What is Organic
Organic Sulfur is a critical bio-available form of sulfur that has been missing from our diet since 1954. The introduction of synthetic chemical nitrogen based fertilizers by chemical companies in the 50s has had a profound negative effect on our health. Sulfur and its mineral compounds have been chemically stripped from the soils of commercial farming. This has caused a sulfur deficiency in plants and so in humans and animals, Our bodies depend on the uptake of bio-available sulfur and its related minerals through the eating of fruits and vegetables. Animals and man don't store sulfur.
The Organic Sulfur Study of the Cellular Matrix is studying the effects of reintroducing such a bio- available sulfur, we call Organic Sulfur, back into our diet through the supplement we call Organic Sulfur.
At this time there are 70,000 people in 18 countries in the study that have or are taking this bio-available form of sulfur, Organic Sulfur, Through the feedback from the study we have documented significant healing sometimes deemed unusual by the medical profession , It is as if the reintroduction of Organic Sulfur back in the cells has kick started the natural regenerative capacities of the body. The information the study receives from its members shows how amazing the regenerative capacities of the body can be.
This collection of technical articles document sulfur deficiency in plants and humans and the effects of the deficiency as well as the effects of introducing of sulfur back into the diet. Here you will see common threads about the critical nature of sulfur as a transfer agent in cellular processes involving regeneration and energy production.
Imagine a nutrient more important to health than magnesium, zinc, iron, copper, sodium, iodine and, for that matter, many vitamins. Assume that it has incredibly diverse roles, boosting resistance to disease, helping regulate blood sugar, preventing aches and pains, and even holding your skin and organs together.
A mineral or nutrient without which our bodies has difficulty making the sulfur based amino acids which are necessary for the regeneration of those cells which perform all of those incredibly diverse roles.
It's a nutrient so essential for life that you would die without it. But get this: it has been all but ignored by dietitians, physicians, and researchers.
Such a bold statement misses the point just as the dietitians, physicians and researchers seem to have ignored. The sulfur cycle is BROKEN. Without sulfur our cells fail to regenerate and in a manner of speaking we are dying daily without it. It is our Study's driving premise that the use of chemical fertilizers as mandated by law in 1954 has broken the sulfur cycle in the US. Or could someone have crept in late at night and run off with all of the bio available sulfur?
In 1860 Farben I.G. first produced chemical fertilizers from coal tar. Which resulted in Nelson Rockefeller and Prescott Bush contracting with Farben to develop Ammonium Nitrate and Ammonium Sulfate from crude oil in 1938. The elements are what all life forms on this planet are comprised. Then we add heat. Sulfur is one of the most temperature sensitive of all the elements. When Farben began its fertilizer production both from coal tar and from crude oil temperatures 100 degrees over the vaporization point of sulfur were necessary to produce these chemical plant foods. The chemists ignored this essential nutrient just as those who you mentioned in your article.
Sulfur exists in both mineral and organic forms, yellow dirt is crystal mineral sulfur. Free organic sulfur is produced by similar volcanic activity as mineral sulfur is but when the sulfur is released into salt water the salt allows the release of sulfur directly into the water and this is the beginning of the sulfur cycle for all living organisms. Search the “black smokers” to better understand how salt cab free sulfur into the oceans.
Flip through most nutrition textbooks, and you'll discover that sulfur is hardly ever mentioned, despite it being the third most abundant mineral (after calcium and phosphorus) in the body, accounting for 1 percent of your weight.
We have found the same lack of information about sulfur in most nutrition texts but we also questioned 623 physicians: "We get all the sulfur our bodies need in the food we eat." Their answers were like they were reading from cue cards. Most of these nutrition texts especially those for medical students were written before 1954 when the statement was true for the US.
Yes, sulfur is essential," says Ekhard E. Ziegler, M.D., of the University of Iowa School of Medicine, Iowa City, and creditor of the authoritative Present Knowledge in Nutrition (ILSI Press, 1996). "But no, it's not essential beyond it being in methionine and cysteine. You get enough sulfur from amino acids."
How does the food we eat get sulfur to make the amino acids if that food does not have any bio available sulfur? How is our body going to make methionine, cysteine, taurine, or glutathione which may be the most important if we are deficient in sulfur?
Mel Werbach, M.D., author of the Textbook of Nutritional Medicine (Third Line Press, 1999), sees sulfur as a blind spot in nutrition and medicine. "The value of sulfur supplementation has been poorly investigated," he observes, "even though sulfur baths and injections are old-fashioned arthritis treatments which are still popular in many countries."
Dr.Werbach's statement is the one which has been such a puzzle for our Study, why is sulfur such a blind spot in nutrition and medicine? Have all of our Study members been misleading us regarding the benefits they report by adding Organic Sulfur to their diets? The benefits they report are not the old fashioned "treatments" but we believe are the examples of cellular regeneration thanks to the increased oxygen transport across the cell membrane because they are “eating it” not mainlining or bathing in it. The cell membrane is one of the other blind spots in science.
"Here is an essential nutrient that no one sees as being that," says Ronald M. Lawrence, M.D., Ph.D. "We don't learn anything about sulfur in medical school. Sulfur has been the most understudied and overlooked nutrient." Why?
The reason we are deficient is what has been overlooked, and the interactive nature of sulfur may not have been overlooked by the pharmaceutical industry, our Study members voluntarily stop their prescribed drugs often with the blessings of their physicians who have absolutely no idea what sulfur is or does. They know the drugs are not meant to heal only to treat,
Sulfur is also a common ingredient in homeopathic remedies, developed in the 19th century and still popular today as over-the-counter remedies. In the 1920s, "colloidal sulfur" was used to treat arthritics. Now, researchers understand that sulfur forms part of the matrix of bone joints in the form of chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine sulfate.
Chordroiton and glucosamine are sulfur based amino acids, and sulfur is the "glue" which not only forms the matrix of our bones and joints but all of the cellular interlinking which is the true cellular matrix not only of man but all living organisms, even water has a matrix. The pines from which MSM comes from stand straight and tall due to the sulfur which bonds their cells together.
Before the advent of antibiotics in the 1940s, sulfur-containing drugs-sulfa drugs-were commonly used to treat infectious diseases. Sulfur has powerful antibacterial properties. Many of sulfa drugs are still prescribed by physicians, and sulfur is a component of penicillin-class antibiotics and many other medicines.
Our Study has to address this misinformation too often, there is no sulfur in sulfa drugs. Sulfa drugs have killed more patients than any other form of antibiotic and more people suffer allergic reactions so it is unfortunate that the "sulfa" name causes people to fear sulfur, organic sulfur has not killed or harmed any man nor beast in all of the research done world wide. But it cannot be patented.
Do you get enough sulfur from the diet you eat? Many dietitians will say that people obtain adequate sulfur as long as they eat methionine-rich meat. But other foods also provide large amounts of sulfur, including egg yolks, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, Brussel sprouts, watercress, radish, leek, onion, and of course garlic. Unfortunately, many people dislike these foods or, as in the case of eggs, avoid them.
This is another example where we need to look outside the box, sulfur is not stored in the body human save for hair, nails and cartilage. It must be ingested daily. Regarding all of the foods mentioned above if the food is not fed sulfur these meats and vegetables are also sulfur deficient. Eggs are a different issue because chickens eat anything including their own droppings which replicates an internal sulfur cycle so eggs are a good source of sulfur and should not be avoided. Cholesterol we believe is a myth to which the medical community has gravitated since cholesterol levels can be measured and any number in medicine can be used to scare the public.
A sulfur based amino acid which when bio available sulfur is added can be made in the body human. 4 grams per 100 lbs of body weight twice a day. In the case of liver disease 12 grams per 100 lbs twice a day has demonstrated lower viral counts and one case of complete liver regeneration after 15 months. The same has been observed with HIV which has been reported to cause decreased sulfur levels with and without anti viral drugs. We have very few HIV positive Study members but they too are experiencing decreased viral loads.
Chondroitin and glucosamine sulfate.
Both are sulfur based amino acids which like most amino acids are lost in the hydrochloric acid of the stomach but are easily made by our bodies when Organic Sulfur is processed in the same acid cauldron and has demonstrated a more effective way to address joint pain which many practitioners feel chondroitin and glucosamine are so effective. Unlike theses sulfates our Study members are also reporting less pain but increased motility and in some cases resolution of scar tissue around their joints. The same 4 grams per 100 lbs of body weight twice a day.
If garlic is not grown organically with sulfur rich fertilizers then it is merely a condiment with little or no value for the cellular matrix of the body human.
Glutathione. N-acetylcysteine. S-adenosyl-L-methionine.
These are sulfur based amino acids which must be supplemented if our bodies are deficient in sulfur, but like most amino acids they are not easily absorbed as supplements. Some clinicians and Vets have learned that injecting these amino acids is more effective. Our research demonstrates that daily ingesting of Organic Sulfur is just as effective as injections of these amino acids at the level described under above.
Here is the crux of our Study: Most MSM as commercially available does not contain 34% sulfur. Some contain no sulfur by observation. Like the fertilizers that we believe have broken the sulfur cycle the additives of packaging we believe block or neutralize the bio availability of the sulfur contained in the MSM. Organic Sulfur is MSM precipitated from DMSO into a coarse crystal flake and not processed any further nor does it have anti caking or flow agents added. When the crystals we use in our Study are pulverized the effectiveness is reduced according to our Study members ( the Study has had to ship "powder" rather than crystal Organic Sulfur on two separate occasions. ) Many of our Study members had been taking some form of MSM prior to joining the Study, the least effective are those in pill or capsule forms. When Dr. Stanley Jacob and other researchers began their research it was with bio available MSM. The resulting marketing of MSM has resulted in a less bio available form of sulfur. The actual manufactures of MSM are few where the number of resellers are very numerous but unfortunately we believe their products are contaminated by the additives of packaging as our foods have been contaminated by processing and chemical additives. Sulfur is very interactive and can form sulfates, sulfites and sulfides with most of the other element we find on the Periodic Table.
Although each of these supplements is rich in sulfur, each also provides health benefits for other reasons as well. For example, alpha-lipoic acid is a powerful antioxidant. NAC and glutathione enhance immune function. And glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin sulfur help rebuild damaged joints.
The health of the body human is dependant upon all of the minerals which must be bio available and were until we started interrupting the natural cycles of these minerals. Cellular Matrix Study believes the sulfur cycle is broken and until we return to a more organic form of agribusiness we will need to get our sulfur from other sources. Organic Sulfur is the source we are presently researching and in doing so are looking for new members to join our observational study.
Early results of an experimental study using Organic Sulfur
By Patrick McGean, Director
Cellular Matrix Study
The Cellular Matrix Study (referred to here as "The Sulfur Study") was organized in 1999. This study was inspired by a fatal type of breast cancer, a type of germ cell reproductive cancer that had been reported to respond to organic sulfur. While researching this cancer, it became obvious that the sulfur cycle plays an important role in the regeneration of our cells. The Study also found that the use of chemical fertilizers had effectively broken the sulfur cycle in countries that use these fertilizers. Diseases we hadn’t even heard of have become typical, cancer has grown at an unprecedented rate, and the quality of our food has been greatly diminished. Is there a correlation here? Since 1954, rates of disease in the U.S. have gone up approximately 4,000 percent. And in 1954, chemical fertilizers were mandated by our government. Fertilizers such as ammonium nitrates and sulfates, which lack bioavailability, appear to have broken the sulfur cycle. This appears to have contributed to the decline of our health, wealth, mental acuity, and quality of life. We believe that when the Study is completed, it will clearly demonstrate a connection between the lack of sulfur and the inability of cells to regenerate in a healthy manner. Linus Pauling said that all modern diseases can be attributed to a mineral deficiency. Though Pauling is best known for his work with vitamin C, his statement was about minerals. Most researchers say that sulfur is one of the most important of the trace minerals, around the fourth to sixth most important.
What Sulfur Does
Sulfur enables the transport of oxygen across cell membranes, and oxygen is necessary for healthy cellular regeneration in mammals. Plants, on the other hand, require carbon dioxide for cell regeneration, and plants can store sulfur, while man cannot. Man eliminates carbon dioxide, and plants eliminate oxygen. Thus, the sulfur cycle is symbiotic and vital for life as we know it. When many health professionals are asked about sulfur, they state as if reading from a cue card, "We get all the sulfur we need from the food we eat." That was true until man decided to change the way we grow our food and what we feed our crops. In 1920, Otto Warburg began his study of cancer in both plants and man, for which he received a Nobel Prize in 1931. He proved that cancer in man is anaerobic. Anaerobic, by definition, is cellular metabolism without oxygen. "Cancer" in plants is linked to too much intracellular oxygen, or aerobic metabolism. The use of a gas we are intended to eliminate for cellular regeneration is not a healthy program for plants or man.
Why Most MSM Supplements Don't Work
The Study’s initial research of organic sulfur had its participants go to the store to buy MSM (methylsulfonylmethane). But what we hoped to observe did not coincide with what the literature said about MSM. Except for gastrointestinal improvements, our initial group had little improvement. When we found an article about the 16 "deadly" additives found in MSM—the anti-caking additives, we realized why our early participants were not reporting any health improvements. These additives benefit only the packaging industry; our health is apparently a lesser concern to them. Sulfur, with an atomic number of 16, is known to bond with almost every other mineral. Sulfur has demonstrated its ability to detoxify heavy metals in conjunction with the transport of oxygen across the cell membrane, thus allowing regeneration. Sulfur is also the key player as a precursor for the utilization of amino acids, the body’s building blocks. Of all of the amino acids, some 70 percent are sulfur-based. This detoxification cannot happen with MSM that contains anti-caking ingredients, because these excipients block the bioavailability of sulfur to the cells. The same thing happens when organic sulfur is released into the ocean, or evaporates and falls with rain—that sulfur is bound up by the chemical fertilizers as sulfites and sulfates. It soon became clear that the Study had to find a pure, uncontaminated form of MSM. After a thorough search, we believe we have found it in the form of Organic Sulfur—coarse crystal flakes which are fresh from the precipitator and have had no further processing. This Organic Sulfur is supplied to the members of the Study, and we follow them with photographs of their faces in an effort to observe the cellular regeneration they experience. The photographic followup, the newest aspect of the Study, is too recent in its implementation to be able to share the results. However, the reports on health, diet, and medications have been very interesting. As in the beginning of the Study, many of these participants had been taking MSM in tablet or capsule form for many years. Our efforts to find a pure form of MSM was worth the effort, as their responses have clearly indicated.
We are seeing cellular regeneration in the face photographs of our Study participants, but it takes up to seven years to regenerate all the cells in the body when the cells are healthy. Damaged cells from trauma or chemical processes cannot regenerate unless the ability to transport of oxygen across the cell membrane is functioning. Oxygen is a large molecule, so nutrient uptake is also improved when the cell membrane becomes pliable and healthy. The purity of the sulfur is an important factor. Old scar tissue and various types of fibroids have been reported to resolve. This is an example of cellular regeneration in cells that have been scarred and unable to regenerate over the years following a trauma. The skin is the largest organ in the body, and it's like a huge kidney or lung. Sulfur is known as "the beauty mineral," and what we really are saying is that the skin is more beautiful if its cells are able to regenerate. The skin is the backup for the liver, and someone in liver distress shows it in the cells of their face and skin. When the internal filters are working well, the extracellular fluids are not polluted and the immune system is allowed to protect the body from infections. Lab and clinical data have not been made available from the doctors or clinics who have seen our Study members. However, we can report the following dramatic examples of cellular regeneration:
Cellular Regeneration Requires Oxygen Transport Across Cell Membranes
Cellular regeneration appears to be closely tied to the body's ability to transport oxygen across cell membranes. As stated earlier, this is a primary function of organic sulfur. A study of the periodic table of elements shows sulfur, selenium, and tellurium as being the only three oxygen transport minerals. Further study shows that chlorine and fluorine are detrimental to such oxygen transport, yet these elements have been added to make our teeth "healthier" and our water "more pure" or free from bacterial infestation. These elements are poisonous at higher concentrations, and they block the uptake of both oxygen and sulfur. Drinking city tap water is discouraged in the Study for this reason. The Study believes that a widespread deficiency in the mineral sulfur may be responsible for the great increase in disease in the U.S. Healthy cellular metabolism is the basis for cellular regeneration of all of our cells. This is the bottom line for the human body. Without intracellular oxygen, we begin to degenerate long before our biological clock runs out. We began life as a single cell, and from that one cell we have made and regenerated all the cells of our body in a healthy manner, unless that regeneration is stymied by the food we eat. Since 1954, our food supply has been devoid of sulfur, thanks to the use of chemical fertilizers and the overprocessing of our foods. Unfortunately, our nation is not about to cease the use of these profitable chemicals, which involve commercial agribusiness, medicine, insurance, as well as genetic and designer foods. However, we can regenerate our internal sulfur cycle with organic sulfur, provided that this sulfur compound has not suffered the same indignities of science that our food supply has and continues to suffer. Finland, alarmed over the increasing disease rate of its population, took a hard look at chemical fertilizers and banned all of them, fearing the levels of cadmium. They were not aware of the sulfur connection or Krebs cycle. Since doing so, they have become a leading supplier of "Bio-Friendly" or completely organic foods in Europe. They have also seen their disease rates drop to one tenth of the 1985 levels. In 1985, the U.S. was at the same marked disease level as Finland. Why are we not following suit and banning all chemical fertilizers? It appears that the epidemiology of those countries using chemical fertilizers have an increase in disease, while those that use organically based fertilizing methods do not.
Organic sulfur is a food, not a drug. Organic Sulfur is not stored in the body and it is considered to be nontoxic. Attempts to kill mice, rats, and Oregon State Death Row inmates failed to reach a toxic level even at 200 grams or almost half pound a day.