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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 to...

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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 can bind to mitochondria,...

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Branched-Chain Amino Acids

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...

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Brain Food

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 of aging, mental illness and...

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Vitamins

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 chronic diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s,...

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Phospholipids

Phospholipids are the building blocks that make up the outer and inner membranes that give mitochondria their shape. These membranes house fats and proteins important to energy metabolism and detoxification. Phospholipids allow water and oil to mix. They are the cell...

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Mitochondrial Damage And Diet

We live in a toxic environment. We breathe, eat and drink in toxins that must be neutralized by our lungs, liver, and cells. Inside every cell, mitochondria exist to detoxify and maintain a healthy environment. The healthier your cells, the less likely you are to...

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Hydration and Mitochondrial Health

Water is the ultimate solvent, attracting every impurity to itself and upregulating the cellular detoxification process. When there’s not enough water in the cells, enzymatic and detoxification by the mitochondria slows down, allowing the buildup of free radicals and...

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