How To Improve Your Mitochondrial Health For Better Energy
Your mitochondrial health drives your entire well-being. They are what create and store energy for every single cell throughout your body – so if your mitochondrial health is lagging, essential bodily functions can start to fall apart.
Here are our 4 best tips for promoting better mitochondrial health:
Your mitochondria need healthy fats to create energy efficiently.
They can use fatty acids and carbohydrates, but foods that contain Omega-3’s, like fish, olive oil, and more are all excellent choices for supporting the health and function of your cells.
These foods are also rich in vitamins, phytonutrients, and antioxidants that help fight oxidative stress.
Free radicals can damage your mitochondria, so keeping them in check is essential as well.
A study found that exercise can cause cells to create more proteins for energy-producing mitochondria.
This study looked at high-intensity interval training (HIIT) in particular. A regular HITT routine will help build muscle, and therefore the number and size of the mitochondria that support them.
These exercise routines included aerobic exercise like biking, swimming, and walking.
When you’re asleep, your brain does all of its “housekeeping” tasks. As you rest, your brain clears out neural waste and toxins that build up on a daily basis – which helps your mitochondria function more efficiently. Sleep is one of the greatest anti-aging tools available to you.
Ideally, you should be getting all the nutrients you need for better mitochondrial function from a healthy, balanced diet. However, this may be unachievable for most people that have busy, modern schedules. You can give your mitochondria a boost with healthy supplements!
The right supplements can not only reduce oxidative stress that damages mitochondria, but stimulate new mitochondrial growth.
To enhance your mitochondrial health, Dr. Warner has developed two new products from her Well Theory product line.
Dr. Warner’s new Nervous System Multi contains ingredients designed to support every aspect of your neural health – including your mitochondrial health. One of the ingredients, resveratrol, was added specifically to the formulation to boost mitochondrial health.
Resveratrol is known to be highly anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiapoptotic and anticancer. It attenuates mitochondrial impairment by stressors. Oxidative stress to the mitochondria happens with the formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS); these attack the cell membranes and the important proteins for function.
Resveratrol upregulates mitochondrial antioxidant-forming enzymes and this decreases the load of ROS (oxygen reactive species) in the mitochondria. ROS are free radicals, which are produced as your body undergoes its natural processes.
ROS are a normal part of being, but too many are very damaging to you, your brain, your nerves – and yes, your mitochondria.
ROS in your mitochondria can negatively impact the overall function of your nerve cells, particularly the energy output. In addition to protecting mitochondria from damaging oxidative stress, resveratrol has also been shown to increase the formation of new and healthy mitochondria.
To learn more about natural ways to improve your mitochondrial health, energy, and even holistically manage diabetes symptoms, schedule your appointment with Dr. Warner today!