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  1. #1 What are the elements we made of? 
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    Guys, im curious wat total of combination of compounds we are made from. Can you show me a Periodic Table of Elements that the ingredients used to made us in highlighted?

    Moreover, im curious for a very long time wats the difference between the metal Iron and the nutrients Iron?


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    from time to time wikipedia does contain useful information

    as for iron, it's a metal which at times can be contained at slightly elevated levels in certain types of food
    see, for example, Iron Rich Food


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    There is no difference between the metal iron and nutrient iron. It is the same iron that is used to make different objects and that is used as nutrient. The only difference is in quantity.
    For all living things, Carbon is the most important element. There is also a huge list of other elements.
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    The important difference between metallic iron and iron in our diet is that metallic iron is the (relatively) pure elemental form; in our bodies and in the food we eat it is part of various chemical compounds. For example, it is an important component of haemoglobin.
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    Thx guys! I know for so long that we are not made from soil with a magic touch.

    I just cant understand why the others can't tell or don't want to admit what is obvious. I guess they are afraid and/or confuse of something.
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    We are mainly made up of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen, like most organic substances, but there are many other elements that we are composed of.
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