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Intake of Chromium essential for blood sugar control

Chromium is an essential trace mineral which forms a major part of Glucose Tolerance Factor (GTF) in the body, being responsible for the proper use of glucose.

Notable beneficial properties of iron in the human body

Iron is the main component needed for the production of haemoglobin, the pigment within our red blood cells, where it is required for oxygen transportation from the lungs to the body’s tissues, and the carbon dioxide transportation from the tissues to the lungs. In addition to transporting oxygen through the bloodstream Iron is also a component of myoglobin, a pigment which functions in the muscles in a similar fashion as haemoglobin in the blood therefore allowing muscle cells to retain oxygen.

Important role of sulphur (MSM) in human body

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Sulphur is one of the most abundant minerals in the human body and it play’s a very important role in the body’s organs and systems.

Beneficial properties of iodine in the body

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Iodine is combined with the amino acid ‘tyrosine’ in order to manufacture active thyroid hormone. This is the main function of iodine in the body. Although iodine’s activity is essentially linked to thyroid function, a deficiency in iodine can lead to a variety of symptoms and disorders. The main deficiency in this mineral can lead to ‘goiter’ which shows as the enlargement of the thyroid, causing swelling at the base of the neck.

The role of magnesium in the body

Most people are aware of the important role of calcium in the body. Magnesium and calcium go hand in hand, especially in relation to bone health, and also to ensure proper nerve impulse transmission. Magnesium has an influence on the metabolism and regulation of calcium so it is important to have a good dietary balance of both these important minerals. In fact magnesium is needed in order for calcium to be bound to tooth enamel.

Twenty per cent of Mayo homes tested have high radon levels

Twenty per cent of homes tested in Mayo for radon, after a local awareness campaign on the issue, have been shown to have unacceptable levels of the cancer causing gas.

Twenty per cent of Mayo homes tested have high radon levels

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Twenty per cent of homes tested in Mayo for radon, after a local awareness campaign on the issue, have been shown to have unacceptable levels of the cancer causing gas.

Major European Research Council funding success for NUI Galway academics

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Dr Eilionóir Flynn of the Centre for Disability Law and Policy and Martin O Donnell, Professor of Translational Medicine at NUI Galway have both been approved by the European Research Council (ERC) for starter grants.

126 gets carbonated

THE CHEMICAL element carbon is the fourth most abundant element in the universe by mass after hydrogen, helium, and oxygen.

Twenty three homes in Mayo found with high levels of cancer-causing radon gas

Fifteen per cent of Mayo homes recently tested for radon were found to have high levels of the cancer-causing gas according to figures released by the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland (RPII).

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