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Bromine

Last reviewed by: Aleksey Portnov , medical expert, on 01.06.2018

This micronutrient does not smell very good, therefore, in Greek, the name "bromine" is translated as "stench". And yet bromine is needed by man, since it is in the composition of almost all internal organs. What good can bromine bring to a person?

Properties of bromine

Properties of bromine

Bromine is a heavy microelement, 6 times heavier than air. It is a liquid that is colored in brown color and which is very sharp and unpleasantly smells.

Bromine can be taken from salt lakes, underground wells, natural sources - there this microelement is in combination with others. These compounds are called sodium bromide, magnesium bromide potassium bromide.

The daily norm of bromine for humans is from 0.4 to 1 mg. Bromine can be obtained from bread, beans, milk and dairy products, as well as pharmacy supplements.

Characteristics of bromine

Up to 300 milligrams - so much bromine is contained in human tissues. It is found in almost all internal organs - kidneys, thyroid gland, blood, bones, muscles, pituitary gland. Bromine is self-eliminated from the body with the products of disintegration - urine, then.

How does bromine affect the body?

It improves the functioning of the genitals, increases the volume of sperm in men and improves its vitality, helps a person feel more relaxed and relaxed, affecting the work of the nervous system.

Bromine improves the properties of gastric juice for digestion of food, affects the acidity of gastric juice.

Bromine is poorly digested if the body has high doses of aluminum, chlorine, iodine, fluoride.

Symptoms of Bromine Deficiency

These are disorders in the work of the nervous system - causeless irritability, depression, poor sleep

  • Growth in the absence of bromine slows down
  • Worse libido
  • The level of hemoglobin decreases
  • Pregnant women are more likely to miscarriage, premature birth
  • Reduced life expectancy
  • Reduced acidity of gastric juice, which prevents food from being digested normally
  • Reduced production of thyroid hormones
  • Dry skin with rashes
  • Rhinitis
  • Poor digestion and absorption of food
  • Bronchitis

Excess of bromine

Bromine is a rather poisonous substance, an overabundance of which must not be tolerated. Otherwise, you can die. A dose of 35 grams is considered fatal.

Bromine can be taken for an excess of the body from beans, grains, salts with bromine impurities, and also in fish (but there is much less than in cereals and nuts).

Natural sources of bromine

  • Wheat
  • Barley grits
  • Beans
  • Beans
  • Peanut
  • Almond
  • Hazelnut
  • Pasta
  • Milk and products from it
  • A fish

Bromine, like other microelements, must be present in the diet. Therefore, it is necessary to include it in the menu either as products, or as vitamin-mineral complexes.

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