How To Make Organic Sulfur Taste OK!

Thrive-JeffBell_Close_Cropped_Headshot_10-29-2013For a few years I have been adding Organic Sulfur to my diet to make up for the gross sulfur deficiency in our food supply.  For the past 60 years or so, since the advent of synthetic fertilizer and industrial agriculture, our food supply has been extremely deficient in sulfur.  It is estimated that our food supply contains an average of 4% of the sulfur it used to contain prior to industrial agriculture and synthetic fertilizer.

In this post I won’t go into the details of why sulfur is crucial to human health.  (It is crucial for many animals, as well – certainly all mammals.)  I have covered that in numerous other posts on this blog.  If you enter Organic Sulfur in the search space to the right, you should be able find them all in case you are new to Organic Sulfur, or just want to refresh your memory.

I take a total of 3 measured tablespoons 0f Organic Sulfur per day.  The positive impact on my health has been enormous.  Many of my clients do the same, and report similarly dramatic benefits.

The only real downside is that the Organic Sulfur does not taste great to most people.   And there are few things you can mix it with without the risk of rendering it ineffective.  Most people take the Organic Sulfur by dissolving it in drinking water.  The resulting drink is then pretty bitter tasting.  I don’t much mind it, but some people find it hard to swallow.  I really did not have a good answer to this, other than to suggest that people visualize the great results in their bodies and health as they drink it.

I now have a better solution.  Please read on:

My practice has been to take a large drinking glass, put my measured tablespoon of Organic Sulfur in it, then fill it halfway with drinking water.  I then heat more drinking water in my tea kettle.  When it boils I fill the glass the rest of the way and finish stirring the mixture until the Organic Sulfur is fully dissolved.  If the Organic Sulfur you are using is really pure, was properly distilled from pure plant lignum and otherwise not adulterated by various additives, it can take a long time to dissolve a full tablespoon in a glass of room temperature drinking water.  But the warmer water that results from mixing half room temperature and half boiling water easily dissolves the Organic Sulfur.  And once dissolved, it will stay in solution.

So that solves the problem of getting the Organic Sulfur to dissolve.  *  But the taste of the resulting mixture is still pretty bitter and some find it hard to drink.

Today, I got this brilliant solution to that problem from Patrick McGean, Director of The Cellular Matrix Study, and a world authority on the use of Organic Sulfur, as well as a number of other important aspects of natural health:  Patrick recommended that I go ahead and mix my Organic Sulfur just as I have been, but then squeeze in the juice of 1/2 of a fresh lime before drinking it.  I just tried it, and sure enough, the bitter taste is gone.  It is much easier to drink.  Actually, my wife tried it while I was still on the phone with Patrick and she gave me the Thumbs Up for it.  I tried it as soon as I got off the phone.  Voila!  It works.

Patrick also mentioned that if you can’t get fresh limes reconstituted lime juice, like that used in some mixed drinks will also work.

Personally, the bitter taste of the Organic Sulfur in water really does not bother me.  But for those who find it an obstacle, this seems like a great solution.

* By the way, if you find that your Organic Sulfur dissolves easily in room temperature or tap temperature water then most likely your sulfur is not pure enough to be very effective.  So you might want to consider a different source at that point.  To be biologically effective and safe, the Organic Sulfur really must be pure, organic and free of ALL additives.  Substances added to it to keep it from clumping together, to make it easier to dissolve, or to otherwise alter its natural qualities will almost always render it ineffective, and in some cases may even make it dangerous.  It also is crucial that the Organic Sulfur be distilled from plant lignum, but not distilled too far.  It should be in a sort of course crystal or flake form.  If it is distilled down to powder as is the case with any sulfur that may be called “MSM”, but that is in capsule form, it will be ineffective.

This is what your Organic Sulfur should look like.  Note the larger crystal or flake appearance.  That indicates that it has not been overly distilled, which would render it ineffective.  Of course, you must still find out if it is pure, 100% free of ALL additives, and if it has been distilled from plant-based lignum.  Those are absolute requirements for Organic Sulfur to be safe and effective.  I have tried over 50 different “MSM” or sulfur products.  Out of all of those, I have found only 2 that meet these criteria and that are safe and effective.  I offer the better of those 2.


If you need to order your bioavailable, pure, Organic Sulfur here are the links:

The Organic Sulfur we offer is sourced through The Cellular Matrix Study, which is the world’s largest health study of the effects of sulfur deficiency and supplementation. Their staff personally supervises and quality tests all of the Organic Sulfur that we offer.

IMPORTANT!   Please note that the shipping and handling costs listed are for fully insured mailing via U.S. Priority Mail, within the continental U.S.A.  If you need to have yours shipped outside the continental U.S.A. please be sure to e-mail us or call us in advance so we can let you know the shipping and handling costs: or (925) 827 -3895.

2 pounds of Organic Sulfur, including insured shipping and handling via U.S. Priority Mail: $78.95, within the U.S.A.


5 pounds of Organic Sulfur, including insured shipping and handling via U.S. Priority Mail: $169.95, within the U.S.A.


9 pounds of Organic Sulfur, including insured shipping and handling via U.S. Priority Mail: $283.86, within the U.S.A.


Links to additional posts about Organic Sulfur:

Organic Sulfur – A Super Detox And Metabolic Support Agent

Organic Sulfur For Rapid Pain Management

DMSO And MSM To The Rescue!

To your great health!

Jeff Bell

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  1. Nicole
    Posted April 2, 2014 at 10:58 am | Permalink

    Thank you for posting this information. I have also had some wonderful results with using organic sulfur crystals. You are so right about what type of organic sulfur you put in your body. The store bought MSM supplements are worthless. Then I purchased another brand of OSC with only a slight improvement. As soon as I switched to another brand of OSC and mixed it with Willard’s water, miracles started to occur. I drink OSC daily AND use it externally with a small sprayer bottle on my face. It took about 4 weeks to see the results on my face, the skin is so clear, smooth and almost wrinkle free. I have so much energy now I feel like I am in my 20’s. I recommend OSC to everyone I know.

    • Jeff Bell
      Posted April 2, 2014 at 12:19 pm | Permalink

      Hi Nicole, Thanks for your comment. Yes, Organic Sulfur, (in the right form), is highly effective for overall health, as well as a number of very specific issues. And it is good to keep in mind that we are not really so much “adding” something new to our diets, but rather replacing something that used to be there but that was removed around 60 to 70 years ago. This is pretty much throughout the so-called “developed world”, and we have seen a corresponding rise in a large set of chronic health problems. We find that adding the organic sulfur back in again corrects a great many of these conditions, and at least improves the state of others.

      For those looking for a good source for Organic Sulfur, I do offer it as a convenience to my clients since it is hard to find Organic Sulfur in a good enough quality and proper form to be effective. So I have links at the bottom of all of my posts about Organic Sulfur.

      And even if you have a good source already, there also is a lot of good information spread among a number of posts. If you enter Organic Sulfur in the Search space on the site you will see all of the posts listed.

      To your great health!
      Jeff Bell

  2. shar stein
    Posted October 7, 2015 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

    I have heard of some people having negative, dangerous effects of taking even very low doses of organic sulfur. Is it safe for everyone?

    • Jeff Bell
      Posted October 7, 2015 at 7:56 pm | Permalink

      Hi Shar,

      Thanks for asking a really good question. I would never say that anything is 100% safe for everyone. I don’t think that any ethical and competent health practitioner should make such a statement. There is simply too much variation among human beings to know such a thing for certain.

      That said, I have never heard of any real harm coming to anyone from the use of pure organic sulfur in the form of pure MethylSulphonylMethane, or “MSM”. The operative word here being PURE. That means it must be from a proper, organic source, properly distilled and completely free of additives.

      Again, I have not encountered any real harm. This is throughout the more than 50 years that I have used it, and the 35 years that my clients have used it.

      That said, I have had a small number of clients report that when they were getting started they encountered some initial symptoms, which were quickly identified as “detox symptoms”. In most cases, persisting with the sulfur and increasing the amount of daily drinking water quickly resolved even those symptoms. In a very rare instances, I have found that we also needed to implement some specific detox measures to get through the symptoms. That worked, (so far in every case.)

      By the way, for those who want to know if taking organic sulfur when one is allergic to sulfa drugs is safe, the answer is YES! Both contain sulfur but one is a nutrient in bioavailable, natural from and the other is an antibiotic drug. If one were actually allergic to elemental sulfur, life would not be possible, since many of the amino acids that make up our bodies contain sulfur atoms and sulfur is required for many of the biological chemical reactions that are necessary to make life possible.

      To your great health!

      Jeff Bell

      P.S. I forgot to ask as I wrote my answer above, what dangerous effects have you heard of from people taking organic sulfur? And what was the source of the organic sulfur?

  3. Suzie McMahon
    Posted February 2, 2016 at 2:49 pm | Permalink

    Hello Jeff, is this product available to Australia?

    • Jeff Bell
      Posted February 5, 2016 at 7:58 pm | Permalink

      Hi Suzie,

      Thanks for your enquiry. Yes, I can ship the organic sulfur to Australia. However, there are significant increases in the shipping costs. We ship to addresses outside the U.S.A. via International Priority Mail. We can ship in either 5 pound or 9 pound quantities. Plus it costs $20 for me to fill out the customs forms. I also can’t absolutely guarantee that your shipment will get there safely. So far, the approximately 50 International shipments I have sent have gotten to there intended destinations except for 1 which was eventually returned to me. That was blocked by Norwegian customs. Anyway, all but that 1 got through.

      Due to the higher cost of shipping, it does not pay to ship less than 5 pounds or 9 pounds.

      So the total cost for 5 pounds to you would be: $245.70, USD.

      The total cost for 9 pounds to you would be: $375.06, USD.

      Please let me know if I can be of further help.

      To your great health!

      Jeff Bell

      • Suzie McMahon
        Posted February 11, 2016 at 6:39 pm | Permalink

        Thank you

  4. Jennifer
    Posted March 18, 2016 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    I have fibromyalgia and recently read a study about organic sulfur being beneficial to fibromyalgia sufferers. I am very curious about organic sulfur and how it could help me. Unfortunately, the product you have offered is quite expensive. Can you recommend a less expensive product or is all organic sulfer that is beneficial so costly? My budget won’t allow for such a cost. I am losing hope in finding help of any kind that I am able to afford. Any of your advice, knowledge, or opinions would be appreciated.

    Jennifer H.

    • Jeff Bell
      Posted October 9, 2016 at 5:24 pm | Permalink

      Hi Jennifer,

      First, sorry to take so long to reply. We had a technical problem which prevented me from getting the usual notices for pending questions and comments. I apologize for that.

      I am sorry that you have fibromyalgia. I know that is a tough condition and can really take the quality out of life. I have help;ed a number of people to get well who came to me with it. So I know first hand.

      With all due respect, I am puzzled by part of your comment: If you were to take a therapeutic amount of the organic sulfur your cost, including shipping would be less than $37.00 per month. If that is too much for you to spend to feel better, with all due respect, I am not sure anyone can help you.

      Just to be real, fibromyalgia is a complex condition, (actually a catch-all label for a number of conditions, but all are complex and challenging to overcome), and it takes time, effort and an investment in some resources to overcome. At least that has been my experience.

      To your great health!


  5. Airis
    Posted March 27, 2016 at 9:54 pm | Permalink

    Hi Jeff:
    I just bought 100% Pure Sulfur flakes. It’s yellow crystals and the are crunchy. The don’t disolve in water, hot or cold, they are non-toxic. So I just take them with water, chew a little and swallow. It’s my first time trying them. It’s no taste at all. Can you check them out. I ordered them from White Buffalo Trading Co. 250 grams in a bottle. Do you thinks it’s ok to take.
    Airis I.

    • Jeff Bell
      Posted August 14, 2016 at 10:59 pm | Permalink

      Hi Airis,

      First, sorry to take so long to reply. We had a technical problem which prevented me from getting the usual notices for pending questions and comments. I apologize for that.

      I tried to find the White Buffalo Trading Company 100% Pure Sulfur Flakes on-line so I could check this out for you. Unfortunately, I did not find them. Can you please send me a link so I can check this out for you? Thanks!

      To your great health!


  6. Jane
    Posted June 29, 2016 at 11:49 am | Permalink

    Would lemon juice be ok instead of lime

    • Jeff Bell
      Posted August 14, 2016 at 10:41 pm | Permalink

      Hi Jane,

      First, sorry to take so long to reply. We had a technical problem which prevented me from getting the usual notices for pending questions and comments. I apologize for that.

      The answer is no. Lemon juice does things, biochemically, that lime juice does not.

      To your great health!


  7. Rob
    Posted July 1, 2016 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

    I mix mine with my dail shake which has banana, fruit, OJ, pom juice , flax seed and qia, sometimes avocado
    Is this mix ok with the sulfur?

    • Jeff Bell
      Posted August 14, 2016 at 10:40 pm | Permalink

      Hi Rob,

      First, sorry to take so long to reply. We had a technical problem which prevented me from getting the usual notices for pending questions and comments. I apologize for that.

      Unfortunately, I do not have a definitive answer to your question. Sulfur tends to bind to lots of minerals and other nutrients. To be on the safe side I take my sulfur away from EVERYTHING else. I mix mine into good, clean drinking water. I don’t mind the bitter taste, but if you do, you can squeeze 1/2 an organic lime into the mix and that will make it less bitter without detracting from the benefits of the sulfur.

      To your great health!


  8. Chris Yost
    Posted August 24, 2016 at 6:30 am | Permalink

    Hi Jeff –

    How long do you wait after drinking your sulfur?

    Great article – I’ve been on the lookout for an article just like yours. Thank you!

    • Chris Yost
      Posted August 24, 2016 at 7:30 am | Permalink

      Hi Jeff –
      How long do you wait after drinking your sulfur to eat?

      Great article – I’ve been on the lookout for an article just like yours. Thank you!

    • Jeff Bell
      Posted October 9, 2016 at 2:12 pm | Permalink

      Hi Chris,

      Great question! In general, I wait 30 minutes before eating and 45 minutes before taking more other supplements. I do not take any medications on any ongoing basis, and if I use them at all, it is a very rare occurrence. But I would recommend 45 minutes after drinking the the sulfur to take any medications.

      To your great health!


  9. Marty Simmons
    Posted August 27, 2016 at 10:52 am | Permalink

    I buy my crystals fron the happybodycompany. Are they okay?

    • Jeff Bell
      Posted October 9, 2016 at 2:09 pm | Permalink

      Hi Marty,

      I tried to find a link to happybodycompany that sells organic sulfur. I did not find the right link. Can you please either e-mail it to me or reply with a link. I will be happy to check it out for you.

      To your great health!

      Jeff Bell

  10. Bernie
    Posted September 3, 2016 at 12:09 pm | Permalink

    Hello Jeff,
    Is it so that taking your org. sulfur would ultimately have the same benefits as dmso, msm offer, if, perhaps over a longer time period? There are so many rules, exceptions, qualifications to administering these that this basic understanding might help globally … say, for a person not treating a particular disorder. Especially dmso, seems to have a lot of precautions and exceptions. That HDPE cap, for instance is “probably okay.” Yeah, if it is “probably” made somewhere safe that has not imported or used imported ingredients from China (or another country that put it’s own, possibly, counterfeit stamp on it). Or the plastic is perfectly, consistently mfd. on machines that are pristinely run by saints overseen by angels.
    You get me. I’m not paranoid; I have swallowed high % dmso (very reputable – with good results starting only a month ago).
    Many people won’t go to elaborate measures, and we all wish simplicity as much as possible. So … does taking organic sulfur pretty much “cover” most benefits in taking derivatives or relatives (if that is appropo), if maybe at a slower and/or less dramatic pace?
    Thank you for your important work and sharing it with the world! Lime! Just like some take with shots of tequila – but not lemon in this case.

    • Jeff Bell
      Posted October 9, 2016 at 3:40 pm | Permalink

      Hi Bernie,

      First, sorry to take so long to reply. We had a technical problem which prevented me from getting the usual notices for pending questions and comments. I apologize for that.

      Now let me clarify: The Organic Sulfur that I offer and recommend is in the form of MSM, (MethylSulphonylMethane). There are lots of different sources for MSM. I must say that many of them, if not most, are not very good. They are often from unhealthy sources to begin with. Others are over refined, improperly refined, or have additives that disrupt their bioavailability. I carry MSM in the form that I do in order to do my best make sure that those who want to use MSM for health have a reliable, healthy and safe source. I do not make money offering this MSM. I just break even.

      In my experience, more than 5 decades of personal use and of offering it to my clients, I have found good MSM to be safe, effective and a great supplement to improve health, as well as helping with many of the chronic health conditions that are all too common these days.

      Using DMSO also is a great health measure. However, as you point out, there are a number of precautions that are important to know and understand in the use of DMSO. I do not see them as replacements for each other, nor as interchangeable. They do very different things in the body, even though there are some chemical relationships between them and some similarities. DMSO is actually even FDA approved for helping to treat bladder cancer! In general, DMSO, when properly used is both safe and effective. But there is a lot more to know.

      To your great health!

      Jeff Bell

  11. Rhonda Phelps
    Posted September 30, 2016 at 12:39 pm | Permalink

    Can you mix a big pitcher of sulfur with water and drink it over several days with the same benefits?

    Thank You Rhonda

    • Jeff Bell
      Posted October 9, 2016 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

      Hi Rhonda,

      That is a great question. I do not see why you could not do that. However, I also am not sure what the benefit would be. If you do mix a larger batch to use over several days, I would keep it out of the light as much as possible. I do not know this for sure, but I suspect that exposure to light over time will degrade it. It does for many sulfur compounds, so since I could not find research on this, specifically, I would plan to keep it out of the light to be on the safe side.

      To your great health!

      Jeff Bell

  12. Sarah
    Posted April 20, 2017 at 10:42 pm | Permalink

    Hi Jeff! I just recently started using organic sulfur crystals and can’t stand the taste of it either. I put a tsp in a partially filled bottle of water and shake it good, then add cranberry juice add a packet of emergenc, sometimes some lemon juice. I was wondering if this is okay or if any of these things would prevent the sulfur from working effectively. Does the taste get worse with increased dosage?
    I’ve also had bouts of neaseua since the 2nd day & urinating like crazy. I’m sure this is just detox but wondering if I should increase dosage this early, only started taking it a week ago.

  13. Lawrence
    Posted May 25, 2017 at 11:43 am | Permalink

    Any idea that Sulfur would help to dissolve benign tumors such as Lipomas?

  14. Naydeen Wolf
    Posted May 28, 2017 at 10:05 am | Permalink

    As Marty Simmons noted above, I also purchased organic sulfur crystals from the (rather than “company”). Perhaps that designation will give you the link to investigate. Thanks!

  15. Posted July 7, 2017 at 10:52 am | Permalink

    This information is worth everyone’s attention. When can I find out more?

    • Jeff Bell
      Posted September 11, 2017 at 10:17 pm | Permalink

      Hi Mac,

      Thanks for your kind words! I write and post things as quickly as I can. I do this on top of my ongoing research, teaching and a full practice. I have more coming soon! Please stay tuned!

      To your great health!


  16. Debbie Huston
    Posted July 15, 2017 at 8:36 am | Permalink

    I take a shot of o.j. with 2 tablespoons of sulfer crystals wait 30 minutes before eating 2 hours later I take my vitamin d and vitamin c and feel pretty good not on any medications 58 years old just had knee surgery and need no pain medicine! Only problem I get sometimes is afternoon sluggish all in all feel healthy I get my from the happy body store and have had good results

    • Jeff Bell
      Posted September 11, 2017 at 10:14 pm | Permalink

      Hi Debbie,

      Thanks for your post. I guess if something works for you then that is hard to argue with. In general I do not recommend taking any form of organic sulfur with orange juice. There is a good chance that much of the sulfur will combine with the vitamin C and nullify both, at least to some degree. I really recommend plain water as being the best for the sulfur.

      To your great health!


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  19. Eddie Romero
    Posted September 6, 2017 at 7:29 am | Permalink

    Hi Jeff: I don’t know if it is ok to dissolve organic sulfur in hot coffee(8 oz) and drink it. It is still bitter. I am new to drinking organic sulfur. I use one teaspoon every morning daily. I buy mine (Gold standard organic sulfur) from H2O Air Water Americas). Having read your article I will use 1/2 of a lime to mix with OSC in hot water instead of coffee. Is one teaspoon good enough? Thanks, Eddie

    • Jeff Bell
      Posted September 11, 2017 at 10:03 pm | Permalink

      Hi Eddie,

      I would not mix the sulfur with coffee. We really don’t know what the effect of that is. To add to the questions, there are lots of different types of coffee on the market. I just use good quality drinking water, then I know I am doing the very best that I can for my health.

      To your great health!


  20. Ziv Field
    Posted September 10, 2017 at 11:01 am | Permalink

    Hi Jeff,
    Since I am not the most patient person, what do you think about blending the crystals with cold water in a Ninja blender instead of stirring? This would not compromise the efficacy of the OSC , would it?
    Also, since I drink Roasted Dandelion Tea daily as a diuretic, could I mix the OSC with it?
    Thank you, Ziv

    • Jeff Bell
      Posted September 11, 2017 at 9:56 pm | Permalink

      Hi Ziv,

      Thanks for 2 great questions: I would not recommend using any kind of mechanical blender or other mixing device. As far as I know the efficacy and bio-availability of the sulfur when it is mixed that way has not been adequately tested. I know that some pretty subtle things can effect the way the sulfur works in the body. So to be sure it is optimal, I would stick with mixing it by hand. If you heat the water a bit it will go into solution a lot faster. However, it still should not take long enough to be a real problem. I start my morning by dissolving a full tablespoon of organic sulfur in water that is straight out of my water ionizer. I still it with one of my hardwood chopsticks. It takes less than a minute to dissolve.

      I love roasted dandelion tea. But I don’t think I would mix the sulfur into that. It may be OK, but since it has not been tested to my knowledge, it might not be as good for you as mixing it into plain water.

      To your great health!


  21. Laura
    Posted November 28, 2017 at 4:27 am | Permalink

    I put 17 tablespoons of organic sulphuric crystal in 1 gallon of purified room temp water.
    It has not dissolved after 8 hours.
    Is it safe to pot out some of the water and heat and return it to the bottle there may be some dissolved crystals in the portion I would heat up.

    • Jeff Bell
      Posted November 28, 2017 at 8:54 am | Permalink

      Hi Laura,

      Thanks for asking a good question. My honest answer is that I am not sure what to suggest. What you describe, trying to mix up a large batch of the water with the sulfur at a time is not what I recommend. Nor is it what the few experts in the chemistry and biology that I know of recommend. Both the chemistry and the biology involved are complex. To avoid issues and to ensure safety and efficacy we recommend dissolving up to 1 level, measured tablespoon of the organic sulfur crystals in a full glass of the purest and cleanest water available. At room temperature, this will still take up to several minutes of vigorous stirring to get it to fully dissolve. Once dissolved, it should be consumed as soon as possible.

      I have no idea what to do with your existing gallon-sized experiment. I think I would likely discard it and chalk it up to experience and learning.

      To your great health!


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