Nutrition and Information Guide: Minerals Sulfur
About the mineral sulfur, nutritional information guide, uses, effects of deficiency or overdose, good sources of sulfur.
Use in the Body: Necessary for the formation of body tissues and the functioning of thiamine and biotin (2 B vitamins). Sulfur acts as one of the body's detoxifiers. It assists in the respiration of tissues, which builds cells and releases energy.
Deficiency May Lead to: Is rare, for sulfur is widespread in foods.
Overdose May Lead to: Toxicity, in inorganic form.
Notes: An essential element, sulfur is present in all body cells but concentrated mainly in skin, hair, and nails. It is the body's 3rd most abundant mineral (far behind calcium and phosphorus in content). A proper diet of protein supplies the body with all the sulfur it needs.
Best Sources: Meat, fish, eggs, dairy products, legumes, and nuts.
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