Friday, August 1, 2014

About the Brain and Nervous system

From an abstract here:
"Peripheral nerves, spinal cord, and brain of healthy adult dogs were analysed biochemically for sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, copper, zinc, iron, aluminium, silicon, total chloride, total tissue water and total lipid content.

Cerebrum and spinal cord had similar values for all parameters measured. Total sodium values were higher in nerves compared to central nervous system (CNS) (brain and spinal cord), while respective values for potassium were lower. Tissue levels of calcium, iron and silicon were comparable in brain, spinal cord and nerves. However, magnesium concentrations were two to three times higher in CNS than in nerves; and the reverse was true for aluminium levels. Tissue concentrations of zinc and copper were marginally higher in CNS than in nerves."

This is what our unhealthy dogs need:
Spine and brain (CNS)- more magnesium, more potassium, marginally more zinc and copper
Nerves - more sodium, more aluminium
Calcium, Iron, Silicon - equal

Here's a wonderful article about how our bodies use all the elements: There are 92 Naturally occurring elements and from them 20 could be seen in Living matter.
In Animals 
Macro – C H O N P S K Ca Mg Na Fe Cl
Trace – B Mn Zn Co Mo Al Si V

In Plants
Macro – C H O N P S K Ca Mg
Trace – B Mn Zn Co Mo Al Si V Na Fe Cl

Macro Elements
Oxygen – 65% * Aerobic Respiration / Component Of Organic Molecules
Carbon – 18.5% * Component Of Organic Molecules
Hydrogen – 9.5% * Component Of Organic Molecules
Nitrogen – 3.3% * Component Of Amino Acids ( proteins ) / Chlorophyll, Co-Enzymes & Enzymes
Phosphorous – 1% * Component of ATP ADP nucleic acid base, Phospholipid & Co-Enzymes
Calcium -1.5% * Animals – ( Bones/Teeth/Nervous Transmission/Muscular Contraction)
* Plants – ( Component of Cell Walls/Maintenance of membrane structure & Permeability/Enzyme Activator )
Potassium – 0.4% * Protein Synthesis/Enzyme activator, Stomata operation in Plants
Sulphur – 0.3% * Component of Amino acids/Proteins and Co-enzyme A
Chlorine – 0.2% * Functioning of Nerves/ Constituent of the Vacuolar sap and regulates * ionic balance & osmosis
Iron * Chlorophyll Synthesis in plants, present in Cytochrome and Nitrogenase
Sodium * Present in Tissue Fluid / Nervous Transmission
Trace Elements
Manganese * Enzyme activator
Zinc * Enzyme activator
Boron * Nucleic acid synthesis
Copper * Enzyme activator / Enzyme Component
Molybdenum * Nitrogen Fixation

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