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Potential Benefits: As a part of a team, if you will, of other minerals, trace minerals, and vitamins, Rubidium contributes toward proper functioning of other nutrients, proper levels of Sodium in muscles, proper levels of Potassium in plasma and kidneys, proper Zinc levels in plasma, proper Copper trace mineral levels in the heart, liver, spleen, and kidneys.

Rubidium also has a role to play in the interdependent work of Calcium, Copper, and Zinc with tumour prevention. Studies have shown that those with tumours have elevated rubidium levels in their system, although this is possibly because rubidium, as well as caesium and potassium are used in some chemotherapy treatments.

Description: In spite of its abundant occurrence in the earth's crust (310 mg Rb/kg) and its composition of a stable (72.2%) and a radioactive (27.8%) isotope, rubidium (Rb) belongs to the forgotten ultra trace elements.

The interest in this ultra trace element grew considerably after Rubidium deficiency experiments with goats had shown that their growth was depressed, that >80% of them aborted their kids. This is potentially great news for Alzheimer's sufferers


Potential Side Effects: The typical daily dietary intake of rubidium is 1 to 5 mg. It is a nontoxic element and researchers say it doesn't have any toxicological threats when consumed.

Potential Interaction: It is believed by researchers that rubidium helps to even out one's moods and to lessen the emotional severity of depression. Research shows it also shortens the circadian (Daily) period in animals

General Usage: May be taken daily.

Food Sources: Asparagus, Black Tea, Bread, Chicken, Coffee, Freshwater Fish, Fruit, Pasta, Turkey, Whole Grains.