Healthy Cells for a Healthy Body During Cold and Flu Season
When we approach a wellness routine to protect ourselves from the impending cold and flu season, we need to address all fronts – even the tiniest ones, like our cells. For some, the phrase “The whole is the sum of its parts” may be a reminder that caring for the health of your cells, and the DNA inside them, is a great contribution for your whole body.
Each cell in the body has DNA that contains our genetic information, a genetic blue print, if you will. But did you know that there is a biochemical process that occurs in the body that regulates cell identity and growth, which is crucial in maintaining cellular function? It’s called DNA methylation. And although it may seem like you need a PhD to understand the concept, the most important thing to keep in mind is that if methylation patterns are not properly established or maintained you can become immune deficient, among other consequences. It is especially important to be aware of this during cold and flu season.
DNA Methylation 101
Cell replication is an ongoing process in the body, 24-7, 365 days a year. As this replication occurs, over 80% of certain specific portions of human DNA are methylated, which means that they have CH3 methyl groups attached to them that act as replacements for hydrogen. This is what allows the cells to function properly and keeps DNA on the right track to make sure the right genes are being expressed according to the genomic blueprint. Methyl groups also act as safety brake for certain portions of DNA that should not be expressed unless required. The problem arises when you don’t have enough methyl groups to use as “stoppers”. Fortunately, certain nutrients can help supply the body with methyl groups and keep the DNA methylation process healthy, such as betaine (found in vegetables and wheat germ), B12, folic acid and methionine.
Full Range of Nutrients to assist in DNA Methylation
RM-10 ULTRA Ultimate Immune Health Formula contains a full range of nutrients that support optimal DNA methylation, optimal immune system function and normal homocysteine conversion to methionine in the body, including betaine, folic acid, vitamin B12 and naturally occurring methionine†. Normal levels of DNA methylation in human cells are associated with optimal health†. Unlike other immunity support products, RM-10 ULTRA is a multi-action formula with clinically studied MiatakeGold 404 Miatake Extract; a DNA Methylation Complex of betaine, vitamin B12, folic acid, and naturally occurring methionine, plus an Immune Support Blend with Poten-Zyme™ selenium, L-Theanine, IP6, broccoli sprouts and lycopene. RM-10 ULTRA is also delivered rapidly through the UltraZorbe™ 100% vegetarian capsules, and is packaged in the advanced BioProtect™ Packaging System to protect ingredient integrity and effectiveness.