Mechanism of Action
Morbid tissues are generally characterized by oxygen deficiency.
Accumulation of H-radicals
[free radicals -- Dr. Asai was FAR ahead of his
time!] tends to destroy cells and tissues which gradually accumulate to cause
disorders which in
turn deteriorate in a morbid condition generated for various reasons.
If oxygen could be
selectively and locally, fed to this lesion, oxygen would
combine with the accumulated H+ radicals
to restore the deteriorated tissues, thereby cutting the vicious
circle of accumulation
of deteriorated tissues and disorders, restoring the normal functions
of the tissues.
There is more on this page, right
below, but this subject is so critically important that I urge you to
click on the "Free Radical Next" link above, and start a series of
pages that should explain this very vital data to you. I have
written and talked about "free radicals" for more than 20 years,
including to many doctors and others who use the term as if they know
it. Yet, I find that a great many people have no idea of what
that means, and even those who claim to be knowledgably can hardy ever
explain it in terms that the average person can understand. This
special series, on free radicals, allows you to return to the home
page for Dr. Asai's Book from any page of the series.
I URGE YOU TO STUDY THIS SERIES!
not kidding. This is the core of atomic physics as applied to
health. I've also created an electronic Study Aide, free, you
can click on the image and take that electronic course. It
explains, with dozens of interactive questions and answers, exactly
what is a free radical.
Here is an explanation of how the term "free radical" was arrived at:
Most organic molecules—those found in living
things or their products—are fairly large. All of them are based on carbon and
many consists of only carbon and hydrogen, or carbon, hydrogen and oxygen,
linked up in chains or rings. Most organic molecules consist of a kind of basic
structure of carbon atoms to which small clusters of other atoms are attached.
These clusters, or chemical groups, are very important in chemistry, especially
in biochemistry—the chemistry of living things—as different groups are
responsible for most of the different chemical properties of the molecules.
In 1832 the German chemists Baron Von Liebig
and Friedrich Wohler discovered that, when chemical reactions occurred, these
little clusters, instead of breaking up to release the individual atoms of which
they are made, tended to act almost like molecules in their own right, retaining
their group identity and linking on, in their entirety, to other molecules. They
did not, however, persist for any length of time on their own but always tried
to tie themselves on to a molecule. It was decided to call these groups
radicals. This word has no deep hidden meaning.
It simply comes from the Latin
word radix, meaning 'a root', and was selected because the atom cluster hangs
from the molecule like a root and can 'root' itself in other molecules.
As you may have guessed, free radicals are
radicals that are temporarily unattached to a molecule. Unattached radicals are
not happy just to sit around like the more stable molecules of compounds; rather
they are constantly looking for something to latch on to. Many of them are quite
small, consisting of only two or three atoms; some are larger. The one thing
they all have in common is that they are remarkably active—and some of them are
highly dangerous to our bodies.
The basis of the theory of the mechanism of the compound is that
germanium takes the form of a sesquioxide.
- \Ses`qui-\ [L., one half
more, one and a half.] (Chem.) A combining form (also used
adjectively) denoting that three atoms or equivalents of the
substance to the name of which it is prefixed are combined with two
of some other element or radical; as, sesquibromide, sesquicarbonate,
\Ses`qui*ox"ide\, n. [Sesqui- +
oxide.] (Chem.) An oxide containing three atoms of oxygen with two
atoms (or radicals) of some other substance; thus, alumina,
is a sesquioxide.
Oxygen readily combines with hydrogen, so it becomes apparent that
hydrogen will strongly
bind with the oxygen atoms of the compound, consequently bringing
about a dehydrogenating
reaction which is the mechanism by which germanium eliminates harmful substances
causing disease in the body.
Consider for a moment the basic fact of the life process whereby food
is burned by the body to give
energy, while carbon dioxide (C02) and hydrogen (H2) are created. CO2
from the lungs when we exhale, and H2 combines with oxygen to form
water which is
discharged in the urine and sweat. As mentioned previously, hydrogen
may be referred to
as a positive ion, which is as useless to the body as dust clogging
the workings of a machine.
To insure that the body functions normally, hydrogen must be removed,
but for complete removal a
large quantity of oxygen is needed. The germanium compound with its
effect takes the place of oxygen in combining with hydrogen to
eliminate the latter from
the body. In fact, all traces of germanium are discharged from the
body through the
digestive tract within 20 to 30 hours.
As part of another experiment, tests were conducted on the effect of
the germanium compound on
the respiratory tissues of a group of mice using the Warburg method.
showed a remarkable decrease of oxygen consumption in the diaphragm
and liver clear
indication that the compound acted as a substitute for oxygen in
combining with hydrogen. By
the dehydrogenating or oxidizing action of the compound, not only
hydrogen ions are
removed from the blood,
but abnormal proteins and other foreign matter are also removed. The
oxidizing effect of
the compound thus serves to purify the blood.
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