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Archive for November 2014

Niacin: The Anti Ageing Answer?

Niacin, also known as Vitamin B3 is a water soluble vitamin. It is considered to be an essential vitamin. Niacin is important for general health and has been shown to be effective in supporting the treatment of a number of conditions, most notably high cholesterol. Benefits of Niacin  Niacin helps the digestive system, skin and…

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Vitamin C: The Mega Vitamin

Vitamin C is the most important healing vitamin that we have. The body cannot manufacture Vitamin C. Yet stress and modern living rob us of this important compound. It is vital, then, that we get a plentiful supply of this Vitamin through our food. It is critical however, that we take the right type. Getting it…

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B Complex Vitamins: What You Need to Know

The B Complex Vitamins are grouped together as a result of their common function, which is to convert carbohydrates into glucose. Within the B Vitamin grouping are the following: B1 – Thiamine B2 – Riboflavin B3 – Niacin B5 – Pantothenic Acid B6 – this grouping encompasses six chemicals that work the same way in…

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Magnesium: The Relaxant

Magnesium is a mineral that is required in over 325 enzyme systems in the body. It helps the body to process fats and proteins and it is essential in the development of strong healthy bones and teeth. In combination with Calcium, Sodium and Potassium, it also facilitates muscle contraction and the transmission of nerve signals.…

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Vitamin E: The Wonder Supplement

Vitamin E is a fat soluble compound. As such, it is carried in the blood by lipoproteins and stored mainly in fat tissue. When fat is put on the move, Vitamin E is released into circulation. Vitamin E is a wonder supplement that can aid in providing relief from many health conditions. Supplementation has been…

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Iron Its Essential For Everyone

Iron in the body is mostly connected to Haemoglobin, which is a protein in blood that carries oxygen from the lungs and transports it to the cells all over the body. Simultaneously, it takes away carbon dioxide and returns it to the lungs in order to be expelled from the body. Iron is also present…

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Calcium: The Bone Strengthener

Calcium is an essential mineral that plays a major role in constructing and strengthening your bones and teeth. Our bodies rely on a daily nutrient intake in order to meet these needs. Our bones are constantly being broken down and rebuilt. From the onset of puberty until around age 30, our bones are getting bigger…

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Vitamin D: Vital Energy From the Sun

Vitamin D is largely manufactured in your skin when it is exposed to sunlight. Recent reports suggest that nearly half of the general population in Western countries have low levels of D in their blood. The main reason for this is insufficient exposure to sunlight. Surprisingly, many athletes are also low in Vitamin D. Many…

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