Today we talk about "vitamin B4", also known as "adenine".
Now, B4 is a water soluble and infamous vitamin, meaning it is a component of our DNA and RNA, which are nucleic acids that provide our genetic information.
Vitamin B4 or "adenine" functions synergistically and closely with vitamins B2 and B3 to generate energy.
Now . . . vitamin B4 can help with protein synthesis, increase sensitivity of the cells to insulin, stimulate the release of the hormone called "motilin" from the GI tract, enhance antibody formation by the immune system, pose an antioxidant activity and when combined with "ribose", it forms adenosine which is highly important for normal heart function.
Brain reference states:
B4 can helps boost the immune system function, increasing the body's resistance to infections and illness in general. And may help alleviate or prevent some health condition such as anemia, arteriosclerosis, insomnia, headache, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's diabetes, cataracts, high cholesterol, indigestion peptic ulcers, gallstones, dandruff, alopecia, heat palpitations, gout, infection with bacteria and "VIRUSES, to mention just a few.
And how do you know if you're deficient???
Well . . . you would look for skin disorder, blood disorders, nausea, slow physical growth rate, fatigue, vertigo, allergies, sensitivity to insulin, muscle weakness, GI disturbances, depressed mood, physical exhaustion like feelings, anemia and increased incidences of infections.
And what are good food sources of vitamin B4???
Well . . . Brewer's yeast is the best with whole grains (not wheat), bee pollen, royal jelly, propolis, spirulina, aloe vera, kelp, green leafy veggies, manuka honey, cayenne pepper, sage, spearmint, caraway, Ceylon cinnamon and my favorite . . . ginger coming in at a close second.
So tomorrow we talk about vitamin B5