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Germanium is abundant in the earth's surface at trace levels, and is not thought to play a critical role in health.


Although not critical, it is thought to be beneficial to the immune system, the forming of energy in cells, and reducing high blood pressure.

Deficiency Symptoms

Deficiency of Germanium possibly results in reduced immune function.

At a Glance...

Germanium is involved in energy production and regulates blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

Functions Dosage Toxicity Further Information What you need to eat
Germanium is said to greatly enrich the oxygen in the body. Anti-cancer properties have been given to this element, along with pain relief and an immune enhancer.
There is no RDA, supplementation is not recommended without medical advice. Multivitamin supplements will contain Germanium.
Germanium is safe to relatively high levels, but excessive amounts will result in skin eruptions and diarrhoea.
Germanium is recognised as an important antioxidant and is important for the treatment of cancer and the maintenance of an effective immune system.
Germanium is present in trace amounts in fruit and vegetables, but is particularly rich in medicinal herbs, such as comfrey, ginseng and garlic.

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