Your Gut – Your Second Brain

In recent years scientists have discovered that our gut contains a vast amount of bacteria which are called the microbiome. The number of genes in these bacteria is about 3.3 million whilst the human body has around 23.000. The total weight of the microbiome is about three pounds – the same as our brain, which…

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Vitamin D

  Vitamin D is more hormone-like in its action and not a true vitamin. It remains stable with heat and oxidation. It is not required in the diet if there is sufficient sunlight to allow the production from provitamin D molecules in the skin. The liver then converts it into the active vitamin D. Boron…

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Zinc

Zinc is important to the function of many enzymes and hormones. It is critical to immune function. Iron, calcium supplements, alcohol, infections, and surgery may alter the absorption of zinc. Functions Zinc is a cofactor in a number of enzymatic reactions. It is important for protein and DNA synthesis, wound healing, bone structure, immune function,…

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Vitamin C

Vitamin C is an essential nutrient for humans. It is a cofactor in at least eight enzymatic reactions, including several collagen synthesis reactions that are important in wound-healing and in preventing bleeding from capillaries. Vitamin C also acts as an antioxidant against oxidative stress. Unlike many other animals, humans are unable to make Vitamin C…

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