CHROMIUM is involved in carbohydrate, lipid (fats), and nucleic acid metabolism. It functions in carbohydrate and lipid (fat) metabolism as a potentiator of insulin action.
is a B-complex nutrient which aids in the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates and proteins.
VITAMIN B-1 is needed for carbohydrate metabolism. Vitamin B-1 is essential for digestion and for the functioning of the heart.
IODINE is an essential part of the hormones thyroxine and triiodothyronine. These hormones are required for growth and development and for maintenance of a metabolic state.
ZINC aids in the digestion and metabolism of phosphorus and protein. It is a component of insulin and of male reproductive fluid. It is involved with carbohydrate digestion.
PANTOTHENIC ACID is necessary for growth, and it contributes extensively to energy functions and the skin.
MANGANESE promotes enzyme activation. An enzyme is a protein that speeds up or causes chemical reactions in living matter. An example would be the conversion of glycogen to glucose to energy that the body can use.
UNSATURATED FATTY ACIDS are essential for growth, but can not be synthesized in the body. Of the essential fatty acids, only linoleic acid must be included in the diet. The others, linolenic and arachidonic, can be synthesized in the body with linoleic acid. Linoleic acid is the PUFA needed for healthy cell membranes and serves as a precursor for the formation of other fatty acids necessary within the body. Arachidonic acid is the PUFA that is a major precursor for prostaglandins, a group of chemically active, hormonelike compounds that influence innumerable body processes.