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The longevity gene
The longevity gene

The longevity gene

And when i say longevity i mean a bigger health span, as opposed to the well known life span. It is not enough to live longer, if you are not healthy, so do not forget what our immortal James Dean said: 'It is important to die young, but as late as possible!'. I will explore many unorthodox ways, ranging from gut microbiota manipulation to ancient Ayurveda ritual, trying to combine them in an ample resource, from which you can get and apply whatever is better for you at the present moment.


Micronutrients and malnutrition - Vitamin B complex

19 Dec 2020 2 minute read 2 comments Heruvim78

After writing about folates and vitamin B12, we have 6 more important vitamins to describe ( Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pantothenic acid, B6 and Biotin). Most of their roles are related to metabolism, especially energy-producing pathways.  Thiamin...

Micronutrients and malnutrition - Vitamin B12 deficiency and toxicity

15 Dec 2020 1 minute read 5 comments Heruvim78

There are several cases for vitamin B12 deficiency, but the most common cause is malabsorption. Older adults with atrophic gastritis, people with stomach and small intestine disorders (coeliacs and Crohn's disease) and people who had gastrointestinal...

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 - 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 - Vitamin B12 (introduction).

11 Dec 2020 1 minute read 6 comments Heruvim78

The largest and most complex B vitamin, the B12 is a generic name for a specific group of Cobalt containing corrinoids with human biological activity (the cobalt give the red colour when is mixed with water). In 1934, the researchers found out that e...

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 - 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 - Folates and folic acid

6 Dec 2020 2 minute read 3 comments Heruvim78

Folates are a group of water soluble B vitamins, including the folic acid, which is a synthetic compound used for supplementation purposes and as food fortifier, because it is a very stable option, and other naturally occurring folates (folium means...

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...