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Category: Carnitine

A Look at Carnitine

L-carnitine is an amino acid derivative of the essential amino acids L-lysine and methonine. The conversion to carnitine requires niacin (B3), vitamins B6 and C, and iron.  It is found in nearly all cells of the body but chiefly in the liver and kidney.  Carnitine is essential for the transportation of long-chain fatty acids across the inner mitochondrial membranes in the mitochondria, where they are metabolized by beta-oxidation to produce biological energy in the form of adenosin... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Sunday, April 13, 2014

Nutrient Correlation Chart on Testosterone

Folate Deficiency reduces circulating testosterone; Evidence suggests testosterone may regulate folate metabolism.1,2,3 Vitamin B6 Regulates sex hormones; Vitamin B6 reduces prolactin which stimulates hypothalamus to increase testosterone; B6 also a cofactor for dopamine synthesis which influences testosterone levels.4,5,6,7 Vitamin D Actually a hormone, vitamin D regulates the synthesis of testosterone; Supplementation can significantly increase total, free and bioactive testosterone levels.... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Wednesday, April 3, 2013

NEW! SpectraCell's Asthma Quick Reference Chart

During last week's webinar, "Nutritional Considerations of Allergies & Asthma", we created and offered a copy of our new "Asthma Quick Reference Nutrient Chart".  This visual tool is an excellent resource to emphasize to your patients the many inter-related roles that nutrition plays in disease prevention and management.View and/or download our flyer on Asthma HERE. You can also view the rest of our library of quick reference nutrient charts HERE. Each chart is available as an indivi... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Wednesday, July 25, 2012