Elements Necessary For Life

Sulfur 16

Positives and negatives of sulfur

What happened if there is too much sulfur in your body?

Sulfur toxicity can lead to

  • Stomach problems
  • Unable to metabolize
  • Cause damage to eyes and liver
Sulfur deficiency can lead to

  • Acne
  • Arthritis
  • Brittle nails and hair
  • Depression
  • Memory loss
While these things are bad for the body, it is incredibly difficult to get this far and usually your body takes care of it.

Why do we need sulfur?

  • Sulfur is the 3rd most abundant resource in our body and helps your muscles skin and hair but it does much more than that as well.
  • Sulfur also helps proteins maintain their shape so without sulfur our protein wouldn't act the way it does now.

Some of the foods sulfur is found in is most greens proteins and nuts.

The daily intake

  • The RDA of sulfur is around 800-900 milligrams a day
  • There is a supplement if you can't get the normal amount it is called methylsulfonylmethane
  • Since MSM is 15 dollars it takes about 40 cents per day for a daily supplement


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