Details About Catabolism and Anabolism
Catabolism and anabolism
are two biochemical processes that make up our body’s
The functions of these two biochemical processes
are distinct and inverse of each other but as a whole conspire
to constitute the workings of our body metabolism.
While anabolism is the process by which new
molecules are built, catabolism on the other hand, is the
process by which molecules from nutrients such as fatty acids
and glucose are destroyed to produce the needed energy to
build new molecules through anabolism.
These complete cycle of building and destroying
Is what metabolism is all about.It is needed, however, that
for a normal metabolism of the body to ensue, anabolism and
catabolism has to function simultaneously.
To stimulate proper chemical reaction towards
attaining metabolism, an amount of energy is a requirement
which is properly addressed into by the building and destroying
of molecules through the process of anabolism and catabolism.
The phase lapsing of their function will
have an effect on the body cells. If anabolism supersedes
catabolism which means an added building, it will of course
lead to a net cell gain.
But if catabolism supersedes anabolism,
which mean an added destruction then It will lead to a net
The building processes undertaken by anabolism
will bring us to the forefront of how body tissues are formed.
These chemical processes upon which our body
produces its cells, cells membranes, enzymes and proteins
are for the proper body growth and also for the needed maintenance
of tissues and cells that are subjected to the daily grinds
of everyday living.
Catabolism would mean on the other hand,
the energy giving processes by which it breaks down molecules
to attain the desired energy giving effects. Unused energy
from catabolism is channeled to our muscles and liver.
These are then called as glycogen which
fires up the muscle to make the body run, walk and to do other
physical activities it may want. Additional unused energy
is also stored by the body as fats.
The catabolic and anabolic effects of metabolism
in our body are influenced by the food we eat.
If the nutrients in our body are not in consonance
with the required amount for the proper functioning of our
catabolic and anabolic processes, our body metabolism will
bound to suffer.
It is thus proper that if we want good metabolism,
we have to observe the proper
diet to achieve it. Indeed, it is a good thing that you
fully understand the workings of your body metabolism particularly
the anabolic and catabolic side of it.
Knowing this aspect will make you realize
that proper intake of foods is almost always the under lying
cause for either a bad or good metabolism of your body.
You would also have come to know the two
things that metabolism gives to your body. This of course
is the relationship of tissue building, tissue repair and
cell production of your body through the anabolic characteristic
And on the other part, the way the catabolic
characteristic of metabolism breaks down molecules to provide
you the energy for your body’s physical activities.