COULD MY DEPRESSION BE RELATED TO MAGNESIUM DEFICIENCY?

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By: Gail Clayton, R.Ph Magnesium is a major mineral that is used by the body as a co-factor in over 300 enzymatic reactions. Thus, the deficiency of magnesium can be related to many illness and diseases. One common disorder is the link between magnesium and depression. Individuals at high risk for magnesium deficiency include: excessive […]


ANTI-OXIDANTS AND OXIDATIVE STRESS

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Oxidative stress is a condition where the body produces highly reactive free radicals that can in turn damage cellular components and cause dysfunction of cellular processes leading to illnesses if not controlled.1Many scientists are in agreement that most illnesses and disease states and even the aging process begin at the cellular level as a result […]


A1298C MTHFR SINGLE NUCLEOTIDE POLYMORPHISM DECREASES DOPAMINE SYNTHESIS

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Dopamine is an important neurotransmitter that is heavily dependent upon the methylation metabolic pathway which can be reduced in some people that carry a mutation of the A1298C gene. Methylation can be described as the transferring of a methyl group from one compound to another. This methylation process is necessary for many biochemical reactions including […]