Why are you so tired? Here’s what you need to know about Nucleotides
Why are you so tired? Because the power-plants inside your cells are old and wrinkly! Within each of your trillions of cells (with a few exceptions) there are tiny power plants called mitochondria. Some cells have a few hundred of these dynamos and some have thousands depending on the type of cell; the power plants are strategically situated all over the cell so every little bit gets energy. These power-plants transform the metabolites derived from the fats and carbohydrates in your food, converting them into usable energy known as ATP. About ninety-percent of your bodies daily energy needs are met through ATP.
So, to put it simply, here’s why you’re so tired – in much the same way as your skin becomes old and wrinkled, your mitochondria also wrinkle and have a decreased ability to manufacture energy. Certain nutrients improve metabolism and foster energy production through their effects on the mitochondria; these are increasingly being referred to as mitochondrial nutrients.
What are Nucleotides?
Nucleotides are the essential building blocks for all cells in our body; this is the reason why they offer such a wide variety of benefits especially for energy, immunity, and healing. Nucleotides are naturally found in small amounts in some nutritious foods including liver, fish, and brewers yeast and they are an important component of breast milk needed for the development of the quickly growing baby. We also constantly require nucleotides, especially for tissues that turnover quickly, such as the cells of the immune system or for any organ when healing takes place after surgery or an accident.
When it comes to immune system function there is a great deal of evidence showing how Nucleotide supplements act as regulators of the immune system and studies show that nucleotides stimulate the production of antibodies to fight an infection. Nucleotides also support energy production; after all, ATP is a nucleotide and it supplies 90 percent of your body’s daily energy needs. A very recent study shows that nucleotides maintain immune system function during intense exercise and that they offset the negative effects of stress hormones which would offset the increased risk of a cold or flu infection in elite athletes and exercisers. A previous study at Queen Margaret University College in Scotland demonstrates that nucleotides help prevent secondary infections in people with a cold or flu infection; flu patients are in a weakened state and often develop a secondary infection (an additional infection) usually as bacterial pneumonia and this is the major killer responsible for most deaths attributed to the flu. The same study shows that nucleotides decrease the severity of symptoms in patients infected with a cold or flu including sore throat (20% reduction), muscle ache (15% reduction), headache (40% reduction), with a strong reduction in sinus and ear pain.
Cleanse your body from the inside, out for energy!
The major organs that eliminate waste and toxins from the body are called emunctories. Emunctories are excreting organs or ducts that serve to carry waste out of the body. Here is how to improve the function of your emunctories via regular detoxification.
The liver is a vital organ of the human body, performing over 500 vital functions and creating about 1000 different enzymes. It serves a crucial role, acting as the body’s main filter and detoxifier. If the liver is not functioning properly, the entire body suffers. Consider a supplement that contains NAC, ALA and Glutathion to shield your body from harmful chemicals and work together to dispose of harmful toxins.
Once the liver’s efforts have been facilitated, it is necessary to remove the waste products through defecation. Having regular bowel movements, 2-3 times per day, is necessary to remove old waste material from the body, including cholesterol, and prevent them from re-circulating in the blood stream. Consider an intestinal cleansing formula that provides fiber, laxative fruits, and chelating agents to scrub the intestines clean.
Much of the waste that doesn’t get formed in the stool is eliminated through the urine. Cranberries contain a wide range of antioxidants like anthocyanidins and Vitamin c that support overall health, including the liver, immune system and urinary tract. Due to it’s acid level, cranberry supplements have been shown in clinical trials to inhibit bacteria from sticking to the urinary tract wall and offering protection for the bladder.
The skin is our largest organ, covering the entire body and measuring 14-18 square feet. The skin is the other organ that ‘breathes’ via sweat production. Drinking 8 cups of pure water per day and inducing sweating through exercise and saunas are the best way to improve skin detoxification. When the liver and colon are functioning better, the skin benefits by revealing a shiny healthy glow. This is why many people notice they look more beautiful when they are cleansing. Did you know that 60% of what you apply onto your skin is absorbed into your body and bloodstream. Be sure you are using skin care products loaded with good ingredients – from Vitamin C to Aloe Vera and Green tea.
If you’ve noticed your energy levels steadily decreasing, a superior energy supplement, a cleanse or a change in diet may be what you need to get you back on track.