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Nature Medic Organic Formulas
There are six classes of essential nutrients necessary for human survival: carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, vitamins, minerals and water.
We are going to include Phytonutrients because they are also essential to life.
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Carbohydrates are the macronutrient that we need in the largest amounts
Carbohydrates are the body’s main source of fuel.
Carbohydrates are easily used by the body for energy.
All of the tissues and cells in our body can use glucose for energy.
Carbohydrates are needed for the central nervous system, the kidneys, the brain, the muscles to function properly
Proteins are important nutrients made of amino acids. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins and are made from carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen and oxygen.
Antibody : Antibodies bind to specific foreign particles, such as viruses and bacteria, to help
protect the body.
Enzyme: Enzymes carry out almost all of
the thousands of chemical reactions that
take place in cells.
Messenger: Messenger proteins, such as some types of hormones, transmit signals to coordinate biological processes between different cells, tissues, and organs
Structural component: These proteins provide structure and support for cells. On a larger scale, they also allow the body to move.
Transport/storage : These proteins bind and carry atoms and small molecules within cells and throughout the body.
Lipids are naturally occurring organic compounds, commonly known as oils and fats including fat-soluble vitamins (such as vitamins A, D, E, and K), monoglycerides, diglycerides, triglycerides, phospholipids, and others.
Lipids occur through out the living world in microorganisms, higher plants and animals and also in all cell types. Lipids contribute to cell structure, provide stored fuel and also take part in many biological processes.
Lipids combined with proteins are important constituents of the cell membranes and mitochondria of the cell
Vitamins are a group of substances that are essential for normal cell function, growth, and development.
There are 13 essential vitamins, meaning they are needed for the body to function.
Vitamin A : Vitamin C : Vitamin D : Vitamin E
Vitamin K : Vitamin B1 (thiamine)
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) : Vitamin B3 (niacin)
Pantothenic acid : Biotin : Vitamin B6
Vitamin B12 : Folate (folic acid)
Dietary minerals are chemical elements required by living organisms. They can be either bulk minerals or trace minerals.
Minerals do not give you energy or calories & your body does not make minerals.
Calcium and phosphorous are found in the greatest amounts in your body.
Calcium- bones ,teeth. blood
Phosphorus- bones,teeth, all cells makes DNA.
Magnesium- makes protein, fats, bone & muscle
Iron- transports oxygen throughout your body.
Copper- necessary for the oxidation of iron
Potassium- maintain fluid balance & muscle growth.
Sodium- muscle contraction,nerve & fluid balance.
Chloride -balance fluids & maintain pH balance
Sulfur-healthy skin, hair & found in every protein.
Iodine- thyroid hormones control metabolism
Fluoride- found in teeth, bones & tooth enamel.
Cobalt-part of vitamin B-12, forms red blood cells
Selenium - reproduction and the synthesis of DNA.
Manganese - enzyme reaction & tissue growth.
Zinc - immune health, infection, cuts & wounds.
Approximately 65% of the human individual mass is water. The brain, for example, has around 90% of water in mass, the muscles, 85%, and the bones have between 25% and 40% of water.
Water serves as a lubricant in digestion and almost all other body processes
Water regulates body temperature
Carries nutrients and oxygen to cells
Helps dissolve minerals & nutrients
Protects body organs & tissue
Moistens tissue for eyes, mouth & nose
Reduces burden on liver & kidneys by flushing waste
Helps prevent constipation
Plant foods contain thousands of natural chemicals. These are called phytonutrients or phytochemicals. These chemicals help protect plants from germs, fungi, bugs, and other threats. Fruits and vegetables also contain phytonutrients.
Phytonutrients aren't essential for keeping you alive, unlike the vitamins and minerals that plant foods contain. But when you eat or drink phytonutrients, they may help prevent disease and keep your body working properly.
More than 25,000 phytonutrients are found in plant foods. There are six specific phytonutrients that affect your health
Carotenoids - act as antioxidants-Alpha-carotene, beta-carotene - body converts to vitamin A.
Helps support your immune system
Ellagic acid - Ellagic acid is found in a number of berries and other plant foods like ,Pomegranates. May help protect against growth of cancer cells.
Flavonoids - over 6,000 in plant foods.
Types include: Catechins. Hesperidin & Flavonols great as antioxidant and anti-inflammatory
Resveratrol - quickly becoming one of the most comprehensively studied longevity compounds- Ant-ageing & antioxidant. Purple & red foods
Glucosinolates -glucosinolates in cruciferous vegetables are broken down to form
Indoles and isothiocyanates found to inhibit the development of cancer