An Essential Element
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.
Problems Caused by too much Nitrogen
Nitrogen Narcosis (High concentration of Nitrogen in the bloodstream)
- 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
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, Detroit: Gale, 2011, pp. 684-685.
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