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The topic Metabolic Mitochondrial  is vital to your health and life. It is the very foundation of your energy, weight, aging, brain function, mental attitude, and your overall health.  Lets take a look at mitochondria.

What is mitochondria of “Metabolic Mitochondrial”?

Mitochondria are structures found within a large numbers in most of your cells. It is a double membrane-bound organelle (specialized subunit within a cell that has a specific function).

The number of mitochondria in a cell can vary widely by tissue and cell type. An example of this is red blood cells have no mitochondria, whereas liver cells can have more than 2,000. The number of mitochondria present in a cell is dependent upon how much energy the cell requires. Cells have the ability to produce more mitochondria as needed.

The main function of mitochondria is to perform cellular respiration, which means it takes in nutrients from the cell, breaks it down, and converts it into energy. Mitochondria are like batteries within cells that power various functions of that cell and other processes throughout the body.

Metabolic Mitochondrial in Weight and Health - Image of mitochondria

Image of mitochondria

Important Takeaway: Mitochondria is the primary source of energy for your body. The proper functioning of mitochondria is Vital Force Alive within your body at the core. Metabolic Mitochondrial is one of the most important building blocks of the health and vitality of your body.

What is Metabolic of “Metabolic Mitochondrial”?

Metabolic means the whole range of biochemical processes that occur within us. Here we are talking about the chemical reactions involved in maintaining the living state of  your cells and all the parts of your body. What are the nutrients the Mitochondria use to fuel the cells, organs, and body?

How Mitochondria Produce Energy?

Your mitochondria require the following to produce energy:

  • Oxygen from the air you breathe
  • Macronutrients: Glucose and Fat from the food you eat

Oxygen ( from your breathing) and Glucose/Fat (from the foods you eat) combine in a process called oxidative phosphorylation (a chemical process that uses enzymes to bind together oxygen and with either Glucose/Fat), which generates energy in the form of ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate).

Takeaway: It is important for our mitochondria to function optimally to provide the fuel our cells, organs, and all parts of the body need. Oxygen is an important (Breathe) and the right macronutrient food source.  We need either glucose or fat.  Did I say fat – most definitely. It is most likely a better energy source for your  mitochondria than glucose.

There are some micronutrients than are important to the the health and functioning of the  mitochondria.

More to come in future articles.  I am using Dr. Joseph Merola’s method  – “Metabolic Mitochondrial Therapy” (MMT) from his new book –  “Fat For Fuel”.  I have been following his plan since May 26, 2017 through today June 9, 2017.

Read about the book “Fat For Fuel” here

Read More about Metabolic Mitochondrial:

Basic Introduction to MMT

How Your Mitochondria Influence Your Health