Energy : Mitochondrial Function : Fibromyalgia

As the “power plants” of each and every cell in the human body, the mitochondria synthesize the vast majority of cellular energy as Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP). Though found in nearly every human cell, concentrations of mitochondria are far more abundant in the tissues and organs with a higher rate of metabolic activity, like those of skeletal muscle, the liver, and brain. When unhindered and supplied with sufficient nutrients, such as B-vitamins, magnesium, zinc, and iron to process calories into usable ATP, sufficient energy is available to maintain proper cellular and organ activity. However, when the mitochondria become damaged and cease to work efficiently, either from lack of nutrients, environmental toxins, and/or mitochondrial disease, ATP synthesis slows and health issues begin to manifest. A loss in cellular vitality leaves one more susceptible to a broad spectrum of metabolic dysfunction and degenerative disease including disorders of mood and cognition to chronic muscle pain and fibromyalgia. In the presence of damaged or impaired mitochondrial function, the addition of concentrated levels of key botanicals and nutrients may prove beneficial in supporting liver detoxification pathways and cellular energy production.*

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