For every high priest is ordained to offer gifts and sacrifices: wherefore it is of necessity that this man have somewhat also to offer. For if he were on earth, he should not be a priest, seeing that there are priests that offer gifts according to the law: Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount. ( Hebrews 8:3-5 )
Hydrogen atoms, H+, are necessary for nucleosynthesis, but also for life.
If we said that all metabolism is based on a process that produces a supply of H+ it would not be an exaggeration.