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Several studies have shown that as we age, our immune system tends to deteriorate and can be fatal for some people if they lack certain nutrients. That in no way means that old age people are immunodeficient but they may not respond to the cellular change as...
An essential dietary mineral, Zinc has many roles to play in the body. Notably, it acts as a structural element in numerous metalloproteins (a general term used to describe proteins that consist of metal ion cofactor) and is known for its catalytic nature. Second only to iron...
First off, Vitamin D is not a vitamin but a prohormone produced in the skin from 7-dehydrocholesterol. Moreover, it is not one substance but  5 different substances. From these 5, Vitamin D2 (that’s ergocalciferol) and Vitamin D3 (that’s cholecalciferol) are identified as being essential to human beings....
Whenever we talk about immunity, Vitamin C is always there in the vicinity. Ascorbic acid or Vitamin C is a vital, water-soluble nutrient found in various food sources. Its purpose in the body is to protect cells in the body from taking damage against free radicals formed...
Zinc is the second most abundant trace element in the body after iron. It plays a critical role in the normal functioning of the body and is integrated with several enzyme systems. Immunity, cell division, and reproduction are important biological functions of Zinc. Unfortunately, the prevalence of...
Vitamins and minerals are essential nutrients for our body. They play hundreds of functions in our body like converting food to energy, providing bone strength, repairing cellular damage, boosting immunity, fighting free radicals and so on. Such extensive roles of Vitamins & minerals in our body are primarily the reason we...
Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin which is also known as cobalamin due to the presence of mineral cobalt in its structure. It plays an essential role in the production of red blood cells (RBCs) and DNA synthesis. It is also important for the proper functioning of the body's nervous system. 
Trace minerals are minerals that are required in a minute quantity but play a vital role in the growth, development, and function of the body.  Zinc (Zn), Copper (Cu), Selenium (Se), Chromium (Cr), Cobalt (Co), Iodine (I), Manganese (Mn), Fluorine (F), Boron (B), and Molybdenum (Mo) ...
In today’s day and age, life is fast and compartmentalized. The modern Indian is a hard worker striving for efficiency. A survey by the National Sample Survey Office reported that the average working hours of Indian employees are one of the longest in the world, with people...
Dermatological concerns have been central to human lives since ancient times. Old wives’ tales and dadi ma ke nuskhe are replete with potent advice for taking care of one’s hair, skin and nails. However, modern living has thrown most of it in disarray. The market is littered with products that target...

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