Healthful Articles

Overview

Looking for recent metabolism and health based research? Here you will find a repertoire of articles gauged toward understanding physiology and the health of the individual.

Beta-Hydroxybutyrate Metabolismundefined

Ketone metabolism is a hot topic in nutrition science, not only are the mechanisms elusive bet the benefits appear to merit more investigation. The understanding of how ketones operate within the body aids our decision making as it pertains to what is ingested and how it affects the body. BHB happens to be a remarkable molecule as it can be used for energy to generate ATP and also as a signalling molecule which has a multitude of health benefits.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is an essential vitamin that is responsible for regulating calcium levels in the blood and bones as well as mood regulation. Many humans do not receive the necessary amount of vitamin D to maintain a healthy body but getting a sufficient amount of vitamin D is easier than one may think. Although researchers disagree when it comes to hard numbers regarding sun exposure and vitamin D synthesis, a general rule is simply 15 mins of direct sunlight exposure per day. 15 minutes is how long it takes to elicit a melanin response in the skin without getting sunburned, so tanning occurs as well. Persistent exposure will increase levels in the body and vitamin D levels will then begin to auto-regulate even with 15 mins per day. Finally, there are metabolites of vitamin D synthesis that occur that confer anti-cancer benefits and a host of other health augments, all from a little bit of sun each day.

Fish Oil: EPA, DPA and DHA

Eicosapentaenoic Acid, Docosahexaenoic Acid and Docosapentaenoic Acid have been found to reduce systemic inflammation as well as play a crucial role in brain health. These essential fatty acids have an integral role in neuronal membranes