Unexplained exhaustion? Energy lulls? General fatigue?
Don’t get me wrong—there can be a lot of different underlying reasons for low energy, but one thing we always consider is mitochondrial health.
Lots of doctors only mention the mitochondria in relation to inherited mitochondrial disorders. These are rare and not what I am referring to at all. From a functional nutrition perspective, we often see that suboptimal function can create issues, even in the absence of any diagnosable disease.
“Your mitochondria are tiny organelles inside your cells that are responsible for producing energy. We often call them the “powerhouse” of the cell”.
Your mitochondria are tiny organelles inside your cells that are responsible for producing energy. We often call them the “powerhouse” of the cell.
Some types of cells contain more mitochondria than others—like liver cells and muscle cells. Mitochondria are also highly concentrated in heart muscle because of the high demand for energy there.
The health and function of your mitochondria can influence almost everything about your health, including:
➡️ Energy levels
➡️ Heart health
➡️ Muscle recovery
➡️ Brain health
➡️ and more!
Regardless of whether you have any specific health concerns, supporting mitochondrial function gives your body the advantage of achieving optimal function, healthy aging, and more.
I’ll be sharing some ideas about how to keep your mitochondria healthy, including nutrients and lifestyle habits, in upcoming posts. So, watch for that! In the meantime, reach out with any questions you have!