Elements of HealthSULFUR AND CALCIUM Presented by: Eileen Perez
How do humans ingest sulfur?Sulfur is a commonly used element in body detoxification. Youcan ingest sulfur through sulfur rich foods or take it as asupplement. Sulfur works in your body, in part, by increasingthe bile production of your liver, which aids in fat digestion andabsorption.
How do humans ingestcalcium?• Calcium is present in many different foods, including almost any dairy product. In addition, calcium supplements are readily available. Ingesting too much calcium can have negative results on the body, including your hair.
How does sulfur benefit human when they ingest it?• Sulfur is an element that is part of four amino acids called methionine, cysteine, cystine and taurine. Sulfur plays a vital role in the health of your skin, nails, hair and joints, and is part of certain hormones, bile acid and other substances in your body. Foods that contain high concentrations of sulfur include eggs, beans, whole grains, cabbage, brussels sprouts, garlic and onions.
How does calcium benefit humans when they ingest it?• Calcium is a mineral that is found in a number of foods, and it is useful in strengthening the bones and teeth.
What happens when humans do not have sufficient amount of sulfur in their body?• Exposure to very high levels of sulfur dioxide can be life threatening. Burning of the nose and throat, breathing difficulties, and severe airway obstructions occurred in miners who breathed sulfur dioxide released as a result of an explosion in a copper mine. Long-term exposure to persistent levels of sulfur dioxide can affect your health.
What happens when humans do not have sufficient amount of calcium in their body?• If you do not have enough calcium your bones will weaken and you can eventually get osteoporosis, a condition whereby bones become brittle, especially for the elderly. If the bones become brittle enough, something as small as a sneeze could result in a broken bone.