Tagged: cell

Do B vitamins really give you energy?

The claim that B vitamins are the go-to solution for low energy remains popular—but is just as misleading today as it has always been. That doesn’t stop dietary supplement manufacturers from loading up their...

Why consume micro-algae?

Algae are a vast, diverse group of organisms, among the most ancient life on Earth. They range from single-celled micro-algae to large forms such as seaweed and kelp. Nowadays, micro-algae are marketed as dietary...

How bacteria rule over your body

The human microbiota consists of the 10-100 trillion symbiotic microbial cells harbored by each person, primarily bacteria in the gut; the human microbiome consists of the genes these cells harbor. Microbiome projects worldwide have...

The mystery of Yuka Kinoshita

Yuka Kinoshita (1985) is a Japanese YouTuber and competitive eater. She started an eating-focused YouTube channel in 2014, five years after her debut in Japanese competitive eating competitions. Kinoshita uploads daily videos in which she...

Antioxidants and free radicals

Antioxidants are part of the complex world of biochemistry. In cells, oxygen is constantly involved in chemical reactions in which electrons are shifted around. To generate energy, our cells remove electrons from sugars, fatty...

How does asthma work?

More than 300 million people around the world suffer from asthma, and around 250,000 people die from it each year. But why do people get asthma, and how can this disease be deadly? Christopher...