Very little is known regarding this mineral and therefore our information is very sketchy.
Uses and Benefits of Beryllium
- There is currently no information regarding whether beryllium is essential for optimum biochemical function.
Deficiency Symptoms of Beryllium
Dyspnea, weight loss, cough, fatigue, chest pain, anorexia, and weakness
Toxicity: Effects the lungs, liver, kidneys and heart. Enzyme inhibitor, including ATP, DNA and several hepatic enzymes; cell death in all tissues
Rich Food Sources of Beryllium
Water, air and soil.
Toxic sources: industrial exposure, mining, metal working, burning coal, copper processing, and possibly paints, colors, cosmetics.