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March 2020

Mastering Copper

InterClinical eNews March 2020, Issue 102 The characteristics of CopperCopper is an essential micronutrient. The human body contains approximately 100 mg. It is a co-factor for many redox enzymes with ceruloplasmin being the most abundant Cu-dependent ferroxidase enzyme (with an important role in iron metabolism). Copper is involved in a myriad of biological processes including haemoglobin synthesis, iron oxidation, oxidant defense, neurotransmitter synthesis, cellular respiration, pigment formation, connective tissue and bone...

Reclaim your vitality with Carotenoids

InterClinical eNews January 2020, Issue 100 There are at least 600 known natural carotenoids but only those possessing a 3-hydroxy-epsilon end group have vitamin A activity. Beta carotene is a part of that group. Beta-carotene is the precursor of vitamin A - an essential vitamin for retinal function and mucosal protection in the body. Beta carotene also provides significant antioxidant support to the skin and the eyes where it is able to neutralise reactive oxygen species (ROS)...