What is metal-4 combination?

Metal-4 combination is a supplement that is used in newborns to prevent deficiency of four essential nutrients: zinc, copper, manganese and chromium. Copper is part of enzymes involved with making new red and white blood cells, bone formation and antioxidant protection of cells. Zinc is part of many enzymes in the body that are involved in metabolism and immune function. Manganese activates many enzymes in the body, is involved in lipid, protein and carbohydrate metabolism and is important in bone formation. Chromium is required for carbohydrate and lipid metabolism in the human body and it affects cholesterol and triglyceride metabolism by altering enzymes that regulate cholesterol production. This medication is administered by intravenous infusion along with other nutritional solutions to infants who cannot receive nutrition through the gastrointestinal tract. It is available under the brand name Neotrace-4.

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