Recently bought some products from PURE (People United Reaching Everyone) that I signed up under on a sort of MLM type deal, and one that I noticed they were selling is one I already bought from Natural Grocers. I'd been hearing about SULFUR recently, and had bought a small bag of it to try out, but wasn't sure what dosing to use. I learned from the PURE product that they recommend like a teaspoon several times a day and working up.
(I'll need to insert some photos I took of the bottle of "Flowers of Sulfur" - Sublimed Sulphur -I inherited from my Grandma's bathroom. She died in 1991 and Grandpa died in 1992. Both were born in the early 1900's so doubtless this was common information for them, back in the day. I think this particular bottle was made maybe 1983. I have no idea if they actually took this particular "sublimed sulfur" internally, or if they used it to kill bugs and such. Apparently different forms do have detrimental effects on bugs and fungii, which might actually be a good thing!).
Turns out though, there is an organic form of Sulfur that is good for the body. I'm just gonna link to a bunch of articles recently read, since I'm still learning about this.
Sulfur for Better Health? 10 Surprising Ways Sulfur Can Benefit You
* Sulfur is needed for insulin production. Insulin controls carbohydrate metabolism, but insufficient sulfur makes it harder for the pancreas to produce enough insulin, and makes cells less able to absorb things from the blood, contributing to blood sugar problems.
I though this point was fascinating - and if true, why aren't doctors sharing this information (other than the fact that statistically, most doctors know exactly diddly about nutrition, getting an average of only 3-6 hours of instruction on nutritional needs.).
* Sulfur detoxifies at the cellular level and relieves pain. Healthy cells can absorb adequate nutrients while releasing toxins and wastes. Sulfur affects this by helping your body build strong breathable cell walls that properly balance cell pressure. Having enough sulfur helps your body to remove toxins that may suffocate the cells, or swell them, causing pain, allergies, stiffness, and muscle soreness!
(I'd have to agree with this, because ever since I've ramped up the amount of it I mix into my water, I * AM * feeling a bit better.).
I had bought the bag at Natural Grocers because I was buying these combinations of shellfish-free Chondroiton - Glucosamin - MSM and Hynalric Acid (sp?? totally butchered up the spelling of that - it's stuff that helps keep moisture in your skin tissue and joints etc.). Then later I learned that MSM was Methylsulfonylmethane, known as MSM - which is 34% SULFUR !! (duh!)
* MSM has an amazing anti-parasitic action. When parasites attach to someone's intestinal lining, they can live, reproduce and leach nutrients from the body indefinitely. MSM blocks parasites by competing for receptor sites on the mucous membrane. When parasites can not attach themselves, they are simply flushed out of the system with the excess MSM.
(Time to flush those "cooties" out of my system!!)
Ooooh another interesting article:
The Sulfur Study Early results of an experimental study using Organic Sulfur
Flowers of sulfur
* Natural sulfur was also known as brimstone, hence the alternative name flowers of brimstone,
I did NOT know that Sulfur was also called Brimstone!!
* Historically, flowers of sulfur were extensively used medically to cure ailments, particularly skin diseases. In the early 20th century, "flowers of sulfur" was also widely used for agricultural purposes. It was specifically used in cultivating hop plants to combat and prevent fungal diseases caused by molds that can kill crops. Flowers of sulfur was also used to treat rosebushes similarly. These cases show that flowers of sulfur was one of the earliest fungicides and insecticides used agriculturally. More recent sources also show that flowers of sulfur acts a fungicide, insecticide, and fumigant, as well as an agent in the treatment of numerous skin diseases.
So there are bazillions more websites (maybe? I didn't count!) about sulfur. But I need to get some sleep. I will say that the stuff I have been trying from Natural Grocers seems to be kicking in and healing (I've been hobbling along this past week with a bad sciatica thing going on in my left side. Again. I know I've mentioned it here before.).
(later: more website:
Ahh 2019 - learned something interesting -
Was looking through FAQ for info on seafood additives but read their comment on the Organic Sulfur:
“QUESTION: If I am allergic to sulfa in medication, can I still take PURE's Organic Sulfur?
ANSWER: An allergic reaction to sulfonamide antibiotics (often just referred to as sulfa or sulfur antibiotics), such as sulfamethoxazole, is one of the most commonly reported allergic responses to medications. Though not as prevalent as reactions to antibiotics, other sulfonamide-containing medications may also trigger an allergic response. Much research has been done to determine the exact mechanism of the allergic responses to sulfonamide medications and the general conclusion is that the sulfur portion is not the cause. Organic Sulfur lacks any functional groups or metabolites thought to be responsible for the allergic reactions produced by sulfonamide medications. Furthermore Organic Sulfur has shown to be one of the least toxic substances in biology.
If you have an allergy to a sulfonamide medication, consult with your doctor before taking Organic Sulfur. ”
I didn’t realize all that, but for some, it’s a matter to discuss with their doctor.