposite of “hardening of the arteries”. Elastic, “breathable” blood vessel tissues are able to pass oxygen and nutrients through their walls to nourish the rest of the body and handle the body’s blood flow without stress.
Sulfur has been called nature’s “beauty mineral” because it keeps your complexion.
clear and youthful and hair glossy and smooth. Collagen production in your body depends on sulfur to create healthy skin and heal scars. For example, sulfur improves acne by resolving scars, removing toxins from the skin and creating healthy new skin cells. When you have enough sulfur in your body, your skin and hair are more flexible, softer, and smoother.
Where is organic sulfur found in nature? Where do we get organic sulfur we can use? From rainwater and seawater absorbed by plants. Plankton in our oceans absorb it from underwater volcanoes and then release sulfur compounds back into seawater as part of their natural cycle. This is converted to DMS, a gas sulfur compound that bubbles up into the atmosphere. Ozone and ultraviolet sunlight change the sulfur gas to DMSO and Methylsulfonylmethane, known as MSM. The rain now contains MSM which is spread over the oceans and land where it is absorbed by plants and seaweed.
We don’t eat a large diet of foods rich in organic sulfur like people used to. For most of human history, we could eat fruits and vegetables fresh from the ground and not have to give a second thought to getting this essential nutrient. However, food storage, transport, processing, cooking, even washing and drying, degrades MSM, and due to our modern lifestyle we have lost access to the MSM our bodies expect. Also with air pollution and degradation of our soil and water, it has become essential to make sure we supplement our diets with bio-available sulfur to get enough for optimal health.
MSM has an amazing anti-parasitic action. When parasites attach to someone’s intestinal lining, they can live, reproduce and leach nutrients from the body indefinitely. MSM blocks parasites by competing for receptor sites on the mucous membrane. When parasites can not attach themselves, they are simply flushed out of the system.
MSM has anti-allergic properties. MSM has an ability to bind to mucous membranes and form a natural block against allergens. Another way MSM can alleviate allergies is through detoxification, elimination of free radicals, and improvement of cell permeability. Several authors, including Beth M. Ley in her book- MSM: On Our Way Back to Health With Sulfur , have noted that MSM works as a safe histamine inhibitor, at least as well as the traditional antihistamines, without the negative side effects.
MSM and Vitamin C. Your body uses MSM along with Vitamin C to create new, healthy cells and connective tissue. MSM helps determine how flexible the bond is between the cells. An adequate supply of MSM and Vitamin C supports healthy cell regeneration. As your new cells are created, MSM is incorporated into the bonds that make up cells walls. The result is the creation of cell walls that are better able to absorb nutrients.
Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is 34% sulfur, making it the richest source of bio-available organic sulfur. MSM is safe, non-allergenic and easily digestible as a food.
Since naturally occurring MSM is found only tiny amounts in even the richest natural plant sources, you would have to eat a pound of garlic every day to get as much as is in a teaspoon of bioavailable MSM.
The safety of the MSM supplements is guaranteed by manufacturing (in a GMP-FDA approved facility) that uses distillation to remove all impurities, leaving only MSM. With regular testing for quality and purity, this MSM meets and exceeds industry standards. The MSM powder we sell has received a GRAS designation, meaning “Generally Recognized as Safe”.
Our MSM, available for people and pets in bulk one pound bags, will help you supplement your diet with an often overlooked essential mineral. Even though MSM is found in small quantities in food, we recommend adding our MSM to your daily nutrition program as the best way to ensure you get sufficient amounts to support your system.
We now have minimally processed MSM as Pure Organic Sulfur Crystals to support your cellular health. This is the most potent form, up to 85% more effective than commercially ground and packaged finer powders or capsules which also contain any anti-caking agents.
Take 1 teaspoon per 100 lbs body weight twice daily. Just put it in a glass water bottle or jar and let it sit at room temperature to dissolve, overnight works great. Then you can drink it first thing in the morning and again later midafternoon. Take your water bottle with you to drink Drink LOTS of water – as many ounces of water as equals 1/2 your body weight in lbs. you can give it a small squeeze of lemon to mask the slightly bitter taste if you like, though most people get used to it quickly, especially since you may feel increased energy shortly after drinking it.
It is preferable to take MSM Sulfur on an empty stomach, so nothing interferes with its full, fast utilization in the body. If you take it with food, some of it will combine with the food for less effect.