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Blog post 42 - Neurotransmitters Cover

Neurotransmitter metabolism

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Tyrosine can take the catecholamines pathway, being sequentially converted to DOPA, Dopamine, Norepinephrine and Epinephrine through the TH, DDC, DBH and PNMT enzymes

Blog-post-40-Ion-Channels

Electric life: Ions

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Electrical charge differences determined by segregation of various ions, such as Na+, Cl-, Ca++ or K+ drive the electrical backbone of life itself

Coenzyme Q10

Quinone Interference

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Different from both CoQ10 and PQQ, vitamin K can come in two forms: either its phylloquinone form (vitamin K1) or in its menaquinone form (vitamin K2)

Blog post 37 - Carnitine

Carnitine – an indispensable molecule

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Carnitine is what transports fatty acids into the mitochondria of your cells, where these are oxidized into molecules of ATP, that provide energy for your body

Blog post 27 - Keto Diet

Keto Chemistry

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Ketone bodies formation allows for continuous oxidation of fatty acids and is a healthy energy production adaptation

ATP: Silence please

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A molecule of glucose can yield up to 36 molecules of ATP, whereas fatty acids can yield 3 or even 4 times as much.