Sulfur plays a role in many biochemical processes within the body, such as maintaining connective tissues, detoxification, and antibody formation in the immune system. Sulfur has been used medicinally for a wide variety of complaints, from allergies to constipation to musculoskeletal pain and arthritis, and topically for would healing and skin rashes. For HIV positive people, supplementing with sulfur compounds may help slow the loss of immune function.
Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is an organic compound of sulfur that occurs naturally in many foods, especially cow’s milk. Because sulfur compounds are found in greater concentrations in animal proteins than in vegetables, vegans are at greater risk for sulfur deficiency. Persons who exercise heavily may also require additional dietary sulfur in order to prevent and lessen the inflammatory effects of overtraining. MSM has also been found in studies to have a beneficial therapeutic effect on interstitial cystitis and allergic rhinitis....Read More