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Micronutrients
Micronutrients

Micronutrients

Vitamin E: what you need to know

Vitamin E: what you need to know

Most animal species, including humans, need vitamin E. The chemical name for the most active form of vitamin E is alpha-tocopherol. The term tocopherol comes from the Greek words tokos., Which means "offspring", and phero, which means "to bring". Tocopherol, therefore, means "to bring children".
Author: IAFdaily Staff
June 28, 2021
Vitamin A and carotene: properties and benefits

Vitamin A and carotene: properties and benefits

Vitamin A was the first fat-soluble vitamin to be recognized. Formerly known as the 'anti-infective vitamin', vitamin A has recently been recognized as a critical component of the immune system. Carotenes, some of which can be converted to vitamin A, are also getting a great deal of attention for their ability to boost the immune system. Because of the vitamin A-like activity of some carotenes, both vitamin A and carotenes are examined in this chapter.
Author: IAFdaily Staff
June 28, 2021
Zinc: properties, benefits and effects

Zinc: properties, benefits and effects

Zinc is a mineral of fundamental importance for the body. It contributes to normal fertility and reproduction and contributes to the maintenance of normal testosterone levels in the blood.
Author: IAFdaily Staff
June 16, 2021
The new era of supplements: MCU-20® Yamamoto®

The new era of supplements: MCU-20® Yamamoto®

MCU-20® is the innovative and exclusive microencapsulation technology that Yamamoto® has formulated to ensure consumers the 100% absorption of the active ingredients contained in the supplements. Everything you ingest reaches the target! Yamamoto exceeds all absorption limits, typical of some raw materials, thanks to the new technology MCU-20®.
June 09, 2021
Thermogenesis: what it is and active ingredients to activate it

Thermogenesis: what it is and active ingredients to activate it

Thermogenesis is a very interesting metabolic process. In this article, we find out what role it plays in the context of energy balance and what are the ways to activate it and take advantage of its health benefits.
April 26, 2021
Lipoic acid: properties and contraindications

Lipoic acid: properties and contraindications

Lipoic acid is a sulfur-containing vitamin substance. Involved in the conversion of carbohydrates into energy. In addition, antioxidant properties are attributed.
Author: IAFdaily Staff
March 08, 2021
Iron supplementation and its main functions

Iron supplementation and its main functions

Its an essential component of the hemoglobin of red blood cells and is essential for the production of myoglobin in the muscles. Find it in various enzymes including those that deal with the transformation of beta-carotene into vitamin A, the synthesis of nucleic acids and the production of collagen.
 
Author: Niccolò Balboni
February 26, 2021
Vitamins and their functions

Vitamins and their functions

What and how many vitamins are essential for the body? A look at the types, in which foods they are present and the daily allowances allowed in food supplements.
Author: IAFdaily Staff
February 26, 2021
Folic acid: what it is and what used for

Folic acid: what it is and what used for

Folic acid, also known as folate, folacin and pteroylmonoglutamate, participates together with vitamin B12 in many processes in the body. Its essential for cell division, as it is essential for DNA synthesis: in the absence of folic acid, cells do not divide properly.
Author: IAFdaily Staff
February 25, 2021
Nutrients and their importance for the proper functioning of our body

Nutrients and their importance for the proper functioning of our body

Knowledge of nutrients and their functions in the body is necessary to understand the importance of good nutrition; the six groups of nutrients - carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals and water - are present in the foods we eat and contain the chemicals that work in one or more ways in our bodies: they supply the body with energy and heat, as well as substances for tissue growth and repair and help regulate processes.
Author: IAFdaily Staff
February 17, 2021
Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6): uses, properties, foods and contraindications

Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6): uses, properties, foods and contraindications

Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) is a very important B vitamin, which participates in the synthesis of proteins and structural compounds of the organism, neurotransmitters in the nervous system and prostaglandins and in the maturation of red blood cells. Vitamin B6 is also essential for maintaining hormonal balance and good immune function.
Author: IAFdaily Staff
December 07, 2020
Niacin (Vitamin B3, Nicotinic Acid, Niacinamide, Nicotinamide): where it is found and what it is used for

Niacin (Vitamin B3, Nicotinic Acid, Niacinamide, Nicotinamide): where it is found and what it is used for

299 / 5000 Risultati della traduzione Vitamin B3, soluble in water, is also known as niacin or vitamin PP for its action against pellagra ("pellagra preventive factor"), a once widespread disease caused by its deficiency. It is one of the most common vitamins stable: it does not fear oxygen, heat and light.
Author: IAFdaily Staff
November 10, 2020