You Have Real Gold On Your Head

You Have Real Gold On Your Head

Human hair contains trace amount of 14 different elements, including zinc, copper and manganese. Also in the hair shafts exists nanoparticles of gold. In a study, the non-essential gold behaves in the hair of infants just like the physiologically important essential trace elements zinc and copper.

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