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Sulphur Deficiency And Toxicity Symptoms in Human Body

  1. 1. SULPHUR DEFICIENCY AND TOXICITY SYMPTOMS IN HUMAN BODY Husnain Riaz International Islamic University Islamabad
  2. 2. CONTENTS Introduction Importance Sources Sulphur Deficiency Sulphur Toxicity Conclusion
  3. 3. INTRODUCTION Sulphur is a Latin word means (Brimstone) Sulphur is a non-metallic chemical element and is identified by the letter S. Tasteless and odorless
  4. 4. IMPORTANCE OF SULPHUR Sulfur is an essential nutrient and the eight most abundant mineral in the body. Sulfur represents about 0.25 percent of our total body weight Sulphur cannot be synthesized by human body
  5. 5. Dr. Gabriel Cousens:- “Sulfur connects the spirit and the body, mind to action, thoughts to action, and is the bridge between the worlds of the higher planes and the lower planes. Sulfur is an important part of brain function and important to the heart.
  6. 6. SOURCES Sulphur is found in all proteins. Best sources of Sulphur include lean meats, Eggs(Yolks) poultry, Milk fish, legumes Garlic, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, Onions
  7. 7. turnips, kale, lettuce, kelp, seaweed and some nuts also contain Sulphur
  8. 8. SULPHUR DEFICIENCY IN HUMAN Sulphur Deficiency can cause arthritis, brittle nails and hair, convulsions, depression, memory loss, gastrointestinal issues, rashes and even slow wound healing. Sulfur deficiency in the body may also contribute to obesity, heart disease, Alzheimer's and chronic fatigue and many more.
  9. 9. Besides all these sulphur deficiency cause pain and inflammation-related muscle and skeletal disorders. Sulfur deficiency could prevent your cells from obtaining sufficient oxygen through respiration, which is vital to proper brain function and all cell activity.
  10. 10. SULPHUR TOXICITY IN HUMAN Sulfur-rich foods can also cause stomach problems and, embarrassingly flatulence. The body processes two sulfur-containing amino acids in foods, methionine and cysteine, cause serious damage to many organs -- particularly the kidneys and the eyes.
  11. 11. Sulphur will suppressed Potassium and Calcium. Symptoms for Toxicity of Sulphur Indigestion, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Bed wetting, Painful and irregular menstruation, Migraine headaches etc

Editor's Notes

  • Brimstone means, "burning stone" or, "the stone that burns.
    Although sulphur is infamous for its smell, frequently compare to rotten eggs, that odor is actually characteristic of hydrogen sulphide (H2S).


  • 1) The density of a substance is the relationship between the mass of the substance and how much space it takes up (volume).
  • Sulfur is an element of the earth and is vital to the human body, without it we would not survive. Sulfur is the sixth most abundant macro-mineral in human breast milk.
    It is not discussed much in nutrition books, mainly because it has not been thought to be essential—that is, sulfur deficiency does not cause any visible problems.
    The average person takes in around 900 mg of sulphur per day, mainly in the form of protein.
  • produce an important antioxidant in your body called glutathione, which protects cells from damage. Also create connective tissues that support your joints.
    Sulfur is present in four amino acids: methionine, an essential amino acid; the nonessential cystine and cysteine, and taurine, which is not part of body tissues but does help produce bile acid for digestion.
  • So eating a protein rich diet is one of the best ways to ensure the body gets an ample amount.
    Lean Meat is a meat having low fat contents
    Brussels sprouts is small green vegetable like cabbage
  • Kale is a dark green vegetable close to cabbage
    Lettuce is a plant with green leaves used in salad
    Kelp is a type of brown seaweed
  • 1) Convulsions is a sudden shaking movement which cannot be controlled
  • A study in the journal Nutrition & Metabolism found that many people, particularly a large segment of the elderly population, are not getting enough sulfur in their diets. This is important, say the study authors, because without sufficient sulfur, your body has difficulty ridding itself of toxins via your liver.
  • Amino acids turning into sulfur compounds necessary for proper functioning. Because these amino acids aren’t normally stored in the body.
    The amino acid can build up in the body if you cannot metabolize cysteine properly and
  • Migraine is a severe type of headache which often makes a person feel sick and have difficulty in seeing.
  • Sulphur is a very important chemical element on earth. If it is said that Life can’t be survive on this earth without sulphur, it will be true.
    As it is discussed above that sulphur has many useful advantages and some serious disadvantages as well
    It’s all depend on us that how we are using that thing. Here if we deal with sulphur in controlled way than there will be no harmful effect of sulphur on us.

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