Along with calcium and phosphorus, sulfur is one of the three most abundant minerals in the body. It is an element that exists in nature and can be found in soil, plants, foods, and water.
When it enters our body, sulphur can be incorporated into tissues like skin and cartilage. It is a minor constituent of fats, body fluids, and skeletal minerals. It is a component of some amino acids and is involved in protein synthesis as well as several enzyme reactions. It helps with the production of collagen and is a part of keratin - the protein that helps give strength to hair, skin and nails.
If that wasn't enough, the body uses sulfur for various important functions, including building and repairing DNA, as well as protecting your cells against damage.
Did you know, sulphur is the 10th most abundant element in the universe and makes up almost 3% of the earth's mass? In nature it occurs as pure sulphur or as sulphide and sulphate minerals. It is in sulphate form in cell salts.
So it's fairly easy to come by. It's also fairly common for some people to develop sensitivities to sulphur when having too much of it on a regular basis. So this is one of the elements where it is more likely that excess is an issue as opposed to not enough. Luckily excess is generally excreted in the urine.