Antioxidants often work synergistically by recycling other antioxidant nutrients that have been oxidized or have already been used in the neutralization of free radicals. Vitamins C, E, and the trace mineral selenium, have this synergistic activity but also have significant anti-inflammatory activity, which helps stimulate the repair of damaged tissue. Vitamin C is a six carbon water-soluble compound that is important for connective tissue growth, the conversion of cholesterol to…
The  B Vitamins are a group or as I call them library of eight different vitamins. They are manufactured in plants. Some foods are high in one while other foods are high in another. Leafy greens, whole grains and lentils are good sources of B vitamins. Fruits, vegetables, nuts and legumes are also good sources of vitamin B. None of them contain significant amounts of B12, which is found in…
Minerals are inorganic elements. Minerals are combined with each other to form the rocks that make up the earth’s crust. In the human body, minerals play a more dynamic and vital role, especially during exercise. Minerals serve as the rocks upon which cellular reactions take place. Their physical surface provides the space where enzymes and substrates meet, where nerve transmissions occur and where energy transactioons take place. In fact, most…