High concentrations of nickel can be found in nuts and legumes. The metal has not been sufficiently studied to provide any specific roles on nickel within the human body. However, nickel does act as a cofactor for an enzyme involved in the branched-chain amino acid and odd-chain fatty acid propionate pathway. Nickel also has the ability to interact with vitamin B12, copper, iron, and zinc. At this time, nickel is not considered essential for health.
Nickel has no recorded interactions with other drugs or supplements.
Nickel has no reported side effects.
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