All living matter contains some sulphur. This element is therefore essential for life.
- The greater part of the sulphur in the human body is present in the two sulphur-containing amino acids, methionine and cysteine, or in the double form of the latter cystine.
- The main purpose of sulphur is to dissolve waste materials. It helps to eject some of the waste and poisons from the system.
- It helps keep the skin clear of blemishes and makes hair glossy.
- It is also valuable in rheumatic conditions.
- The main sulphur-containing foods are radishes, carrots, cabbage,cheese, dried beans, fish and eggs.
- There is no recommended dietary allowance. But a diet sufficient in protein will generally be adequate in sulphur.
- Deficiency of sulphur may cause eczema and imperfect development of hair and nails.
- Sulphur creams and ointments have been remarkably successful in treating a variety of skin problems.
CATHERINE SHALINI RAJA
CARDIO RESPIRATORY PHYSICAL THERAPIST
FITNESS & SPORTS REHABILITATION SPECIALIST.