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Sulphur is a mineral found in all cells of the body and helps maintain healthy hair, skin, bones and tendons. Sulphur is an essential element in the production of amino acids, and helps convert carbohydrates into a useable form. It also plays an important role in the production of insulin, which keeps your blood sugar levels balanced.

Food sources
Sulphur is found in almost all foods but some of the best sources include eggs, beans, garlic, onions and pulses. Both red and white meat are also good sources of sulphur.

Daily requirement
There are currently no UK or European Commission set daily requirement for the mineral Sulphur.

Deficiency
To date, there have been no reported cases of sulphur deficiency in humans. This is because the mineral occurs naturally in all foods so as long as you're eating something, you needn't worry about developing a sulphur deficiency.

However, some arthritis patients have benefited from sulphur supplements due to the mineral's ability to draw fluid into cells in the joints, allowing the joints to move more easily.

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