Taking Note of Nickel

Nickel is an essential trace mineral. Although a number of cellular effects of nickel have been documented, no deficiency disease has been described in humans. Nickel is found in highest concentrations in your lungs, kidneys, and some hormone-producing tissues. Nickel can activate or inhibit several enzymes that usually contain other elements. Nickel may play a […]

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Making Sense of Minerals

Dietary minerals are chemical elements required by living organisms, other than the four elements carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, and oxygen that are present in almost all organic molecules. Many elements are essential in relative large quantities: you need to consume 200 milligrams or more of them each day. These “bulk minerals” or macro-minerals in order of […]