Sulfur is a naturally occurring mineral that is the third most abundant mineral in the body after calcium and phosphorus. It has numerous health benefits from maintaining healthy joints to boosting the immune system, including support for normal structure and function of proteins. Many amino acids (protein building blocks), vitamins, and mineral compounds also contain sulfur.
Plant: Legumes, garlic, onion, Brussel sprouts, asparagus, kale, wheat germ.
Animal: eggs, meat, poultry, and fish.
Sulfur is typically available in two forms: dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), which can be applied to the skin for arthritis, shingles, and some skin disorders*; and methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), which is taken internally as a supplement for arthritis and, in conjunction with other nutrients, may aid immunity and help with relief of nerve pain and numbness, and joint pain.
« DMSO should not be taken internally except under a doctor's supervision. Side effects of taking DMSO internally include headache, dizziness, drowsiness, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, or constipation.