The nuBound? story starts two decades ago
when scientists began to re-examine the role
of dietary nucleotides in nutrition, immune
system health and recovery. In contrast to the
traditional view (which held that dietary sources
were unimportant, because the body could
produce its own nucleotides), a new view began
to emerge that stress could cause the body to
begin using dietary nucleotides to supplement
those that it produces.
According to the Physician's Desk Reference (PDR) the current consensus in the
scientific community, based on the several dozen studies that have looked at this issue,
is that under conditions of metabolic stress and rapid growth, the body is unable to
meet its physiological requirement for the production of nucleotides. They conclude
that a dietary source of nucleotides is a "conditionally essential nutrient."
The PDR goes on to note that "nucleotides appear to be effective in boosting immune
response" and "may also promote tissue repair." Many hospitals now utilize nucleotide
supplementation as an element in clinical nutrition programs for peri-surgical patients.
Recently published studies (conducted on a double blind basis) have shown that
nuBound? raised the post-exercise levels of immunoglobin (an indicator of
strengthened immune system response) and lowered the post-exercise levels of cortisol
(which, since cortisol stimulates the breakdown of muscle protein, means less
opportunity for tissue damage and a more rapid recovery).