Category Archives: Trace Minerals

Do Athletes Require More Chromium?

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Vanadyl Sulphate: Effective Insulin Sensitiser

Vanadium is an essential mineral required in humans for the correct function of the insulin system. In particular, vanadium in the diet may be required to maintain the sensitivity of the cells to insulin. Controversy exists as to the amount … Continue reading

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The Nutritional Value of Mushrooms

Much has been made of the vitamin D content of ultraviolet irradiated mushrooms. And for good reason, as mushrooms can be an excellent source of vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol). However, mushrooms have been shown to be a good source of a … Continue reading

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Organic Versus Inorganic Minerals: Which is Best?

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How Long Does it Take To Restore Iron Levels?

Iron is an essential trace mineral required for human health. Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency Worldwide. The most well known role for iron in humans is that of a component of the haemoglobin molecule found in red … Continue reading

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Minerals and Heavy Metal Exposure

Humans require a number of essential minerals for correct metabolic function. These minerals are divided into categories based on the amount required in the diet. Macrominerals are required in gram amounts, microminerals in milligram amounts and trace minerals in microgram … Continue reading

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Undernutrition

Undernutrition can be defined as a condition whereby the amount of nutrients required by an individual is not met. This often refers to the macronutrients in the form of energy from carbohydrate and fat, as well as nitrogen from protein. … Continue reading

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An Ounce of Prevention is Worth A Pound of Cure

Nutrition is all about preventing ill health and disease. The most obvious examples of this are the nutritional deficiency diseases that result from intakes of essential nutrients that are too low. There exists a threshold for a number of dietary … Continue reading

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Variation in Selenium Metabolism: Trimethylselenium Producers

The governmental recommended intake for vitamins and minerals is based on the requirements that will satisfy the needs of the majority of the population. This is based on statistical calculations of the standard deviations of mean requirement. Therefore the recommended … Continue reading

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How Long To Restore Iron Levels?

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