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Selenium – why is it important for the human body?
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November 2017

Selenium – why is it important for the human body?

What is selenium? Selenium is a component of many important enzymes, i.e. producing thyroid hormones or the strongest among these removing free radicals. High level of selenium also protects tissues (especially very sensitive nervous cells of the brain!) from hypoxia. It augments immune system; its high level is especially vital during dangerous infectious diseases and […]

Zinc – one of the most essential human micronutrients
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November 2017

Zinc – one of the most essential human micronutrients

What spectrum of action does zinc have? Apart from anti-oxidative activity, increasing immune abilities and defensive in energy production, Zinc has influence on every basic life processes. It is one of the most needed microelements and component of proteins, because it acts as a coenzyme – active centre of around 300 various enzymes, especially conducting […]

Coenzyme Q10 – in the fight against free radicals
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November 2017

Coenzyme Q10 – in the fight against free radicals

What is coenzyme Q10? It is one of the most efficient substances responsible for removing free radicals – aggressive chemical molecules causing premature cell aging and many diseases development. Coenzyme Q10 also enhances the immune system. It is used in many creams, which can accelerate the healing, stop the skin aging processes or sooth the […]

Vitamin D and its wide spectrum of activity
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November 2017

Vitamin D and its wide spectrum of activity

What is vitamin D? Even though, it is considered as a part of the vitamins, it really is a hormone of really wide spectrum of activity. It has an effect on around 3,500 of our genes (we have around 18,000 of them) regulating most of important processes in the organism. The most important ones are […]

Vitamin E – fertility vitamin with a wide effect
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November 2017

Vitamin E – fertility vitamin with a wide effect

Why we need vitamin E? Vitamin E is essential in many important metabolic processes allowing the functioning of many enzymes including production of proteins. However its most important feature is acting against damage caused by free radicals – harmful oxidizing agents occurring in every cell of the organism. Many antioxidants act in water solutions, as […]

Omega-3 fatty acids (DHA and EPA)
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November 2017

Omega-3 fatty acids (DHA and EPA)

What are Omega-3 fatty acids? Fatty acids are the main component in assembly of cellular membranes, both outer encapsulating the cell, and inner – multilayer, covering insides of the cell creating thousands of smaller areas, separate for every chemical reaction. They create vesicles allowing the cells to secrete substances outside, to intercellular space. It is especially […]

Collagen and its properties
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November 2017

Collagen and its properties

What is collagen? Collagen is a basic building block of our organism – it builds the ‘skeleton’ of cells, tissues and organs of the whole organism, especially the connective tissues (bones, cartilage, tendons, ligaments or skin are mainly made of collagen). It is also responsible for the look and condition of hair, nails or eyeballs. […]

Everything about psoriasis – causes, symptoms, treatment
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May 2017

Everything about psoriasis – causes, symptoms, treatment

Definition and general information about Psoriasis Psoriasis is one of the common skin diseases, which is characterised by thick, reddish plaques and silvery scales that cover the affected area. The term “Psoriasis” is derived from Greek and means “an itching condition” (from Greek psora meaning “itch” and the suffix –sis standing for “action, condition”). The […]