Overview

RNA (ribonucleic acid) and DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) are chemical compounds that are made by the body. They can also be made in a laboratory. RNA and DNA are sometimes used as medicine.

People take RNA and DNA for conditions such as athletic performance, stomach and intestine problems, immune system problems, aging, and many others, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

How does it work ?

RNA (ribonucleic acid) and DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) contain chemicals called nucleotides that are made by the body. Normally, they are not needed in the diet. However, they appear to be necessary at certain times, such as during surgery or injury, when there are challenges to the immune system, or when more healthy cells in the intestine are needed.
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