Blog

Archive by author: Janice BucklerReturn
Vitamin F is not a vitamin in the traditional sense, but rather a term used for two fats — alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and linoleic acid (LA). They are essential fatty acids (EFAs) and are required for regular body functions and are very important with regards to brain and heart health.  They help build cell membranes and hormones and are incredibly important for the immune system.  They are labelled as essential because our bodies cannot make them.  We must acquire them from...
Read More
Naturally occurring vitamin E includes eight fat-soluble isoforms, but the body prefers the form called alpha-tocopherol.  Furthermore, alpha-tocopherol is the only form of supplementation that can reverse vitamin E deficiency symptoms.Alpha-tocopherol functions as an antioxidant, preventing the propagation of free radicals and is involved in strengthening the immune system.  Other antioxidants, like vitamin C, increase its potency due to synergy where the sum of the total is more than...
Read More
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in very few foods, it is added to other foods through fortification, and is available as a dietary supplement. It is called the sunshine vitamin because it is produced when ultraviolet rays from the sun strike the skin which triggers vitamin D synthesis. Vitamin D is biologically inert and must undergo two transformations in the body for activation. The first occurs in the liver.  The second occurs in the kidneys.  It helps t...
Read More
 
  • Back to top