Our 7th nutrient mineral (in alphabetical
order). Chemical symbol, ‘Ge’.
Germanium is one of the more abundant minerals
in the surface of the earth.
Although no specific evidence pointing
to it as essential to human life, recent
studies have indicated that many conditions
respond favourably to therapeutic doses
of Germanium. It is even considered as an
Believed to function by boosting the action
of oxygen in generating energy.
Reduces high blood pressure and lowers cholesterol
by maintaining the equilibrium within the
Useful in the treatment of cancer and AIDS.
Protects against osteoporosis.
May be analgesic.
May have antiviral, antibacterial and anti-cancer
Possible reduced immune activity, but studies
are still being conducted.
Ginseng. Garlic. Comfrey (due to Comfrey’s
toxicity, take extra care when supplementing
with this herb).
US RDA: no official figures
EU RDA: no official figures
Recommended 25-500mg (milligram), but supplements
up to 10g seem safe.
Always consult a professional medical practitioner
when taking supplements.
Safe up to quite a high level, although
skin eruptions and diarrhea were reported
in some patients taking therapeutic doses.