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Micronutrients and malnutrition - Dietary elements summary and Calcium NFT giveaway

24 Nov 2020 2 minute read 97 comments Heruvim78

Ok, so the first chapter in our little journey is done. Part of the micronutrients class, the minerals (or dietary elements, as some may know them) are finished, and the vitamins material is going on now. And, at the end of today post, i have a surpr...

Micronutrients and malnutrition - the hidden hunger

31 Oct 2020 2 minute read 8 comments Heruvim78

So, i have finished most of the research, and i think that i will start soon a series of articles that are unrelated to crypto, but related to keeping yourself healthy, and how to live long enough to enjoy your crypto going to the moon. I will try to...

Micronutrients and malnutrition - Functions and disease prevention - Vitamin B12

13 Dec 2020 2 minute read 13 comments Heruvim78

  Vitamin B12 is needed for the formation of the blood cells, nerve sheaths and various proteins (so it has a major role in preventing mental health conditions like Alzheimer). Also can prevent megaloblastic anaemia (release of immature red blood cel...

Micronutrients and malnutrition - Absorption and metabolism of folate

9 Dec 2020 2 minute read 2 comments Heruvim78

  Folates are complex molecules, of both plant and animal origin. From a chemical perspective, same backbone, with a side group(s) attached (a methyl group and one or more glutamate groups). Under the action of an enzyme, all except one glutamate are...

Micronutrients and malnutrition - Vitamin B12 absorption and metabolism

13 Dec 2020 2 minute read 6 comments Heruvim78

  When it is found in foods, the vitamin B12 is bound to a protein. Free form B12 is bound to saliva glycoproteins and after that it is released in the stomach (due to acidification and under the pepsin enzyme action). So impaired gastric acidificati...

Micronutrients and malnutrition - Potassium and Sodium

7 Nov 2020 1 minute read 5 comments Heruvim78

  I will start with Potassium and Sodium food content. Most of the Sodium from food come in form of salt. As we know, salt chemical formula is NaCl and this is one NFT that our friend Robertoit didn't make it yet. Potassium is present in large amount...

Micronutrients and malnutrition - Folates deficiency and toxicity

10 Dec 2020 2 minute read 2 comments Heruvim78

The deficiency can be caused by inadequate intake, defective absorption, abnormal metabolism or increased requirements. You can detect this directly, measuring red cell folate concentration, or indirectly, if the blood concentration of homocysteine i...

Micronutrients and malnutrition - Vitamin A absorption and metabolism

21 Nov 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Heruvim78

Welcome to our bytesize lesson for today. Vitamin A is obtained as retinol (preformed) from animal sources, or as provitamin A carotenoids from plant sources. The retinol in foods is linked to a fatty acid forming retinyl esters, which are hydrolyzed...

Micronutrients and malnutrition - Vitamin E

29 Nov 2020 2 minute read 3 comments Heruvim78

Vitamin E is another fat-soluble vitamin, with role in cell signalling, regulation of genes, inhibition of cell proliferation and platelet aggregation (specific role for alpha tocopherol). Vitamin E has eight fat soluble compounds, four being tocophe...

Micronutrients and malnutrition - Vitamin D deficiency and toxicity

27 Nov 2020 1 minute read 3 comments Heruvim78

Interesting subjects. Let's see what i can write about it.  Vitamin D deficiency leans to increased levels of parathyroid hormone and can mess with Calcium and Phosphorus homeostasis. Symptoms in children are restlessness, irritability, excessive swe...