You may have heard that carbon is the “building block of life,” but what about carbon dioxide? While the mainstream media continues to purport the myth that carbon dioxide (CO2) is a dangerous pollutant, the truth is that it’s actually an essential nutrient that gives plants life.
While it is fairly well-recognized that CO2 is an integral part of the process of photosynthesis, few people realize that it is also essential to the formation of valuable plant compounds, and is also a building block for plants in general. Plants get their carbon via carbon dioxide, and CO2 enters the photosynthetic process through a number of different chemical reactions, known as “carbon-fixation reactions.” As AskNature.org explains, “These reactions follow the energy-transduction reactions (or light reactions) that convert solar energy into chemical energy in the form of ATP and NADPH molecules, which provide energy to drive the carbon-fixation reactions.”
Through what is known as the Calvin cycle, plants take in CO2, which is inorganic, and “fix” it into an organic molecule. In this way, CO2 is essential for plants to have the carbon necessary for medicinal plant compounds. Basically, without CO2, plants would not have the carbon they need, both for their own biological functions and for the production of the plant compounds we’ve come to love for their medicinal value...
To put it simply, a war against carbon dioxide is a war against natural health, both for humans and the planet as a whole. While the globalist proponents of climate change continue to purport the myth that CO2 degrades health, the fact of the matter is that it is actually essential to all forms of life. Without it, there are no plants and no plant medicines — and without those two things, human health will unravel at lightning speed.
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