Atomic Number: 28
Recommended Daily Amount
- 500 mcg. is a safe daily intake
- Average dietary intake is about 200-750 mcg.
Foods Containing Nickel
Beans & Nuts
Nickel Helping Our Bodies
Influences the amount of iron our bodies absorb from foods
Preventing iron-poor blood
Helps treat weak bones in very small amounts
Can help to make red blood cells
Too Much Nickel
Many people are allergic to nickel-
- Nickel Allergy : A rash that becomes itchy and may form watery blisters. Once a person gets nickel allergy, it remains with him or her forever.
- The most common disease experienced by people who come into contact with nickel is a skin rash called contact dermatitis
- Most common cause of nickel allergy is from body piercings:
-Inexpensive jewelry is frequently made of stainless steel
-Stainless steel contains nickel
- Consuming high amounts of nickel in your diet can also cause these skin problems
Nickel Allergy Signs & Symptoms:
Skin rashes & bumps
Redness or changes in skin color
Dry patches of skin that may resemble a burn
Too Little Nickel
- Nickel deficiency is not common in people
- Can be common in animals
- Get the minimum amount found in food and water
- Can cause anemia
Nickel does not have any supplements-
- Our bodies do not need more than what we consume in our daily diets
- We consume just the right amount of nickel to help our bodies from our every day food & water
- Consuming to much nickel can cause issues with our health
- We do not need supplements to increase the nickel content in our bodies
- Therefore nickel is not found in a multivitamin either
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