In case you didn’t know, today is National DNA Day! On April 25, 1953, the double helix structure of DNA was discovered by brilliant scientists James D. Watson, Francis HC Crick, Maurice HF Wilkins, Rosalind D. Franklin and their colleagues. How do we plan to celebrate at mindbodygreen? By supporting the health of our DNA (which makes us unique!) and longevity, of course!
When we think of DNA, we often think of reproduction and the characteristics we inherit from our parents – such as hair color, skin tone and face shape – and our susceptibility to certain health conditions. . But the truth is that the health and integrity of our DNA impacts far more than just health inclinations or whether a baby is more like one side of the family.
DNA contains the complex set of instructions that tell genes to make proteins that allow every complex physiological system to function as it should. Keeping your DNA healthy and robust is crucial not only for reproductive purposes, but also for precise biological instructions, healthy genetic function and much more.
Many stressors (eg, free radicals, environmental toxins and pollutants, heavy metals, and chemicals like BPA) that we encounter every day threaten the integrity of our DNA. Luckily, there are a number of things you can do every day to protect and support your DNA, like taking high-quality supplements that boost your gene health.*
Here are some of the science-backed supplements from mbg that help promote DNA integrity and gene function.*