Beryllium – Benefits, Deficiency Symptoms And Food Sources


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.

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