Category: Micronutrients

Oct
29
2016

Zinc deficiency leads to impaired growth, pregnancy complications and impaired immune system function

Today I’m talking about the nutritional benefits of zinc. Zinc is important to ensure the regulation of metabolic functions. Zinc deficiency can lead to impaired growth and development in children, complications during pregnancy …

Oct
29
2016

Folic acid works to synthesize DNA, ensure effective immune response, and build red blood cells

This is Dr. Jim for Be Healthy! Be Happy! Today I’m talking about vitamin B9 also known as folic acid! Folic acid works to synthesize DNA, ensure effective immune response, and build red blood cells among other important functions. Deficiency in folic acid results in neural …

Oct
28
2016

Vitamin B6 reduces morning sickness, enhances mood and improves immune system performance

Vitamin B6 promotes the hundreds of biochemical reactions necessary for protein synthesis and is important for immune and nervous system function, the manufacture of red blood cells, and the production of tryptophan an important nervous system hormone.

Oct
28
2016

Vitamin C protects against coronary artery disease, stroke, high blood pressure and certain cancers

Vitamin C functions in two important ways. First, it is a powerful antioxidant working to scrub our cell membranes of metabolic rust. Second, it is a potent cofactor in the metabolic synthesis of essential substances like collagen, carnitine and catecholamines.

Oct
28
2016

Vitamin E acts as an important antioxidant. What do antioxidants do?

This is Dr. Jim for Be Healthy! Be Happy! and today I’m talking about vitamin E! Vitamin E works as an important antioxidant. Antioxidant you ask? You’re right it’s kind of a big word and a tough concept. Here’s how I explain it.

Oct
28
2016

Persons deficient in vitamin D suffer from muscle weakness, hypertension and immune dysfunction

Vitamin D functions to balance calcium and phosphorus metabolism to ensure the development and maintenance of healthy bones. It is also been shown to be important in the regulation of blood pressure, insulin secretion and immune function.