We know you care for your health and your overall wellness. In fact, we are aware that some of you have gone farther on the road to achieve a unique, conscious, and meaningful lifestyle, by adopting a vegetarian or vegan diet.
As you may already know, there are some key points in maintaining a healthy vegetarian or vegan diet. Iron and Vitamin B12 pop out immediately as things to take care of. But there is also an important element that not everyone seems to be aware of, that is usually low in an all-veggie diet. We’re talking about Sulfur.
Our foul-smelling friend sulfur has an essential role in many processes in our body. It’s crucial to fight oxidative damage, to produce energy, to improve immunity, and many more. Unfortunately, sulfur is relatively low in plant-based diets, since most of the sulfur we incorporate is obtained from animal protein, in the form of sulfur-containing amino acids like cysteine and methionine.
The consequences of having sulfur deficiency range from increasing overall inflammation and having a poor detoxification system (this means lower glutathione synthesis, which ultimately makes us biologically older), to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. It may sound like a contradiction, since everyone seems to believe that eating fewer meat and dairy products is associated with a healthy heart. Of course, this becomes true if your diet isalmost entirely animal-based, which happens to be the case for many people. Nevertheless, a diet low in vitamin B12 and sulfur, as is the case of plant-based diets, increases our homocysteine blood levels and promotes atherosclerosis due to lack of sulfur, which translates into a heart at risk of failure.
What can you do about this? First, you can start by increasing the amount of oats, corn, sunflower seeds or nuts you get in your diet, since they are methionine and cysteine sources. However, they will only provide these amino acids in very low amounts. You can also increase the consumption of cauliflower, broccoli and cabbages, given that they are also good sources of sulfur.
You can also take a Vegan friendly supplement such as Celera CELLULAR SHIELD capsules. Celera CELLULAR SHIELD capsules contain all the sulfur amino acids your body needs to achieve its requirements and support your health. And once again, they are completely vegetarian and vegan friendly. All its components are obtained either from chemical synthesis or extracted from natural, organic sources, to make sure you are getting the support your body needs to live a lifestyle that is Younger, Stronger, Alive!