Micronutrient Health Blog | SpectraCell Laboratories - March 2014

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Magnesium, Vital for Proper Cell Function

Magnesium is predominantly found intracellularly, where it is vital for proper cell functions. Magnesium is the second most prevalent intracellular cation (after potassium).  Magnesium functions are numerous and essential, including enzyme activation (over 300 types), neuromuscular activity, membrane transport and interactions, energy metabolism (carbohydrates, fats, proteins), and roles in calcium and phosphorus metabolism.  Deficiency  Symptoms Deficiency symptoms are both ac... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Thursday, March 27, 2014

The Need for Glutathione

Glutathione is implicated in many cellular function including antioxidant protection and detoxification. It is also essential for the maintenance of cell membrane integrity in red blood cells. Intracellular glutathione concentrations are principally derived by intracellular synthesis, as few cells directly uptake glutathione from the surrounding extracellular fluid.  The high concentration of glutathione in virtually all cells clearly indicates its importance in metabolic and oxidative d... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Thursday, March 20, 2014