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What Is Nickel?

Nickel is a metal found naturally in both foods and water. The largest source of nickel exposure for us is through consumption.

Nickel is a ultratrace mineral. We know that nickel plays an important role in the biology of some plants, eubacteria, archaebacteria, and fungi.

There have not been confirmed by research that nickel is essential for us. But there is a possibility that nickel is an essential nutrient for some bacteria we have in our large intestine.

Nickel Is A Ultra Trace Element

Nickel is a very common trace element that is found in soil, water, air, and the biosphere. (source đź——)

Nickel is present in many dietary items and foods. Food is the major source of nickel exposure for most people. (source đź——)

Nicken In food

The major dietary source of nickel is plant food. Plant tissues contain more nickel than animal tissues. Therefore, the total dietary intake of nickel per day varies depending on the amount of consumption of plant and animal foods. (source đź——)

Nickel Allergy

Nickel is the most common cause of metal allergy. It can lead to a nickel-sensitive person developing dermatitis. (source đź——)

Nickel allergy may develop at any age. Once developed, it tends to persist life-long. (source đź——)

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Sara Niemelä

co-founder Care Omnia, Head Content Creator


I’m a wife and a mother of three. I enjoy the outdoors, cooking, and spending time with my family. Nutrition is my passion. I have spent thousands upon thousands of hours reading, analyzing, categorizing and comparing research studies. Nutrition is the foundation you build a healthy and fulfilling life upon!