Skip to main content

Latest news

Q10 supplements protect against chronic inflammation

- and oxidative stress

Q10 supplements protect against chronic inflammation The body uses inflammation as part of its normal immune response to infections and tissue damage. If inflammation becomes chronic, however, it can be extremely dangerous. What happens is that it bombards the body with free radicals. This leads to oxidative stress and increases the risk of cell damage, overweight, and chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, autoimmune diseases, and different cancer forms. Diet and lifestyle play a major role, and according to a meta-analysis published in Frontiers in Pharmacology, Q10 supplementation can lower several markers of inflammation and oxidative stress.

Read more …

Overview of vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids

 

Overview of vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids

Vitamins, minerals, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, and Q10 are nutrients that we need in certain quantities in order to support vital body functions.
Nutritional supplements containing vitamins and minerals must be labeled in accordance with the reference values.

This overview serves as general information about the different vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids and how they work.

Click here & read more

THE VITAMIN AND MINERAL GUIDE

the Vitamin and Mineral Guide

Molybdenum (Mo)

Molybdenum is a trace element. An adult contains around 8-10 mg of molybdenum that is primarily found in the liver, kidneys, adrenal glands, spleen, bones, teeth, and skin. Molybdenum is incorporated in vitamin B12 and several enzymes that regulate the turnover of nutrients.

Functions and importance for

  • Turnover of sulphurous amino acid
  • Uric acid metabolism
  • Vitamin B12

Deficiencies and poor utilisation may be caused by

  • Refining and processing (of food)
  • Large copper intake increases the excretion of molybdenum

Deficiency symptoms

Rarely seen as there is plenty of molybdenum in our diet. However, it may occur as a result of prolonged use of artificial nutrition.

  • Rare metabolic disease with mental retardation. This is caused by molybdenum's failure to embed in the so-called metalloenzymes in the body
  • Possibly a tendency towards gout
  • Possibly disturbances of consciousness
  • Possibly disturbances of the body's vitamin B12 production
  • Sources

Mainly yellow peas, garlic, red bell pepper, lentils, grain products, nuts, eggs, and dairy products. Also, other vegetables and fruit.

Molybdenum content in micrograms per 100 grams

Yellow peas and garlic 70
Dried lentils 20
Green beans 20
Oats 10
Milk, chicken 5


Recommended daily allowance (RDA)

The daily requirement has not been established. Because of the uncertainty, the RDA level is quite similar to the amount of molybdenum that is found in an average diet.

Adults: 11 years of age and older: 50 micrograms
Children: 1-10 years of age: 17 micrograms

Increased need

Not known

Overdosing - side effects

Normally not seen with dietary intake. However, ingested at daily levels in excess of 500-600 micrograms or more, molybdenum may cause symptoms of poisoning.

  • Copper deficiency that is the cause of the majority of symptoms
  • Pigment disorders
  • Anemia
  • Inflammation of the joints

Important information

Molybdenum and copper are antagonists. Molybdenum is a heavy metal that is also used for industrial purposes, yet it appears to be comparatively non-toxic in connection with dietary intake.

 

  • Created on .

Chronic fatigue tied Alan to his bed but Q10 capsules saved him:

Chronic fatigue tied Alan to his bed but Q10 capsules saved him "After about one week of taking the Q10 supplement I could feel a huge difference," says 23-year old Alan Piccini, who has been suffering from extreme fatigue and muscle aches ever since he was a child.

Read more

Cholesterol-lowering without side effects:

Cholesterol-lowering without side effects:“Taking capsules with co-enzyme Q10 has freed me of the severe side effects of my cholesterol lowering medicine,” Mrs Franken explains.
Read more