Do you ever wonder why individual nutrients are promoted as beneficial for dozens of different biological processes in your body?
Or why each individual biological process is said to need dozens of different nutrients?
Well, nutrients in your body are a lot like ingredients in your kitchen. They can be used in a variety of different ways, with different amounts in different combinations.
Take olive oil, for example…
A full cup mixed with chickpeas and garlic makes a tasty hummus, while just a little is needed to make your favorite French bread. You can combine a tablespoon with basil and pine nuts for pesto, or feature it as the main ingredient in a salad dressing with vinegar and herbs.
Then you can turn around and use some of those other ingredients for entirely different recipes. For example, you can use the chickpeas to make a batter for fried vegetables, or the basil for caprese salad and the vinegar for a marinade.
The list of combinations is virtually endless, with some ingredients being used in hundreds of recipes and others being limited to only a handful.
It’s like this in your body. Hundreds of different nutrients are mixed and matched in different amounts for different biological processes.
Some, like the illustrious vitamin D, are used practically everywhere. Others, like iodine, have more targeted functions. But all are needed in the right amounts to keep your body running smoothly.
One of the key nutrients that your body needs nearly everywhere is sulfur. Sulfur supports literally hundreds of vital biological processes in your body, from energy production to clear skin to a healthy immune response.
Here’s why sulfur is one of the “main ingredients” in your body…
From Building Proteins to Enabling Enzyme Activity, Sulfur Plays Many Roles in Your Body
Sulfur is the third most plentiful mineral in your body, right after calcium and phosphorus. It plays a role in hundreds of essential biological functions.
For one, sulfur bonds help build the proteins in your body.
Required for proteins to maintain their shape, sulfur bonds also determine the biological activity of proteins. For example, your hair, skin, and nails consist of a tough protein called keratin, which is composed in significant part of sulfur.
For another, sulfur lends flexibility to connective tissue and cartilage via proteins with flexible sulfur bonds. This gives elasticity and flexibility tissues in your body, such as your skin, muscles and joints, which all benefit from extra support as you age.
In addition to bonding proteins, sulfur is also required for the proper structure and biological activity of enzymes.* If you don't have sufficient levels of sulfur in your body, these enzymes cannot function optimally, affecting your body’s ability to detoxify.
Sulfur’s other important roles include how it…
Aids in detoxification – Sulfur plays a main role in sulfation, a major detoxification pathway used by your liver to maintain health in your body.*
Supports your body's electron transport system – It is a key part of the iron/sulfur proteins in your mitochondria, the energy factories of your cells.*
Is part of B vitamins thiamine (B1) and biotin (B7) – These sulfur-containing vitamins are essential for converting carbohydrates into energy.*
Helps promote normal insulin function – The insulin molecule consists of two amino acid chains connected to each other by sulfur bridges, without which insulin cannot do its job.*
Synthesizes important metabolic intermediates – This is central to the action of enzymes, including the reductases of super-antioxidant glutathione*
Of all the roles sulfur plays, one of the most important is how it can enhance your glutathione levels.*
How Glutathione Acts As Your “Master Antioxidant”*
Free radicals are reactive particles that bounce around your cells, damaging everything they touch. They can become active (or reactive) due to stress, poor diet, environmental factors, and even as a result of normal metabolism.
And they can accelerate the signs of aging.
To counter the damaging effects of free radical activity, your body uses antioxidants. These molecules help neutralize free radicals so they can’t cause damage.
Glutathione plays a unique leading role among the antioxidants in your body. Present inside every one of your cells, it has earned the status of 'master antioxidant' because it helps all the other antioxidants perform at peak levels.*
This is where sulfur can provide you with a tremendous health advantage.
Your body needs ample supplies of sulfur to make glutathione. Here’s how it works…
Sulfur’s Crucial Role in the Functioning of These 2 Amino Acids
Glutathione helps you maintain good health by keeping free radical damage in check throughout your body. When free radicals are kept under control, your cells are able to perform at an optimal level.
Glutathione is synthesized in your body from three amino acids: glycine, glutamic acid and cysteine.
The third one, cysteine, is an important sulfur-containing molecule. Your body produces it in your liver from the metabolism of another amino acid, methionine.
Methionine is an essential amino acid, which means you have to get it through your diet. It’s plentiful in meat, eggs, nuts, beans and dairy products. In addition to providing sulfur for the production of the master antioxidant, methionine is:
- Used by your body to build proteins
- Converted into the molecule SAM, which plays an important role in the modification of DNA
- Important for healthy metabolism of fats
- Known to aid muscle recovery after strenuous exercise
You can get cysteine from food, but your body is also able to make it. This versatile sulfur-containing amino acid is:
- Important for making collagen, which keeps your skin smooth and supple
- Found in beta-keratin, the main protein in your nails, hair and skin
- A powerful antioxidant, both on its own and in combination with other molecules
- Used to make several other amino acids and enzymes
By making sure you get enough sulfur, you help ensure your body has what it needs to optimally support healthy hair, skin, joints and muscles.
These Dietary Sources of Sulfur Can Help You Maintain Optimal Health
As with every nutrient, the best way to obtain sulfur is through your diet. And there are lots of delicious ways to do that.
Proteins provide the main source of sulfur in your diet. One of the best sources is humanely raised, pastured meat.
Meat and fish are considered ‘complete’ as they contain all the sulfur-containing amino acids your body needs in order to produce new protein.
If you don't eat meat, you can enjoy other excellent sources of sulfur, including organic pastured eggs, nuts, coconut oil, olive oil and dairy products. Vegetables that are rich in sulfur include:
- Brussels sprouts
With so many great sources of sulfur, you might expect to be getting enough in your diet. But unfortunately, thanks to modern industrial agriculture, that may not be the case…
Why You May Still Be Coming Up Short
Many people take for granted the fact that sulfur is provided by the foods we eat. But that takes for granted that there is plenty of sulfur in the soil.
Plants synthesize sulfur from the soil, so if there isn’t enough, they can’t pass it on to you. Similarly, the nutrient content of animal products suffers if the plants they consume are deficient in sulfur.
Unfortunately, soils around the globe are becoming increasingly sulfur-depleted, resulting in less sulfur-rich foods overall.
This concerning situation is primarily due to modern industrial farming methods. These methods rely heavily on synthetic fertilizers, severely damaging the natural ability of plants and soil to work together to sustain healthy levels of nutrients, including sulfur.
Because of this, you may potentially benefit from supplemental sulfur.
We’re pleased to bring you MSM Sulfur Complex. This is a special sulfur blend that provides not only high-quality MSM – which is 34% sulfur by weight – but also a whole food blend with some of the finest sources of organic sulfur.
Our formula is rounded out with TMG to help increase methionine levels in your body, and R-Alpha Lipoic Acid to promote increased glutathione levels.
Here are the details…
This Super MSM Sulfur Complex Goes to the Next Level to Help You Maintain Your Active Lifestyle
Consisting of superior ingredients targeted to maximize the benefits of sulfur in your body, our MSM Sulfur Complex is like no other sulfur-based formula out there.
Carefully formulated to support optimal detoxification processes, it provides support for your healthy joints and muscles, supple skin and vibrant hair, as well as cellular, cardio and immune health.
Each ingredient provides a different form of sulfur to optimize the formula’s benefits:
OptiMSM® (Methylsulfonylmethane) – MSM is a naturally occurring, sulfur-containing compound that supports joint, cartilage and connective tissue, and helps reduce the effects of cellular aging to help you maintain your active lifestyle.* Our manufacturer’s rigorous, four-stage distillation process ensures a 99.9% pure and consistent MSM®.
Trimethylglycine (TMG) – Also known as betaine, TMG plays an important role in methylation. TMG helps control the balance of water in your cells and supports your liver, cellular and cardiovascular health.*
R-Alpha Lipoic Acid – Due to its capability to increase glutathione levels and to be readily absorbed when taken orally, R-alpha lipoic acid (R-ALA) is the preferred form of lipoic acid.* It is superior in stabilization and can provide up to 21 times greater bioavailability than other forms of lipoic acid.*
Organic Sulfur Vegetable Blend – Certain vegetables contain naturally-occurring organo-sulfur compounds. We’ve included broccoli, garlic, kale and green cabbage in this blend to provide organic sulfur compounds such as isothiocyanates, which have been shown to support cellular, cardiovascular, neurological and metabolic health.
MSM Sulfur Complex provides the foundational support your body needs for healthy protein-building and detoxification.
To provide extra support for your detoxification pathways, we recommend taking MSM Sulfur Complex with our NAC with Milk Thistle. These ingredients provide powerful support for your body’s glutathione production.
How This Manufacturer 'Hits the Ball Out of the Park'
MSM is an organic form of sulfur, and a potent antioxidant.* It provides powerful support for healthy aging, from maintaining healthy, comfortable joints to promoting glutathione production to supporting healthy collagen production for youthful-looking skin.
We’re proud to work with an exceptional manufacturer to bring you the OptiMSM® we use in MSM Sulfur Complex.
As part of their exceptional commitment to product purity, our manufacturer maintains high-quality methods using advanced technology. Their industry-leading processes include:
Using a dedicated production facility for OptiMSM® – This greatly reduces the chance of contaminants infiltrating the final formula, ensuring purity.
Maintaining top certification levels for its dedicated facility – Certifications include cGMP-compliant, ISO9001, and FSSC22000.
Utilizing real-time process control technology – This allows them to monitor every facet of production to deliver a consistent, high-quality product.
Going the 'extra mile' in testing – Each batch of OptiMSM® is third-party tested and exceeds USP MSM monograph standards for dietary supplements.
Safeguarding ingredient purity – The formula is Kosher and Halal certified, gluten-free, soy-free and not derived from shellfish.
We’re pleased to include OptiMSM® – the highest-quality MSM on the market – in our MSM Sulfur Complex formula.
Give Your Body the Sulfur It Needs So You Can Maintain Your Active Lifestyle
Just like you need sea salt in your kitchen to make hundreds of recipes, you need sulfur in your body to support hundreds of biological processes.
With MSM Sulfur Complex, you get four exceptional sources of sulfur…
OptiMSM® is enhanced with TMG, R-Alpha Lipoic Acid and an Organic Sulfur Vegetable Blend to supply your body with rich sources of this key nutrient.
From aiding muscle recovery after exercise to supporting healthy energy levels and cardiovascular health, to building collagen and connective tissue for comfortable joints, sulfur is foundational to an active lifestyle.
Essential for producing the “master antioxidant,” glutathione, it helps safeguard your cells from oxidative damage to keep them functioning at optimal levels. Your body also relies on a healthy supply of sulfur to build keratin and collagen for strong hair and nails, as well as for smooth, supple skin.
Foundational for health throughout your body – from your hair to the joints in your toes – ensuring you have enough sulfur is a smart strategy for maintaining your active lifestyle.
Provide your body with the sulfur it needs so you can enjoy optimal health and beauty. Order MSM Sulfur Complex today.