Vitamins And Minerals: Biotin

You may hear about some B vitamins more than others. For example, pregnant women are strongly encouraged to take folate (vitamin B9) supplements to avoid birth defects. Vegetarians are at risk for a B12 deficiency if they are not taking supplements or eating fortified foods. But there are several other B vitamins. All are slightly … Continue reading Vitamins And Minerals: Biotin

Magnesium: From bones to migraines

  Magnesium is a very important mineral; its presence is essential for a variety of bodily processes. An important mineral! What exactly does it do? I’m glad you asked! Magnesium regulates muscle and nerve function, blood sugar levels, protein synthesis, blood pressure, energy production, DNA and RNA synthesis, and last but certainly not least, bone … Continue reading Magnesium: From bones to migraines

Vitamin E: The Free Radical Fighter

The term “vitamin E” comprises a group of fat-soluble compounds. You may have seen E referred to as alpha-tocopherol. What’s the difference, you ask? Alpha-tocopherol is simply a particular vitamin E compound that is processed in the human body. I’m already bored.. Why do I care about Vitamin E? You’re bored? You clearly need to … Continue reading Vitamin E: The Free Radical Fighter

Vitamin D – The Sunshine Vitamin

Vitamin D – The Sunshine Vitamin February seems like a perfect time to discuss vitamin D. Let’s face it, after several months of short days and cold weather, (at least for those of us in the northern states!) we probably all have rather low levels of vitamin D. So why should I care? What has … Continue reading Vitamin D – The Sunshine Vitamin