Not ONLY for children

If you think Animes, Mangas, Manhwas and Manhuas are for children only, think again. Today’s “contemporary” art contains various elements including those that require strong parental guidance (SPG), like drugs and violence, to something wholly not allowed for minors like sexually illicit activities, gore, torture, etc. (Note: Manga’s are magazines where most animés are based from, while manhwas and manhua are versions of manga from korea and china)

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( excerpt from manga “deadman wonderland”)

Thankfully, child safe channels choose what to air on their program; unlike the internet where you can find almost everything. But if your problem is just the internet, then block all sites that are bad for your child. Use the administrator account to lock your preferences and  let them use the other non-admin account so that they can’t remove the restrictions.

Still, you can find good teachings from these media.  Instances includes the excerpt below from manhua ” combat continent” (though the title obviously imply that it’s filled with fights)

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Be wary that some concetps and problems are too dificult for elementary students. The following are excerpts from manhwa “kubera”

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(the image above is a 15y/o side charater’s mental math exam lol.

I actually tried to solve this and found that it’s not a real problem..well of course! silly me! It doesn’t even have straight sections to begin with lol)

In conclusion, screen whatever your child read or watch. Don’t be fooled cause it’s “just” anime or etc.

Charlatan Claim: Cherifer with High CGF Food Supplement

Cherifer is a famous brand of food supplement in the Philippines that downloadboast its Chlorella growth factor (CGF) content on all Medias. Though it always mention that it has “no approved therapeutic claims”, the advertisements and the product box itself have several implications stating that “it is a growth enhancer”; such as underlining the word growth in CGF and bearing the motto: “Height is might”.

CGF is a nucleotide-peptide complex [1,2] derived from extracts of chlorella, that causes enhanced cell growth to due to improved cherifer-pgmcellular anabolic rate. Cell growth refers to increased cell division and thus “has no direct means of increasing body height”. Improvement of health from a cellular level through enzymatic processes plus addition of multivitamins and minerals is good, but putting additional claim for marketing purposes that was not thoroughly researched can only be called a sham.

In addition to all the above statements, since the intake of Cherifer is through oral administration, as a nucleotide-peptide complex, CGF is still bound to be denatured by gastric juices and be degraded into smaller peptide chains by proteolytic enzymes. Degraded, it will no longer be used for the same enzymatic processes for cell growth (as proposed on the study). But given the benefit of the doubt, assuming not all complexes are degraded at the very least, how will the alien complex enter the nuclear envelope without a certain chaperone? In a simple sense, the CGF intake have several bypasses to overcome, and even after that are the conditions for the CGF to properly function.

Improving health can surely affect growth, but we are still bound by our genetic phenotypes. Modifying body height through health improvement will definitely not defeat your genetic make-up, but doing it so will still benefit the body.

PS. One of my professors commented on this and brought up the idea that the degradation products of CGF might be a clue to its true nature. However, no studies related to this have been published, as of 2014, and thus the claim is still void.

References:

  1. http://www.mims.com/Philippines/drug/info/Cherifer%20PGM%201022%20With%20High%20CGF/?type=brief
  2. http://chlorellagrowthfactor.co.uk/research-on-cgf/
  3. J Appl Poult Res(2013) 22 (1):100-108.