Micronutrient Science and Research

Micronutrient science is the objective study of the physiology and biochemistry of micronutrients in the context of health and disease. Premier Micronutrient Corporation develops vitamins, minerals and antioxidant supplements, also known as micronutrients, based upon the knowledge gathered from our scientific research.

PMC antioxidant micronutrient formulations are designed to decrease the amount of free radicals and inflammation in the body and increase effective immune function.

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Dr. Gerald M. Haase

Chief Medical Officer
What are free radicals?

Free Radicals and Oxidative Stress

Free radicals are atoms, molecules, or ions with unpaired electrons. These unpaired electrons are highly reactive and play an important role in several chemical reactions.

In humans, several different types of free radicals, generated from oxygen and nitrogen, play an important role in several biochemical reactions and gene expressions.

Normally, free radicals are generated in the body during the use of oxygen in the metabolism of certain compounds, such as air, food, and drink. The body’s cells use oxygen to produce energy. During this process of generating energy, free radicals are produced as byproducts. It is estimated that about 2% of the oxygen consumed by the body’s cells remains partially unused, creating approximately 20 billion free radicals per cell each day.

During sickness or infection, the immune system is activated and continues to generate high levels of free radicals within the infected cells. Excessive production of free radicals by the immune system can also damage normal cells, increasing the risk of disease. Environmental factors, including stress, smoke and pollution, and elevated iron and copper in the body also contribute to the creation of free radicals within the body at an increased rate. This free radical assault occurs 24 hours a day.

Healthy Cell Attacked By Free Radicals Causing Oxidative Stress

Oxidative stress is caused by the excessive production of free radicals within the body and from external sources. Prolonged oxidative stress provokes the body’s natural defenses, causing inflammation to cells. This stress can escalate to oxidative damage to DNA, RNA, cell membranes, proteins and lipids. Oxidative damage has been directly shown to contribute to a wide variety of diseases including cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and neurodegenerative illnesses.

By adding the appropriate PMC product to your daily regimen, you can arm the cells with the nutrients needed for optimal health and other benefits such as fewer colds, more energy, a better night’s sleep, less inflammation and more.

Benefits of reducing Oxidative Stress

The PMC Micronutrient Formula

PMC’s formulation as a whole was independently tested by a third party and proven to have 100% levels of each active ingredient as designated in the list of nutrients. PMC formulations also help reduce the amount of free radicals and inflammation in addition to increasing in the immune function.

A study conducted at Yale New Haven Hospital tested 257 vitamin products. Only 49 were judged as having adequate ratios of nutrients.

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