Chromium

Chromium is a chemical element with symbol Cr and atomic number 24. It is the first element in Group 6. It is a steely-grey, lustrous, hard and brittle metal which takes a high polish, resists tarnishing, and has a high melting point. The name of the element is derived from the Greek word χρῶμα, chrōma,…

Pyruvate

Pyruvic acid (CH3COCOOH) is the simplest of the alpha-keto acids, with a carboxylic acid and a ketone functional group. Pyruvate, the conjugate base, CH3COCOO−, is a key intermediate in several metabolic pathways. Pyruvic acid can be made from glucose through glycolysis, converted back to carbohydrates (such as glucose) via gluconeogenesis, or to fatty acids through…

White Kidney Beans

The kidney bean is a variety of the common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris). It is named for its visual resemblance in shape and color to a kidney. Red kidney beans should not be confused with other red beans, such as adzuki beans. White kidney beans are legumes native to Central and South America that prevent the…

African Mango

Irvingia gabonensis is a species of African trees in the genus Irvingia, sometimes known by the common names wild mango, African mango, bush mango or dika. They bear edible mango-like fruits, and are especially valued for their fat- and protein-rich nuts. The tree is present in the tropical wet and dry climate zone.[3] Dika grows…

Forskolin

Forskolin (also called Coleonol) is a labdane diterpene that is produced by the Indian Coleus plant (Coleus Forskohlii). Forskolin is commonly used to raise levels of cyclic AMP (cAMP) in the study…