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What are sulfur tablets?

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Sulfur tablets are a concentrated form of the chemical element sulfur, a natural element found within the human body. They are used as supplements for people with sulfur deficiencies.

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Sulfur tablets are available in two forms: dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) and methylsulfonylmethane (MSM). While sulfur deficiency is uncommon, sulfur tablets may help individuals with certain health conditions such as diabetes, Alzheimer's, chronic fatigue syndrome and tendonitis. Sulfur tablets are available for purchase online, in health food stores and at dietary supplement shops. The effects of the use of sulfur tablets have not been studied by the scientific community, so consultation with a physician is advised before taking sulfur tablets.

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