The Nine Causes of Aging
Cellular Energy Decline
What is Cellular Energy Decline?
Most of the vital energy the body needs to function is produced in the mitochondria (tiny power-plant organelles in all cells), by burning fuel in the presence of oxygen. The byproducts of this energy generation are free radicals. Mitochondria are particularly vulnerable to free radical attack, so they decline in number and efficiency with age, leading to a chronic energy shortage.
As the mitochondria fall short in providing enough energy to fuel the body’s requirements, energy is rationed only for the most essential processes and youthful efficiency is lost. In this underpowered state, the body becomes susceptible to disease and degeneration.
How does the body deal with cellular energy decline?
Mitochondria firstly require sufficient fuel to create energy and, secondly, depend upon antioxidants to defend themselves against the constant bombardment of free radicals. If these two elements are lacking, cells have no other methods of sustaining and protecting their mitochondria and preventing cellular energy decline.
In what way is Lumity’s approach to cellular energy decline unique and more effective than any other?
Lumity provides the mitochondria with the nourishment they need to function efficiently, as they did in youth, and also contains the most effective antioxidants to protect the mitochondria from oxidative damage.
The 3 most effective nutrients at optimizing mitochondrial health and function are l-carnitine, coenzyme q10 and magnesium. Lumity contains these 3 super-nutrients in sufficient quantities to offer a new level of vitality.
L-carnitine is the amino acid required to transport fuel into the mitochondria, where it is used for energy generation. A natural anti-inflammatory, it also enhances the sensitivity of insulin receptors, allowing fuel to flow more readily into the cells to be converted into energy.
Coenzyme q10 is an essential component of healthy mitochondrial function. Aging humans have been found to have over 50% less coenzyme q10 on average compared to that of young adults, which has a big impact on energy levels.
The energy produced by the mitochondria must be bound to a magnesium ion in order to be biologically active. Sufficient magnesium is, therefore, essential for youthful energy levels. Magnesium is essential also to the permeability of the mitochondrial membrane and to the transfer and utilization of energy.
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