Do you know what role sulphur plays in your body? It's an extremely underrated mineral, however, very much needed for so many bodily functions.
"Sulfur is the eighth most abundant element in all living organisms. In our bodies, it forms part of virtually all tissue, especially those highest in protein, such as red blood cells, muscles, skin and hair," explains Dr Stanley Jacobs in the book, The Miracle of MSM.
Dr Jacobs goes on to say, "Sulfur is a major ingredient of important amino acids the building blocks of protein. Proteins are the primary constituents of enzymes, hormones, antibodies and the countless biochemical activities continually going on in the body."
Sulphur also plays a major role in the body's other systems, including detoxification, helping to convert carbohydrates into energy, regulating normal insulin functionality and combining vital metabolic intermediates, such as glutathione (also known as the master antioxidant), explains an expert.
Sulphur can be found in certain foods including fish, organic beef and poultry, organic pasturised eggs, garlic, onion, brussel sprouts, asparagus, kale, and wheat germ. Although, you would need to eat for example 450g of garlic a day in order to get the recommended daily dose of sulphur - that's a lot of garlic and a lot of garlic breath to deal with every day!
With having to consume large amounts of certain foods to get our sulphur fix coupled with the shift in modern diets to processed types foods, air pollution and agricultural changes, our bodies just aren't getting the sulphur it needs and requires for every day living, so supplementing it with MSM is a great way to ensure your sulphur levels remain topped up.
It also turns out those important roles sulphur plays in your body can make a big difference to many specific health and skin conditions like pain, arthritis, allergies, acne and rosacea.