Tikun Ormus - Benefits of Sulfur
Our "Black Ormus" contains natural Sulfur. (AKA: Sulphur)
Did you know that Sulfur (a non-metallic chemical element) is the third most abundant mineral in your body, after calcium and phosphorus.
Sulfur (Sulphur) is present wherever you look: milk, meat, fruit, vegetables, grains, eggs, coffee and most other foods contain this substance. It is necessary for life because proteins containing sulphur are indispensable for our metabolism.
It's a very important mineral element that you mainly get through dietary proteins.
In studies examining critical elements about how sulfur works in the body, researchers say the importance of this mineral may be greatly underestimated, and that it is possible that most people may not be getting enough of it.
How Important is Sulfur?
Sulfur plays important roles in many bodily systems.
Close to half of the sulfur in your body can be found in your muscles, skin and bones, but it does much more than benefit just these three areas.
Sulfur bonds are required for proteins to maintain their shape, and these bonds determine the biological activity of the proteins.
For example, hair and nails consists of a tough protein called keratin, which is high in sulfur, (which may explain why so many people bite their nails), whereas connective tissue and cartilage contain proteins with flexible sulfur bonds, giving the structure its flexibility.
As we get older, the flexible tissues in your body tend to lose their elasticity, leading to sagging and wrinkling of skin, stiff muscles and painful joints.
It is thought that a shortage of sulfur likely contributes to these age-related problems.
In addition to bonding proteins, sulfur is also required for the proper structure and biological activity of enzymes.
Sulfur also plays an important role in:
- Your body's electron transport system, as part of iron/sulfur proteins in mitochondria, the energy factories of your cells
- Vitamin-B thiamine (B1) and biotin conversion, which in turn are essential for converting carbohydrates into energy
- Synthesizing important metabolic intermediates, such as glutathione
- Proper insulin function. The insulin molecule consists of two amino acid chains connected to each other by sulfur bridges, without which the insulin cannot perform its biological activity
Sulfur containing metabolites, of which glutathione is a key exponent, merge in their functioning with many other compounds that play a major role in mechanisms which are receiving tremendous interests as parts of conventional and complementary medical care.
These include the n-3 and n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, minerals such as Selenium, Zinc, Copper and Magnesium, vitamins E and C, antioxidants such as the proanthocyanidins and lipoic acid, many of which are involved in the synthesis of prostaglandins and in the antioxidant cascade.
Are You Getting Enough Sulfur in Your Diet?
As stated in the featured research, only two of the 20 amino acids normally present in foods contain sulfur:
- Methionine, which cannot be synthesized by your body and must be supplied through diet, and
- Cysteine, which is synthesized by your body but requires a steady supply of dietary sulfur in order to do so
Neither of these are stored in your body.
Rather, "any dietary excess is readily oxidized to sulphate, excreted in the urine (or reabsorbed depending on dietary levels) or stored in the form of glutathione (GSH)," according to the researchers. (Glutathione is comprised of three amino acids: cysteine, glutamate, and glycine, and is your body's most potent antioxidant, which also keeps all other antioxidants performing at peak levels.)
The availability of cysteine appears to be the rate limiting factor for synthesis of glutathione (GSH).
GSH values are subnormal in a large number of wasting diseases and following certain medications leading frequently to poor survival. By supplying sulfur amino acids (SAA) many of these changes can be reversed.
In the brain, which is usually the most spared organ during nutrient deficiencies, GSH concentration declines in order to maintain adequate levels of cysteine.
This loss of GSH impairs antioxidant defences...
Cartilage, less essential for survival, may not fare well under conditions of sulfur deprivation, explaining why dietary supplements containing sulfur (chondroitin sulfate, glucosamine sulfate, MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane), etc.) may be of benefit in the treatment of joint diseases.
In conclusion, the Researchers state that:
"Out of this study came information that suggested that a significant proportion of the population that included disproportionally the aged, may not be receiving sufficient sulfur and that these dietary supplements, were very likely exhibiting their pharmacological actions by supplying inorganic sulfur."
Sulfur has been shown to also help overcome:
- Degenerative diseases
- High sensitivity to physical and psychological stress
- It has been shown to assist break down the plaque in your arteries, which is associated with chronic inflammation.
Physical ailments including chronic bronchitis, high blood pressure, acne, dandruff and rheumatism are all treated with medicine containing sulphur compounds.
Other health benefits associated with Sulfur include:
- Reducing chronic pain
- Improving cellular uptake of many nutrients including vitamins A, B, C, D, E, amino acids, selenium, calcium, magnesium, coenzyme Q10
- Preventing cancer
- Reducing or eliminating muscle soreness and cramps
- Alleviating symptoms of allergies
- Anti-parasitic action against Giardia, Trichomonas, Roundworms, Nematodes, Enterobius and other intestinal worms
- Improving lung function by allowing your body to more effectively take up oxygen
- Preventing neurological disease by repairing oxidative damage and restoring cell membrane elasticity and permeability
- Preventing and reducing symptoms of autoimmune diseases by fighting chronic inflammation
- Preventing diabetes by promoting healthy insulin function
- Increasing strength and endurance, and reducing stress
ALLERGIC TO SULFUR
It's important to note that if you're allergic to sulfur that you should not take our Black Ormus.