Did you know that DNA can be damaged and repaired?
DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) are the building blocks found in humans, animals, and organisms. DNA determines how we look, feel and even think to a degree. Each cell’s nucleus has DNA, which is rolled into structures that are our chromosomes (23 pairs).
“Most genes contain the information needed to make functional molecules called proteins. (A few genes produce other molecules that help the cell assemble proteins.) The journey from gene to protein is complex and tightly controlled within each cell. It consists of two major steps: transcription and translation. Together, transcription and translation are known as gene expression.”
“During the process of transcription, the information stored in a gene’s DNA is transferred to a similar molecule called RNA (ribonucleic acid) in the cell nucleus. Both RNA and DNA are made up of a chain of nucleotide bases, but they have slightly different chemical properties. The type of RNA that contains the information for making a protein is called messenger RNA (mRNA) because it carries the information, or message, from the DNA out of the nucleus into the cytoplasm.”
The genes direct protein production. For example, a protein (a long chain of amino acids) can be an enzyme that triggers a certain chemical reaction in the body. A particular function of a protein, for example, can be to boost the immune system.
Factors that can damage DNA are:
- Radiation either from UV rays or XRays
- Plant toxins
- Man-made chemicals (chlorine, hydrogen peroxide, hydrocarbons, smoke, pollution, to name a few).
Some results of damaged DNA are:
- Premature aging
- Diabetes mellitus (diabetes itself may cause DNA damage)
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
If DNA gets damaged, cells are not able to work properly but there is hope because DNA has the ability to repair itself through chemical processes.
Hemp Protein and hempseed oil have been found to be a factor in DNA repair. Hemp has the perfect 3:1 ratio of Omega fatty acids (Omega 3 and Omega 6) needed by the human body. One ‘job’ of Omega 3 is cellular repair. Hemp also has 65% globulin Edestin protein, which is very easily digestible by the body.
Edestin protein is a major factor in DNA repair, as the cells use that protein to correct the DNA damage.
Edestin protein is found only in hemp seed. Edestin aids digestion and is relatively phosphorus-free. Edestin protein is considered the backbone of the cell’s DNA.
Edestin protein is similar to the human body’s own globular proteins found in blood plasma. Edestin protein produces antibodies which are vital to maintaining a healthy immune system.
Since edestin protein closely resembles the globulin in blood plasma, it’s compatible with the human digestive system. This may be the reason why there are no reported food allergies to hemp foods.
Hemp protein also contains a favourable amount of glutamic acid. Glutamic acid is a neurotransmitter that helps people deal with psychological and work-related stress.
Hemp contains 35% Albumin. Albumin protein is another high-quality globulin protein and is similar to that found in egg whites. Albumin is highly digestible and is a major source of free radical scavengers. Albumin is the current industry standard for protein evaluation.
Digestion transforms hemp protein into amino acids which are the basic building blocks required for the growth and maintenance of body tissue.
Hemp protein contains all of the 20 known amino acids — including 9 essential amino acids (EAAs). These amino acids are labelled “essential” because the human body can’t produce them on its own. A diet that is deficient of EAAs may lead to degenerative conditions.
Hemp Vs Soy & Pea
Hemp is the king of plant protein, period. Why is that you might ask? Simple! Soy protein contains trypsin inhibitors whereas Hemp doesn’t. Trypsin is an enzyme that is essential to nutrition because it helps us to digest protein.
In addition, hemp protein is also free of oligosaccharides that are found in Soy and Pea protein. Keep in mind that since soy and pea is a legume, a bean, its oligosaccharide content can lead to unpleasant stomach upset and gas.
Most Soy & Pea protein is processed with solvent extraction. The solvents commonly used for soy is hexane, which is similar in structure to gasoline! Aside from the use of solvents, soy and pea are not cold pressed for its oil as hemp is. The high heat used to process soy & pea destroys the enzyme functions of the protein. In other words, the protein is essentially “dead.” It has lost its electrical charge.
Electrically charged means that the amino acids carry a negative charge. This negative charge is what allows the amino acid to cross the intestinal barrier. So what does this mean? It’s what allows your body to uptake nutrients into your bloodstream as the amino acids are the building blocks that are necessary for your body to function. To maintain health, build cell tissue — including muscle — and to fight off diseases, etc.