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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

Vitamin A - How does it AFFECT YOU!

Vitamin A is a group of nutritionally unsaturated hydrocarbons. Different forms of the vitamin  include retinol, retinoic acid, and carotenoids. Retinol is the most biologically active form of vitamin A and is synthesized by pro-vitamin A(beta-carotene). Vitamin A regulates cell proliferation, differentiation, immune function and apoptosis (cell death).  This vitamin plays a vital role in night or low-light vision and color vision among many other common functions. Symptoms of vitam... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Using Micronutrient Testing to Improve the Management of Autoimmune Conditions

Autoimmune conditions are a rapidly growing segment of the medical population. They go by such names as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease just to name a few. The noted growth of these conditions appears to be related to many factors, including increased stressors, poor diet, and degradation of the lining of the gastrointestinal tract allowing formation of a hyperpermeable gut. Management of these conditions is not always a straig... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Sunday, July 24, 2011