Mitochondria are intracellular structures found in every cell of the body except for red blood cells. They number between 500-2000 per cell depending upon the type of cell. They utilize oxygen to convert chemical energy from food into energy for the cell’s metabolic activities. Maintaining healthy mitochondria is one of the most important things you can do to slow the progression of the diseases of aging and develop healthy longevity. The following nutrients have strong scientific evidence for promoting healthy mitochondria. All these nutrients work together in combination to improve mitochondrial function and longevity.
Ubiquinol - fat soluble nutrient that carries out a critical role shuttling electrons through the electron transport system, which is essential in the production of ATP and cell energy. In addition, it is a very potent antioxidant, which offers protection for brain and heart cells.
Acetyl L carnitine - transports fatty acids across the mitochondrial membrane, which are used as fuel to generate energy for the cell. Acetyl carnitine also supports brain function by enhancing production of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine.
Ribose - natural five carbon sugar produced in every cell in the body. Ribose improves oxygen utilization and is the fundamental building block of ATP, which is the body's main energy compound. Ribose works synergistically with Ubiquinol and acetyl l-carnitine.
Niacell (nicotinamide ribinoside) - key component in the citric acid cycle and electron transport chain in the production of ATP. Supports cognitive function, enhances endurance and efficiency of skeletal and cardiac muscle and promotes healthy aging through activation of longevity genes.
NT Factors Energy Lipids - scientifically selected ratios of phosphatidylcholine, glycolipids and phosphatidyl, which are nutrients blended to optimize cell membrane integrity and function. All the energy generating processes take place on the membrane of the mitochondria.
Magnesium is a partner with all the above nutrients and plays a role in more than 300 enzymatic reactions in the body including cell energy production, cardiac rhythm and muscle relaxation.
- Ubiquinol - 100-300 mg daily
- Acetyl L - carnitine-500-1000 mg 2-3 times daily.
- Ribose - 5 g (5000 mg) 2-3 times daily (one scoop of Corvalen three times daily).
- Niacell 250-500 mg twice a day.
- NT Factors Energy Lipids - 1 teaspoon daily in water, juice or on food.
- Magnesium glycinate - 400-600 mg daily. Decrease dose if diarrhea or loose stools