It’s the one thing that distinguishes the living from the dead: the ability to reproduce. The trillions of cells in our bodies replicate themselves over and again, replacing dying cells with new cells—carbon copies of the previous cell—thanks to DNA.
DNA and RNA operate as the messengers of life within your body. Research shows that the absence of proper DNA and RNA levels can negatively affect your cells ability to thrive and function. If cells begin to die off or stop functioning properly, nucleic acid activity is stopped — when this happens, aging, in addition to other side-effects begin to happen in the body. In order to improve our body’s mental and physical functionality and performance, we should incorporate DNA and RNA-rich diets.
RNA (ribonucleic acid) and DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) are chemical compounds that are made by the human body. Each of the nucleic acids are fundamental for several important functions of our bodies, but to simplify how each works, think of DNA as the instructions or guidelines for specific tasks that our body completes, and RNA as the component that helps to carry out and complete those instructions or guidelines.
Most people are familiar with the idea of DNA as a “blueprint” of an organism and its unique traits. Our DNA defines an endless list of things: it makes us human, it contains information about our hair color, eye color, skin tone, allergies, and more. But while DNA does contain all the information about our physical structure, it’s much more than simply a blueprint — DNA, along with RNA, are nucleic acids that serve many important functions in the body besides our genetic background.