Posted by Justin T on 4/16/2018 to Hormones
RNA (ribonucleic acid) and DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) are chemical compounds that are made by the human body. Each of the nucleic acids are fundamental for several important functions of our bodies, but to simplify how each works, think of DNA as the instructions or guidelines for specific tasks that our body completes, and RNA as the component that helps to carry out and complete those instructions or guidelines. DNA is self-replicating, which means it can reproduce itself, and RNA is created from DNA as needed. Each compound is vital in how your body looks, acts, grows, develops and more. Studies show that as people age, their bodies can begin to lose levels of DNA and RNA.