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Supplements

Anti - Oxidant

Recently has become apparent that these nutrients contribute substantially to health as they have the ability to defend the body against free radical attack.

Free radicals can be defined as unstable atoms, ions or molecules, and are generated in different ways from normal metabolic pathways, such as respiration and external sources such as cigarette smoke, exhaust gases, UV, drugs and alcohol.

Free radicals are also produced by the body to protect it from invading bacteria.

If the organism produce free radicals in excess, they may damage the body tissues and blood vessels, as well as causing the degradation of collagen (necessary for healthy ligaments, tendons, cartilage, and spinal discs) and joints by attacking the liquid Synovial (lubricant).

The damage caused by the attack of free radicals may result in many types of diseases that may threaten the lives of most humans as well as other conditions leading to poor quality of life.

Heme iron

The body recycles the iron. When red blood cells die, the iron present them back to the bone marrow to be reused in the formation of new red blood cells.

The body loses significant amounts of iron are lost when large quantities of red blood during hemorrhage.

The iron deficiency is one of the most common causes of anemia.

In adults, this deficit is mainly due to hemorrhage, while in infants and children, who need more iron because they are in growing age, the main cause of this deficit is a diet low in iron.

In women during the postmenopausal and men, iron deficiency usually indicates a loss of blood from the gastrointestinal tract.

Menstrual bleeding can cause iron deficiency in women during the premenopausal period.

Usually the iron contained in a considered normal diet can not compensate for the loss of even a chronic bleeding, since the body has a very small reserve of iron. Therefore, the iron loss must be reconstituted with supplements.

Pregnant women taking iron supplements because the developing fetus consumes large quantities of this element.

In developed countries, the average diet contains approximately 6 mg iron per 1000 calories of food, whereby the person consumes an average of 10 mg to 12 mg iron per day. Many foods contain iron, but the flesh is your best source.

Vegetable fibers, phosphates, bran and antacids decrease the absorption of iron joined to it. Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) may increase absorption of iron. The body absorbs 1 mg to 2 mg of iron daily through food, which is practically equal to the amount that the body loses normally every day.

B12 Mecobalamin + Folic Acid

The Methylcobalamin is the only active form of vitamin B12 in the central nervous system.

Vitamin B12 works in conjunction with other B vitamins, especially folic acid and vitamin B6.

Because folic acid, although treat certain symptoms of anemia, allows other neurological damage caused by vitamin B12 deficiency, remain untreated, i.e., a folic acid supplement eventually "camouflaging" the lack of vitamin B12.

Vitamin B12 and folic acid (along with other vitamins B) act synergistically.

Multivitamin and Multimineral

The Multivitamin is a supplement that contains various vitamins, minerals and other substances to help keep our bodies in good health. The vitamins and minerals to give protection against various diseases.

The important vitamins are antioxidants (Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Selenium, Manganese, Chromium, Zinc) to help prevent cardiovascular disease, cancer and retard aging.

The elements of the complex B (Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Folic Acid) maintain healthy nervous system, stimulate energy production, facilitate digestion and keep the skin, nails, and healthy hair.

There are other kinds of vitamins such as biotin and the Vitamin D3. Biotin helps convert fatty acids and glucose into energy necessary for the functioning of the organism. Also induces weight loss.

Vitamin D3 helps in the development and repair skin cell. Also useful in the prevention of premature aging. It is essential for the maintenance of bone mineral density, and immune system, thus preventing the appearance of cancer, cardiovascular disease, weakness caused by Diabetes and Osteoporosis.

The 3 Macro and Micro Minerals (copper, magnesium, molybdenum) helps keep skin, hair and nails healthy, maintain the balance of blood flow, contributing to a healthier blood and aid in the absorption of minerals.

The L-glutamic acid is an amino acid essential in the metabolism of sugars and fats. Helps treat personality disorders. It is used to treat epilepsy, muscular dystrophy, ulcers and disorders caused by hypoglycemia.

Calcium

Calcium

Calcium is a major component of bone, which fracture and reconstruct relatively frequently, so it is important repormos calcium levels.

Vitamin D regulates the absorption and excretion of calcium, particularly when consumption is reduced. Although calcium is a component of bone, it becomes more necessary to ensure the blood effective muscle contraction, such as the heart.

The body keeps calcium levels in the blood at the expense of maintaining calcium levels in the bones.

When calcium levels in the blood drop, parathyroid hormone (PTH) is released. PTH causes the release of calcium from the bones, thus increasing calcium levels in the blood. Osteoporosis can be due to constant and high levels of PTH.

Vitamin D is the foundation of the hormone calcitriol which works synergistically with PTH. Vitamin D is converted in the liver to 25-hydroxyvitamin D (also known as 25 (OH) D). 25 (OH) D is then transformed kidney in calcitriol. This conversion is somewhat regulated by PTH levels (4).

The Calcitriol increases the absorption of calcium and phosphate (another major component of bone) in the intestine and decreases its excretion in the urine. In doing so, the calcium levels in the blood increase and decrease levels of PTH.

Calcitriol has many other functions. How the body regulates the processes of conversion of Vitamin D into calcitriol, the net increase or decrease of calcium from bones are not fully known.

Vitamin D

One of the most important roles of vitamin D is to maintain the calcium balance in the bone structure, stimulating calcium absorption in the intestine, promoting bone resorption by increasing the number of osteoclasts; maintaining levels of calcium and phosphate to form bone, and allowing the correct functioning of the parathyroid hormone so as to maintain serum calcium levels.

A deficiency of vitamin D may give a low bone mineral density and increased risk of bone loss (osteoporosis) or bone fracture, since the Lack of vitamin D alter the mineral metabolism of the organism.

Glucosamine Sulfate

Glucosamine sulfate is the preferred form of glucosamine available given the ability to easily overcome barriers and reach the joints.

Glucosamine is a substance needed for the reconstruction of joints and improves the functional capacity of these.

Glucosamine facilitates the synthesis of cartilage and combating friction and wear and tear of the cartilage at advanced ages. Increases the permeability of the cell wall, which allows debug toxins and improve nutrient input.

Pre and Pro-Biotic

Regardless of whether they had heard or not, pre-biotics and pro-biotics, are gaining popularity in the scientific community, since they deal with microorganisms safe and effective in regulating the body's microenvironment.

The word "probiotic" is of Greek origin and means "pro-life". The pro-biotic were identified for the first time in 1953, to distinguish all food complexes, organic and inorganic harmful antibiotics.

The microenvironment of our body, varies from place to place, yet is ideally composed by microorganisms beneficial to health, not only with us thrive in a healthy ecosystem, but are sometimes so beneficial for us, as we are for them.

The Pro-biotic were defined by a group of experts appointed by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) as "live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts, confer health benefits to the host".

Folic Acid

Nutrient vitamin B complex that the body needs in small amounts to function and stay healthy. Folic acid helps produce red blood cells. Can be found in whole grain breads and cereals, liver, green vegetables, orange juice, lentils, beans and yeast. Folic acid is water soluble (can dissolve in water) and must be taken daily. Folic acid can cause insufficient anemia (a condition in which the count of red blood cells is below normal), heart and blood vessels, and defects in the brain and spinal cord of the fetus. Folic acid is being studied with vitamin B12 for the prevention and treatment of cancer.

This supplement is also used in particular for pregnant women, since it prevents neural tube defects in newborn baby.

Women should take this supplement with 400mcg of folic acid daily allowance (RDA is 200mcg).

The two main neural tube defects are anencephaly and spina bifida. These abnormalities develop early in pregnancy, so women who are trying to conceive should take a folic acid supplement.