Germanium

Germanium is a trace element (an essential substance found in minute levels in the body) found naturally in garlic, sea algae, aloe vera, shiitake mushrooms, Siberian ginseng, and barley. It is classified as an immuno-stimulant because it activates the immune system and promotes the production of gamma-interferon, an anticancer, antiviral substance. This naturally occurring element does not appear to have a significant impact on health, but synthetic organic compounds developed by Japanese researchers do. One of the most common of these compounds is called Ge-132, or organic germanium sesquioxide.

Organic germanium compounds fight viral infections, improve circulation, balance bodily functions, and boost the immune system. It also is a fast-acting painkiller and improves circulation to the brain. Germanium works by attaching itself to oxygen molecules, which deliver the mineral to the body's cells and enhance the oxygen supply. The increased oxygen allows the body to rid itself of poisons and toxins.

GermaniumUses of Germanium:

Germanium is used to treat fibrocystic breast disease and gout. osage Information: The recommended form is colloidal liquid. It is also available in powder, granules, capsules, and tablets. Germanium is expensive and not as readily available as many other supplements.

For dosage information, follow package directions.

Possible Side Effects:

Minor skin eruptions, which disappear within a few days, occur in a small number of people. Loose stools may occur if high doses of germanium (more than 400 milligrams daily) are taken for more than thirty days.

Possible Interactions: None known.

 


 

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Garcinia
Gentian
Germanium
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Ginkgo
Ginseng
Golden rod
Goldenseal
Gotu kola
Grape
Gravel root
Green tea
Guarana
Gugul
Gymnema
Hawthorn
Hops
Horehound, white

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Horseradish
Horsetail
Hydrangea
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