Body science: Do we have gold in our bodies?

Updated: Oct 9, 2019


While Gold is found in the human body, the most common elements are Hydrogen, Oxygen and Carbon.

Ever wondered how many #atoms make up an average human #body? Did you know that every human contains trace elements of Gold?


At best estimate, an average human weighing in at 70kg is made up of 7,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 atoms of which the majority are #Hydrogen [H], #Oxygen [O] and #Carbon [C] - the building blocks of organic life on Earth and Water [H2O]. In addition to these #elements, #Humans also contain a variety of metals including #Iron [Fe] (found in Haemoglobin, an important component of the respiratory system), #Magnesium [Mg] (needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions throughout the body) and #Zinc [Zn] (essential for an effective immune system).


Iron forms an important of Haemoglobin found in red blood cells.

More surprising humans also contain trace elements of #Gold [Au], an element closely proceeded by #Tin [Sn] and #Iodine [I] in concentration. While Gold may only make up a small part of human molecular #anatomy, it’s probably just as well despite it’s low chemical reactivity. In terms of its function within the body, the mystery remains despite some #medical professionals claiming it aids #movement in joints and transmits #electrical messages between #organs. For a full break down on the elemental makeup of the human body, check out the link. ARTICLE LINK

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