An Essential Element


The atomic number is 7.

The atomic weight is 14.

Important Health Information

Why does our body need it?

Nitrogen is essential for building proteins and nucleic acids. Proteins make up our hair and our skin. Proteins are also used to break down food. Nucleic acid stores our genetic information.


The recommended daily allowance is 105 milligrams of nitrogen for every 2.2 pounds.

Food Sources

Problems Caused by too much Nitrogen

Nitrogen Narcosis (High concentration of Nitrogen in the bloodstream)

  • Wooziness
  • Giddiness
  • Euphoria
  • Disorientation
  • Loss of balance
  • Slower reaction time
  • Fixation of ideas


  • Too much nitrogen and too little oxygen

Problems caused by Too Little Nitrogen

  • Hair loss
  • Delayed wound healing
  • Muscle weakness
  • Brittle hair

Available Supplement

Purity Products Nitric Oxide Support Formula

Cost: $54.95

Serving Size: 3 capsules

Capsules in Container: 84

Number of Servings: 28

Average Cost Daily Supplement: $1.96


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