"The most recent studies now even state that humans are made up of on average around 30 trillion human cells and 39 trillion bacteria"
Here at Tonic, we love the power of the natural world and the amazing things your body can achieve when you give it the right fuel. Take macrophages, for example, trained in the detection and destruction of foreign invaders that have entered the body. It’s like one big, microscopic game of Pac-man and we love setting them free to do their thing.
So why the molecular imagery on pack? Well, we wanted to put the beauty and power of the natural world under the microscope, to reveal the amazing micro world within while shining a light on the incredible science of natural nutrition. Pictured below is a Polarized light micrograph of crystals of vitamin C magnified 100x – who knew health could be so beautiful!
So, why is it important?
Taking a closer look atthe microscopic world is vital for our perspective and understanding of theworld we live in. If we didn’t have these amazing research tools, we wouldn’tknow that there are more bacteria in our body than human cells. And moreviruses for that matter too.
The most recent studies now even state that humans are made up of on average around 30 trillion human cells and 39 trillion bacteria.
Biologists estimatethat 380 trillion viruses are living on and inside your body right now. Butdon’t worry, they’re not all bad - we live in harmony with these microorganismswho can actually help aid important bodily functions such as digestion.
Recent science evensuggests that we sometimes when we think we’ve ‘caught’ a cold, our symptomsare actually the result of a virus that was dormant in the body which began toinfect and replicate our cells when our immune system becomes compromised. That’swhy our immune system needs to always be on and looking after us.
Now let’s put theT-Cell under the microscope.
The picture below wastaken using the only microscope in Australia capable of super-resolutionfluorescence. Using this new technology, which allows for microscopic researchto be conducted without the usual limits of optical resolution, scientists atthe University of NSW were able to identify how exactly T-cells react. T-cells,the first line of defence in the human immune system, raise the alarm if germsor other unknown particles are detected in the bloodstream, thereby kick-startingthe process of fighting illness.
Incredible, right? They look like a mini army ready to pounce and protect us. That’s why we love the microscopic world so much and wanted to hero it on our packaging. It’s beautiful, magical, and mind blowing all in one – whilst keeping us healthy and free to live our lives.
Photo credit to The Conversation