Micronutrient Health Blog | SpectraCell Laboratories - December 2013

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The Vitamin You May NOT Know About!

Pantothenate also called Pantothenic acid,  or vitamin B5(a B vitamin), is a water-soluble vitamin. Pantothenic acid plays vital roles in energy production from foodstuffs. Pantothenate is a component of coenzyme A, which is indispensable for two-carbon unit metabolism (acetyl groups).  Acetyl groups are involved in the release of energy from carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and other compounds, as well as synthesis of fats, cholesterol, steroid hormones, porphyrin and phospholi... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Are YOU Biotin deficient?

Biotin is a coenzyme and is also known as vitamin H. As a supplement, biotin is sometimes used for diabetes, brittle nails, and other conditions. Biotin is a coenzyme and a B vitamin and is also known as vitamin H. As a supplement, biotin is sometimes used for diabetes, brittle nails, and other conditions. Function: Biotin is required for proper metabolism of fats and carbohydrates.  Biotin-dependent enzymes catalyze the addition of carboxyl groups (COO-) from bicarbonate, for use in fat... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Tuesday, December 3, 2013