NTR 222 LM 8 PT 2 Outline.doc - Learning Module 8 Vitamins...

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Learning Module 8: Vitamins Part 2: Fat Soluble Vitamins (E & K) A. Chemical Structures a. Vitamin E i. 4 Forms: 1. Alpha - “ -Tocopherol” – most active in body 2. Beta - “ß-Tocopherol” 3. Gamma – “ -Tocopherol” – does imp things for health 4. Delta - “ -Tocopherol” ii. Tocopherol – “to bring forth offspring” 1. Necessary for reproduction iii. Biggest function of Vit E: 1. REPRODUCTION B. Ionizing Radiation Flow Chart a. Vitamin E protects us from: i. FREE RADICALS – substances w/ unpaired electrons 1. Unstable 2. Dangerous 3. Can damage cells 4. Can come from: a. Sun with radiation b. Smoking c. UV light d. Air pollution e. Inflammation ii. Natural processes in body use oxygen to produce energy 1. Good 2. BUT oxygen can oxidize other substances in body & produce free radicals C. Cell Damage Disease in Bottom Box on Chart a. Look what free radials can do to proteins: i. Alter proteins
1. Causes problem w/ cell function ii. Cause inflammation 1. Which damages cells & increases rate of aging iii. Damage our DNA & RNA 1.

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