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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 Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Having problems losing weight? It could be a vitamin K deficiency

Vitamin K is a group of structurally similar, fat-soluble vitamins that the human body needs for post translational modification of certain proteins required for blood coagulation, and in metabolic pathways in bone and other tissue. The primary function of vitamin K is to aid in the formation of clotting factors and bone proteins. It serves as a cofactor in the production of six proteins that regulate blood clotting, including prothrombin. In addition, it helps to form osteocalcin, ... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Tuesday, November 19, 2013

What is vitamin B12?

Vitamin B12 also known as Cobalamin is a water soluble vitamin with a key role in the normal functioning of the brain and nervous system, and for the formation of blood.  Vitamin B12 is one of the eight B vitamins. A series of closely related compounds known collectively as cobalamins or vitamin B12 are converted into active forms methylcobalamin or 5-deoxyadenosylcobalamin. Deficiency symptoms of vitamin B12: Deficiency symptoms of vitamin B12 are both hematological (pernicious anemia) ... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Thursday, September 19, 2013