We cannot heal what we don't understand- Understanding your cells
When something goes awry in the body, we are quick to find a resolution and treat our symptoms. We may suffer from joint pain, heartburn, skin rashes etc., each with a temporary solution within reach. We have a headache and reach for a pill to help to reduce the symptoms. We have a cold; we source the best option to get through the sniffles.
We tend to overlook what happens deep within the body, in the cells that make up who we are. Our cells are the basic building blocks of all living things. The human body consists of trillions of different cells that perform different functions. For example, we have nerve cells that help transport messages around the body. We have brain cells that help carry out other cells' messages and actions. Cells provide structure to the muscular system so you can move about. They take nutrients from foods so your cells can keep on living and reproducing. Your cells also carry your DNA!
Our cells are also made up of essential materials such as the membrane, nucleus, plasma, cytoplasm, ribosomes, organelles, etc. But something needs to power the cells, keep them active and help transform all those nutrients you consume into something the body can use. Introducing your 'mitochondria."
Your Mitochondria are also known as the "powerhouse" of your cell. Mitochondria are part of the "organelles" in your cell that take in nutrients from the foods you consume and break them down into energy-rich molecules for the cell called "ATP Energy." Without the ATP energy produced from your cells (mitochondria), you cannot survive. Depending on the type of cell determines how many of the tiny power boxes (mitochondria) are present. For example, the muscles take a lot of energy to move, so they have much more mitochondria than other cells.
Did you know
- Mitochondria are essential to energy, focus, vitality and metabolism
- Mitochondria are responsible for producing 90% of the energy you need to survive.
- The adult body has about 100,000 trillion mitochondria producing ATP energy
- Mitochondria also help store calcium required for more than just bones.
- Mitochondria also help to generate heat (thermogenesis)
- Mitochondria teach the cell to perform specific functions
- Mitochondria are found in every cell in the body except blood cells
- The human body makes about 2 billion mitochondria every second of our lives
- Mitochondria also play a role in cell death, helping to clear away cells that become old or broken
- Mitochondria use over 90% of the oxygen we breathe
The importance of Healing the Body at the Cellular Level
Now that we have gotten through the condensed version of cells and how they work, we better understand the incredible importance of the cell's mitochondria. Protecting and nurturing the body at the cellular level may make more sense.
When the Mitochondria are not functioning optimally, disease and body wear and tear start to show and a myriad of symptoms that cause health and quality of life to decline. To date, there are over 300 illnesses associated with the disfunction of our Mitochondria
- Loss of muscle coordination
- Muscle weakness
- Muscle atrophy
- Liver disease
- Heart disease
- Eye disease
- Gastrointestinal problems
- Chronic Fatigue
- Neurological problems such as dementia
- Autoimmune disorders
Did you know there is no cure?
If you suffer from any disease or illness associated with dysfunction of your Mitochondria cells, there is no cure or magic pill that you can take. The only defence is to protect and nurture your cells and to heal the body at a cellular level before things go wrong. Encourage the growth of new healthy cells and mitochondria by reducing free radical damage to the cells from outside sources and stimulate the development of new and healthy mitochondria
Heal the body from within with Well Researched Supplements & Lifestyle
Eat to support your Mitochondria
Food, as thy medicine, is fundamental to supporting your cells. Mitochondria require a diet rich in antioxidants – think colourful vegetables, some fruit, herbs and spices and other healthy foods that supply essential nutrients. Ensure you eat plenty of protein food such as meat, fish, nuts, seeds, beans/lentils and eggs to support amino acids like Glutathione that protect the mitochondria. You can boost your protein in the morning by adding a green protein-rich smoothie. Healthy Fats like omega-3 from fish, avocados, flaxseed and olive oil can help protect the mitochondria by providing anti-inflammatory support
Exercise to support your Mitochondria
Strength training and high-intensity interval training can increase the number and function of mitochondria by increasing your muscle mass. Exercise can increase the number of healthy mitochondria in your body.
Prevent, Nurture & Protect your Mitochondria with Well Researched Supplements
Even with the right foods and adequate daily exercise, your mitochondria may need extra support from outside factors such as pollution, UV damage, some medications, excess stress etc. Taking supplements that support the performance of your mitochondria is a good strategy to help protect your cells, reduce damage and deterioration and support your ongoing well-being and longevity
Acetyl-L-Carnitine- Helps transport healthy fatty acids to the mitochondria for energy production and repair. It is essential in cellular metabolism, especially muscle movement and heart and brain function. The benefit of an increase in Acetyl-L-Carnitine availability is to promote neurological health, learning attention, long-term memory and mood. Acetyl-L-Carnitine also helps improve neuropathy in certain conditions
Natural Factors Acetyl-L-Carnitine is the biologically active form of the amino acid L-carnitine. This form of L-Carnitine can cross the blood-brain barrier, making it ideal for promoting neurological health. Acetyl-L-carnitine has antioxidant activity and is important for heart and brain function. It also produces energy at the cellular level.
Alpha Lipoic Acid is a coenzyme capable of cleaning up some of the mess created by free radical damage to the cells. Alpha Lipoic Acid also recharges other antioxidants such as vitamins C and E to their active states, acts as an essential cofactor for mitochondrial enzymes, blocks inflammatory signals and stimulates glutathione synthesis. Without sufficient (Alpha Lipoic Acids) ALA, the mitochondria would be unable to protect the electron transport chain from free radical damage.
Natural Factors Alpha-Lipoic Acid with B1 & B2 features the "universal antioxidant" alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) alongside vitamins B1 and B2. ALA increases the body's total antioxidant capacity to protect against oxidative damage to muscles, nerves, and other tissues throughout the body. It also supports healthy blood sugar control by enhancing glucose uptake into cells.
Glutathione is one of the major intercellular compounds and is the primary mechanism for protecting cells. (Provides antioxidant defence for the cell). Glutathione is a naturally occurring antioxidant that supports the liver's detoxification pathways. Glutathione changes chemicals and metabolic by-products into harmless substances for excretion from the body by deactivating harmful free radicals. Increased production depends on the intake of specific amino acids from foods or in the form of supplementation.
Natural Factors Glutathione LipoMicel Matrix - Natural Factors Glutathione LipoMicel Matrix has up to 3x higher absorption of Glutathione which delivers an enhanced source of antioxidants to protect your cells from the oxidative damage caused by free radicals.
Natural Factors Glutathione LipoMicel Matrix has formulated a unique patent-pending technology that creates a liquid micelle matrix that disperses the Glutathione into tiny micro-droplets. This results in a highly stable delivery system for higher absorption than other forms of Glutathione on the market.
PQQ-10 with Coenzyme Q10 work together as a powerful duo to improve the speed and efficiency of your mitochondria. PQQ (short for pyrroloquinoline quinone) is a multi-functioning nutrient in some plant foods. PQQ helps protect cells from damage caused by harmful free radicals. PQQ also activates an essential protein (CREB) and directly stimulates the growth and replication of new healthier, stronger mitochondria, positively affecting cellular ATP energy. PQQ also plays a role in the growth and development of neurons directly impacting the brain.
COQ10 (coenzyme Q10) is another powerful antioxidant that has incredible merits as a stand-alone supplement, but when combined with PQQ-10, the benefits to internal cell protection increase two-fold
Natural Factors PQQ-10 with COQ10 200 mg work together to support the mitochondria, the cell's energy producers. By protecting neurons and stimulating nerve growth in the brain, PQQ-10 also supports cognitive performance, including memory and attention.
The supplements mentioned above each provide unique healing properties for the body's internal cells. A person could undoubtedly add each supplement to their daily regimen, and depending on their present health condition, there may be a good reason to do so. If occupation exposes you to chemicals, you may want to take Glutathione daily. If you have diabetes or other diseases that affect the nerves, you want to consider Alpha Lipoic acid as a daily supplement. If you want to improve oxygen update and metabolic support, consider Acetyl L Carnitine. If you have cardiovascular disease or early symptoms of brain disorders, you should reach for PQQ-10 with Coenzyme.
But what if you want all the benefits of cellular growth and protection these supplements provide? Then you may want to try our new go-to product for cellular health
Natural Factors RegnerLIfe- The Combination Supplement for Internal Cell Healing
Natural Factors RegenerLife Mitochondrial Optimization formula contains a potent combination of targeted nutritional compounds that optimize mitochondrial function and antioxidant defence. RegenerLife contains clinically relevant levels of CoQ10 and acetyl-L-carnitine, plus ElevATP™, a proprietary source of ancient peat and apple extracts, to help increase energy production at a cellular level. Extramel® is a concentrated source of the antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase that sustains the body's endogenous antioxidant defence system, and Opitac™ L-glutathione promotes redox balance in cells.
RegenerLife Mitochondrial Optimization helps reduce the symptoms of perceived stress, such as pain, fatigue, sleeplessness, irritability, and reduced quality of life. The natural watermelon-flavoured drink mix has a delicious taste, is gently sweetened with stevia, and is suitable for vegetarians. It is an excellent choice for adults with age- or health-related declines in mitochondrial function, people who are concerned about their exposure to toxins, and those who want a stimulant-free supplement to help improve strength and power in repetitive bouts of brief, highly intense physical activity
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