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RNA (Ribonucleic acid)
A nucleic acid working with DNA; and a messenger to the cells.
Nucleic acids are vulnerable to free radicals, which can distort their information. This can lead to mutations in cell multiplication and performance, cancer and premature ageing. DNA and RNA can be protected by antioxidant vitamins and nutrients.
Nucleic acids are available in supplement form, but aren't suitable for people with gout, as they increase levels of uric acid.