The Hardest Thing is NOT to be a Mom.
Fighting your motherly instincts is tough. All moms can relate to this, especially disciplinarians, like I was. . . you are a mother FIRST. If Budge doesn’t seem happy at the office or skips lunch, I want to talk to him about that in the office. I want to fix it.
How Do I Adjust? I have to catch myself when this happens and say “would you tell your boss not to skip lunch or to get more sleep if he wasn’t your son.” Despite this tool, my motherly instincts still takeover, and I can’t help myself. I’m still working on it.
Go With My Gut. My mother is smart, talented, and very successful, but I have to go with my gut. Ultimately she is an employee that was hired for her expertise and effort. I have to take in her information, like other employees and process it.
How Do I Adjust? Unlike other employees, when it comes to my mom, I have to remind myself that my decisions are final and eventually, no longer up for discussion. This takes some discipline when you have a great relationship with an amazing mom like mine.
What is CoQ10?
Other Names: Coenzyme Q10, Co Q10, Ubiquinone, Vitamin Q
CoQ10 is a naturally-occuring compound found in every cell in the body. CoQ10′s alternate name, ubiquinone, comes from the word ubiquitous, which means “found everywhere.”
CoQ10 plays a key role in producing energy in the mitochondria, the part of a cell responsible for the production of energy in the form of ATP.
Why People Use CoQ10
- Heart failure
- Heart Attack Prevention and Recovery
- High Blood Pressure
- Gum Disease
- Kidney Failure
- Counteract Prescription Drug Effects
- Parkinson’s disease
- Weight loss
There seems to be common misunderstandings in the marketplace as to just what is a vitamin, a mineral and a chelate. Let’s start with defining vitamins: A vitamin is an organic compound needed by organisms to keep it functioning and healthy. To further clarify, high school science teaches that the world in general is made up of elements or compounds. Elements are those molecules that are in a fundamental state in the earth as pure molecules with no other ingredients. Elements are represented on the periodic table which you may remember from your science class, they are the building blocks to ALL other compounds.
Compounds are made up of two or more elements. An example is water, made up of two elements (molecules) of hydrogen and one element (molecule) of oxygen (scientifically written as H2O). Vitamins are compounds.
Understanding this ‘element and compound’ concept is key to understanding what nutritional minerals are and how living organisms use them. Nutritional minerals are elements and can be found on the periodic table. The major minerals, also called “macrominerals”, that are important for life are, in alphabetical order: Calcium (Ca), Chloride (Cl), Magnesium (Mg), Phosphorus (P), Potassium (K), Sodium (Na), and Sulphur (S). Another grouping of minerals based on intake requirement is “trace minerals”. The requirement for trace mineral intake is lower than for macrominerals and they are: Boron (B), Cobalt (Co), Chromium (Cr), Copper (Cu), Fluorine (F), Iodine (I), Iron (Fe), Manganese (Mn), Molybdenum (Mo), Nickel (Ni), Selenium (Se), Silicon (Si), Tin (Sn), Vanadium (V), and Zinc (Zn). Please note that like any rule there are exceptions. Nature has exceptions to general mineral intake requirements but for the sake of understanding we will not address these exceptions.
These minerals are all found on the elemental chart as well as in the ground (earth) in their natural pure form. They are also mixed with other elements to form, for instance, copper oxide. In their natural state, these minerals are all known as “inorganic elements.” And you thought that anything coming from the ground was organic, right? In terms of biology and organisms (which includes humans, animals, and plants) elements/minerals are inorganic, that is, not biological in origin. Generally speaking compounds of biological origin are referred to as organic. This is important to know before we move on to a special organic compound called a chelate.
Living organisms cannot use inorganic minerals directly. If an inorganic mineral is presented to a living organism for use, the organism must first convert this inorganic mineral to an organic form, a biological form, or organic compound. In the human digestive process when an inorganic mineral is presented to the digestive system the chemical process of this system starts to work, chemically bonding the inorganic molecule to an organic molecule. The process for this is called chelation and the end product of this process is called a chelate. This chelate is now seen on a cellular level as an organic compound that can now be absorbed and used in the body of the organism.
But (there is always a “but” isn’t there), it is not a perfect biological world in the digestive process. Many things can affect the efficiency of the natural chelation process. As the mineral element moves through this process there is not enough organic matter to bond with the mineral before it passes through the organism unabsorbed. The mineral may come into contact with what are called “antagonists” and then get passed through the organism unabsorbed. The health of the organism may prevent the assimilation of this mineral and it is passed through the system. In nature it may be very difficult to get specific minerals available from food intake alone to keep the organism at optimal health.
This is where science and patented technology comes into the picture to create an organic molecule already in a form the body can assimilate. The molecule Albion manufactures is called… yes… a mineral amino acid chelate. This chelated organic form of inorganic mineral elements substantially increases the probability that the digesting organism will absorb the mineral for its use and benefit.
Thank you for taking the time to understand the basics of vitamins, minerals, and chelates. This website will continue to provide you with understanding and research on nutrition and mineral amino acid chelates.
We have a video that visually illustrates the basic concept of an organic chelated molecule vs an inorganic mineral form such as sulphates, carbonates and oxides. This video provides an understanding of the difference these mineral forms have in the digestive process:http://www.albionnutritionalfacts.com/science-videos/chelates-digestion
Minerals + Science = Chelates
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Vitamin D is found in many dietary sources such as fish, eggs, fortified milk, and cod liver oil. The sun also contributes significantly to the daily production of vitamin D, and as little as 10 minutes of exposure is thought to be enough to prevent deficiencies. The term “vitamin D” refers to several different forms of this vitamin. Two forms are important in humans: ergocalciferol (vitamin D2) and cholecalciferol (vitamin D3). Vitamin D2 is synthesized by plants. Vitamin D3 is synthesized by humans in the skin when it is exposed to ultraviolet-B (UVB) rays from sunlight. Foods may be fortified with vitamin D2 or D3.
The major biologic function of vitamin D is to maintain normal blood levels of calcium and phosphorus. Vitamin D aids in the absorption of calcium, helping to form and maintain strong bones. Recently, research also suggests vitamin D may provide protection from osteoporosis, hypertension (high blood pressure), cancer, and several autoimmune diseases.
Rickets and osteomalacia are classic vitamin D deficiency diseases. In children, vitamin D deficiency causes rickets, which results in skeletal deformities. In adults, vitamin D deficiency can lead to osteomalacia, which results in muscular weakness in addition to weak bones. Populations who may be at a high risk for vitamin D deficiencies include the elderly, obese individuals, exclusively breastfed infants, and those who have limited sun exposure. Also, individuals who have fat malabsorption syndromes (e.g., cystic fibrosis) or inflammatory bowel disease (e.g., Crohn’s disease) are at risk.
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Mounting evidence suggests that vitamin D deficiency could be linked to several chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease and cancer. The purpose of this study was to examine the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and its correlates to test the hypothesis that vitamin D deficiency was common in the US population, especially in certain minority groups.
The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2005 to 2006 data were analyzed for vitamin D levels in adult participants (N = 4495). Vitamin D deficiency was defined as a serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations ≤20 ng/mL (50 nmol/L). The overall prevalence rate of vitamin D deficiency was 41.6%, with the highest rate seen in blacks (82.1%), followed by Hispanics (69.2%). Vitamin D deficiency was significantly more common among those who had no college education, were obese, with a poor health status, hypertension, low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol level, or not consuming milk daily (all P < .001).
Multivariate analyses showed that being from a non-white race, not college educated, obese, having low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, poor health, and no daily milk consumption were all significantly, independently associated with vitamin D deficiency (all P < .05). In summary, vitamin D deficiency was common in the US population, especially among blacks and Hispanics. Given that vitamin D deficiency is linked to some of the important risk factors of leading causes of death in the United States, it is important that health professionals are aware of this connection and offer dietary and other intervention strategies to correct vitamin D deficiency, especially in minority groups.