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When can folate deficiency occur?

A deficiency of folate can occur when an increased need for folate is not matched by an increased intake, when dietary folate intake does not meet recommended needs, and when folate loss increases. Medications that interfere with the metabolism of folate […]

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Health Risks from Excessive Calcium

Excessively high levels of calcium in the blood known as hypercalcemia can cause renal insufficiency, vascular and soft tissue calcification, hypercalciuria (high levels of calcium in the urine) and kidney stones [1]. However, hypercalcemia rarely results from dietary or supplemental […]

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Iron

Iron: What is it? Iron, one of the most abundant metals on Earth, is essential to most life forms and to normal human physiology. Iron is an integral part of many proteins and enzymes that maintain good health. In humans, […]

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Supplemental sources of chromium

Chromium is a widely used supplement. Estimated sales to consumers were $85 million in 2002, representing 5.6% of the total mineral-supplement market [55]. Chromium is sold as a single-ingredient supplement as well as in combination formulas, particularly those marketed for […]

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What is the risk of iron toxicity?

There is considerable potential for iron toxicity because very little iron is excreted from the body. Thus, iron can accumulate in body tissues and organs when normal storage sites are full. For example, people with hemachromatosis are at risk of […]

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Magnesium

Magnesium: What is it? Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body and is essential to good health. Approximately 50% of total body magnesium is found in bone. The other half is found predominantly inside cells of body […]

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Nutritious Way Of Life To Drop Belly Fat

Love-handles or ‘muffin tops’ hanging over your jeans can be very embarrassing. But have you ever tried to get rid of them? Well! From my knowledge, getting rid of these undesirable things can be a tough task certainly. Unfortunately, probably […]

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