The Loss of Cellular Vitality Starts at Age 25
by Steve Bruner
The loss of cellular vitality is caused by a number of factors, including glycation, free-radical reaction, false energy sources, and foreign invaders (toxins, viruses, pollutants, drugs, etc.). These factors along with age affect mitochondria health. Starting at age 25 our mitochondria health is downgraded every ten years. Some age faster than others. Some age much slower. Why? According to scientist aging is a relative experience we all share and is due in part to things like genetics, environment, stress, health, disease, drugs, toxins, etc . Ironically most people have been led to believe aging is primarily a genetic factor, but research suggest it accounts for only about 25% of how you age. The other 75% is a variable that we have some control over.
I remember a guy who use to work for my parents who was a alcoholic, often homeless, was 38 years old and looked older than my parents who were twice his age. We also know people who are 60 and they look 45, without plastic surgery. More importantly, we know people who feel 20 to 30 years younger than their peers. We also know 30 year olds who are tired, stressed, and have failing health.
The Promise of Cellular Energy
If we are willing to take few simple steps we can improve our cellular health with supplements by primarily focusing on the health of the mitochondria. It is one thing we actually have control over. Today, we live in exciting times because of the proliferation of amazing research. Micro-nutrients are better than ever. There are about 25-50 highly research micro-nutrients that make a significant difference in health – and are proven by meta-analysis. (Meta-analysis is the cumulative total of all university research that meets the highest standard. It also is interpreted to be used for human results which means we throw out anything questionable and use only that which is based on solid clinical results.)
Mitochondria Converts Food into Energy - ATP
Mitochondria convert energy from food into usable currency. Carbohydrates, fats, and proteins are broken down inside your cells into sub-components your cells can utilize. This cellular journey takes place in the mitochondria where “micro-nutrients” undergo a complex series of biochemical transformations that generate ATP. ATP stands for adenosine triphoshate. This is the molecular energy behind all biological functions including good cardiovascular health, skin health, immune system health, digestive health, hormonal health, brain health – every organ and body system.
Note: Here is how important ATP is to sustaining life and all your biological functions: Did you know your body converts a volume of ATP every day equal to your entire weight?
In 2007 a group of researchers reported a major breakthrough in how mitochondria dysfunction unfolds. Again, it has everything to do with the environment your cells are functioning in. Ortho-Molecular seeks to improve that environment.
Unfortunately, cellular decline is like any other forms of atrophy that once decline sets in, it has the ability to rapidly decline. Once this rapid decline starts we are subject to disease, chronic disease, and our lives can changed fast for the worst - and then reversing this direction becomes considerably more difficult and sometimes impossible. The key for us is to stop this downward spiral before it is too late. We can repair ourselves from fairly bad places but the earlier we start, the better.
If we do something about our mitochondria, we can reverse the damaging effects that may already be in progress. Most important, we can enjoy a better quality of life – and feel the way we want to feel. But first, you must use good information and make good choices.
The Break-Down - Stress
Stress is the great killer of cells. If you do not manage emotional stress well, your cells already know. If you are exposed to toxins you are stressing your cells. If you exercise too much or not enough, you are stressing your cells. If you smoke you are stressing your cells. If you over-eat or eat the wrong things you are stressing your cells.
Emotional stress is caused by worry. Worry is caused by fears. It all leads to stresses on our body that are unhealthy. There are stresses beyond our control like toxins we are exposed to and some we do not even realize. We know synthetics in our homes are full of toxins. Most of us can’t go 100% organic. The irony is no matter how well you understand the stresses upon your body unless you can do something about it, understanding stress doesn’t do you any good. There are 5 things most of us can do to cut down and manage stress more effectively:
- 1. Diet: The primary thing is to cut out as much sugar from your diet as possible. Sugar over-excites your cells and then crashes them. It causes free radical activities that lead to glycation. Your body requires poly saccarides (sugar) but the best place to get it is from vine-fresh fruits and vegetables. (Sweet soft drinks and juices are one of the worst sources of sugar). The Mediterranean diet is the best diet to follow for a healthier you.
- 2. Exercise: The best way to handle stress on a daily basis is exercise. It is also the best way to burn up bad sugar and keep it from turning into extra pounds (more stress). One of the best exercises of all time is walking – 30 to 60 minutes daily.
- 3. Meditation: Studies have shown people who practice prayer, meditation, or yoga deal with stress more effectively in their souls. Your soul is your will power, your spirit, and your mind working in conjunction with each other. These practices keep give a person that extra portion of faith to transcend their circumstances.
- 4. Family and Friends: People who are lucky enough to share life with others deal with stress better. If the stress is too great therapy can be a great stress reliever.
- 5. Supplements: Good supplements can make all the difference in helping to nourish, protect, repair, and rejuvenate your cells. Stress depletes vital nutrients from hormones, body systems, and the brain. If we give our brains and bodies what it needs, chances are we are coping with stress on multiple levels – from emotional stress to stresses caused by unseen toxins. It also might help motivate us to eat better, exercise more, and even be more proactive in determining our own destinies.
Here is how important ATP is to sustaining life and all your biological functions. Did you know your body converts a volume of ATP every day equal to your entire weight? It is an intense process.
Cancer and other chronic disease is a result of your cells failing – your DNA being changed. All healthy cells are result of a healthy mitochondria – the powerhouse of every cell. For example, if you have good mental energy, focus, clarity of thought, and the absence of brain fog – your brain cells are healthy. They are healthy because the mitochondria is providing energy your brain needs.
The powerhouse of every cell in your body is the mitochondria. The mitochondria is the key to living a healthy life at all ages. Learn to take care of your mitochondria, and you will improve your health exponentially the rest of your life. If you slow down and even stop the ravages of those things that damage your mitochondria you may prevent inevitable damage to your DNA but equally important, slow aging down. Damaged DNA starts a downward spiral of health, often ending with chronic disease(s) and poor health. Once this happens, the damage is done and at best one can hope for a miracle from God, drugs, or an alternative therapy.
In 2007 a group of researchers reported a major breakthrough in how mitochondria dysfunction unfolds. If we do something about it we can reverse the damaging effects that most likely will end up with you having a chronic diseases, and degenerative health. Once degeneration pushes through the floor its hard to stop, and sometimes impossible. So the operative therapy is to start doing something about your mitochondria now. A smoker with cancer will benefit from laying cigarettes down, but most will not do this because they do not place enough value on the human body to heal itself given the right set of circumstances.
Bad energy sources throws off an intense number of electrons within the mitochondria, which results in constant exposure to free radicals. If free radicals are not put into check-mate eventually this causes oxidative damage and the cell becomes vulnerable to decay.
The results are not pretty if a death spiral of free radical damage continues. The Mitochondria convert energy from food into usable currency. Carbohydrates, fats, and proteins are broken down inside your cells into sub-components your cells can utilize. This cellular journey takes place in the mitochondria where “macronutrients” undergo a complex series of biochemical transformations that generate ATP. ATP stands for adenosine triphoshate. This is the molecular energy behind all biological functions including good cardiovascular health, skin health, immune system health, digestive health, hormonal health, brain health – every organ and body system.
Here is how important ATP is to sustaining life and all your biological functions. Did you know your body converts a volume of ATP every day equal to your entire weight? It is an mitochondria gradually begin to deteriorate. This leads to a lower production of ATP energy while free radicals are on the increase. Over time, this continuous reversal of good cellular health destroys the mitochondria membranes and causes molecular decay. As we age the levels of oxidative damage increase steadily. The body’s defenses weaken at the same time. This accelerates the cellular senescence and death.
This aging process can be slowed up or sped up depending on our lifestyle habits, exercise, diet, stress, toxic exposure, drugs, genetics, etc. If too may negative factors combined with age are in play, the overall prognosis is not good and cellular death and atrophy will dominate while factors of good health decline rapidly.
Everything we do at Natural Biology is based on how we can nourish, protect, repair, and hopefully rejuvenate the mitochondria. If we can give the body what it needs to improve ATP production while at the same time stopping as much free radical damage as possible, then we believe our supplements can make a significant impact on your health today and for the future.
Here is what makes Natural Biology supplements different than most – and there are some good ones on the market; however, there are more bad ones than good ones. Here’s our secret:
We place the identical ingredient used in major university research and we use it at purity levels and strengths that will give you the opportunity to experience the results discovered in clinical data. Did you realize window dressing is the primary way supplement company’s formulate? Example: Let’s say that 98% grape seed extract was used at 300mg in a particular study. The study comes out and people say “whow grape seed extract” and they are sold capsules that are 80% at 50mg each. This is window dressing. Another example is to put a lot of ingredients around an ingredient but there is not enough of anything to do anything - window dressing. Natural Biology would use 98% grape seed extract and would give you 300mg.