Boosting Cellular Energy, Fighting Fatigue
Cellular Energy Decrease and Fatigue
Our cellular energy is the key to our health. Energy is the capacity for doing work. The energy required for the proper functioning of our body is produced in each of our cells by parts of the cell, called "mitochondria."
Our cellular energy is the key to our health. We need our mitochondria to be healthy for us to be healthy.
Acting like small "power plants," mitochondria produce energy for the cell through an energy conversion process called ‘cellular respiration.' Mitochondria produce 90% of our energy.
In cellular respiration, the cell produces energy by using oxygen (delivered by the blood to the cell) to “burn” or break down nutrients such as glucose in a series of biochemical reactions. The generated energy is stored in a molecule of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP acts as a fuel and is indispensable to power all the cell’s activities.
The energy produced by cellular respiration and stored in ATP is vital as it allows our body to execute its many tasks: move, breathe, assimilate our food, and defend ourselves against infections.
Oxidative stress and Aging are the main causes for a decrease in cellular energy production.
- Oxidative stress (excessive free radicals) is induced by an unbalanced nutrition, excessive intake of sugar and alcohol, drugs, tobacco, exposure to pollutants, and more.
- Aging: on-going exposure to free radicals adds up during your lifetime which deteriorates mitochondrial health.
Consequences of the decrease in Cellular Energy Production.
When mitochondria no longer work efficiently, our cells lack energy and get damaged. They can no longer function efficiently. With less energy generated and stored in ATP, we are faced with an overall fatigue. We also have an increased susceptibility to infections. Like all our other cells, our white cells, i.e., our very defense cells, have less energy, our immune system declines and can no longer protect us efficiently.
Fighting the Cellular Fatigue: A Clinical Study
A published clinical study carried out at Ohio State University has shown how Immun’Âge® can increase the production of the cell’s energy in people with type 2 diabetes. The pancreas of people with Type 2 diabetes functions less efficiently and does not deliver enough of the insulin hormone responsible for glucose to penetrate into the cells. With a decreased amount of energy generated and stored in ATP, people with diabetes experience an overall fatigue and an increased susceptibility to infections. The Ohio State University Study demonstrates that the sugars present in Immun’Âge® have the property of penetrating into cells even with an absence of insulin, which can help people with Type 2 diabetes fight their fatigue and improve their immune defenses.