If you’re not using sulfur everyday, you should be. Like any tech savvy individual living in the 21st century, your first reaction to this statement is to Google what sulfur is used for and why. Your results will most likely lead you to information about the vulcanization of rubber or the manufacturing of gunpowder. Unless you’re making tires or working in pyrotechnics, those answers are useless to you.
Sulfur though, has a long and storied history outside of industrial uses. Sulfur has amazing benefits and can be used for a plethora of health complaints and conditions. If you’re a Jane Austen fan, you’re likely familiar with the Regency fad of “taking the waters” in Bath, England. The thermal pools have long been used to maintain fitness and health. But aside from swimming and bathing, drinking “spa water” became extremely popular over the centuries. Despite being hot, foul, and “stinking of boiling eggs”, patrons continued to gulp it by the gallon. So, why would people continue drinking bottle after bottle if it was indeed so foul? One word. Sulfur. Though, they may not have realized that the strong smell and taste was from sulfur, they will have noticed their improved health and well-being.
Sulfur makes up vital amino acids in our bodies that are used to create protein for cells, tissues, hormones, enzymes, and antibodies. The body uses up its store quickly. We can find sulfur in our foods. It is rich in fresh fruits and veggies. However, food storage, transport, processing, cooking,and even washing and drying, degrades the sulfur that was once so abundant in our diets. Making up for any deficiencies in the body can be easily achieved through supplementation.
Using sulfur can greatly benefit those that are suffering from everything from everything from acne and arthritis to depression and diverticulitis. Adequate dietary sulfur can be gained by purchasing Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) at your local drugstore or health shop. Made up of 34% sulfur, it is the best source of bioavailable organic sulfur. The good news for modern seekers of health improving sulfur is that unlike the spa waters of yesteryear, MSM is odor free and tasteless.
Adding it to your dietary regime is simple and easy. And the changes to your health and overall lifestyle will be numerous. Users of sulfur have found that the anti-inflammatory benefits are great. Reduction in swelling and joint stiffness and pain have been known to be significantly reduced. It is especially promising in those who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis. Those that use a sulfur containing supplement can become less dependent on anti-inflammatory medications such as NSAIDS.
Reduced inflammation from sulfur use is also incredibly beneficial to those that deal with allergy related symptoms. Coughing, shortness of breath, fatigue, sneezing, congestion, and watery eyes are all relieved when inflammation is improved. Sulfur and its many uses are a cure all as old as time- if you’re not yet using it, you should seriously ask yourself why not!