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Health Benefits of Vitamin B5

Health Benefits of Vitamin B5 Vitamin B5, also known as Pantothenic acid, is present in all living cells and important to cell metabolism.  The name pantothenic acid comes from the Greek word meaning “everywhere”, referring to its wide availability in foods. It is stable to moist heat and oxidation but destroyed by acids, such as vinegar or alkalis such as baking soda.  It is also destroyed by dry heat.  So, in many wholefoods, Vitamin B5 is readily available. This vitamin is also produced in the intestine quite readily, if you have a healthy gut bacteria (microbiome). What Affects Absorption? Like all the Vitamin B family, Pantothenic acid should be taken with all the other B vitamins as a “B complex” for absorption.  Taken in isolation it is not absorbed well. Antibiotics and diets high in processed foods and sugars can cause a deficiency in vitamin B5, so you may need […]

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Health Benefits of Vitamin A

  VITAMIN  A itamin A, also known as Retinol, has the unique distinction of being the first official Vitamin named after it’s discovery in 19131 – hence the name Vitamin A. Scientists later went on to find a provitamin A which are all members of the carotenoid family.  Now we generally refer to Vitamin A in two forms.  1) Retinol – found in animal sources and 2) Beta-carotene, found in a wide variety of yellow and orange coloured fruits and vegetables.  Note that animal sources of Vitamin A are six times stronger than plant sources, so be careful if eating too much organ meat. Vitamin A is primarily absorbed in the small intestine and is a fat soluble vitamin.  This means that they dissolve in fat and are stored in fat throughout the body. It is difficult for your body to excrete excess fat-soluble vitamins, so toxic levels can accumulate if you consume […]

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About Michelle

Michelle Firrisi is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Clinical Herbalist. She lived most of her life in the Island of Guernsey, in the Channel Islands, UK.

She now lives in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Michelle also holds an Honours Degree in Bachelor of Science Podiatric Medicine and practices Reiki, Massage and Shamanism. Her main speciality is in the areas of Addiction, Anxiety, Depression and reversing Mood Disorders with targeted Amino Acid Therapy & Nutrition.

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