Sulphur is a mineral found naturally in many different forms in all foods. It's also used in the form of sulphates and sulphites as food additives in some processed foods.
Food Sources of Sulfur
The main sulphur-containing foods are red gram, green gram, and leafy vegetables. A diet sufficient in protein is generally considered to be adequate in sulphur.
Benefits and Functions of Sulfur
Healing build-up of toxic substances in the body;
Structural health of the body (sulphur is a part of many amino acids including cysteine and methionine);
Healthy skin, nails & hair.
It is found in all body tissues, and is needed for the synthesis of collagen, a principal protein that gives the skin its structural integrity.
Recommended Dosage of Sulfur
There is no official Recommended Dietary Allowance or Dietary Reference Intake for this mineral but as a guideline, you need more than 100 mg of sulfur per day.
What are the deficiency symptoms of Sulfur?
Deficiencies will only really happen if a diet is deprived of protein, or a poorly planned vegan diet, and a protein shortage is more likely to happen than a sulfur deficiency. Sulfur is said to clean the blood and to help protect us against toxic build-up.