The periodic table metals found in the earth have multiple uses in our lives. Aluminum, copper, silver, zinc, nickel, magnesium, cobalt, etc., all have numerous benefits that human beings couldn’t survive without!
I’m fascinated by metals, rocks and stones. How fortunate humans are to live on a planet that provides such abundant resources. The body contains trace minerals found in metals, as do the foods that we eat. It’s important to supply the body with those foods in order to maintain excellent health. So you see how everything is connected? That’s fascinating when you think about it.
Below I’ll provide several facts concerning four metals, and provide links regarding the other metals. The knowledge is invaluable and absolutely amazing!
The Metal Manganese
- Manganese is a chemical element designated by the symbol Mn. It has the atomic number 25 Manganese (Mn) is essential to iron and steel production
- It has been determined that each adult has about 15-20 mg of manganese stored in his or her body.
- Manganese is a mineral found in foods such as: nuts, whole grains, leafy green vegetables, legumes, and seeds. It is considered an essential nutrient, since the body needs it to function properly
The Metal Zinc
- Zinc is a metallic chemical element. It has the symbol ZN and atomic number 30
- Zinc makes up about 0.0075% of the Earth’s crust
- A daily intake of zinc is needed because the body doesn’t store zinc
- Foods high in zinc are: ousters, legumes, red meats, crabs, and chickpeas
The Metal Copper
- Copper is a chemical with the symbol Cu, and atomic number 29
- Copper is found in parts of the human body; mainly: the liver, muscles and bones.
- Copper is used for many things such as money, jewelry, air conditioning, cookware, and computers.
The Metal Chromium
- Chromium is a chemical element with the symbol Cr and atomic number 24
- Small amounts of chromium are necessary for human health. It is a trace element
- Some people try chromium for weight lost, increasing muscle, and decreasing body fat
- Chromium is also used to prepare pigments
The above is just a few of the uses of the various periodic table metals. Click on the links below to learn more!