Sulphur: Uses and health benefits

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Sulphur is a mineral that is present in the Earth's crust in large quantity and that meets very important functions in our body, so that its deficit may cause serious health disorders.
In this article you will learn what brings the sulphur both in health and beauty, as well as foods that contain it and some natural supplements that can be found in different formats.

Health benefits

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Sulphur meets some essential functions for health. For this reason, if we take it as a natural supplement if you need it, we will help the body to achieve the following benefits:
  • Improves liver function and contributes to the natural cleansing of the organism.
  • It relieves the pain caused by rheumatic diseases.
  • It regulates blood glucose levels.
  • Improves digestive function.
  • He collaborates on cerebral oxygenation.
  • It regulates the nervous system.
  • It improves the metabolism of fats and carbohydrates.

Cosmetic applications

Sulfur, so if it is part of the components of cosmetic products as if we consume it with food, allows us to take care of the health of the skin, hair and nails, due to the following properties:
  • It promotes the formation of keratin and collagen, which improves the firmness and elasticity of the skin.
  • It helps to eliminate toxins that accumulate in the skin.
  • It soothes eczema and skin allergies.
  • It fights bacteria and fungi.
  • Reduces acne.
  • It evens skin pigmentation.
  • Strengthens nails and hair.

When recommended

According to the above points, the consumption of sulfur as a supplement or the increase in the consumption of foods rich in sulphur is recommended, in particular, to those who have any of the following imbalances:
  • Hepatic congestion and difficulty in digesting food.
  • High levels of cholesterol or triglycerides.
  • Nervous disorders such as anxiety, stress, or depression.
  • Fibromyalgia.
  • Rheumatic diseases.
  • Acne.
  • Psoriasis.
  • Dermatitis.
  • Alopecia.
  • Allergies.
  • Diabetes.
  • Autoimmune diseases.

Foods rich in sulphur

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If we do not have any disorder, but we want to increase the consumption of sulfur, the most natural and effective is to increase intake of foods that contain it:
  • Garlic.
  • Onion.
  • Broccoli.
  • Col.
  • Vegetables.
  • Wheat germ.
  • Meat.
  • Fish and seafood.
  • Brewer's yeast.
  • Mustard.
  • Cucumber.
  • Mango.
  • Grapefruit.
  • Spinach.
  • Raw egg yolk.
  • Asparagus.
  • Carrot.
  • Apple.
  • Plum.
  • Sunflower seeds.

Supplements and products with sulfur

  • Sulfur shampoos: for problems such as dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis and alopecia hair.
  • Creams and lotions for skin cleaning: for skin with impurities and help improve the skin's texture.
  • Sulfur soaps: for acne, with excess fat and tendency to superinfection.
  • Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) : is a compound based on organic sulfur that is usually prescribed to improve the cartilage, bones, tendons and muscles. Supplements often contain 1000 mg per capsule and are usually recommend 2 or 3 capsules per day.
  • Sulfur as trace element: otherwise taking sulphur without health risks. Usually a dose of 2 ml in fasting, under the tongue.
  • Sulfur waters: spas and natural hot springs are classified according to the type of water, which can be more or less abundant in certain minerals. The sulfur or sulphurous, thermal waters that stand out by their characteristic smell, are excellent to treat all types of skin problems.
  • Homeopathic remedy: sulfur as a homeopathic remedy known as Sulphur. The advantage is that it acts both physical and emotional level, but must be a professional homeopath who prescribes it to us according to our particular case.
  • Sulfur bars: this amazing remedy is very difficult to find in most countries, although in others decades ago that used to relieve contractures of the back immediately. Simply slide over the affected areas until the rod is broken, which means that it has worked.
We recommend to always consult with a healthcare professional before taking any natural supplement, especially if we take medication or suffer any health problems.
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