Supplementation with antioxidant herbals and nutrients has been shown to be important to protect against free radical damage that if left unchecked accelerates the aging process. Now researchers have also identified the importance of components of human cells called “mitochondria” that are often referred to as the “powerhouse” of the cell since they generate the energy (called ATP) for the 50-100 trillion cells in the body to function. Over time mitochondria will begin to age as well and cellular energy needs are depleted. It is this decline in function at the mitochondrial level that can rapidly accelerate premature aging. Supplementation with alpha lipoic acid and acetyl-l-carnitine can support healthier mitochondrial function to better fuel the body and support life sustaining function.
This naturally occurring molecule is found in the brain, liver and kidney. Unfortunately ALC levels decline with aging and thus daily supplementation by individuals looking to live proactively has become common. Common uses include enhanced mental function, energy production and to help mitigate the effects of aging. ALC has been used in clinical trials lasting up to 33 months; this extended research reflects its safety. Researchers have studied ALC use for:
- Age related cognitive impairment
- Testosterone deficiency symptoms
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Poor blood flow to the brain
- Diabetic neuropathy
- Peyronie’s disease
- Mild depression
Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA)
This dynamic vitamin is produced within the human body. It is involved in the production of ATP, the energy unit for cell performance. Additionally, alpha lipoic acid serves to protect the body as both a water soluble and fat soluble antioxidant. Alpha lipoic acid also possesses the ability to regenerate antioxidants like vitamin C, E and glutathione. Clinically there are multiple applications that researchers have reviewed including:
- Diabetes (improved insulin sensitivity)
- Energy production
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Antioxidant protection
- Human Immunodeficiency virus support
These 2 amino acids are extremely important and they can make vast improvements on your health. When used together these vitamins can support mitochondrial function and helps rid the body of destructive free radicals. Clinical trials have proven that this combination can help create new youthful behaviors. ALA and ALC work together synergistically to support improved mitochondrial function and thus target the protection and preservation of vitality. The reality is when the right fuel is consumed; vitality, wellness and longevity improve.
On the Go!
Start your morning on the right track
1.Wake up gradually and stretch your muscles slowly. Spending a few minutes in silence and taking deep breaths helps you ease into your activities for the day.
2.Start your day with lime water, a simple concoction that has many benefits. Lime water purifies the liver, aids digestion and promotes heart health.
3.Avoid drinking coffee first thing in the morning. It is better to wait until 9:30am-11:30am to allow the caffeine to be more effective, because our body is already producing the hormone cortisol early in the morning, which makes us feel more alert.
4.Be sure to have breakfast. Recent studies show that skipping breakfast can lead to obesity and weaken immunity.
5.Plan the day ahead. Preparing your meals and setting aside your outfit the night before can help you have a smooth, worry-free morning.
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