If you’ve taken any type of science class, you are familiar with (at least the terms) DNA and RNA. For simplicity’s sake, let’s review: DNA and RNA are nucleic acids that are found in the cytoplasm of every single cell in the body. The body obviously makes its own nucleic acids, but recent research has suggested that the body cannot produce enough throughout all of life. Let’s take a look at everything about ribonucleic acid supplements.*
Functions of DNA and RNA
DNA translates instructions to the body through a translation process involving RNA. RNA plays an important role in protein synthesis and other important chemical activities of the cell by transmitting genetic information from DNA to protein in the cells. Proteins are necessary for the growth and repair of these cells in the body; without RNA, this couldn’t happen because there would be no protein. RNA is derived from yeast and has antioxidant properties. As we age, RNA levels in the body diminish, and protein synthesis happens less frequently. With RNA supplementation, many doctors feel this aging process (and the other things listed below) can be lessened.
Why Are RNA Supplements Taken?
RNA (and DNA) appears to be essential under certain conditions of rapid growth, such as intestinal development, liver surgery or injury, and when the immune system needs to be at its best; during these times, the body needs to rapidly generate cells and proteins. Supplementation may be very useful during these, and other, times. Keep in mind that some of these suggestions are not backed with a lot of scientific, or conclusive, evidence, but these are the benefits that have been studied so far.
* They are used to improve memory and mental sharpness.
* RNA improves the ability to learn.
* RNA can improve life longevity. It can also help combat the effects that come with aging.
* RNA may be able to improve skin elasticity and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
* RNA is used to treat and prevent Alzheimer’s disease and depression.
* It can improve energy levels all around and increase the activity of cell regeneration.
* RNA can tighten the skin.
* Increases sex drive.
* RNA may be beneficial in treating epilepsy.
* RNA can be useful during recovery from surgery because it helps boost the immune system response, leading to quicker healing time and less post-op infections; RNA improves the prognosis of burn victims.
* RNA has been looked at for its ability to heal intestinal ulcerations that can occur during Crohn’s Disease.
* Other clinical uses include: arthritis, atherosclerosis, hyperlipidemia, cancer, diabetes, emphysema, colds, glaucoma, acne, hair growth, psoriasis, Bell’s Palsy, and lupus.
How to Take the Supplement
* Always talk with a doctor before starting on any supplement.
* It can be taken by mouth or injected under the skin.
* Follow the directions on the label. Usually they come in 100 milligram pills; take one per day.
* Some companies manufacture and RNA supplement for men, for women, and one for both sexes.
* You can order a supplement online, buy one at a drug store, or check your local grocery store.
* The difference between one manufacturer’s pill and another manufacturer’s pill is the addition of other vitamins and minerals. This part is up to personal preference. Also, one brand might be cheaper than another, so that might have some pull on your choice.
* Search the web for Ribonucleic Acid Supplements, or RNA supplements, and a list of websites will come up.
* Sometimes it is hard to find an RNA supplement without a DNA supplement attached.
There are not any side effects reported with RNA supplementation. However, do not take RNA or DNA if you are pregnant of breastfeeding.