Health Benefits of MSM: Radiation Prevention and Recovery

Impact #4: Radiation prevention and recovery

The body uses sulfur to create the amino acids methionine, cysteine and taurine.  Each of these protect against radiation such as UV-A and UV-B and radiation from chemo treatments.

UV radiation impairs peptide methionine sulfoxide reductase. This protein is ubiquitous and highly conserved. It carries out the enzymatic reduction of methionine sulfoxide to methionine. Human and animal studies have shown the highest levels of expression in kidney and liver. Its proposed function is the repair of oxidative damage to proteins to restore biological activity.

In other words, UV radiation damages the production of methionine and sulfur repairs it.

It isnʼt that sulfur makes you radiation immune any more than 1 glass of water prevents dehydration. It does mean that your body uses sulfur to maintain proper health and events like radiation exposure, be it sun or otherwise, damage your health.

Both cysteine and taurine, amino acids produces with sulfur, protect against radiation though modern science is not yet clears as to why. There are several clinical studies showing this property though all of them state that more studies are necessary.

In short, increasing the sulfur in your body increases your likelihood to protect against and recover from UV and X-ray radiation exposure.

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