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Resveratrol

Posted by Ida Hansael on

Resveratrol

Found inGrapes and grape products, peanuts, berries. Consequences of not getting enoughResveratrol is not an essential nutrient, however emerging research indicate that it may be efficient for the reduction of skin wrinkling and that it can aide immune responses.  Do you need it?Emerging research Resveratrol is a polyphenol found in several types of plants, including red grapes, blueberries, and nuts. Resveratrol plays a defense mechanism role to help protect against environmental stressors. Scientific evidence suggests that it can also help promote healthy ageing in humans and animals. Resveratrol is drawing a lot of attention in the scientific community with almost 3000 studies...

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Coenzym Q10

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Coenzym Q10

Found inSeafoods, organ meats, whole grains. Consequences of not getting enoughMuscle weakness and energy fatigue. Do you need it?CoQ10 plays a significant role in boosting the immune system and physical performance, as tissues and cells involved with immune function are highly energy-dependent and therefore require an adequate supply of CoQ10 for optimal function. AgeAs we age, CoQ10 levels decrease, and in some cases supplementation can help keep those levels high. Medical conditions and smokingCertain health conditions can also place individuals at higher risk for having low CoQ10 levels. These include cancer, diabetes, heart disease, HIV/AIDS, muscular dystrophies, depression, and Parkinson’s...

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Selenium

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Selenium

Found inSeafood, organ meats, grains and breads. Consequences of not getting enough Weakened immune system.Selenium deficiency is associated with male infertility. Do you need it?Norwegian soils are known to be poor in selenium, and hence grains and breads locally grown will not fulfil our selenium levels. However, fish consumption can balance this out. DietPeople who eat only local foods grown in soils that are low in selenium, or have a limited intake of seafood, grains and breads and other food types that contain selenium.   Research Immune System Selenium is crucial for the health and proper functioning of the immune...

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Vitamin D3

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Vitamin D3

Found inFatty fish, milk products, and sun. Consequences of not getting enoughSoft bones / loss of bone density.Osteoporosis and fractures.Muscle weakness. Do you need it?Sun Exposure Increasing and maintaining healthy Vitamin D levels can be as easy as spending 5-30 minutes in midday sun twice per week. But if you're not getting this, and most of your sunlight come from behind a glass window or through a screen? And when you're finally out, you use sunscreen? Then you actually might have Vitamin D deficiency. Also, living in the Northern hemisphere may contribute to inadequate exposure to sunlight: Deficiency of sunlight and vitamin...

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