What is food mineral?

Minerals are inorganic elements that originate in the earth and cannot be made in the body. They play important roles in various bodily functions and are necessary to sustain life and maintain optimal health, and thus are essential nutrients.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Food sources of germanium

Germanium improves cellular oxygenation. This helps to fight pain, keep the immune system functioning properly and rid the body of toxins and poisons.

Germanium is found in all organic material, of both plant and animal origin. Tiny amounts of Germanium are found in many foods: broccoli, celery, garlic, shitake mushrooms, milk, chlorella, onions, pearl barley, rhubarb sauerkraut, tomato juice and the herbs aloe vera, comfrey, ginseng and suma.

Canned tuna may contain 3 ppm, and tomato juice and baked beans may contain 5 ppm.

Typically daily intake is 0.4 to 1.5 mg (5.5 to 20.7 ╬╝mol). In the United Kingdom daily intake is about 367 ug.

A Japanese scientist, Kazuhiko Asai, found that an intake of 100 to 300 milligrams of germanium per day improved much illness, including rheumatoid arthritis, food allergies, elevated cholesterol, candidiasis, chronic viral infections, cancer and AIDS.

Although it is rare, some individuals may develop kidney problems or have a toxic reaction to this mineral if they take it in excessive amounts.
Food sources of germanium

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