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Mineral Ligands: choosing the right combination

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Mineral Ligands: Choosing the Right Combination

Ligands are ions, molecules or a molecular group that bind to another chemical entity to form a larger complex. 

In this episode we're exploring the world of mineral ligands, the combinations of mineral complexes commonly found in nutritional supplementation and the many myths and misnomers perpetuated largely by marketing and hype. But what are the facts? What is the clinical opportunity or drawback to using say Calcium Sulphate vs. Citrate, or Magnesium Oxide vs. Magnesium Aspartate?. What is the evidence for amino-acid chelates and how they work in the body? How can you choose the right combination to yield the highest bioavailability or the best clinical outcome?

In this podcast we welcome back Dr Bob Buist, arguably one of Australia's foremost leading experts in the field of nutritional biochemistry to dispel some myths and deliver some clinical pearls of wisdom about selecting the right combinations.

After eight years in Asthma and Cardiovascular drug research at Macquarie University and later as a Postdoctoral Resarch Fellow at New York State Health Department, Dr Robert Buist switched his research focus to the newly emerging field of Nutritional Biochemistry and Complementary Medicine and is acknowledged as one of the founders of Nutritional Medicine in Australia. With an honours degree in Biochemistry and a PhD in Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology as well as degrees in chiropractic and naturopathic medicine, Dr Buist has a wealth of knowledge.



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