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Vitamin C – left-handed, natural or artificial
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February 2018

Vitamin C – left-handed, natural or artificial

Vitamin C from a chemical point of view is L-Ascorbic Acid, so belonging to the levorotatory organic compounds and it is why it is popularly called “left-handed”. Ascorbic Acid belongs to compounds having different forms of their molecules – seemingly identical, but being one to another as reflected in a mirror, or as a right […]

Natural vitamin C – Sensible supplementation
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February 2018

Natural vitamin C – Sensible supplementation

When Vasco da Gamma sailed the Cape of Good Hope and his crew due to the illness was decimated, he probably did not expect that the reason causing the illness was as prosaic as vitamin deficiency in the sailors’ diet, specifically lack of Vitamin C. During long cruises the pantry was stocked with dried meat […]

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. […]