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Micronutrients and malnutrition - Vitamin C functions and its deficiency

5 Dec 2020 2 minute read 3 comments Heruvim78

What are the vitamin C body functions? You may know some of them.  Vitamin C is a very powerful antioxidant, neutralizing pollutants and toxins, the harmful free radicals are neutralized donating electrons, can be reactivated accepting electrons agai...

Micronutrients and malnutrition - Vitamin C (introduction)

4 Dec 2020 1 minute read 2 comments Heruvim78

Most famous of all the vitamins, the water soluble vitamin C was first named the anti-scurvy vitamin, and humans, primates and guinea pigs need this vitamin from an external source, while other animals can synthetize vitamin C from glucose and galact...

Micronutrients and malnutrition - Water soluble vitamins

2 Dec 2020 1 minute read 3 comments Heruvim78

As you may already know, the water soluble vitamins are vitamin C and all the vitamins B (called vitamin B complex). All the vitamins B work close together, so it is difficult to determine which one is missing.  Before i start, it is important to exp...

Micronutrients and malnutrition - Vitamin K

30 Nov 2020 2 minute read 1 comment Heruvim78

Vitamin K was discovered by the Danish Scientist Henrik Dam in 1935, K resulting from 'Koagulation Vitamin', because this one is essential in blood coagulation. Unless you have a clinical problem regarding the absorption, you are safe and you cannot...

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...

Micronutrients and malnutrition - Vitamin D functions

26 Nov 2020 1 minute read 5 comments Heruvim78

Ok, so today we will write about the functions of vitamin D. Nice and easy. - The most important role of vitamin D is to regulate Calcium and Phosphorus metabolism, contributing to the optimal function of the muscles and nerves, with a key role in bo...

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 - Vitamin A functions

22 Nov 2020 2 minute read 1 comment Heruvim78

Welcome to our bytesize lesson for today, when i will write about vitamin A functions. Vitamin A is promoting our vision, role in protein synthesis and cell differentiation (maintaining the skin and the epithelial tissue healthy), supporting growth,...

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...