Systems, Organs & Nutrients
Each system is made up of various organs and has nutrients necessary for proper functioning of each organ.
Musculoskeletal System: The body’s bones (the skeletal system), muscles (muscular system), cartilage, tendons, ligaments, joints, and other connective tissue that supports and binds tissues and organs together comprise the musculoskeletal system. Most importantly, the system provides form, support, stability, and movement to the body.
Cardiovascular System: The cardiovascular system consists of the heart, blood vessels, and blood. This system has three main functions: Transport of nutrients, oxygen, and hormones to cells throughout the body and removal of metabolic wastes (carbon dioxide, nitrogenous wastes).
Digestive System: The function of the digestive system is digestion and absorption. Digestion is the breakdown of food into small molecules, which are then absorbed into the body. The digestive system is divided into two major parts: The digestive tract (alimentary canal) is a continuous tube with two openings: the mouth and the anus. The gut plays a key role in natural immunity to disease, and maintaining a healthy gut can contribute to overall health. Having a diverse population of prebiotics provides nourishment for the gut bacteria, which in turn nourishes the entire body. When the digestive system has a variety of fibers with a precise blend it can produce an optimal environment in the digestive tract to create prebiotics.
Integumentary system: Consists of the skin, hair, nails, glands, and nerves. Its main function is to act as a barrier to protect the body from the outside world. It also functions to retain body fluids, protect against disease, eliminate waste products, and regulate body temperature.
Neurologic System: The nervous system is a complex collection of nerves and specialized cells known as neurons that transmit signals between different parts of the body. Neurons in the brain communicate via electrical impulses and neurotransmitters.
Urogenital system: Includes both the reproductive organs and the excretory organs. They are considered together because they share some common ducts. The excretory system is comprised of the kidneys, ureters, urinary bladder, and urethra.