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Sulfur

Sulfur is a nonmetallic element that is found mainly as part of larger compounds. Although sulfur might not be an essential mineral, it is an essential element of proteins and vitamins. It is present in four amino acids: methionine, an essential amino acid; the nonessential cystine and cysteine, which can be made from methionine; and taurine, which is not part of body tissues but does help produce bile acid for digestion.

Sulfur is also present in two B vitamins, thiamine and biotin which are important to skin and hair. It is also present as sulphates and sulfides but is most important as a part of proteins. Sulfur is found abundantly in keratin, a protein that strengthens hair, nails, and skin. It is further needed in the synthesis of collagen, which is needed for good skin integrity. Deficiencies will only really occur if a diet is deprived of protein, or a poorly planned vegan diet.

Good sources of Sulfur are:
eggs
garlic
lettuce
cabbage
brussel sprouts


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