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Sulphur has many important functions in the body. In the body, it is found primarily in sulphur-containing Amino Acids. Good dietary source of sulphur are protein-rich foods. The mineral can also be found in Garlic and onions. Organic sources of sulphur, such as certain Amino Acids and the compound MSM, are better absorbed and used by the body (1). MSM supplements are available to consumers.
Sulphur is an important mineral whose functions include:
Protein-deficient diets may lead to sulphur deficiency. While it is still unproven, low levels of the sulphur-containing amino acid cystine may be linked to Arthritis (2).
No recommended intake levels have been established. Most Western diets are high in protein and therefore most likely provide sufficient amounts of sulphur.
Sulphur appears to be non-toxic. No side effects have been reported with its use.
There are no known drug-interactions or contra-indications for sulphur.
Sulphur is found primarily in cysteine and methionine. Most protein sources have high levels of both Amino Acids.
1. Richmond VL. Incorporation of methylsulfonylmethane sulphur into guinea pig serum proteins. Life Sci 1986;39:263-68.