Energy Production, the Key Role of the Melanin Molecule in the Human Body: Implications in the Context of Aging
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Arturo Solís Herrera, María del Carmen Arias Esparza, Ruth Isabel Solís Arias, Paola Eugenia Solís Arias and Martha Patricia Solís Arias
Nutrition has been defined as the study of food and nourishment, examining
the nutritional content of different foods, the amount of nutrients required for healthy
growth and function and how this varies for different people. The main focus was so
far in carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, vitamins and minerals. The role of water, in spite
to be the main constituent of the human body, was limited to volume in the circulatory
apparatus, a simple solvent where metabolic reactions take place; an inner cleaner for
the elimination of waste products, and maintenance of the body temperature and
Our finding, in the human eye initially, of the intrinsic property of melanin molecule to
split and re-form the water molecule breaks the ground. Our body has the astonishing
property to uses water as source of electrons, as in plants happen. This fact, previously
unknown in human eukaryotic cell, represents a turning point in many fields of human
knowledge, among them, the Nutrition concept.
Water is the source of energy by excellence and meals are merely the source of
biomass. With meals our body makes skin, nails, hair, muscle, blood, neuron cells,
bone; etc. Glucose is out of discussion, the perfect building block, thereby our
organism is able to makes even nucleic acids arising from C6H12O6. However, energy,
defined as any thing that is able to produce some kind of change, is taken from water
through the dissociation and re-formation of the molecule.
Melanin is the equivalent to the human chlorophyll. Both molecules possess the
intrinsic capacity to transform photonic energy into free chemical energy, susceptible
to be used by eukaryotic cell.
Biomass, Energy, Hydrogen, Macula, Melanin, Photosynthesis, Water
Human PhotosynthesisTM Study Center, Avenida Aguascalientes Norte 607, Pulgas Pandas Sur, Aguascalientes, México; CP 20138.