Micronutrient Health Blog | SpectraCell Laboratories - February 2011

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Vitamin B12: Function, Deficiency Symptoms and Repletion

Function: Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin) is needed to form blood and immune cells, and support a healthy nervous system. A series of closely-related compounds known collectively as cobalamins or vitamin B12 are converted into active forms methylcobalamin or 5’-deoxyadenosylcobalamin. Methylcobalamin interacts with folate metabolism, preventing folate derivatives from being trapped in unusable states. Adenosylcobalamin is involved in the metabolism of odd-chain fatty acids and branchedchain amino ac... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Monday, February 28, 2011

Webinar: Using Advanced Diagnostic Tools for Cardiovascular Health

Register for a seat to February 17's webinar on "Using Advanced Diagnostic Tools for Cardiovascular Health" Topics Discussed:- Using advanced lipid testing for better cardiovascular risk assessment- How the HS-Omega-3 Index® and ApoE Genotyping can better target your treatment strategies- How to easily implement SpectraCell's LPP™ into your practice- A busy physician’s guide to rapid report interpretation- Case study review   If this event has passed, please view our WEBINAR LIBRARY for ... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Role of Micronutrients in Heart Disease

    There is compelling evidence that deficiencies in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants are a major contributor to cardiovascular disease and its symptoms. Similarly, the use of many drugs in treating heart disease often lead to various nutrient deficiencies. Micronutrients and High Blood Pressure: High blood pressure can result in physical damage to the walls of our blood vessels. Although the causes of hypertension often overlap, micronutrient deficiencies can cause or worsen t... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Friday, February 11, 2011