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Sulfur for Health

Sulphur, or in the US 'sulfur', is a basic mineral necessary for healing.  I am pleased to be able to offer my clients and readers an excellent organic form of sulfur.  It is the one I use.  I also can offer an excellent quality product for balneotherapy.

Sulfur is very interesting in the way it works and how it benefits your health. And it is great for pain, inflammation, and anti aging.

I have many clients with diabetes using it and they have found that their blood sugar levels are coming down.

Use sulfur (organic MSM) to help prevent glycation of your cells, allowing insulin to carry glucose.   You may have trouble losing weight even though you have been working out because Sugar molecules cross link with collagen to make your cell walls THICK.  This acts to block the hormone insulin from carrying in glucose you need to FUEL your cells and give you ENERGY!
Take  sulfur twice a day in water to help unglycate your cells! Biologically active sulfur (unlike most MSM sold today) will make your cell membranes more permeable so insulin can carry in the glucose and oxygen (O2) can flood into the cell. Your mitochondria start producing energy once they have enough oxygen. (When cells produce energy in an anaerobic environment, one by product is LACTIC ACID which makes you feel sore!)
Sulfur is a great way to get O2 into the cells. ATP is energy for the cells, but you need O2 to produce it! 
When insulin can't bring in the glucose that you need you gain fat and most often belly fat.  In America the Obesity/ Diabetes epidemic is out of control!
Stop eating sugar and fast acting carbs! Start monitoring your blood sugar,  Use supplements such as chromium polynicotinate and l-glutamine to lower blood sugar levels and stop carb cravings. (Ask us more about this).
Start eating good fats.... that will help convert your body from a glucose burner to a ketone burner and you will start burning your own body fat if you do, and thats GOOD!Good fats include cultured butter, olive and coconut oil. Eating healthy fat doesn't make you fat.  Eating carbs and too much protein (which breaks down into glucose) does. Eat lots of green leafy vegetable and cut out bread, crackers, cookies, ice cream, cake, and beer.Kettlebells make a great exercise proggram that doesn't take more than 10 minutes a day. Walking, cycling, swimming and gardening are also good forms of exercise. Sulfur will help you avoid lactic acid buildup causing pain, and it will help you by making more oxygen available to your sells. (Lactic acid is generated when cells produce energy in an anaerobic environment.)


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About Sulfur -

Sulfur is a naturally occurring mineral that is found mostly near hot springs and volcanic craters. It has a distinct "rotten egg" smell, caused by sulfur dioxide gas escaping into the air. As a supplement, sulfur is available in two forms: dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) and methylsulfonylmethane (MSM). About 15% of DMSO breaks down into MSM in the body. Both have been touted as treatments for pain.

MSM and DMSO are commonly used in veterinary medicine.

MSM occurs naturally in some plants, such as horsetail; fruits and vegetables; some grains; and milk. MSM is important in joint health and helps form connective tissue -- cartilage, tendons, and ligaments. It may also slow the nerve impulses that transmit pain signals, reducing pain.

DMSO is a chemical byproduct of papermaking and is used as an industrial solvent, as well as for medicine. The Food and Drug Administration has approved DMSO for intravesical use. That means it is instilled in the bladder by a doctor to treat interstitial cystitis. DMSO is also used in creams and taken by mouth for pain and other conditions. Unlike MSM, DMSO is absorbed through the skin.

Never use industrial-grade DMSO as a supplement, because it may contain dangerous impurities. 

You should talk to your doctor before either taking DMSO internally or applying it to your skin.
People also apply sulfur products to the skin to treat acne and other skin conditions.
Mud baths containing sulfur, often called balneotherapy, can help treat skin disorders and arthritis. Balneotherapy is one of the oldest forms of pain relief for people with arthritis. The term "balneo" comes from the Latin word for bath and means soaking in thermal or mineral waters. Some people claim these baths are useful for allergies and respiratory problems.

There are more than 1 million scienece based articles about MSM.
Skin DisordersSulfur baths, and other forms of sulfur applied to the skin, seem to help treat psoriasis, eczema, dandruff, folliculitis (infected hair follicles), warts, and pityriasis versicolor, a long-lasting skin disorder characterized by patches of skin that are a different color from the usual skin tone.
  • Balneotherapy --
  •  Well-designed studies, most conducted in Israel, suggest that balneotherapy can help treat several different kinds of arthritis, including osteoarthritis (OA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and psoriatic arthritis. People who took sulfur baths and other spa therapies improved strength, had less morning stiffness, had better walking ability, and less inflammation, swelling, and pain in joints, particularly in the neck and back. Mud packs and Dead Sea salts dissolved in a regular bath tub also improved symptoms of arthritis, but not as effectively as soaking in the Dead Sea itself.
  • MSM --
  •  MSM is a popular supplement for treating the pain of arthritis, including both OA and RA. But there is not much scientific evidence that it works. One preliminary study suggested that 6,000 mg of MSM did improve pain and function without side effects in people with OA of the knee. Some preparations combine MSM with glucosamine to treat OA. One study suggests that approach might help, but more research is needed to be sure.
  • DMSO --
  •  Several studies suggest that DMSO creams may reduce pain and swelling in people with RA and OA, but not all studies agree. Some find that DMSO is no better than placebo. More research is needed.
Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever)One preliminary study showed found that taking 2,600 mg of MSM per day for 30 days reduced symptoms of seasonal allergies. But more and larger studies are needed to see whether there is any real effect.
ShinglesTopical DMSO has been proposed as a treatment to relieve pain and inflammation of shingles (herpes zoster). Some evidence suggests it may reduce the number of lesions and lower inflammation, but more studies are needed.
Interstitial CystitisAlthough research is limited, the FDA has approved DMSO to treat interstitial cystitis, a chronic bladder inflammation that causes frequent and nighttime urination, as well as pain. When DMSO is used to treat interstitial cystitis, a doctor inserts a liquid solution of DMSO directly into the bladder. General anesthesia may be needed because the procedure can be painful and may cause bladder spasms.
AmyloidosisSeveral case reports suggest that DMSO, applied in creams or taken by mouth, may help treat amyloidosis, a condition where protein builds up in the body's organs and damages them. However, because the condition is rare, there are no scientific studies about DMSO and amyloidosis. Take DMSO, or apply it in creams, only with your doctor's supervision.
Dietary Sources:
MSM is found in protein-rich foods such as eggs, meat, poultry, fish, and legumes. Other good sources include garlic, onions, Brussels sprouts, asparagus, kale, and wheat germ.
Available Forms:
Sulfur supplements are available in two main forms: dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) and methylsulfonylmethane (MSM).
Healthy people who eat a well-balanced diet don' t usually need extra sulfur. People who follow a vegan diet, however, may be at risk for sulfur deficiency.
Ointments, creams, lotions, and dusting powders containing sulfur are available to treat skin rashes. Natural sulfur baths -- the kind usually found at hot springs -- may help ease pain associated with arthritis.
How to Take It:
PediatricDon' t give sulfur to a child.
AdultThere is no recommended dietary allowance for sulfur. Most people get all they need from their diet.
  • Arthritis: Studies have used a dose by mouth of 500 - 3,000 mg MSM per day; or topical doses of a cream or gel with 25% DMSO applied 1 - 3 times per day
  • Hayfever: One study used 2,600 mg per day.
  • Amyloidosis: Case reports have used a dose by mouth of 7 - 15 g DMSO per day; or, topical doses of 50 - 100% DMSO applied 2 times per week.
Because of the potential for side effects and interactions with medications, you should take dietary supplements only under the supervision of a knowledgeable health care provider.
Researchers believe MSM is safe. However, you should talk to your doctor before taking large doses of this or any other supplement.
Do not take DMSO internally except under your doctor's supervision. Side effects of taking DMSO internally include headache, dizziness, drowsiness, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, or constipation. Used topically, DMSO can cause skin irritation.
If you have diabetes, asthma or liver, kidney or heart conditions, do not use DMSO. Never take industrial-grade DMSO.
DMSO should not be used by pregnant or breastfeeding women.
Possible Interactions:
There are no reports to suggest that MSM interacts with any conventional medications. The only indication I have found is possibly with warfarin or other blood thinning medicine.
However, DMSO may interact with a number of other medications. Talk to your doctor before using DMSO.
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