Functional Nutriments Natural Cell Suicide - Functional Nutriments


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Every day, in every normal adult human, billions of cells commit suicide to make room for other new, healthy cells. This happens in our dogs and in many other animals, too.

This natural cell suicide is known in scientific circles as programmed cell death, or apoptosis.

Apoptosis is a sequence of events programmed into the cellular genetic code that, when triggered, directs the cell to break itself down so the body can safely recycle or eliminate the remaining particles. The animal doesn’t usually feel a thing, because there are no side effects and very little (if any) inflammation with apoptosis. It’s as natural as breathing, and as necessary to health. After all, we can’t make room for healthy new cells without apoptosis.

apop-2Normal apoptosis genes don’t turn on at random times — they turn on for a reason. Sometimes the cells committing suicide have reached the end of their natural lifespan and are just dying a natural death. Other cells undergo apoptosis after the body notices they have become deranged or sustained damage.

Unfortunately, the genes that govern apoptosis sometimes get “switched off.” When that happens, these cells can live longer than their genes originally intended them to. This lack of normal apoptosis can have negative impacts on the health of our dogs.

Our products are designed to support normal, natural apoptosis levels by using botanical apoptogens found in nature. These hyper-concentrated plant extracts – some of which are difficult to find – can help switch apoptosis genes to “on,” so the cell can commit natural suicide if needed.

Whether it’s the super-charged apoptogen formula found in Apocaps®, the clinical-grade daily dose in Nutrocept™, or the formulation in EverPup™ you can be sure that our supplements provide your dog with the best – and only – apoptogen formulas available today.

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The individual images on this page were extracted from a time-lapse microscopy video showing apoptosis of DU145 prostate cells. To induce apoptosis the cells where treated with etoposide. The 61 hour time-lapse was created using the HoloMonitor M3 from Phase Holographic Imaging AB. The author Egelberg posted this image on the Wikipedia entry for Apoptosis and this is used with a Creative Commons License.