Nanoparticles have a huge potential to change many aspects of our existence ... some for the better, others for the worst. So what are NooCube supplements; where are they from; what has to do with brain health; and why do I call them saints or sinners?
Let's start our journey ...
When we meet someone unexpectedly, we often say, "This is a small world." Well, you haven't seen anything yet! Welcome to nano-land ... where things are not only very small or even very small, but incredibly small!
Particles at the nanoscale are so small that when you play (move, control, shape) them, you do it with molecules and atoms, as if they were the plastic cubes from which you built things as a child. So on nano-earth, we could build something from a cluster of atoms, not from bricks.
If you think the atom is the basic unit ... the basic element of matter. Atoms were once thought to be indivisible, but now we know that the energy released in a process we call nuclear fission comes from the fission of an atom. It is clear to all of us that when working with nanoparticles, the atoms we use are not separated. Molecules are larger than atoms of the same material because they consist of two or more atoms.
Okay, that's enough ... here's the question: why would you play with atoms if you have something.
This is where it gets really interesting, so let me try to illustrate why with silver.
Silver is used in jewelry in part because it darkens slowly, which means that it does not react very well with air or other materials. But if you take a piece of silver and divide it until it's so small that it becomes much smaller than, say, a red blood cell (and it's quite small), something completely unusual will happen.
What do you think it is?
From a strong, highly predictable - some might say - boring - metal it becomes a reactive and somewhat unpredictable set of possibilities. Okay, I exaggerated a bit, but it definitely has exciting properties that the original piece doesn't show ... like antibacterial properties.
Wow! What the hell is going on?
Introduction of nanoparticles:. These antibacterial properties apply to the total surface of silver nanoparticles. Now that we are in the nano country, we will get better used to nano things, because we will find nanotechnologies, nanosciences, nanotoxicity, nanoethics, nanomedicine and much more.
So what is a nanoparticle?
In essence of NooCube pills, two criteria are used to identify nanoparticles. However, it is difficult to give a precise definition because, as I understand it, although most do, not all nanoparticles meet both criteria.
In any case, I do not want to complicate matters unnecessarily, so the following descriptions are suitable for our purpose ...
Very small particles (pieces) of material NooCube supplements, the properties of which differ from those of the base material, are called nanoparticles. Although there is no generally accepted definition of nanoparticles, it is generally accepted that particle size should be a different criterion. The harmonized size range is from 0.1 to 100 nm.