I read this book this week:
I wanted to learn how to take care of my cells… how to help my body to have more energy. I’m pretty sure I learned a lot of this info before, but obviously I hadn’t been following the protocol and needed a refresher.
Basically, our mitochondria are the energy packs that fuel our cells – the batteries.
They get their fuel from fatty acids.
L-carnitine helps transport the fatty acids to the cells.
D-ribose is also food for mitochondria. Your body can make it, but it takes weeks to make some – a scoop of d-ribose can provide instant relief to struggling mitochondria.
A reaction between coQ10 and oxygen (so watch out if you have anemia), cause the electrons to transfer between the mitochondria – this is the energy happening.
Exercise helps prevent a backup of ATP. A backup of ATP causes oxidation.
Creatine helps recycle ATP.
B-vitamins help everything work the way it’s supposed to.
A supplement called PPQ, which might be an unknown b-vitamin, can help your body make NEW mitochondria.
It’s a lot more complicated than that, but that’s the gist of it.