Any guesses what this is?
.... A star constellation?
It is a tiny molecular structure made up of adenine, ribose, and phosphate - you might remember it from biology classes - it's called ATP and it is an energy producer. ⚡ Interestingly, the amount of ATP that you use on a daily bases is about your body weight in ATP!! That is an active molecule!!! And we would not be able to function without it!
But where is it found and how does the energy production occur?
Within the hundreds to thousands of mitochondria that you inherited from your mother and are found in all the cells of your body.
Mitochondria are often overlooked in healthcare but they are so important! What is so neat about them is that they are always being destroyed and remade. This means they will not accumulate damage or mutations over time. However, if our body's become overburdened or overloaded with toxins or overworked, the mitochondria don't get the break they need to have this regeneration happen and they start to slow down. And thus, energy production slows down. That is why body breaks, fasting, and housecleaning 🧹 at a cellular level while nourishing those essential mitochondria may help slow down aging and improve energy and quality of life in almost every way! These little organelles are so fascinating and they're involved in so many interesting ways in our health... but I'll save the rest for another time
#atp #energy #fatigue #mitochondria #health #aging #qualityoflife #giveyourbodyabreak #nerdalert
Thank you Bruce Hay for this research!