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Copper - the trace element for the immune system, blood circulation and nervous system

After you were able to find out more about iron and zinc in our previous articles, today we would like to introduce you to the third of the most important trace elements: copper. We summarize for you what vital functions it supports in your body, which foods you can use to meet your needs and why both a deficiency and an overdose of copper can be dangerous. What do you need copper for? Like the other trace elements, copper is found to be involved in many metabolic processes and the formation of different enzymes. It has a special position in our iron metabolism and blood formation, because copper makes iron absorption easier and makes the production of red blood cells...

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Selenium - the vital trace element

Did you know that you need selenium to survive? If not, you are not alone. Many people do not know anything about its importance. In part, that's because it wasn't until the late 1950s that the importance of selenium was discovered. Since then, nutritionists, doctors and biochemists have been working on further research into the trace element. Because it is present in all of our cells and is therefore extremely important, you can now get all the important information about selenium from us. Functions of selenium in our body Since selenium is found everywhere in the body, it naturally has a major impact on our health. It is essential for a strong immune system in particular, because it is responsible...

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Zinc essential all-rounder for our body

  zinc is important for our immune system, for wound healing and your hair. Without this trace element, also, our metabolism would not work. Almost all cells in the body contain zinc. Reason enough to deal a little more with the mineral. Know what zinc can in which food it is, how high is your daily need, and when a dietary Supplement can be useful.   What exactly is zinc? Zinc is a mineral that our body can not produce itself and to the vital trace elements counts. Zinc must be included in the diet. In your body, it comes only in very small quantities. In particular, in your bones, in your skin, and your hair is zinc. Also, a...

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Vitamin B12-the multifunctional heavyweight among micronutrients

  Like many other vitamins, Vitamin B12 takes over not only one, but many different functions in your body and is involved in a variety of metabolic processes. And because it is so multifunctional, you should always pay attention to meeting your daily needs. We will tell you what the human body needs Vitamin B12 for, how you can detect a deficiency and which foods contain particularly much of the vitamin. Functions in the body Vitamin B12 is a real all-rounder for healthy metabolism. The special thing about this Vitamin is that it is actually a kind of collective term for various chemical compounds based on the element Cobalt. So Vitamin B12 is actually not just a single micronutrient, so...

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Vitamin C - the all-rounder for your health

Most of us think of vitamin C - also known as ascorbic acid - of lemons and oranges. There are completely different foods that contain even more vitamin C. You can find out what these are, what our body needs the all-round vitamin for and how you can meet your daily needs in our blog post today.   What does our body need vitamin C for? The wisdom of all grandparents at the first tingling in the nose or hoarseness: "Child, express yourself a lemon!" Because vitamin C supports your immune system and boosts your immune system - even if you know today that in a lemon, compared to other fruits , not that much of the vitamin bomb. More...

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