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|Sulfur amino acids: What they are and why they are important
Sulfur amino acids such as methionine, cysteine, homocysteine and taurine help with
the flexibility of connective tissue and are absolutely essential for detoxification in the
liver and elsewhere.
Sulfur amino acids are important for glutathione production, sulfation (a major
pathway for detoxification), protein synthesis, and methylation. They are among the
most important of the amino acids, while sulfur is the most abundant mineral in our
body after calcium and phosphorus.
As documented on the Weston A. Price website, a study published in the August 26,
2001 issue of the Nutrition journal makes a strong case against plant-based diets for
prevention of heart disease. The title alone,
Sulfur amino acids: What they are and why they are important
“Vegetarianism produces subclinical malnutrition, hyperhomocysteinemia and atherogenesis,” sounds a ominous
warning. Study participants who consumed a plant-based diet were found to be low in all of the sulfur-containing
amino acids. The researchers noted that consuming soy was not the answer, for soy is notoriously low in
methionine, which is an essential amino acid needed to produce proteins. The bottom line is we must eat protein rich
in bioavailable, sulfur-containing amino acids.
As Dr. Stephanie Seneff has documented on various websites, sulfur is vital for disease prevention and maintenance
of good health. In terms of heart disease, sulfur deficiency not only leads to high homocysteine levels, but is the
likeliest reason some clinical trials using B6, B12 and folate interventions have proved ineffective for the prevention
of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases.
Sulfur and Sulfur-Containing Amino Acids
by Lawrence Wilson, MD | The Center For Development
Heart of the Matter: Sulfur Deficits in Plant-Based Diets
by Kaayla Daniel | Weston A. Price Foundation
The Importance of Sulfur Amino Acids (PDF download)
Metametrix Clinical Laboratory
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