Did you Know…… that the nucleic acids in fish, fruits, beans, legumes, and chlorella have powerful rejuvenating properties that slow down the aging process?When one thinks of vital nutrients … vitamins, minerals, proteins and essential fatty acids may come to mind, but rarely do nucleic acids top the list. That’s because nucleic acids have been slow to enter mainstream health consciousness—and have taken a back seat to high-profile nutritional sources.
That’s a shame, because nucleic acids possess remarkable restorative powers, working anti-aging wonders and healing many chronic health problems, such as heart disease … arthritis … emphysema … memory loss … vision impairment … and depression.
What Are Nucleic Acids?
Ever hear of DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid) and RNA (ribonucleic acid)? Your body naturally produces these nucleic acids, which play a major role in energy production and cell communication.
DNA and RNA are responsible for cell renewal, growth and repair. DNA carries your genetic blueprint and RNA puts this blueprint to work. The instructions carried out by RNA are crucial to cell structure and function. When cells do not receive a clear set of directions, their performance slackens and we become more susceptible to age-related health problems.
After the age of 20, your body stops producing a sufficient supply of nucleic acids, and your cells suffer the consequences. Your immune system grows weaker, leaving you vulnerable to viruses and premature aging. While you can slow down the process by exercising, eating right, and avoiding undue stress and pollution, the body’s rate of DNA/RNA synthesis gradually decreases with age.
Replenish the Nucleic Acids in Your Body—and Slow Down Your Aging Process!
The good news is that nucleic acids are found in almost every cell, which means they are present in almost every food source. Eating a diet rich in nucleic acids helps to replenish the nucleic acids in your body.
Nucleic acids in food break down and are used as building blocks for your own DNA and RNA. A diet abundant in nucleic acids ensures that your DNA and RNA can repair itself, thereby absorbing and utilizing nutrients more effectively, removing toxins more thoroughly and producing energy more efficiently.
Dr. Bernard Jensen, Ph.D., D.O. outlines the many benefits of nucleic acids in his book Chlorella, Jewel of the Far East. He says that when used regularly, nucleic acids, “…assist in the repair of damaged genetic material in human cells, protecting our health and slowing down the aging process… When our RNA and DNA are in good repair and are able to function most efficiently, our bodies get rid of toxins and avoid disease. Cells are able to repair themselves and the energy level and vitality of the whole body is raised.”
Dr. Benjamin S. Frank also discusses the rejuvenating properties of nucleic acids in 2 best-selling books, The No-Aging Diet and Nucleic Acid Therapy in DNA Aging and Degenerative Disease. He discovered that patients who either consumed a diet rich in nucleic acids or took a supplement for at least 2 months looked and felt 6 to 12 years younger. Their skin was more youthful and elastic with fewer lines and wrinkles, and their overall health had dramatically improved.
Foods High in Beneficial Nucleic Acids
Dr. Frank swears by sardines, which contain 1.5% nucleic acids versus red meat, which only contains 0.05%. He recommends eating 1 to 2 cans of sardines daily.
That’s a tall order for many, but no reason to fret if you aren’t a sardine lover. Most fish are also rich in nucleic acids, as well as protein and omega-3 fatty acids, which have been proven to protect against high cholesterol, hypertension and diabetes. High-fiber fruit, as well as protein-rich legumes, are also food sources that contain plentiful amounts of nucleic acids.
Chlorella, a single-celled, water-grown algae, is another outstanding source of nucleic acids. Chlorella is made up of approximately 10% RNA and 3% DNA—that’s 5 times the amount of RNA contained in sardines. It is hailed by many health practitioners as “the world’s most nutritious food” because it’s rich in essential vitamins, minerals and amino acids—and contains more health-giving chlorophyll per gram than any other plant.
When supplementing with chlorella, look for the label “broken wall chlorella,” which indicates that the cellulose cell walls of chlorella have been pulverized or broken down, thereby making it bioavailable (i.e., having the ability to be absorbed and used by the body, and deliver superior healing benefits). Your body needs time to adjust to chlorella, so health practitioners recommend supplementing with small amounts initially—and then gradually increasing your intake over time.
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