Nutrient Profile: Vitamin A.


"Vitamin A" is not a singular nutrient, rather a term given to variety of lipid (fat)-soluble compounds related to RETINOL. Retinol, retinal and retinoic acid are RETINOIDS and are referred to as PRE-formed vitamin A. Retinoids are stored in the liver of animals, they are from animal sources in … [Read more...]

Top5 ~ Think Zinc!


I will always remember my second year lecturer telling us when it came to teenage boys "Think zinc!" 1. Reproductive development and function:  Zinc is highly concentrated in the tissue of the prostate gland, which plays a role in the production of semen. Loss of semen results in a loss of zinc … [Read more...]