The human body consists of around 10- 30 trillion cells. Inside each cell lies DNA, our genetic blueprint. Cells are the building blocks for life, and make up all of our tissues, organs, and bodily systems.
Cells grow and divide in a highly regulated system. Changes to the normal DNA code of a cell is called a cell mutation. Hereditary factors, carcinogens, and infectious organisms can all cause cell mutations.
Genetic diseases can be caused by missing genes for a single enzyme, like lactose intolerance, albinism, and cystic fibrosis. Other gene related conditions include Tay-Sachs disease, sickle cell anemia, hemophilia, MTHFR, and muscluar dystrophy. Bacterial infections, viral infections, and cancers effect us on a cellular level.
Antioxidants are chemicals that can guard our cells from the damaging effects of free radicals- unstable componants that can result in cellular damage. Vitamins, like Vitamin E and Vitamin C, are known to act as antioxidants in our bodies. There are over 50 food based nutrients that can contribute to cellular health, including vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, and amino acids.
Cells grow and divide in a highly regulated system. Changes to the normal DNA code of a cell is called a cell mutation. more >