This course reviews the relevant concepts of the biochemistry of micronutrients. This review includes the structure, biochemistry, biological function, digestion, absorption, transport, storage, and metabolism of vitamins, minerals, and water with an emphasis on their role in maintaining biochemical and physiological integrity in body systems. Graduates of this course will demonstrate a strong theoretical understanding of the mechanisms of water regulation, micronutrient and acid/base balance, and the biochemistry of disorders arising from related imbalances. Graduates will also be able to critically examine the micronutrient needs for healthy individuals and identify recommended intakes, deficiency symptoms, food sources, and toxicity for the vitamins and minerals studied.
The vitamins studied in this course include: Niacin, riboflavin, thiamin, folate, choline, B12, B6, biotin, pantothenic acid, vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin E, vitamin A, and vitamin D. The minerals studied in this course include: Calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, chloride, potassium, iron, zinc, copper, manganese, iodine, selenium, fluoride, molybdenum, and trace elements.
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Last updated 7/14/19