This glossary will provide explanations and the meaning behind scientific terminology as well as terms that are specific to our platform.
Fatty Acids are found mainly in the vegetable oils, animal fat and fish oil (omega 3), nuts and seeds. They are divided in saturated fat (animal fats and dairy products), monosaturated fatty acid (olive oils, peanut oil and butter, nuts, avocado, sesame oil), transfats (all the fat in processed foods), omega 6 (açaí, flaxseed oil, hemp, evening primrose, pistachios and grapeseed oil) and omega 3 (mainly fish oils).
Insulin is a hormone produced in the endocrine cells of the pancreas. Insulin has two main roles. One, is to facilitate the entrance of glucose from the blood into the cells, therefore lowering blood glucose levels. Furthermore, insulin also stops the breaking down of the fat in the fat cells (adipose tissue).
Myelin A multi-layered lipid & protein covering around the axons.The myelin sheath electrically insulates the axon and increases the speed of nerve impulse conduction.
Neuro-muscular Junction is the connection between the nerves and the muscles that allows the contraction and relaxation of muscles.
Thyroid Hormones are produced in the thyroid and are controlling the metabolism in our bodies.
Triglyceride a molecule of glycerol on which three fatty acids are attached and this is the way fatty acids are transported along the body. Excess energy (ATP) is converted into triglyceride and therefore triglycerides provide energy.