March 9, 2014 - Saporo, Japan - Grapefruit juice improved intestinal absorption of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) by about 50 per cent, says Japanese researchers in a 2010 study.
The juice inhibits a protein in the membrane of cells called P-glycoprotein (P-gp), which thereby leads to an increased absorption of CoQ10, according to results of a laboratory study published in Food Chemistry.
“We have demonstrated that a higher cellular uptake of CoQ10 was achieved in the presence of grapefruit juice,” wrote the Japanese researchers, led by Ken Iseki from Hokkaido University.
"How To Eliminate, Prevent & Reverse The Way Our Body Ages & Dies"
Basic nutrition is often thought of in terms of Carbohydrates, Fats and Proteins. There is another important layer of nutrients from foods, that our body requires to keep us well called “Welltrients”.
These “Welltrients” include amino acids, minerals, EFA’s, vitamins, antioxidants, enzymes and more. There are at least 200 of these critical welltrients. Each provide a key nutrient required by our cells; to balance the body’s pH, provide cellular nourishment, eliminate, prevent and reverse the way our body ages, gets sick, and dies.
Essential fatty acids, or EFAs, are the fatty acids that cannot be constructed in our body by any chemical pathways; and therefore must be obtained from the diet. EFA refers only to those fats involved in biological processes, and not the fatty acids use as caloric nutrients. These fatty acids cannot be synthesized in the body because we lack the desaturase enzyme. more…
In an animal experiment it has now been demonstrated that ALC can regenerate nerve fibers and re-establish the connection of nerves to organs. Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALC) is known as a nerve, mood, memory, and fat burning nutrient. Continued...
Essential fatty acids, or EFAs, are the fatty acids that cannot be constructed in our body by any chemical pathways; and therefore must be obtained from the diet. EFA refers only to those fats involved in biological processes, and not the fatty acids use as caloric nutrients. These fatty acids cannot be synthesized in the body because we lack the desaturase enzyme. The EFA family includes the essential; the Omega-3 and Omega-6 essential fatty acids (EFAs) and the quasi-essential Omega-9.
Vitamin D Controls T Cell Antigen Receptor Signaling and Activation of T Cells
March 31, 2010 Researchers discover that Vitamin D is crucial to activating our immune defenses and that without sufficient intake of vitamin D, our immune system T cells (the killer cells), will not react to or fight off infections in the body.
The researchers at the University of Copenhagen found that the T cells rely on vitamin D to become activate else they remain dormant, 'naive' to the possibility of threat if vitamin D is deficient in the blood. Continued...
Vitamin D is a prohormone (a broken-open steroids called a secosteroid), that is converted in the liver and kidney to become the hormone 1,25-D (physiologically active form of a protein bound vitamin D). more…
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