Mineral toxicity from food

Answered on August 28, 2017
Created July 23, 2017 at 10:07 PM

I've been thinking about mussels and their manganese content, oysters and their zinc or Brazil nuts and their selenium.

I've searched about mineral toxicity but found nothing but suplement overdoses or inhalation toxicity.

What about mineral toxicity from food?

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on August 28, 2017
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When the concentration of minerals in the body increases a certain limit then this is called as mineral toxicity. This effects are health in many ways. There are various reasons for mineral toxicity such as ;

The excessive intake of sodium or food containing sodium. The normal concentration of sodium in human blood plasma is 136–145 mM, while levels over 152 mM can result in seizures and death.

Food enrich with Potassium; the excess consumption of potassium can also cause mineral toxicity.

Selenium: Continued intake of selenium results in changes in the fingernails, hair loss, and damage to the nervous system.

Large amount of Calcium intake can cause confusion, slow or irregular heart beat, bone or muscle pain, nausea and vomiting.

The food containing excess of copper, zinc, iodine, manganese can also cause mineral toxicity.


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