Updated: Oct 9, 2019
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).
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