Micronutrient Health Blog | SpectraCell Laboratories - October 2013

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What YOU didn't know about vitamin D

Vitamin D is a group of fat-soluble secosteroids responsible for enhancing intestinal absorption of calcium and phosphate. Vitamin D is the principle regulator of calcium homeostasis in the body.  It is essential for skeletal development and bone mineralization.  Inadequate exposure to sunlight contributes to vitamin D deficiency.  Vitamin D deficiency in adults can lead to osteoporosis.  Increasing evidence is accumulating that vitamin D may also contribute to antioxidant... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Monday, October 28, 2013

Vitamin C, the superstar" of the vitamin group"

Vitamin C is an antioxidant, along with vitamin E, beta-carotene, and many other plant-based nutrients. Vitamin C is often considered one of the “superstars” of the nutrient world. Vitamin C has a prominent role in over 300 functions in the body.  Dozens of studies show that Vitamin C has multifaceted benefits ranging from protection against heart disease and cancer to other more esoteric conditions such as fatigue, wound healing and general immunity.  It is also a potent antioxidan... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Tuesday, October 8, 2013