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ATEoftheWeek_0216Q: How do we know the body needs sulfur? How much sulfur does a person need to function properly?   How much sulfur does a person go through or lose in a day?

A: Sulfur is an essential nutrient obtained from soil that is required for plants to grow, but what about for humans? It can be obtained in the diet from sulfur-containing amino acids (SAAs) like methionine, cysteine, and taurine. These can be found in protein rich foods such as poultry, meat, fish, eggs, nuts, milk, legumes and cheese. The body does acquire some sulfur by consuming these foods. Some have suggested it is essential to human health; however, there is limited research in this area. The NIH’s US National Library of Medicine lists sulfur as a macromineral the body needs along with calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium and potassium, but there is currently no established RDA for sulfur. It is one of the most abundant minerals in the body, since it contains approximately 175g of sulfur behind calcium and phosphorus (~1400g and 850g respectively).

Q: What are the eight essential oils in Genesis PURE’s Boost8?

A: The eight essential oils in Boost are: Clove, Cinnamon, Frankincense, Rosemary, Basil, Bay Laurel Leaf, Bergamot, and Thyme.

Q: How many servings per day of Mila qualifies as “high intake of ALA”?

A: There isn’t an official RDA requirement for omega-3 fatty acids or ALA. The body can convert alpha linolenic acid (ALA) to omega-3 fatty acids, which have various benefits to the body. One serving of Mila provides 3g (3,000mg) of ALA. The FDA recently established an amount of ALA that constitutes the allowed use of a “high source” claim.  This amount is > 320mg per serving.  One daily serving or even half a serving of Mila would provide more than sufficient ALA to meet the FDA’s standard. It actually offers more than 9 times this amount; however, Genesis Pure recommends one serving daily in order to derive the most benefits from this incredible product.

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