Nickel

Atomic Number 28

Recommended Daily Allowances

  • For anyone under 10 years old = 100-300 mcg
  • For 11-18 year old males = 400 - 600 mcg
  • For 11-18 year old females = 300 - 500 mcg
  • For males 19 years old or older = 500 - 700 mcg
  • For females 19 years old or older = 400-600 mcg

Main Sources

  • Beans
  • Oats
  • Nuts
  • Oysters
  • Peas
  • Herring
  • Tea

Why is nickel needed?

  • Needed in small amounts
  • Used in increasing iron absorption
  • Helps to prevent iron-poor blood (anemia)
  • Helps in treating weak bones

Health Issues

Low Levels

  • High blood sugar
  • Low blood pressure
  • Depression
  • Liver disease


High Levels

  • Skin rash
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Heart failure (caused by 50,000 - 100,000 x recommended daily intake)

Supplements

  • No specific nickel supplements
  • Trace amounts of nickel are found in multivitamins
  • Centrum Multivitamin
    - $6.99 for container of 100 tablets
    - Serving size is 1 tablet (daily)
    - $0.07 cost per day

Bibliography

"Nickel / Cobalt DRI/RDA, Deficiency, Side Effects, Toxicity, Overdose." Nickel / Cobalt DRI/RDA, Deficiency, Side Effects, Toxicity, Overdose. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Oct. 2015.

"NICKEL." : Uses, Side Effects, Interactions and Warnings. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Oct. 2015.

"Nickel (revised)." Chemical Elements: From Carbon to Krypton. Ed. Lawrence W. Baker and David E. Newton. Vol. 2. Detroit: UXL, 2006. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 12 Oct. 2015.

"Target Mobile : Expect More. Pay Less."Target Mobile : Expect More. Pay Less.N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Oct. 2015.