Overview

Nickel is a mineral. It is found in several foods including nuts, dried beans and peas, soybeans, grains, and chocolate. The body needs nickel, but in very small amounts. Nickel is a common trace element in multiple vitamins.

Nickel is used for preventing nickel levels in the blood from getting too low (nickel deficiency). It is also used for low levels of healthy red blood cells (anemia) due to iron deficiency and treating weak and brittle bones (osteoporosis), but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

How does it work ?

Nickel is an essential nutrient in some chemical processes in the body. Its precise functions in the body are not known.

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