Ultratrace mineral selenium is required in very small amounts in our body. It not only acts as an antioxidant, but is also very important in the activation of thyroid hormone.
Cryptoxanthin is a plant chemical that may help prevent lung cancer. It’s also a good antioxidant and has been implicated in helping a number of health problems.
Antivitamins is simply the term given to substances which can counter-act or nullify the vitamins we eat in our food and supplements. This article looks at some of the most common “antivitamins”.
Beta Carotene is used by the body to make vitamin A. If you don’t get enough beta carotene your body can get vitamin A from other foods, like oily fish.
B5 deficiencies were common in prisoners of war in the second world war but quite rare these days as it is found in a lot of different foods. Unless you live on burger, fries & cola, you probably don’ have anything to worry about. But what does vitamin B5 do in the body? Read on to find out.
It is really difficult to be deficient in Vitamin B12 unless you are a vegan. A deficiency develops over years and can lead to pernicious anemia. It’s found easily in animal products.
Vitamin C is the vitamin we think of when we think of oranges or lemons, but truth be told, you can get a far higher dose of this vitamin from a lot of vegetables. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that mops up free radicals in the body, but it does so much more.
Vitamin E is the free-radical vitamin cleaning up 99.9% of free radicals formed when the body takes in toxic substances.