What is Mitochondrial Aging? What Should Be Considered?

Mitochondria, the energy production center, are found in each of the cells, which are the smallest parts of our body. Almost all of these mitochondria in our cells are inherited from our mothers' genes. In other words, even if our appearance looks more like our fathers, we take our mitochondria that carry the DNA molecule in our body from our mothers. The circular DNA molecule found in these mitochondria, which we inherit from our mothers, has a determining effect on our aging rate. Our mitochondrial DNA is responsible for generating the energy needed to sustain our daily life. Every day we age, this energy production changes. The energy produced in the mitochondria of a person in his 50s and the energy produced by the cells of a person in his 20s vary. Of course, sometimes we feel more tired and exhausted no matter how young we are; This shows that our mitochondrial DNA starts to produce less energy at an early age. So the first thing we need to do to prevent premature aging is to slow down our mitochondrial aging. If we can maintain the rate of energy production in our mitochondria, we can feel energetic and dynamic even by the age of 100.

Diet is very important when fighting mitochondrial aging.

In order for our mitochondria to perform their tasks better and produce more energy cells, we need to have a healthy body; The way to a healthy body is through a healthy diet.

We have to pay attention to what we eat to find the right weight for our physical health and stay at that weight. When we remove fat, sugar and salt from our lives, we can both protect our weight and take precautions against many diseases. It is of great importance to eliminate the grains that turn into sugar in our blood when we eat. Our mitochondria, which use fatty acids and carbohydrates to produce energy, should turn to healthy fats to be more functional. While doing this, attention should be paid to the ratio of carbohydrate and fat; Because our mitochondria also produce free radicals that are harmful to the body. By consuming more fat and less carbohydrates, we can contribute to less free radical formation.

Mitochondrial aging can be slowed down with food supplements.

We can also get support from food supplements to slow mitochondrial aging by preserving mitochondrial DNA. Food supplements containing glutathione, which is known for its antioxidant properties, especially consisting of the amino acids glutamate, cysteine and glycine, can help our mitochondria. Glutathione can protect our cells by preventing damage to our mitochondria, as it contributes to preventing the formation of free radicals. For fast and high quality energy production, we can use food supplements containing D-Riboz. D-Ribose, which contributes to ATP synthesis, supports energy generation metabolism. In this way, it can accelerate the energy production in our mitochondria. We can also supplement Glutathione and D-Ribose with vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, selenium and vitamin B12. Vitamins C and B12 can also speed up energy production in our body by contributing. With the powerful antioxidant effects of vitamin C and selenium, it also helps prevent the formation of free radicals.

References

https://www.massmecfs.org/more-resources-for-me-cfs/302-mitochondrial-dysfunction-post-exertional-malaise-and-cfsme?start=1
https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/mitochondrial-dna
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1715476/

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