Trace minerals help form the building blocks of our body. It is widely claimed that every sickness or disease in the body is caused by a deficiency to one kind of trace mineral.
What are trace minerals?
The key trace minerals are iron, zinc, manganese, copper, fluoride, molybdenum iodine, chromium and selenium. These minerals are all essential for a healthy body. Our bodies need small amount of each one.
What foods contain trace minerals?
Copper is found in organ meats, seafood’s and whole grain foods. Copper is needed from strong bones and blood vessels.
- Fluoride keeps are teeth and bone strong and is found in some water, tea and seafood.
- Iodine is found in iodized salt, seafood and plant based foods. Iodine helps the thyroid gland function correctly.
- Iron is found in some meats, fish and spinach. Iron improves your immune system and helps move oxygen to the cells in your body.
- Manganese is found in nuts and some whole grain foods. Maganese helps to maintain a healthy nervous system.
- Molybdenum is widely found in nuts. Malybdenum breaks down amino acids, drugs and toxins in the body.
- Selenium is found in whole grain foods and nuts. It is a antioxidant that help your thyroid function.
There are other trace minerals but these are the key minerals for a healthy functioning body.
Can supplements benefit your overall health?
In short, YES. In the modern era of fast foods it is often difficult to digest the complete range of trace minerals through our diet. Nutri Plus Direct have a range of nutritional health supplements called cell defence. Their supplements contain all the key trace minerals to protect your body and provide the building block for healthy growth.
For more information on nutritional health supplements and cell defence supplements please visit the Nutri Plus website.Read More
With no disrespect to the doctors, these days we can easily say that the clinical researchers are equally important in the field of medical science. But unfortunately, many people don’t even have an idea about what is clinical research. I think this short article will help them up to gather some knowledge.
In short, clinical research, as a branch of the medical science determines the efficacy and the safety of the medical devices, treatment regimens, diagnostic products and medication that are intended for the human use. Now it should be noted that a human in knowledge or a molecule comes for the clinical research only after it passes the clinical research works. Like all other medical researchers, clinical researchers also respect the ethics declared in the Declaration of Helsinki.
There are four major phases of clinical trials that involve the new drugs. Now each of the phases is considered as a separate clinical trial during the approval process of a drug. Now, it should be noted that each of the phases may be carried out for several years. A drug is certified ‘approved’ if it passes through first three phases successfully. The fourth phase is meant for the post approval studies. While the preclinical researches are carried on animals and plants, the clinical researches are performed on the human bodies. While phase I is performed on 20-100 people, Phase III is performed on around 3000 people. During the fourth phase, physicians are allowed to prescribe the particular drug to his/her patients. Later the drug is forwarded for the transitional researches.
So folks, I think I have supplied you a fair amount of idea regarding the clinical research. Have a nice day!Read More
Hello friends! Hope you are doing fine. Did you ever think that you can see yourself high in the field of medical science without even appearing in MCAT or any other medical entrance tests? Confused? Let it be cleared. These days, the field of clinical research is reigning so high that you can easily go for it as a bright career option without even appearing for MCAT.
While we are discussing the careers in clinical research, let us list up the designations in this field. The various working personnel in this field are –
- Clinical Research Associates
- Clinical Study Managers
- Department deals on drug safety
- Department for regulatory affairs
- Department for quality assurance
- Medical writers
- Department of Data Management
- Study site staff
- Hospital pharmacy department
- Study coordinator
- Drug development
- Manager of clinical project
- Data management
- Clinical research business development
So now I think, you can easily understand the opportunity and the prospect in the field of clinical research. While a student from the literature can join the clinical research team as a medical writer, on other hand, a student from statistics/mathematics can join the team as a statistician too. But it should also be mentioned that opportunities are more for the people from chemistry, bio science and medical science. You will be given an obvious preference if you hold a PhD. Degree. People with an MBA degree are preferred for the CRBD departments.
As the pharmaceutical market is growing day by day all over the world, the employment opportunities are increasing as clinical researcher. Experience counts a lot in this field in terms remuneration packages. But a fresher can easily draw a pay-package of around 3lakh per annum.Read More