You are probably familiar with sulfur in high school chemistry. But what is organic sulfur? Why would anyone want to add something that has an unpleasant smell of rotten eggs to their dietary regimen?
It turns out that organic sulfur is neither a drug nor a vitamin, but rather a nutrient or food that our body needs to function properly.
Organic Sulfur is also known as methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), has a long history as a therapeutic mineral for a wide variety of health challenges. It’s the third most abundant mineral in the human body after calcium and phosphorus and is essential for health. With nearly half of all sulfur is found in the skin, muscles, and bones.
Sulfur is found in the cells of all living organisms and plays a critical role in the oxygenation and detoxification of all cells. It’s one of the basic building blocks used throughout the body to make a variety of biomolecules such as enzymes, collagen, amino acids, hormones, neurotransmitters, and much more.
Unfortunately, we don’t hear sulfur being mentioned often, it’s all but forgotten as a critical nutrient in recent decades.
I found it to be very shocking that a Minimum Daily Requirement to avoid sulfur deficiency doesn’t even exist despite the fact sulfur is needed for many functions in the body and to maintain optimal health.
In this post, I will share with you the following:
- The difference between elemental sulfur and organic sulfur
- Why is organic sulfur important?
- What exactly is organic sulfur?
- What is dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) used for?
So without further ado, let’s dive right in!
Elemental Yellow Sulfur Vs. Organic Sulfur
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Before I began taking organic sulfur, I used to think yellow sulfur and organic sulfur were the same things. I thought it was strange to add rotten egg smell supplement to your dietary regimen. Back then I didn’t really understand the benefits of organic sulfur and why it was important for my body.
Upon further research, I began to understand that sulfur actually exists in two forms in nature. Often times, people confuse organic sulfur and yellow elemental sulfur to be the same.
Hopefully, with a little bit of explanation, it will clear up some of the confusion.
Elemental Yellow Sulfur
Elemental sulfur is produced by volcanic activity in the atmosphere. It (also known as sulphur) is a yellow, tasteless, odorless, non-metallic element. In nature, it occurs as a pure element in the form of a yellow crystalline solid or as sulfide and sulfate minerals.
Although sulfur is infamous for its rotten egg smell, the odor is actually characteristic of hydrogen sulfide.
Elemental sulfur is not toxic, but many simple sulfur derivatives are, such as sulfur dioxide and hydrogen sulfide.
When sulfur reacts with oxygen, it forms a sulfur oxide. This is a very dangerous substance that can cause damage to the eyes, nose, and lungs. It can also cause coughing, difficulty breathing and damage to the heart and kidney when inhaled.
Exposure to sulfur oxide in high concentration can even result in burns on the skin. Sulfur oxide is also flammable, which when ignited, can trigger an explosion.
Needless to say, these sulfur derivatives are very dangerous and poisonous to the body and should not be consumed.
Organic Sulfur or MSM
On the other hand, Methylsulphonylmethane (MSM) is an organic sulfur compound found in all living plants and animal tissues. It’s produced by the volcanic activity in sea water.
Organic sulfur is odorless, bitter, white and crystalline that is highly soluble.
This form of sulfur is bioavailable, meaning it can be absorbed and utilized in the body for healing and repairing.
It’s these healing and repairing abilities that make organic sulfur an optimal choice to help you recover from a wide array of health challenges.
Why is Organic Sulfur Important?
Organic sulfur should be found in the foods we eat. However, the extensive application of pesticides and chemical-based fertilizers mandated by the U.S government in 1954 have significantly interfered with the natural sulfur cycle.
Today, our soils are severely depleted of a comprehensive range of minerals and nutrients, including organic sulfur. As a result, the majority of the foods we eat are greatly sulfur deficient.
In addition to sulfur depletion in our soils, we are also consistently bombarded on the regular basis with chemical, food, and environmental toxicity coming from genetically-modified foods, refined and processed foods, preservatives in the food, artificial food coloring, radiation, air-borne pollutants, chemtrails that poison our air, water and soil with toxic metals, pharmaceutical products, and personal hygiene products.
In today’s modern society, we have to deal with a load of toxins more intense than ever before. There is no possible way you can expect to receive sufficient sulfur or other essential minerals and nutrients to ward off these toxins from diet alone.
Unless you grow your foods organically or buy organic foods and drink natural non-chlorinated and non-fluoridated water, you may not be getting enough sulfur to keep the body at its optimal level of health and vitality.
It already takes a lot of sulfur to remove just the internally generated waste products each day. There is not much sulfur left to deal with the toxins we are exposed to daily.
If you want to defend yourself against all of the toxic contaminants we are exposed to daily and supply one of the most crucial minerals your body needs to build, repair and cleanse your cells, then you need to start using organic sulfur daily.
Organic sulfur is one of the most powerful and effective forgotten weapons to detoxify our body by oxygenating cells, alkalizing the blood, removing toxins and heavy metals and speeding up healing. In fact, without enough sulfur in the body, healing would take a lot longer.
It’s important that we supply our body with this nutrient daily as it is not stored by the body. It’s passed every 12 hours after being ingested. So we must continually replenish for optimal health. Without a constant supply of sulfur, we are, in effect, dying each day through cellular degeneration.
What Exactly is Organic Sulfur?
Organic sulfur is found in nature in trace quantities. It is not and can not be extracted from nature. In fact, all organic sulfur is a manufactured product, however, there are different manufacturing processes, some are better than others.
Contrary to some misconceptions, commercially available organic sulfur does not come from wood, plants or fossil fuels. You simply can’t just squeeze organic sulfur from nature. Rather, a chemical reaction is required to make organic sulfur.
The most “natural” organic sulfur is to mimic the formation, function, and structure of the biological substance. The best organic sulfur comes from a manufacturing process that combines pharmaceutical grade DMSO and pharmaceutical grade hydrogen peroxide.
These are mixed and then put through an elaborate and complex boiling, distilling, evaporating and precipitating process.
This creates a chemical reaction that forms a new molecule called Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM). Once this new molecule forms it must be purified so it can be used for human health. The best process gives an end result of 99.9% pure organic sulfur in large flakes.
MSM is not a drug but an organic form of sulfur and a potent antioxidant made up of:
- 34% sulfur
- 34% oxygen
- 26% carbon and 6% hydrogen bonds
There is a misconception that one supply of organic sulfur is more “natural” than another. This is not true because all organic sulfur products are synthetic and created through a chemical reaction of DMSO and hydrogen peroxide. This chemical reaction forms organic sulfur that is identical to the molecule found in nature.
The major difference comes down to the quality of the raw materials, the purification process, packaging, granular size, environmental exposure, testing levels, specifications and quality of the manufacturing, and country of origin.
What is Dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) Used For?
Considerable research on DMSO was carried out by Dr. Stanley Jacob in the early 1960’s. It all started when he picked up a bottle of a colorless liquid. While investigating its potential as a preservative for organs, he quickly discovered that DMSO has the ability to penetrate the skin quickly and deeply without damaging it.
In his writings, Dr. Jacob refers to many studies and scientific papers relating to the health benefits of DMSO.
The story of DMSO is a sad one. In fact, an entire story about DMSO and its amazing health benefits could be written separately from this article.
DMSO is an organic, natural, colorless, odorless, non-synthesized liquid extracted from lignin, which is a natural substance that holds the cells of trees together. This extraction occurs while manufacturing wood pulp, then the DMSO is processed naturally for use.
DMSO has been represented as a “wonder drug” or a “miracle drug”. It has a long list of primary pharmacological actions, including fighting inflammation, relieving pain, improving blood supply, scavenging free radicals, softening scar tissue, and effects that may benefit autoimmune conditions.
Research has also shown DMSO can benefit people suffering from stroke, head and spinal cord injury, Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s disease, and heart attack and angina.
There Are Two Grades Of DMSO, Industrial, And Pharmaceutical.
Pharmaceutical grade DMSO is a reactive healing agent that has demonstrated excellent health benefits. It’s been used in sports and veterinary medicine for years.
Many people have reported that DMSO is a remarkable long-term solution to joint and body pain, body fungus, herpes outbreaks, warts, arthritis, skin lesions, and many other conditions.
In Fact, there are over several hundreds of pharmaceutical products that require DMSO. Most topical pharmaceuticals contain DMSO and without it, they wouldn’t be nearly as effective.
Organic sulfur is used primarily internally. DMSO is most often administered by simply dabbing it on the skin, and, alone or as a carrier for other drugs. It helps to transport compounds through the skin and body rapidly and effectively.
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