PUFA dangers Part 4: Influence on Cellular & Thyroid function and Diabetes

Polyunsaturated fat (PUFAs), when incorporated into cell membranes, make cells more fluid, are chaotropic and disorderly and reduce their function (1). The increase in fluidity will allow more water, sodium, chloride, and calcium into the cell (edema), and lower intracellular potassium and magnesium and this will also destabilize the cell, and reduce cellular function (2). Metabolic … Continue reading PUFA dangers Part 4: Influence on Cellular & Thyroid function and Diabetes

Omega 6 busts your electron transport chain

The mitochondria, also called the "powerhouse" of the cells, is where ATP is made. Cells use fats, carbohydrates and sometimes a little protein to create energy. These macronutrients are broken down in the cell to provide electrons for the electron transport chain, creating a mitochondrial membrane potential (Δψm). Complex I, III, & IV, powered by … Continue reading Omega 6 busts your electron transport chain

The essentiality of magnesium and why you most likely need more

Magnesium is a macromineral, which we require quite a large amount of daily. Everyone seems to know the importance of this mineral, yet so many people are deficient. Mg is involved in numerous processes in the body, which includes: heart rhythm vascular tone nerve function muscle contraction and relaxation bone formation energy metabolism - adenosine … Continue reading The essentiality of magnesium and why you most likely need more

Manganese – lowers ammonia, is pro-collagen, pro-steroidogenesis and boosts immunity

Manganese (Mn), named after the Greek word for “magic,” is one of 14 essential elements. Mn is found in all tissues in the body where it is required for normal amino acid, lipid, protein, carbohydrate metabolism and ATP generation. Mn also participates in blood clotting (assisting in keeping the blood the right viscosity), sugar homeostasis (stable … Continue reading Manganese – lowers ammonia, is pro-collagen, pro-steroidogenesis and boosts immunity