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Causes and signs of zinc deficiency

Causes and signs of zinc deficiency
What is the need for zinc? Zinc is a nutrient spread throughout the body. It strengthens immunity and metabolic function. Zinc is important in repairing wounds and maintaining the functions of smell and taste. Zinc is considered an essential nutrient, which means that the body cannot produce or store it. For this reason, you need to maintain a constant level through diet or supplementation. Zinc is needed for many processes in your body, including: Gene expression Enzymatic reactions Immune function Protein synthesis DNA synthesis Wound healing Growth and development The role of zinc in the body Zinc is the second most abundant trace element in your body - after iron - and is present in every cell (1). Zinc is needed for the activity of...

Signs You’re Not Getting Enough Vitamin B6

Signs You’re Not Getting Enough Vitamin B6
Whole Body Impact. This vitamin has many functions. It affects your mood, appetite, sleep, and thinking. You need it to fight off infections, turn food into energy, and help your blood carry oxygen to all corners of your body. Flagging Energy. If your body is very low on B6, you can get anemia, which is too few red blood cells. That would make you feel tired and weak. Anemia can also come from not having enough iron in your body. Shortages of other vitamins, like B12 and Folic acid, may also cause it. Rashes. Signs that you lack B6 can show up on your skin. Your body goes through chemical changes. That most often leads to a scaly, itchy rash, usually on your face, called...

The Holy Basil from tropical Asia

Holy Basil (Tulsi), busuiocul sfant originar din Asia tropicala
Holy Basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum), also known as "Tulsi", originates in tropical Asia and although relatively new in European medicine, it has been cultivated and used for medicinal purposes in India for over 3,000 years. Data from research has been obtained covering a wide range of possible therapeutic benefits of Holy Basil, many of which suggest protective actions against common health problems in the contemporary living environment. ANTI-AGING Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant actions have been demonstrated in a number of studies. Eugenol + sulfuric acid contributes significantly to these actions. Ursolic acid is well established as an anti-aging agent that helps maintain skin health and elasticity. ADAPTOGEN One of the actions of this plant, the strongest supported in clinical trials, is as an adaptogen tonic. The constituents...

Candida, a dangerous enemy most often ignored

Candidosis is a fungal infection caused by the yeasts of the Candida species. Candida albicans is the predominant cause of candida infection. Candida albicans normally exists in the body in small amounts, especially in the intestinal tract and the urinary tract, as well as in the vagina. This becomes a danger when it grows uncontrollably, putting life into danger if it gets into the bloodstream and spreads to different organs and brain. This is called Systemic Candidosis. This can have very serious consequences, including: heart failure, kidney failure, respiratory distress. Routine laboratory tests prescribed by family doctors omit testing to detect excess Candida fungus. In most cases, the different symptoms of Candidosis are misdiagnosed, and inappropriate treatments are prescribed such as antibiotics that do nothing...

Immune system: the main weapon against disease

SISTEMUL IMUNITAR, ARMA PRINCIPALA IMPOTRIVA BOLILOR
The immune system protects the body with stratified defenses and high specificity. There are two major components of the immune system: the innate and the adaptive. In simple terms, physical barriers prevent the entry into the body of pathogens, such as bacteria and viruses. If a pathogen breaks through these barriers, the innate immune system provides an immediate but non-specific response. If pathogens can successfully pass over the innate immune response, our body has a second layer of protection called the adaptive immune system. Here, the immune system adapts its response during an infection to recognize the pathogen. This response is then retained after the pathogen has been removed in the form of an immunological memory and allows the adaptive immune system to fix a...

Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA)

Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) - also known as thioctic acid, was discovered in 1951 as a molecule identified in the acetyl group transfer phase as well as a coenzyme in the Krebs cycle. In the 1980s, the scientific community realized that ALA is also a powerful antioxidant. Several defining properties of ALA over other antioxidants: #mpcth_icon_list_hFbvj { color: #000000; }#mpcth_icon_list_hFbvj li i { color: #366f3e; }ALA neutralizes free radicals in both fatty and liquid areas of the cell, compared to vitamin C that is only soluble in water and vitamin E which is only soluble in fat.ALA also acts as an antioxidant in both reduced and oxidized form.Pharmacologically, ALA is readily absorbed oral administration and is rapidly converted into the reduced form of acid-dihydrolipoic (DHLA)...