Why do our nerves work?

Each nerve is insulated by our body.

Our body is a large electrical insulator.

Molecules that insulate are non-metals.

Can not conduct electricity:

  • sugar
  • carbohydrates
  • proteins
  • hormones
  • cholesterol

98% of our body insulates electricity.

  • muscles
  • brain
  • lungs
  • liver
  • skin

Tissues made from non-metal atoms cannot conduct electricity:

  • carbon
  • nitrogen
  • oxygen
  • sulfur
  • others shown in green

Non-metals do not conduct electricity. RED Boxed area

What is a nonmetal? - Quora

 Metals conduct electricity;