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October 18, 2020
How Genes Influence Your Vitamin A Requirements

Overview Vitamin A plays a very important role in the overall development and maintenance of the body. This fat-soluble vitamin is stored in the liver and is available externally in two forms Retinol – Retinol is a form of Vitamin A that is obtained from animal-based food sources like meat, poultry, and fish and from […]

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May 22, 2020
A 2020 Guide To Consuming Antioxidant-Rich Food For A Healthier Life

Dietary Antioxidants Hold the Key for Optimal Health Well, you’ve heard it umpteen times that you are what you eat. You are probably gearing up already to redesign your food chart to throw in a few healthy choices based on nutritionists' recommendations. In that case, you must be familiar with the term “antioxidants” – the […]

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September 4, 2019
PON1 Gene: All You Need To Know About Your Antioxidant Needs

PON1 gene and Antioxidant Needs An introduction  PON1 gene in humans is located on the long arm of chromosome 7. This gene was the first discovered gene of the paraoxonase multigene family along with the PON2 and PON3 genes. The PON1 gene codes for the enzyme serum paraoxonase/arylesterase 1 or PON1 that has esterase and paraoxonase […]

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October 24, 2018
Beta carotene conversion to Vitamin A

How well do I convert beta-carotene to vitamin A? Vitamin A  is important for good vision, healthy eyes, healthy skin, and to fight infections. Yet, it cannot be synthesized by the body. Therefore, it becomes an essential nutrient that needs to be included in the diet.  Conversion of beta carotene to vitamin A is an […]

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October 18, 2016
Genes can Influence your Vitamin A requirement- Here's how

According to American Heart Association (2015), cardiovascular disease is the leading global cause of death, accounting for 17.3 million deaths per year, a number that is expected to grow to more than 23.6 million by 2030. Low dietary intake of beta carotene is associated with chronic disease such as cardiovascular disease and vitamin A deficiency. […]

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