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In our body there is about 140 grams of sulfur, which is an essential component of all living cells. Since sulfur is built into two amino acids (methionine and cysteine), it is present in many polypeptides, proteins, and enzymes.

Disulfide bonds (S-S bonds) formed between peptide chains are very important in protein assembly and structure. These bonds between peptide s-s-bindings give strength to hairs and feathers chains confer extra toughness and rigidity.

For example, the high strength of hair is in part due to their high content of S-S bonds. The same applies to the birds’ feathers. Therefore eggs are high in sulfur being necessary for feather formation.

Sulfur is also a major component of cartilage and skin having a protective, supporting and structural function. Sulfur is an important part of the substances that support tissues in the body.

Sulfur is a component of one of the main antioxidant protectors called glutathione. Sulfur is also a component of various enzymes that help the body eliminate and deactivate many kinds of toxins.


eggs are rich in sulfurSulfur is widely available in foods and you can easily get adequate amounts from your diet.

Sulfur occurs primarily in protein rich foods, including eggs, milk products, meat, and fish.

It is also found in some legumes and in some of the more odiferous vegetables, such as onions, garlic, cabbage, brussel sprouts, and turnips.

Daily intake

There is no recommended sulfur requirement. You will easily get adequate amounts from your diet


Deficiency of sulfur does not seem to occur.


It is almost impossible to get too much sulfur in the diet.

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