Category Archives: Sulfur

Sulphate For Joints

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Nutritional Treatments for Osteoporosis

Understanding of the way osteoporosis relates to nutritional factors has been one of the successes of nutritional research over the last 50 years. However, as with all scientific research the gains that have been made have simply reflected common nutritional … Continue reading

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Glucosamine Sulphate: Is It The Sulphate?

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Dem Bones: Plant Based Alkaline Diets

The traditional medical paradigm for bone health is simplistic. Because bones contain calcium, eating more calcium must improve bone health. It is known that deficiencies of calcium cause bone deformities during development and can increase the risk of bone disease. … Continue reading

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Sulphur Amino Acids and Postprandial Triglyceride Levels

Intakes of sulphur amino acids are implicated in the development of cardiovascular disease because they can affect plasma concentrations of homocysteine. High plasma levels of cystine (oxidised cysteine) and high levels of oxidise glutathione (glutathione disulfide) are associated with cardiovascular … Continue reading

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Brassica Glucosinolates

The Brassica family of vegetables, including broccoli, kale, water cress, rape seed, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, turnip, mustard and radishes, are the only plant source of the sulphur containing glucosinolate compounds. Chemically, glucosinolates are β-thioglucoside N-hydroxysulfates with a variable side chain … Continue reading

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Whey Protein

Whey is the portion of milk that remains dissolved in the aqueous portion after coagulation of casein into curd during the manufacture of cheese. Before whey protein became popular as a dietary supplement and before its nutritional significance was understood, … Continue reading

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Sulfur Amino Acids and Immunity

Methionine and cysteine are essential and conditionally essential amino acids, respectively. Both contain sulphur as part of their R group and are important nutritionally with regard immune function. Methionine can be converted in the body to cysteine via the intermediary … Continue reading

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