Proxeronine Xeronine and Dr. Ralph Heinicke
So many people these days are
wondering what makes Noni so effective and powerful as a fruit,
providing so many positive health benefits. As mentioned in other
places within the Costa Rican Noni website, Noni contains over 150
nutraceuticals, vitamins, minerals, amino acids and other things the
body desperately needs to function and stay disease free. Among all
these incredible things, there is one nutrient found within Noni that
has become perhaps the most talked about and most life giving nutrient
found in Noni. Scientific research by a gentleman named Dr. Ralph
Heinicke plays an important role in what makes this nutrient and Noni so
special. This nutrient is actually a molecule that Dr. Ralph Heinicke
later called proxeronine. This molecule is essential for the body and
its role and importance is discussed below.
After graduation with his doctorate in biochemistry from the University of Minnesota, Dr. Ralph Heinicke began working for the Dole Pineapple Company in Hawaii. During Dr. Heinike's tenure with Dole, he began pioneering work on enzymes that are found in fruits and plants. One of the enzymes that he studied and was working on to find medicinal uses for was the enzyme bromelain found in pineapple. He later theorized that there was an active ingredient that was within bromelain that helped this enzyme to have such positive health benefits. After many years of research and identifying an unknown ingredient found within bromelain, he finally found, isolated and patented an alkaloid called Xeronine ("Xero" is Latin for the word "dry" and "ine" refers to alkaloids = "dry alkaloid") . Alkaloids are important clases of phytochemicals that are very important in the health of the human body.
Xeronine is not found in Noni, but Dr. Heinicke identified the precursor to Xeronine, which is found in great abundance within Noni, which he rightly named proxeronine. Proxeronine is a molecule that combines with another enzyme called proxeronaise. The proxeronine molecule basically wraps itself around proxeronaise, and after it has done that it combines with seratonine. These 3 things together produce this very important alkaloid Xeronine. So what is so important about Xeronine?
After Xeronine is created, it combines with many different types of proteins within the body, which is absolutely essential for these proteins to function correctly. Many protiens cannot perform their function in the body with Xeronine. At the same time not all proteins require Xeronine. Proteins are important for many reasons. First, they provide structure for hair, skin, and bones. Proteins provide most of the structure for your entire body, even down to things on the most basic cellular level. Second, they also allow for the transport of chemicals in and out of your cells, allowing important nutrients to enter in providing cells with what they need to function properly. Third, proteins can also act as hormones within the body and in this way they coordinate all bodily processes on the molecular level. Fourth, they also act as antibodies helping the immune system. Antibodies are critical because they help to attach to bacteria, viruses, parasites and other dangerous things in the body and basically render them harmless. Fifth, these proteins act as enzymes that help facilitate all types of different chemical production in the body. Cells constantly break down and are in need of these different chemicals to rebuild, regrow and to function properly. You can start to instantly see that proxeronine is absolutely essential in the body and without it, many of the functions in our bodies would not function on the same level!!
Over time proxeronine has become more scarce in our foods due to soil depletion, pollution, and use of chemical and fertilizers to name a few. It is vital and essential that our bodies continue to receive high levels of proxeronine to function properly. No other fruit has such an abundance of natural proxeronine like Noni. Not only does Noni contain the highest concentration of proxeronine known at present time, there are a couple of other very important nutrients that are found in Noni that also have profound effects upon our health. The world owes a great debt to Dr. Ralph Heinicke for his pioneering work!
Watch this important video about Proxeronine and the benefits of NONI!!