The Health Benefits of Germanium

Have you heard about the health benefits of Germanium? Do you ever suffer from sports injuries and are you looking for help in speeding up the recovery process? Do you have arthritis or poor circulation? If any of these affect your daily life, our organic germanium products could really be of benefit to you.

Germanium Element

What is Germanium, Ge32Germanium (Ge) is a chemical element and number 32 on the periodic table. Therefore, its symbol is Ge and atomic number 32. It is a hard, silver metalloid similar to tin and silicon. Due to only being found in a few minerals, it wasn’t officially discovered until 1886 by a Clemens Winkler who named it after his home country, Germany.


What are its health benefits?

Germanium, Ge32, is one of the main components in Green Swan’s products (support sleeves, back support, socks, gloves and more) so not only do they serve a practical purpose but they also offer health benefits too.

How, I hear you ask! It is an atom made up of 32 electrons but 4 of these are negatively charged and are found near the atom’s shell. Therefore, these negatively charged ions present in the Geranium attract the positively charged ions out of the body (although positively charged, they have a negative effect on our body!) It is through this process that the body temperature can be maintained and pain relief given.

How does it work?

When geranium comes into contact with human skin, it helps abnormal cells change to normal cells. The causes of positive ions in the body can frequently be traced back to pollution, dust and poorly ventilated areas. Wikipedia states that “As a semiconductor element, Germanium has a small band gap that allows it to efficiently respond to infrared light. The two important characteristics of Germanium that brings about healthy function effects are its natural ability to balance the body’s ions (bioelectricity) and the penetration of Far Infrared Rays into the human body.” Therefore, the more negative ions you have in the body, the more efficient and balanced the body becomes.

There have been no recorded side effects from organic geranium and its properties and health benefits are well known amongst health practitioners. Therefore, to include this in products we wear on a daily basis can only enhance our daily lives! Germanium is known to:

  • Stimulate the immune system
  • Reduce free radicals
  • Helps detoxify the body
  • Improves blood circulation
  • faster recovery time
  • relieves chronic pain and inflammation
  • increases the flow of oxygen in the body
  • improves skin conditions

A study published in the “Journal of interferon Research (1984) concluded, “…… Germanium restores the normal function of T-cells, B-lymphocytes, natural killer cell activity and the numbers of Antibody-forming cells…. Germanium has unique physiological activities without any significant side effects.”

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