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MSM Sulfur vs. Sulfur

Many people confuse MSM sulfur with regular sulfur but the two are very different. http://dherbs.com/uploads/news/id4481/msmbowlthumb.jpg
Sulfur and Methyl-Sulfonyl-Methane sulfur are commonly misunderstood substances. Many people confuse MSM sulfur with regular sulfur but the two are very different.

While they are both sulfur, the forms are different. MSM sulfur can be regarded as organic sulfur and thus 100% safe. This kind of sulfur can be safely and efficiently digested and absorbed by the human body.

Regular sulfur is also known as sulfur oxide and is processed into sulfuric acid. This form of sulfur is inorganic and is toxic to the human body. This kind of sulfur cannot be digested or absorbed by the human body.


History

This is the kind of sulfuric acid that doctors used to prescribe to people back in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. It caused many adverse reactions, especially to people's skin. When applied externally to the skin, the skin tries to excrete the poisonous sulfur from the blood. As the body's largest organ of elimination, the skin eliminates sulfuric acid because it is dangerous inside the body and is potentially fatal.

Sulfuric acid was used in topical ointments and creams to treat arthritic conditions and because the toxic substance was applied to the skin, it traveled into the bloodstream and then the blood used the skin to attempt to eliminate the toxic substance.

Many people refer to sulfuric acid as sulfur, so when they hear about MSM sulfur, they equate MSM sulfur with sulfuric acid, resulting in a risky situation.


Sulfur vs. Sulfuric Acid

It's very easy to tell MSM sulfur from sulfur oxide. MSM Sulfur has a white color and sulfur oxide has a yellow color. This yellow color becomes clear when it is processed and made into sulfuric acid, an industrial product.

Sulfur. A nonmetallic, multivalent, tasteless and odorless chemical element mainly occurs in yellow crystalline form or in mass volume, especially in volcanic areas. Its atomic number is 16 and its atomic weight is 32.06. It is used to produce sulfuric acid and is used for the following industrial purposes:
  • Metallurgy
  • Rubber vulcanization
  • Petroleum refining
Sulfur has the ability to treat the following conditions:
  • Gout
  • Rheumatism
  • Bronchitis
Organic sulfur, along with elements such as zinc, silicon and biotin, are beauty elements that are beneficial to the skin. They help foster the structural integrity of the skin.


Dietary Sources

Sulfur

Sulfur is the key substance that makes garlic the "king of herbs." However, there is a controversy with organic sulfur though specious in nature. The sulfur in onions is not responsible for making people cry when cutting onions. Onions produce a chemical irritant called Syn-propanethial-S-oxide, which stimulates the eye's lachrymal glands so that they release tears.

Syn-propanethial-S-oxide starts out as a substance called Lachrymatory-factor-synthase, a previously undiscovered enzyme discovered by the Japanese in 2002. When an onion is cut, lachrymatory-factor-synthase is released into the air. The Synthase enzyme converts the amino acids into Sulfenic acid. The unstable Sulfenic acid rearranges itself into Syn-ropanethial-S-oxide and this substance releases into the air and comes into contact with our eyes.

So it is not the sulfur that makes the eyes water when cutting onions. It is another substance.

MSM sulfur is considered dietary sulfur. It is chiefly derived from the lignin of pine trees. Lignin is a molecule in plants that is part of a plant's cell wall. MSM sulfur or Methyl-Sulfonyl-Methane is a relatively new dietary form of sulfur that is found in human tissue. It is a naturally occurring nutrient found in the human diet, especially plant-based diets. It gets into the diet via the sulfur cycle which occurs when ocean plankton release sulfur compounds that rise into the ozone where ultra-violet light makes MSM and Di-Methyl Sulfoxide return to the surface of the Earth through rain. The plants concentrate MSM and eventually return it to the Earth and the sea. Evaporation into the air results in its return to the Earth.


Benefits

MSM sulfur supports healthy connective tissues like tendons, muscle and ligaments and thus is helpful for health challenges such as arthritis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, gout and muscle pain. MSM sulfur is actually considered the building blocks of protein. The substance also removes toxins from the blood and lymphatic system.

Sulfur, in its organic nature, is present in all cells in sulfate form. When sulfur comes into contact with sodium, potassium, magnesium and selenium, the sulfate forms.


Varieties

Sulfur is found in human hair, skin and nails.

Many amino acids have sulfur as a component. MSM has many functions that are very important for human health and overall wellbeing.


Uses

Sulfur is also needed for insulin production and is greatly recommended for so-called diabetics.

Those with arthritic conditions and athletic injuries respond well to MSM when it is ingested orally. MSM is imperative for healing because it accelerates the healing process. Many professional athletes consume MSM sulfur when they are injured and need to recover quickly.

MSM sulfur can be used to promote:
  • Hair growth
  • Nail growth
  • Structural integrity of the skin;
  • Insulin production
  • Healing of damaged tendons, ligaments and muscles, broken bones and pain
  • Healing of arthritis, bursitis, rheumatism, osteoarthritis, sprains and blindness
  • Fertility enhancement, especially for males
  • Blood purification
  • Detoxification of the cells
  • Removal of parasites and worms
  • Nourishment of the male and female gonads
Sources of Sulfur

Sulfur is a very important element for optimal health and wellbeing and is a highly recommended by Dherbs.com. Make sure Vitamin C is consumed with MSM sulfur because Vitamin C is dependent upon sulfur for absorption.

Sulfur-rich foods include:
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Kale
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Lentils
  • Soybeans
  • Turnips
  • Beans
  • Wheat germ
Sulfur-rich plants include:
  • Horsetail
  • Alfalfa
  • Chaparral leaves
  • Burdock root
  • Dandelion leaves and root
  • Catnip
  • Garlic
  • Red Raspberry leaves and berries
  • Lobelia
  • Juniper berries
This substance can also be found in the following facial skin clays:
  • Bentonite Clay
  • French Green Clay
  • Moroccan Red Clay
And because sulfur is widely available, it can be used in chakra balancing. Sulfur is a beautiful yellow color which means its a beneficial stone to use for the 3rd chakra, solar plexus.

The 3rd chakra of the human energy system deals with issues of personal power, intelligence, ambition, drive, self-esteem and self-image and ego.

Sulfur should never be used to make an elixir, unless of course the sulfur piece is placed in a glass container or jar and placed in a bowl carrying the water (elixir), called the 'indirect method.' The properties of the sulfur will still impact the water this way and is best used externally.

Sulfur can be directly applied to the body for purposes of chakra balancing. It will not adversely affect the skin in this way. During chakra balancing sessions, clothes are usually worn so the sulfur piece sits on the clothing material and not directly on the human skin.


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    Q: I have used MSM sulfur, and recommended it to a friend because it worked wonders for me. It seemed to have worked quickly. If a person is allergic to sulfur, what else would be beneficial for them for Arthritis?

    A:

    MSM Sulfur is not pharmaceutical grade sulfur which is toxic to the skin! Many people unjustly give MSM sulfur a bad rap for sulfur oxide!

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    Q: Is your MSM Sulfur, a good source for hair re-growth?

    A:

    Yes, Msm Sulfur, is a great herbal product to promote hair growth? Often referred to as the "Beauty Herb". Please read our article entitled Hair Problems.

    Article:
    Hair Problems

    Product Links:
    MSM Sulfur

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    Q: I'm trying to narrow it down as to which product you recommend out of the HAIR SKIN NAILS FORMULA with added sulfur, or the straight up MSM SULFUR. Which of these products are more beneficial for growing male thinning hair? thank you

    A:

    Go with the MSM SULFUR !

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    Q: Hey herbalist, so I have been doing a lot of research on caffeine, and the benefits and harms of it. I am looking for some added information about the differences between the caffeine found naturally in coffee or tea, and the kind found in pure caffeine pills. I have heard that the pills are much more harmful, but have not been able to find proof of why. With the exception of "its made in a lab, therefore it must be worse". If you could shed some light on the matter, I would greatly appreciate it! Just one more question. I have read that caffeine blocks the re-uptake of glutamate. This can cause glutamate toxicity (resulting in dead brain cells), but I am skeptical as to how often this occurs. Will that happen if one takes just 200-mg of caffeine? Is it for the chronic caffeine users who drink 6 cups of coffee a day for 10 years? Thanks so much for your time and effort! looking forward to some knowledge!

    A:

    Nature does not make caffeine or any substance in mono-structured form, including caffeine. Caffeine consumed by itself is harmful (a la caffeine pills -- nature does not produce caffeine pills). Caffeine pills are INORGANIC and thus not absorbed by the body (the cells). Bio-caffeiene from plant sources is ORGANIC and thus absorbable. Organic substances can be absorbed through the cells. Inorganic substances cannot. Inorganic caffeine blocks reuptake of glutamate, and that's another reason why synthetic caffeine is harmful. Organic caffeine does not block reuptake of glutamate.

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    Q: I want to start the raw food diet, but do not want to lose weight has i am under weight already. I need tips to gain or at least maintain my weight. I do lift weights as part of my exercise routine.

    A:

    Thanks for the question,

    Losing "weight" on a raw foods diet is a definite probability. But the weight might be excess fat and water retention due to detoxing. By weight I am assuming you are talking about muscle. It is not that complicated to keep muscle while on a raw food diet. The Vegan Effect diet program I created is 60-90 percent raw. Raw before dinner if that helps. I allow myself one cooked meal a day. For the most part the diet is a Low fat/high carb/high fruit/high alkaline diet. 

    The most important thing to remember is getting enough calories. My athletes (including raw body builders) typically eat 1000 calories of fruit for breakfast in the form of a green smoothie. Usually post workout. You need to eat roughly 3000 calories to maintain or grow muscle mass. Some of my mass building athletes eat as much as 5000 calories. Albeit at a higher fat ratio than our standard 70/10/20 carb/fat/protein ratios. 

    Please refer to my blog on building muscle ona vegan diet found here: http://the-vegan-effect.healthcoach1.integrativenutrition.com/blog/2012/05/building-muscle-on-vegan-diet

    There is a raw organic food bar with 22 grams of protien that can be found here http://www.organicfoodbar.com/products/. *Note: I am not affiliated with them nor do I sell any supplements*. It is however a great bridge to meals. 

    Besides getting enough calories make sure you are getting around 20 grams of protein 5 times a day to maintain muscle mass. Sprouting beans, nut butters, seeds, and nuts help.

    I run a 6 month online health coahcing program that includes lessons on sports nutrition and include a individualized fitness plan. I am currently running a ridiculous half off special to fill spots. If you are interested visit www.theveganeffect.com and contact me there.

     

    Hope this helps

    Gary Gibson HHC CPT VLC BMI

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    Q: What foods are ideal for vegans that weight train?

    A:

    Thanks for the question Rick. Here are three ideal foods for those who weight train.

    Oatmeal: 1/4 cup of oats yields 7-8 grams of protein. Imagine eating a whole cups worth. That's 28 grams!!! Now what if you soaked them in soy milk. Add another 8 grams. I usually do my oatmeal with soy milk, a tbsp. of ground seeds, tbsp. cinnamon, tsp. nutmeg, tbsp. maple syrup. The long burning starchy carbohydrates are perfect muscle building fuel! Also you get the anti-inflammatory spices that help recovery time and oxygenate the blood!

    Spirulina: Spirulina is a superfood that boasts a large amount of amino acids that are hard to get in the plant world. Find a green powder with spirulina and watch the muscles grow! A greens powder is also alkaline and aids in recovery.

    Tempeh: Tempeh is a fermented soy/rice product that is super nutrient/protein dense. 1 serving has 20 grams of protein in it! I would flash fry strips in coconut oil, season, and use as croutons in salad.

    I hope those three options help you and feel free to ask any more questions you have. I am currently coaching raw vegan bodybuilders and other fitness athletes on my health coaching program. If that is something you are interested in and would like a free consultation with me just fill out the health history form found here. http://the-vegan-effect.healthcoach.integrativenutrition.com/forms. we will then set up a time when we can skype!

    Also please check out my other blog on building muscle on a vegan diet which includes a basic meal plan and workout. You can read that here: http://the-vegan-effect.healthcoach.integrativenutrition.com/blog/2012/05/building-muscle-on-vegan-diet

    -Gary Gibson HHC CPT

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