Healthy mitochondria

Healthy mitochondria mean a higher quality of life. One in three people over the age of 20 suffers from a mitochondrial dysfunction. Over 90% of chronic diseases can be attributed to a lack of energy in the mitochondria, which in turn is caused by oxidative and nitrosative stress as well as an insufficient supply of essential factors.

energie

More energy, and more out of life

Your body’s ability to effectively produce energy is greatly affected by the ageing process as well as your current lifestyle, which contributes to a general overtaxing. Oxidative and nitrosative stress as well as an insufficient supply of essential nutrients lead to a lack of energy in the mitochondria. This leads to poor performance and many chronic degenerative diseases, which originate in the mitochondria.

The mitochondria are the powerhouses of the cell

The human body is composed of approx. 80 trillion cells. Each cell has its own “power plant”, the mitochondria. In the mitochondria, the molecule adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is formed. This provides energy for all reactions and metabolic processes of the body.

Respiration and disease begin in the mitochondria

HEALTH HAZARDS AT THE WORKPLACE:
Common stress factors in the workplace
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(Source: TÜV Süd, 2010 study/Germany)

 

Chronic degenerative diseases originate in the mitochondria. These include allergies, autoimmune diseases, bronchial asthma, hypertension, chronic bronchitis, CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome), burnout, depression, type II diabetes, hormonal disorders, migraine, susceptibility to infections, headaches, sleeping problems, and obesity.

Overtime

High cost pressure

Little recognition of achievements

Time pressure and tight deadlines

Bullying

Conflicts with colleagues or executives

Mitochondrial damage accumulates over a lifetime.

In contrast to the well-protected nuclear DNA, mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) is much more susceptible to oxygen radicals. The systems for restoring damaged mtDNA are less pronounced and cannot repair damaged sites. Mitochondrial damage can thus accumulate over a lifetime. The overall metabolic activity of mitochondria decreases. Although damaged mitochondria are constantly “recycled”, an aerobic cell that loses too many functional mitochondria because of the lack of energy replenishment is unable to regenerate them and dies. Muscle strength, eyesight, nervous performance and skin elasticity diminish depending on the intensity and duration of the injury. The vitality of people decreases. Weakened mitochondria lose the ability to burn fat. They can only use glucose as a fuel. The combustion of glucose produces a greater amount of radicals.

energy

Healthy cell metabolism is only possible with sufficient energy

Glucose oxidation therefore accelerates mtDNA damage, the mitochondrial ageing process, and ultimately cell damage. Damaged and old mitochondria proliferate more quickly than healthy (and better functioning) mitochondria, although they operate less efficiently and cause far more oxidative stress. This is mainly because damaged mtDNA molecules are shorter and can thus be replicated more quickly. The accumulation of damaged mitochondria in cells, tissues, organs, and thus the entire body increases the burden of oxidative stress.

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