NUTRITION WHY’S #49: WHY NICKEL – Nickel is an ultra-trace element that plays a key role in iron absorption and supports glucose breakdown and the synthesis of DNA which makes up the genetic code and RNA which is the first step in producing proteins coded by your genes.

NUTRITION WHY’S #49: WHY NICKEL – Nickel is an ultra-trace element that plays a key role in iron absorption and supports glucose breakdown and the synthesis of DNA which makes up the genetic code and RNA which is the first step in producing proteins coded by your genes. These important functions of Nickel were not known until the 1970’s likely due to the very small amounts needed by the body. Deficiencies while rare have been identified in people with kidney disease. Nickel is found in many foods including nuts, seeds, tofu, beans, peas, oats, chocolate, and tofu. The typical intake of Nickel from the diet is between 79 and 105 micrograms per day. As with other ultra-trace elements there is no RDA. You may be familiar with Nickel as a metal on your kitchen faucet or light fixtures but it is one of the many trace and ultra-trace elements in your body making it important to eat a variety of foods along with your protein-rich shake and Multivitamin/Multimineral every day along with a Healthy Active Lifestyle!! #drdavidheber #multivitamin #minerals #nickel to learn more go to www.drdavidheber.com and www.herbalifenutritioninstitute.com

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