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The Biological Elements of Life – Setting the Grand Stage

The elements of life are all around us. They make up everything; the air we breathe, the trees in the forests, the fishes in the sea, and YOU as well. There are the elements introduced in the periodic table that make up everything there is today, and without them, life would be especially difficult, or mostly impossible. The universe is also made up of such elements. Humans on the other hand, are mostly made up of Hydrogen, Oxygen, Carbon, Nitrogen, Calcium, Potassium, Phosphate, Sulfur, and others. Then there are elements such as Copper, Iron, Chromium, Magnesium, and others that are also considered vital in protein and enzyme functioning. All these, including other compounds (four primary biological compounds known as proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids) that are created up through these elements, form up water, acids, sugars, enzymes, bases, proteins, hormones, cell membranes and membrane channels, and many more. These components are all essential to sustain life on this planet. They form up the nutrients that the cells inside your body need as energy to power up cell reproduction, cell signaling, the maintenance of electrolyte gradients, intracellular messengers, and other pro-life activities. If you look at the world of living things under a microscope, you would clearly notice how all life forms are made up via small compartments we all know as cells. Very tiny life forms like bacteria are single-celled, while the rest sport millions and millions of cells. But whatever life composition there is, the cells within will always be made up of the atoms of the biological elements mentioned above. The usual elements making up a single cell are the following: Oxygen (O) 24%, Hydrogen (H) 59%, Nitrogen (N) 4%, and Carbon (C) 11%. Sulphur (S) and Phosphorus (P) combine for 2%. The difference that sets these elements apart is their respective chemical properties, atomic weights, and their electrons. Any given element can only attach many other atoms to it. A good example would be carbon with its 4 electrons found in its external shell having the ability to bind with 4 more atoms, or hydrogen, which only sports a single electron, and can only bind with another atom. It must be noted though that other elements are also needed by other organic living things for survival. Both animals and plants require various elements to grow and survive their designated lifetimes. Some of the elements that animal life need (and including that of humans as well) include: chlorine (Cl) for food digestion, calcium (Ca) to strengthen muscles and bones, iron (Fe) to help the blood carry the oxygen around the body, and (F) for tooth enamels.

Plants on the other hand, are also in need of certain elements to help them grow and survive in their sometimes inhospitable environments. These elements include chlorine and magnesium to aid them in converting sunlight energy into food. Other plant types, such as grass are full of silica, making it strong in its own right.

Some say life is simple, and that we only need to look at it with such simplicity to live a good and happy life. But truth be told, life is complex; so many important elements and components work together so life could be what we all know it is. Just take a small peek of life under a microscope, you’ll see!

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