sulphur

Functions
  • Essential component of amino acids methionine, cysteine, cystine and taurine providing place for these aminos to bond and form solidifying protein structure used in joints, hair, nails, skin
    • Cysteine beneficial for liver health
    • Taurine is bile acid component (digestive function)
    • Methionine and cysteine used in metabolizing homocysteine (anti-heart disease)
  • Insulin and glutathione contain sulphur
Source and function notes
  • Arthritis and liver disorders may be improved with increased intake of sulfur
  • Eggs, legumes and whole grains high in sulfur
Vegetable sources Garlic, onions, Brussel sprouts, cabbage

Adapted from:

Murray, M. (2005). Encyclopedia of Healing Food. New York, N.Y.: Atria Books

Bland, J., Costarella, L., Levin, B., Liska, D., Lukaczer, D., Schlitz, B., Schmidt, M., Lerman, R., Quinn, S., Jones, D. (2004). Clinical Nutrition: A Functional Approach, Second Edition. Gig Harbor, WA: The Institute for Functional Medicine.

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