Mitochondria are an essential part of most body cells. They are responsible for 90% of the body’s energy production. They are numerous in cells that require high energy usage like muscles, heart and nerves.
Mitochondria have many other important functions. They aide the body in detoxification and are involved in hormone and lipids (cholesterol) control. Mitochondria are involved in growth, and their death often leads to cell death.
Symptoms of deficiency include fatigue, burning muscle pain, cognitive problems, digestive issues
Many disease processes have been linked to decline of mitochondrial number or function including Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, atherosclerosis, autism, fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s disease, and cancer.
Mitochondrial metabolism requires a complex array of nutrients, and supplementation has been shown to result in improvement of various medical conditions.
Mitochondrial nutrients include magnesium, ubiquinol, carnitine, d-ribose, b vitamins, lipoic acid, and more.