Minerals=>Trace-Element=>Nickel

In the Body Nickel interacts with Cobalt, Vitamin-B12, Vitamin-B15, Vitamin-C & Vitamin-E. Nickel, though Trace Element but is considered Essential for Human health. Spinal Segment T4, is Neurologically Linked to Nickel & Cobalt and controls their mutual ratio in the body. Nickel is eliminated from our System via Faeces-Urine & Sweat. Total amount of Nickel in an Adult Human Body ranges around 8-10 mg. Role of Nickel in Human Body:

  • Too less and would result in Vasodilation of Left Coronary Arteries (Thus resulting in Low Blood Pressure), and a bit too much would result in Vasoconstriction of Coronary Arteries (Thus resulting in Increased Blood Pressure) (Interestingly, Cobalt would have the similar effect on Right Coronary Arteries),
  • Nickel (along with Vitamin-C) is beneficial for Liver Cirrhosis, Hypo-adrenalism, Improves-Maintains Insulin Production(Lipids-Fats Metabolism),
  • Interacts with Nucleic Acids in The Body (Essential Constituent of DNA & RNA),
  • Has a role to Play in Hormones & Cell Membrane Metabolism…

Rich Source of Nickel:  

No Daily Recommended value has been set for this heavy Element. The Upper Limit (UL) has been set at 1 mg/Day.

Plant Sources:           Oats, Barley, Buckwheat, Lentils, Nuts (Hazelnuts), Peas, Beans, Corn, Hemp Seeds, Legumes…

Fruit Sources:            Bananas, Pears…

Animal Sources:        Oysters…

Nutritional Imbalance of Nickel (& Associated Interacting Minerals – Cobalt, Vitamin-B12, Vitamin-B15, Vitamin-C & Vitamin-E) leads (or could lead) to:

  • Cardiac Disorders,
  • Cerebral (Intellectual)-Neurological-Anxiety related Problems…

The above problems are actually happening due too little-too much Nickel (Vasodilation & Vasoconstriction).

Nickel Toxicity (Effects):

  • Allergies – Asthma,
  • Cardiac Disorders (Including Angina),
  • Carcinogenic in the form of Nickel Carbonyl (Cancers of Sinus, Throat, Lungs etc.),
  • Skin Allergies – Dermatitis-Itching-Burning-Rashes-Redness…
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