Adenine is most known for its role in speeding up the process by which energy is manufactured in our body. It plays a crucial role in protein synthesis and accompanying chemical processes. Also, it is an important component of both DNA and RNA, which are nucleic acids that provide our genetic information.
Without vitamin B4, cell formation and the healthy development of our body tissues would likely be impaired; along with that, our immune system could possibly be compromised, hindering the ability of our body to fight off viruses and infections. It can also play an important role in maintaining healthy blood sugar levels, stopping the degeneration and mutation of cells, and ward off the activities of free radicals, thus possibly slowing down our aging process through means such as helping us maintain energy levels.
Food sources: We can enrich our bodies with B4 by eating products such as propolis, bee pollen, and raw unprocessed honey. Eating a well-rounded diet of fresh fruit and vegetables also helps supply us with B4, as do a wide variety of herbals to include cloves, thyme, sage, ginger, spearmint, jojoba, hawthorne, and blessed thistle, just to name a few.