While people will instinctively take proactive steps to offset their low intake of essential minerals such as zinc, magnesium, potassium, or calcium, they may, at the same time, fail to recognize and consider whether they are obtaining an adequate amount of bioavailable sulfur from their food.
The writings and contributions of Ancient Purity co-founder Clive de Carle served as one of the sources for this report.
Why Sulfur is Important
As stated in a report published by Medical News Today, sulfur is one of the essential minerals of life.
Sulfur in one of its organic forms is a powerful detoxification mineral that is capable of neutralizing and removing toxic heavy metals, including mercury, which is often linked medically to cataracts.
Cysteine is a sulfur-based amino acid naturally found in high-protein foods such as chicken, cheese, and eggs that the body combines with two other amino acids (glutamine and glycine) to synthesize an enzyme called glutathione, which helps protect cells and tissues from oxidative damage caused by free radicals.
Sulfur is a vital component of other enzymes, such as the enzyme that pumps excess fluid out of the crystalline lens of our eye so that we are able to maintain a clear focus. Vitamin C and sulfur jointly play important roles in the health of all connective tissues, and can affect the structural integrity and healing capacity of every part of our eyes.
Thiamine and Biotin: Two Important Vitamins That Contain Sulfur
As indicated in a report authored by Temesha Aldridge that was published by LiveStrong, Thiamine (vitamin B1) and Biotin (vitamin B7) are two vitamins that contains sulfur. Thiamine is a water-soluble vitamin that is needed to process fats, carbohydrates and protein. Thiamine deficiency can result in a loss of hair and can lead to nerve damage, fatigue and weakness. On the other hand, Biotin is needed for glucose and fatty acid formation, which fuels the body.
What is Organic Sulfur MSM?
Organic Sulfur is a white crystalline food that is a potent form of methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) that is an important binder of soft tissues in the body.
While MSM is naturally present in a variety of foods, much of this natural MSM is lost due to commercial food processing as well as cooking, drying, smoking, pickling, and long-term storage. As a result, many people are likely to be sulfur-deficient. Because our bodies do not store MSM, we need to consume a fresh supply every day.
MSM plays an important role on behalf of the amino acid chain. Radioisotope studies have shown that the sulfur atom in MSM is used by the body to synthesize two essential amino acids that are sulfur-based: cystine (an oxidized form of cysteine) and methionine. Without sufficient MSM in our body, other amino acids will build up in the glands but fail to manufacture complete enzymes. Consequentially, we may become susceptible to unnecessary illness or disease.