Mitochondria Dysfunction

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ATP is the energy to Power the Cell

All Cells need energy to function. Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) is the energy molecule of all living cells. We get energy from the food we eat and this energy must be converted to ATP before it can be used by cells to carry out all necessary functions. Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is a compound which provides energy for virtually all body’s processes. When an enzyme in the cell tells ATP to release energy, the final phosphate breaks off from the molecule. This breakage causes a huge amount of energy to be generated which the cell can then use.

The Problem

Under certain conditions, excessive oxidation of cellular nutrients may induce mitochondrial stress, leading to mitochondrial stress.  This leads to mitochondrial unfolding protein response and the initiation of a retrograde stress signalling response pathway.  When this defect happens,  it disrupts the integrity and homeostasis of the mitochondria, resulting in Endoplasmic Reticulum (ER) stress. ER is an organelle found in cells whose main specialised function is to make cellular products like hormones and lipids. This may lead to metabolic disorders such as insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. There is significant evidence that Oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction and cellular stress response can also lead to other several neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s diseases, Alzheimer’s, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.

The excessive generation of Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) and/or Reactive Nitrogen Species (RNS) means your body is making too many bad guys and not enough of the good guys it needs to balance them out.  Oxidative stress is a sign of mitochondrial problems, and scientists now believe that Mitochondria Dysfunction may likely lead to many diseases/disorders like ADHD (attention deficit/hyperactive disorder), Autism, Parkinson’s Alzheimer’s, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Depression, Type II Diabetes and Cancer.

Several Causes of Mitochondrial Dysfunction

Nutritional Deficiencies – Mitochondria require many different nutrients and eating the proper nutrients can help boost your mitochondria function.

Hormonal Deficiencies – Mercury poisoning and liver problems can all lower your thyroid hormones, which are essential for maintaining mitochondria function and efficiency. 

Environmental toxins are a leading cause of mitochondrial dysfunction. We are now exposed to thousands of toxic chemicals and pollutants that simply don’t exist a mere hundred years ago.

Frequent Activation of Stress Response that raises our cortisol levels all the time will lead to metabolic problems and Mitochondria Dysfunction. 

 

More and More Medical Professionals and Health Researchers now believe that avoiding the Early Onset of  Mitochondria Dysfunction (EOMD) will help prevent many modern-day chronic illness and diseases. 
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