The emergence of many diseases is caused by a shortage of vital elements. But if many people know about the importance of microelements Mg, Ca, K, Na, Zn, Si, Cr, etc., the role of Germanium (Ge) – as an element of life – is still known only to a narrow circle of specialists.
Among the biological properties of organic Germanium, its ability to:
- To transfer Oxygen in the body;
- To increase immunity
- To demonstrate antitumor activity.
1. Germanium refers to rare trace elements and is present in many food products, but in very small quantities. The high content of this microelement in tomato juice is 5.8 μg / g and beans – 4.7 μg / g. The sources are milk – 1.5 μg / g, butter, salmon – 1.2 μg / g, celery, cabbage – 1 μg / g. Germanium is also present in plants: garlic contains 0.75 μg / g, in ginseng – 0.26-0.32 μg / g. The most sensitive to Oxygen deficiency are the central nervous system, myocardium, kidneys and liver. In the blood, Germanium behaves similarly to hemoglobin, which carries a negative charge and participates in the transfer of Oxygen in the tissues of the body, preventing the development of Oxygen deficiency (hypoxia). It is proved that Germanium is necessary for the restoration of vision.
2. Selenium is also an irreplaceable trace element. Its content in soils in a number of regions of Russia is extremely small, which leads to many diseases. The lack of Selenium provokes a cardiopathy in a person, disorders of the immune system, leads to disruption of cell membranes. Selenium is associated with functions of more than 100 enzymes. Selenium-containing enzymes are involved in the process of detoxification of metabolic products in the body, regulate the oxidation of fatty acids, affect the metabolism and synthesis of many hormones, control immunity and affect the reproductive function. Lack of Selenium leads to a decrease in vitality and visual impairment. It is proven that people with a pronounced deficiency of Selenium in the body suffer first of all from dysfunction and disease.
Selenium participates in biochemical adaptation (oxidation of natural substances), and also in the excretion of metabolites.
Selenium is involved in many forms of antioxidant protection.
Introduction of Selenium to the body significantly improves the function of the parenchymal organs, cellular and humoral elements of the immune system and reproductive organs.
Especially Selenium is needed by those who are engaged in intellectual work, and those who work a lot on the computer.
3. Zinc is also an indispensable micro element. Currently, Zinc is found in 200 enzymes that determine the course of various metabolic processes, including the synthesis and decomposition of carbohydrates and fats. It was found that Zinc affects the function of the genetic apparatus, cell growth and division, participates in adequate immune responses, influences the development of behavioral reflexes, and the functioning of the brain. Zinc provides antioxidant protection of cell membranes.
Zinc regulates the processes of calcium transport.
Zinc is necessary for the normal functioning of the endocrine system and the central nervous system. Zinc has the ability to protect blood vessels from atherosclerosis and vascular ischemia.