The mitochondria are the ”the power stations” of our cells. By supplying energy to a cell they decide about its life and death. Yes, you read it correctly. Mitochondria determine when the cell dies. This is why our health, vitality, strength, and energy depend on the well functioning mitochondria.
The side effect of the energy production (ATP) is free radicals which are the biggest enemies of the healthy cells. Our bodies use special substances called antioxidants to deal with free radicals and they manage to do so only to some extent. If the number of free radicals increases and the body cannot tackle them, the cells get stressed. This so-called oxidative stress can weaken the mitochondria leading to the weakening of the cells, tissues and eventually whole organs. Our highest energy-consuming organs, heart, liver, brain, and muscles, are most susceptible to oxidative stress.
There are numerous factors that can cause mitochondrial malfunctions but the main is chronic stress, medication, chemicals, pollution, electromagnetic radiation, and bad eating habits.
To function properly, the mitochondria need the following substances: Coenzyme Q10, vitamins B2, B3, B12, D3, and (C), Omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium, selenium, zinc, chromium, manganese.
In my practice, I offer the most advanced diagnostic tests that identify mitochondrial disorder and measure the level of oxidative (and nitrosative) stress in the body as well as the levels of other substances necessary for the proper functioning of the mitochondria.