Calcium is essential for normal growth and development. Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body and bone contains 99% of it. Calcium is generally found in the form of calcium phosphate. In addition to its function in building and maintaining bones and teeth, calcium is an important cofactor required in many enzymatic reactions. These reactions include the contraction of muscle, the release of neurotransmitters, the clotting of blood…
Vitamins are classified as ingredients essential to life. Daily minimum amounts are established and listed for those micronutrients deemed worthy enough to be classified as a 'vitamin'. We base our knowledge on the events that unfold when the vitamin is lacking in the diet and studying the disorders and symptoms that result. There are many other compounds, which are not associated with a deficiency but are unquestioanbly essential to maximum health.…
 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…