Sulfur is an essential major mineral and is present in all the cells of the body. Sulfur is essential for life; it was found at 1,780 ppm in the sample of stony coral tested, the fourth most abundant element tested in stony coral. Sulfur is an angonist to calcium, copper molybdenum, and selenium (Mineral Wheel) and serves as a component of three important amino acids: cysteine, cysteine and methionine. (Halstead) Sulfur is also present in the two vitamins thiamine and biotin; in vitamin D of milk where it occurs as a water soluble sulphate; in fatty acid sulphates; in the enzymes that contain glutathione and coenzyme A. (Mervyn)
Sulfur is especially abundant in the skin, hair and nails; but its functions throughout the body are many, including its importance in the production of energy, as well as aiding the liver in the production of bile. There is no established recommended daily allowance or optimum daily intake for sulfur; nor are there any known contraindications or toxicities from dietary sulfur. (Bergner)
Sulfur plays a very important role in the body, improves circulation, normalizes heart action, and acts as an oxidizing agent on the blood. This mineral is an antidote to a fat allergy and increases bile function, having a cleansing effect in the digestive tract. A lack (deficiency) of sulfur can cause poor growth of hair and nails, dermatitis and eczema. (Lepore)
The Dictionary of Minerals, Leonard Mervyn, pages 195-196.
The Healing Power of Minerals, Paul Bergner, pages 171-173.
Fossil Stony Coral Minerals, Bruce Halstead, page 49.
The Ultimate Healing System, Donald Lepore, pages 81-82.