All protein-based extracts work on the cell’s DNA level
Nucleotide products from SWANSON, BLUEBONNET, or IMUREGEN among others are nucleotide supplements. Like all other protein-based extracts, it works on the DNA level. Naturally, it is not to say it alters the DNA of a mammal.
Nucleotide work from within a cell structure, much likes how other supplements work. What it does is help the body repair itself by supplying proteins (nucleotide protein) that the cell, muscle, or nerve needs.
The nucleotide function in cellular level
Nucleotide plays a central role in life-form metabolism at the fundamental, cellular level. They carry packets of chemical energy—in the form of the nucleoside triphosphates ATP, GTP, CTP, and UTP throughout the cell. Nucleotides also participate in cell signaling.
Food is another important source of nucleotides
They are naturally found in meats, fruits, and vegetables. Foods that have high cell densities (organ meats, fish, and seeds) contain the highest nucleotide levels. [NCBI]
Nucleotide supplements have not been approved by the FDA for medical use
Nucleotide supplements generally lack solid clinical research. Regulations set manufacturing standards for them but don’t guarantee that they’re safe or effective. Speak with your doctor before supplementing, especially for pregnant women.
Popular nucleotide supplement products
NUCLEOTIDE Supplements are recommended for brain function and cellular repair. To date, there are several brands in the market you can choose from: Invite Nucleotide Complex, Swanson, Grassfed, Imuregen, Quantum, Blue Bonnet, Premier, Essential, Lipo Life, and Nucleo Immune.
In 2015, Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich, And Aziz Sancar won the 2015 Nobel Prize In Chemistry For DNA Repair. Lindahl, Modrich, and Sancar worked out how the body performs three types of DNA repair. [C&EN Magazine]
Our genetic material is constantly being damaged. “As a rough estimate, there are 10,000 DNA lesions per day per cell,” says Thomas Carell, who studies DNA repair at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.
However, taking a nucleotide supplement will NOT repair the damage. Still beneficial, protein derived from these types of supplements can provide nutrition that damaged cells need.