Circadian rhythms are 24-hour cycles that are part of the body’s internal clock, running in the background to carry out essential functions and processes. One of the most important and well-known circadian rhythms is the sleep-wake cycle.  The cells in our brain respond to light and dark. When our eyes capture such changes in the environment, they send [...]
Osteoporosis is a condition that weakens bones to the point where they break easily. Bone is living tissue. Around the age of thirty, bone mass stops increasing and the goal for bone health is to keep as much bone as possible. Osteoporosis comes from the Greek word osto=bone and poros=porous. Viewed under a microscope, healthy bone looks like a [...]
As a protein, collagen is made up of amino acids (arginine, glycine, hydroxyproline, and proline). Amino acids are comprised of the elements: carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. Collagen is produced by fibroblasts (biological cells that help to form the structure of animal tissues). A collagen protein's structure gives it the unique strength your body needs. There are 1,050 amino acids [...]
As with all B vitamins, B5 helps the body break down fats, carbohydrates, and proteins so that your body can use them for energy and rebuilding tissues, muscles, and organs. WHERE IT IS FOUND Pantothenic acid is widely available in food, but it is lost in processing, such as canning, freezing, and milling. For example, whole grains are a [...]
Our cells do not remain the same during our lives. In their majority, they are divided replacing the worn cells. The frequency of division and replacement differ from organ to organ. These divisions and replacements cannot happen indefinitely. There is a limit. In each division, our cells get older and get closer to their limit. What is Telomere? From the [...]
BACKGROUND: Skin dryness and an accelerated fragmentation of the collagen network in the dermis are hallmarks of skin aging. Nutrition is a key factor influencing skin health and consequently its appearance. A wide range of dietary supplements is offered to improve skin health. Collagen peptides are used as a bioactive ingredient in nutricosmetic products and have been shown in [...]
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