Micronutrient Health Blog | SpectraCell Laboratories - February 2014

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The role Copper plays in YOUR body

Like most trace minerals, copper acts as an enzyme cofactor in several key metabolic processes in the body.  Among its many functions, copper aids in the formation of bone, hemoglobin and red blood cells, therefore enabling the efficient transport of oxygen throughout the body.  In addition, copper works in balance with vitamin C and zinc to manufacture elastin (skin protein) as well as collagen and other structural proteins in cartilage and tendons.  It is also involved in the... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Chromium an Essential Mineral YOU Need to Know About!

Chromium is an essential trace mineral that plays an important role in optimizing insulin function and the regulation of blood glucose levels. Chromium may also be anti-atherogenic and assist in lowering cholesterol.  Following food intake, blood glucose levels rise causing insulin to be secreted by the pancreas. Insulin lowers blood glucose levels by increasing the rate at which glucose enters a person's cells.  Chromium is believed to facilitate the attachment of insulin to the ce... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Thursday, February 13, 2014