What do we know about Xeronine?
Science and particularly medical science is a field that is constantly evolving. New discoveries push back the boundaries of what is known on a daily basis. Gradually medicine is starting to understand what has made some plants a part of traditional medicine, and often they are now a central part of treating people the world over. Aspirin, Malaria treatments, and a whole list of other treatments have their roots firmly in traditional plant based medicines that have been used for thousands of years.
Noni juice has been the subject of various studies, with some universities devoting large amounts of time and research funding to studying the positive effects of noni fruit and similar plants. But it may be that the efficiency of noni juice may lie in a small enzyme, specifically Xeronine.
Xeronine is just one of a multitude of enzymes that we need to function on a day to day basis. It seems that this one works with proteins in our cells to help them function correctly. In short making sure that the chemical processes that run our body keep on running correctly.
You might be expecting the next statement to be that Noni Juice is the only source of Xeronine. In fact noni juice contains no Xeronine. Well there is a tiny amount that can only just be measured, which is fine, as our body needs something else that it can convert into Xeronine. This precursor to Xeronine or Proxeronine is what our bodies use to make Xeronine itself.
Now if we’re discussing Proxeronine, now Noni juice is head and shoulders about the rest. It also seems that this form of precursor may escape being destroyed by digestion in the stomach, and be able to be digested whilst still in a useful form.
So if this is such a vital part of our diet, and we evolved to need it, why might it be missing from our diet? Well like numerous other trace minerals and vitamins intensive farming may be in part to blame. With the increased pressures on our soil it could be that we are stripping out the vital nutrients that our plants need. It might be that we also need them.
Is Xeronine the only enzyme of other essential nutrient we are missing? The truth is we don’t know. Medicine and nutritional science are making great strides in discovering what we do and don’t need, but there isn’t a list for them to work down. Often we discover things are missing only after disease and illness strike.
What can we do to ensure that we’re feeding our body all the ingredients we need for health all the way down to a cellular level? The best way is to ensure you have a varied diet, and by that don’t just think a variety of fruit and veg, but going beyond what’s normal for you. Juices such as noni juice grown in the south Pacific far from the intensive agriculture we come to think of as the norm, can add the missing parts of our diet back in.