October 27, 2015

Nutrient Series: Iron

Fatigue, headaches and brittle nails are three ways that iron deficiency can manifest. Iron is essential for red blood cell production and carrying oxygen around the body to nourish our tissues. Getting enough iron is critical for maintaining energy levels, immune function, and cognitive health.  Iron deficiency is the most prevalent nutritional deficiency […]
October 19, 2015

Nutrient Series: Folate

Soon-to-be mothers know that this water-soluble B vitamin is crucial for a healthy pregnancy. However, not only mothers should be wary of this key nutrient because of its critical roles in the body particularly in DNA metabolism and metabolizing our food. Folate is a naturally present in some foods and added […]
October 2, 2015

Nutrient Series: Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)

Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5) is one of our eight water-soluble B vitamins which all help our body convert food into energy. B vitamins are important for healthy skin and hair and keeping our nervous system working optimally.  Important roles in metabolism: In addition to energy production, B5 plays a critical […]
September 17, 2015

Nutrient Series: Niacin

This water-soluble B vitamin plays an essential role in energy metabolism and maintaining a healthy nervous system. Niacin was initially recognized as a factor necessary to prevent pellagra (a pigmented rash). This deficiency was first characterized in populations who subsisted on a corn-based diet. The corn has high leucine content, an […]
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