Sulfur is a common mineral, also called sulphate, that is mainly found in our skin, bones, and muscle tissue. It acts as a building block for the antioxidant Glutathione, which has an anti-inflammatory function.
Sulfur is commonly found in animal products, but also in leafy green vegetables and legumes. A deficiency does not occur quickly, but when it does, it can have unpleasant consequences for your body.
A sulfur deficiency can be recognized by the following symptoms: weakened immune system, brittle nails, skin and hair, stiff limbs, tired muscles, more inflammation, joint pain, and allergies. In addition, a shortage of sulfur ensures that cancer cells can develop and spread more efficiently throughout the body. In most cases, administering supplements will help counteract these symptoms.