Vitamins and minerals

Antioxidants: what they are and what they do

by Editorial staff

last updated: September 26, 2017

The function of antioxidants is to prevent or control oxidation processes; hence the prefix anti, that is, 'against' the term. Oxidation is the process of combustion of oxygen in cells for the production of energy and the consequent release of substances known as free radicals.


Niacin: where you find it, and what it does

by Niccolò Balboni

last updated: November 21, 2016

Niacin (Acidum nicotinicum) is also known as vitamin PP (Pellagra Preventis) or Vitamin B3: where is it found, what does it do, and what benefits it can give you?


Free radicals and antioxidants in sports

by Editorial staff

last updated: April 13, 2016

Many studies have highlighted the close correlation between intensity and duration of physical activity and the formation of free radicals or endogenous and exogenous antioxidants, as we know them.

Digestive enzymes: what they are and where they are

by Gabriele Trapani

last updated: May 25, 2015

When it comes to the fundamental importance of intestinal microbiota for overall health, blame is often ascribed to a lack of digestive enzymes, as they play a key role in ensuring proper digestion and efficient absorption.