Germanium is a chemical element with symbol Ge and atomic number 32.



  • Some people use germanium for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), pain, weak bones (osteoporosis), low energy, and AIDS.
  • Other uses include heavy metal poisoning, including mercury and cadmium poisoning; depression; cancer; food allergies; and yeast and viral infections.
  • Germanium is also used for increasing circulation of blood to the brain, supporting the immune system, and as an antioxidant.


  • Some people believe that organic germanium stimulates your body’s immune system and protects healthy cells. It’s touted as a remedy for a range of conditions. For example, it’s promoted as an alternative health treatment for:

    • allergies
    • asthma
    • arthritis
    • HIV
    • AIDS
    • cancer


  • Germanium can cause toxic side effects. For example, it can damage your liver and nerves. Taking products that contain germanium may cause:

    • fatigue
    • anemia
    • loss of appetite
    • weight loss
    • nausea and vomiting
    • muscle weakness
    • problems with your muscle coordination
    • problems with your peripheral nerves
    • elevated liver enzymes


Unknown, please consult with your doctor.

Other names

Atomic number 32, Bis-Carboxyethyl Germanium Sesquioxide, Carboxyethylgermanium Sesquioxide, Ge, Ge-132, Ge-Oxy 132, Germanio, Germanium-132, Germanium Inorganique, Germanium Lactate Citrate, Germanium Sesquioxide, Inorganic Germanium, Numéro Atomique 32, Organic Germanium, Sesquioxyde de Germanium, Spirogermanium


Source: Healthline,



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