What Chemical Elements are in the Human Body?

Everyone’s body is put together using 25 different raw ingredients called Elements.

Although the human body is mainly made up of water, the cells consist of between 65 and 90% water by weight, there are other elements involved like Oxygen, Nitrogen, Hydrogen and Carbon which make up 96% of our body weight.

Oxygen – a generous amount of oxygen should be combined with hydrogen to make water. Freshly breathed in oxygen goes directly to cells to release energy.

Nitrogen – This makes a small contribution to the body, but nonetheless nitrogen is art of key molecules such as proteins and DNA.

Hydrogen – these atoms are needed inside every complex molecule including carbohydrates, fats and proteins.

– these atoms bond together in chains and form the “backbone” of most of the molecules inside and outside the body’s cells.

A breakdown of all of the elements and smaller atoms/molecules are listed below:

Oxygen 65%
Carbon 18%
Hydrogen 10%
Nitrogen 3%
Calcium 1.5%
Phosphorus 1.0%
Potassium 0.35%
Sulphur 0.25%
Sodium 0.15%
Chlorine 0.15%
Magnesium 0.05%
Iron 0.008%
Iodine 0.00004%

There are also trace amounts of Chromium, Cobalt, Copper, Fluorine, Manganese, Molybdenum, Nickel, Selenium, Silicon, Tin, Vanadium and Zinc!