Healthy Fats

Healthy Fats

Fats Recent studies have demonstrated that excessive levels of certain saturated fatty acids cause mitochondria to fragment which leads to insulin resistance in muscle. This insulin resistance is a precursor to type 2 diabetes. Disrupting mitochondrial function leads...
Electrolytes

Electrolytes

Introduction to Electrolytes Free radicals have to be reduced to harmless waste in water and through mitochondrial enzymatic actions. When enzymes are compromised, free radicals can rise to dangerous levels, causing damage or even cell death. Unquenched free radicals...
Branched-Chain Amino Acids (BCAA)

Branched-Chain Amino Acids (BCAA)

A branched-chain amino acid (BCAA) is an amino acid with a branch (a central carbon atom bound to three or more carbon atoms). BCAAs are three of the eight essential amino acids necessary in the diet. Other amino acids can be manufactured. A lot of this amino acid...
Brain Food

Brain Food

Introduction to Brain Health Mitochondria play a critical role in supplying energy to the brain. When mitochondria deteriorate or become dysfunctional, the result is detrimental to the plasticity or adaptability of neurons. This loss of neural plasticity is a big part...
Vitamins

Vitamins

How Vitamins Affect Mitochondrial Health Mitochondrial dysfunction is characterized by a loss of efficiency in the electron transport chain and reductions in the synthesis of high energy molecules such as ATP. This loss of efficiency results in faster aging and...