Friday, December 19, 2008

Sulfur: Role in the Body & Benefits

Role in the Body
Sulfur is required for the synthesis of a number of amino acids, and it protects against radiation and air pollution. It is also necessary for the keeping the integrity of the skin intact.

Dietary Sources
Good sources of sulfur include eggs, fish, milk and dairy products. It is also found in onions, cabbage, beans, garlic, kale, soybeans, and turnips.

Who Is at Risk for Deficiency?
Deficiency is unheard of.

Because of its protective role against harmful substances, it may slow the aging process.

No known toxicity.

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