Fish Oil

Fig 1. EPA and DHA

What is Fish Oil?
Fish oil contains the omega-3 fatty acids EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), and it is derived from the tissues of certain types of fish. These fatty acids are considered essential because the hu…

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Selenium

Fig 1. Selenium Raw

Selenium is an essential element nutrient (symbol SE on periodic table), with multiple roles in the growth and functioning of living cells in humans and other animals. It is found in the earth’s crust and soil, but because of uneven distrib…

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Vitamin K2

Fig 1. Vitamin K2 Chemical Structure

Vitamin K is an essential vitamin that is found in certain foods, and can also be obtained through supplementation. There are 3 groups of vitamin K: K1, K2 and K3. However, in this article we will focus only on Vitamin K2 Menaquinone-7 (MK7),…

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Copper

Copper

Copper is a chemical element (symbol CU in periodic table), which can mostly be found in our bones, muscle and liver. Since it is a key constituent of the respiratory enzyme cytochrome c oxidase, it is one of the most important elements that t…

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DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid)

DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid)

DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid) is an omega-3 fatty acid found in seaweed and fish like mackerel, tuna, cod liver, and salmon. Omega-3 fatty acids are necessary to keep a healthy heart and brain. Interestingly, without DHA infants would not de…

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Turmeric Root

Curcumin chemical structure

Turmeric is best known as a spice that comes from the turmeric plant root. For instance, if you have ever eaten Asian food derived from Bangladesh, India, or Pakistan, you may have noticed this warm and bitter tasting spice that was added. It…

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