Professor C.L. Kervran concluded that sulfur can actually be formed from a "fritting" of two oxygen atoms into an atom of sulfur. Sulfur, in fact, still retains oxygenating properties. Sulfur compounds are spicy. They tend to cleanse our tissues in a way that they feel "oxygenated." Oxygen and sulfur are more closely related than most scholars currently understand. This is just one of the mysterious properties of sulfur.
Sulfur is the foundational mineral of all beauty. It produces a flame-like tint in the skin. It creates a subtle lustre as delicate as the halo around the full moon on a clear desert evening. It carries with it a certain elegance and aristocracy. Sulfur-residue foods make the complexion radiant.
In nature, sulfur is found in MSM (methyl-sulfonyl-methane), a sulfur compound found in the oceans, rain water, and all living things. It is also found in the following amino acids: methionine, taurine, cysteine, and cystine. The latter three amino acids can be made by the body from methionine, MSM, and / or sulfur-rich foods. Sulfurous amino acids protect us against the effects of radiation and heavy metals.
Sulfur plays a major role in the bile fluid, brain, connective tissue (collagen), hair, liver, nails, pancreas, and skin. Sulfur is generally considered to be the 8th or 9th most abundant mineral in the body. It is stored in every cell in the body and is especially highly concentrated in the joints, hair, skin, and nails. Adequate sulfur intake has a great deal to do with a beautiful complexion, mineralized hair, and glowing skin.
Sulfur is an essential component of all connective tissue. Connective tissue supports and connects all the internal organs. Collagen is the protein found in the connective tissue, and also in the bones and teeth. Sulfur-rich collagen is the most common protein in the body. Collagen retains fluid and provides elasticity and flexibility to the tissues.
Sulfur compounds, such as glucosamine, give cartilage its strength, structure, and resilience. Glucosamine builds bone, ligaments, tendons, skin, eyes, and nails. Glucosamine is found in joint fluids.
Sulfur is found in keratin, a fibrous protein that makes up 98% of the nails. Sulfur in the form of keratin is also found in the skin, hair, nails, and in tooth enamel. Sulfur simultaneously gives these tissues greater strength and shape, as well as greater elasticity and flexibility.
Essentially, through its ability to continuously build and rebuild perfect collagen and keratin, sulfur is able to make our hair, nails, and skin shine with radiance. Sulfur truly is the most beautifying of all food nutrients, and the best cosmetic in the world.
Sulfur regulates the sodium/ potassium electrolyte balance in and out of the cell. This makes the cell more permeable and better able to drive nutrients into, and waste out of, the cell.
Sulfur helps relieve pain and inflammation by allowing waste products to be flushed out of the cell. Every time the body removes toxins from the cell, it also removes a sulfur compound that neutralizes the toxin. Therefore, sulfur is a vital mineral in the detoxification process.
Stable blood sugar is a major component of beauty because excess sugar damages collagen and excess sugar causes mood swings, leading to irritable behavior.
Sulfur is a component of insulin, which is the hormone that allows the uptake of glucose within cells for energy. Sulfur functions along with thiamine and biotin in a normal sugar metabolism. Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and diabetes are associated with a deficiency of sulfur at some level.
Sulfur provides elasticity, movement, healing, and repair within the tissues. Sulfur reduces lactic acid build up, and has the ability to reduce and possibly eliminate muscle, leg, and back cramps. Adequate sulfur levels in the diet can increase the speed of recovery in athletes by 755' as reported by Dr. Jacob (the leading medical authority on MSM and co-author of The Miracle of MSM).
Good bacterial flora (probiotics) use sulfur residue foods to build various naturally-occurring body antibiotics to fight infections.
Sulfur also competes for binding receptor sites in the mucus membranes of the intestines, thus crowding out parasites (giardia, trichomonads, roundworms, etc).