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iron

iron

Functions Central role in hemoglobin and red blood cells leading to effective O2 and CO2 transport Energy production and metabolism enabling growth, development and physical work capacity Needed for thyroperoxidase (TPO) activity and creation of T4 and T3 by thyroid Source and function notes Heme iron (from animal tissue) is best source as non-Heme iron … Continue reading

zinc

Functions Skin – skin oil gland function Critical for healthy male sex hormone and prostate function Critical for immune system function Protein synthesis and cell growth leading to wound healing Hormone synthesis (adrenal hormones) and hormone activity and receptor site function (adrenal, growth hormone, thymic hormones, insulin) Heart and cardiovascular support – protects against damage … Continue reading