Cellular Energy Support
Cellular Energy Support is designed to promote mitochondrial biogenesis and increase mitochondrial density (total number). In our cells, mitochondria are the energy generators or the power plants. Our bodies generate energy on a physical level, the energy that powers everything we do, whether it’s running or biking or the processes inside of us that we don’t even notice, such as blinking, breathing, and beating.
Carbohydrates, fats, and other fuels are converted into energy by mitochondria. A greater number of healthy mitochondria may facilitate a greater ability to utilize these fuels, resulting in more energy and a greater potential to burn fat as fuel rather than store it as fat. To protect themselves, mitochondria require sufficient antioxidant support since they produce damaging free radicals while producing energy.
Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is the energy that mitochondria produce within cells, which is why mitochondria require continuous regeneration over the course of their lives. Often referred to as the powerhouse of the cell, these critical cellular components are a primary source of free radical production and are particularly vulnerable to oxidative stress damage.
In order to promote healthy aging, as well as optimal energy production, and protection against reactive oxygen species (oxidative stress), proper mitochondrial biogenesis which is the growth and division of pre-existing mitochondria, is critical. ATP deficiency, associated with mitochondrial dysfunction, has been linked to a wide range of diseases, including chronic fatigue syndrome, degenerative neurological disorders, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and diabetes, since metabolic syndrome reduces mitochondrial biogenesis.
For efficient metabolism, sustained energy levels, normal nervous system function, and overall healthy aging, maintaining mitochondrial health and mitochondrial biogenesis is essential.
Rhodiola Extract (Rhodiola rosea) (root) [Standardized to contain 3% rosavins and 1% salidrosdie]
Rhodiola also goes by the name arctic root or golden root. Rhodiola rosea is its scientific name. Among its 140 active ingredients, rosavin and salidroside are the most potent. Russians and Scandinavians have used rhodiola for centuries to treat anxiety, fatigue, and depression. (1)
Rhodiola is traditionally known as an adaptogen, a natural substance that increases your body’s resistance to stress in non-specific ways. You are believed to be able to handle stressful situations better if you consume adaptogens during stressful times. (2)(3)
It is believed that rhodiola helps alleviate fatigue as a result of its adaptogenic properties. For eight weeks, 100 people with chronic fatigue symptoms received 400 mg of rhodiola every day. There was a significant improvement in stress symptoms, fatigue, mood, and overall mental abilities. After only one week of treatment, these improvements continued through the final week of the study. (4)
Depression is thought to occur when your brain’s chemicals called neurotransmitters become unbalanced. In order to correct these chemical imbalances, health professionals commonly prescribe antidepressants. Rhodiola rosea may have antidepressant properties that help balance your brain’s neurotransmitters. (5)
Rhodiola has been shown to increase mental performance during mentally stressful and physically demanding times. It is still necessary to conduct more research in order to verify these findings. (6)
Pyrroloquinoline Quinone Disodium Salt (BioPQQ)
In humans, PQQ’s exact function remains unclear, but it’s renowned for its potent antioxidant effects. It also protects nerve cells from damage, among other cellular processes. In addition, PQQ promotes mitochondrial function and cellular mitochondrial development, although its exact mechanisms remain unclear. The mitochondria are specialized structures inside your cells that produce energy from food. (7)(8)
PQQ has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties in early research. You may be less likely to suffer from various inflammatory diseases as a result of these properties. In one study, mice given PQQ showed significantly less inflammation in brain tissue compared with control mice. (9)
To stay healthy and function optimally, your cells require energy produced by mitochondria. Mental decline, heart disease, diabetes, and cancer are linked to poor mitochondrial health. Many health claims associated with PQQ are attributed to improved mitochondrial health, including improved memory, energy, and sleep. (10)(11)
PQQ appears to increase mitochondrial production via several complex pathways in test tubes and animals, but no evidence suggests that it would yield similar health benefits in humans. (12)