You’ve probably heard the phrase, “You are what you eat!” Well… it’s very true. Most of us don’t really sit down and think about the true chemical and molecular components of our body or plants.
Do you realize that almost 99% of the human body's mass is made up of six elements: oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, calcium, and phosphorus. Only about 0.85% of our body is composed of another five elements: potassium, sulfur, sodium, chlorine, and magnesium.
All these 11 chemical elements are necessary for life. These chemical elements all combine in molecular form to form: water, protein, fats (lipids), hydroxylapatite (bones), carbohydrates (glycogen/glucose), and DNA,
The average adult's body is 50-65% water, averaging around 57-60%. More importantly, 65% of our body is oxygen, 18.5% is carbon, and 9.5% is hydrogen.