You have heard of the Ketogenic Diet, the Paleo Diet, the Vegan Diet, but have you heard of the “Mitochondrial Diet?” When you strip away details of food groups, various nutrients, diet philosophies, what is “healthy” and what isn’t, the universal goal is to improve mitochondrial health which leads to your overall physical and mental health and “health span”.
As you age, your mitochondrial function may decrease and this is linked directly to the aging process and most chronic diseases. “Aging” itself is a chronic disease and increases the risks for most other chronic diseases. As you improve mitochondrial function in the cells, aging halts or reverses, leading to a reversal in most chronic diseases as well.
What are Mitochondria?
Mitochondria are known as the powerhouse or the “brain” of the cells and are responsible for producing energy from nutrients. Essentially they are organelles that act like a digestive system that absorbs the nutrients, breaks them down, and creates energy for the cell.
Through an extensive chain reaction, ATP [Adenosine triphosphate], which is energy, is produced.
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Mitochondria is also responsible for determining when a cell will die through apoptosis (programmed cell death.) This is an important mechanism, as the health of the body is dependent on the healthy recycling of old cells and “cleaning up” the bad cells that no longer serve the body. Mitochondrial Biogenesis is the potential to create more energy.
What Causes a Decline In Mitochondria?
There can be multiple causes for the decline in Mitochondria, some natural and some related to lifestyle choices and some a reaction to the environment we live in. Let’s look at the main causes for the decline in Mitochondria.
Within a short period of time, emotional stress can wipe out mitochondrial health. Additionally, it increases blood sugar without influence from food, increases inflammation, lowers ATP production, and produces oxidative stress
Processed Foods and a High Carb Diet
These foods not only limit ATP production to 2 ATP per mitochondria versus up to 100 times more during a fasting period, combined with Acceleradine, and Accelerated Keto®. Furthermore, processed foods create more “waste” that makes Mitochondria Biogenesis stop, and there is more waste for the body to “clean up”. The waste slows down the whole system, leading to less ATP, decreased Mitochondrial Biogenesis, dirtier mitochondria, and less energy at the cellular level.
The thyroid affects mitochondria in four to five different ways; it is critical for mitochondrial function. The resting metabolic rate, which is how much energy your cells are producing when you are not doing anything, is almost entirely determined by thyroid hormone.
Thyroid hormone activates something referred to as “uncoupling protein 3”, which is an uncoupling receptor on the mitochondria, that stops mitochondria from self-destructing. Thus the thyroid prevents self-destruction of mitochondria, stimulates mitochondrial biogenesis, and stimulates mitochondrial division. Furthermore, the thyroid is essential for fatty acid metabolism of mitochondria.
Heavy Metal Toxicity
Toxicity from heavy metals and radiation can suppress mitochondrial health, halt ATP production, suppress thyroid function, overload the liver which inhibits its detoxification pathways, and triggers systemic inflammation.
How to Improve Mitochondrial Health
It is possible to improve Mitochondrial Health by incorporating certain supplements and lifestyle changes into your day-to-day life.
By boosting the production of red blood cells, copper prevents the development of anemia, one of the major reasons for fatigue and poor mitochondrial health. Many times anemia or fatigue are wrongfully linked to low iron but in actuality, the lack of iron absorption is connected to low copper. Copper is the “gatekeeper” allowing iron to get where it needs to go.
When the body is running on ketones produced by Accelerated Keto®™, combined with a low carb diet, ATP production increases significantly in the mitochondria and Mitochondrial Biogenesis is optimized.
Furthermore, the additional ingredients in the Accelerated Keto®™ break down saturated fats into unsaturated fats. These unsaturated fats are easier for the body to utilize and easier for the body to convert to ketones. So, when exercising, the body fat is more readily available to burn for energy, which increases ketones and autophagy mechanisms further.
Because of this property, Accelerated Keto®™ is able to de-fat the liver as well. It is well known that the liver is responsible for converting stored fat into ketones. The more a person’s liver is defatted and unclogged, the easier it is for the liver to function in all areas including breaking down fat molecules into usable energy and increased mitochondrial biogenesis.
The liver is also where the thyroid hormone converts from T4 to T3, and as the liver function becomes better, the thyroid works better as well, increasing metabolism, mitochondrial function, and energy further.
Accelerated Keto®™ also has HMB which converts into acetyl-CoA and ketones while preventing muscle wasting. HMB not only provides an additional secondary source of a ketone body but has been shown to prevent muscle wasting. With more healthy muscle tissue, more mitochondria with increased ATP is sustained.
Additionally, the Organic Mukul Cammiphora in the Accelerated Keto®™ is known to break down fats in the body and provide an energy spark to burn those fats that it breaks down. It also supports joint and muscle health.
Regular use acts as a “Rasayana”, or whole-body rejuvenator. In Ayurvedic Medicine, it is known to have a “Hot” or “Fire” element potency, and in this formula, it is the “match” that lights the keto process. It detoxifies the body and liver.
The Organic Trikatu heats up the digestive “fire”, thus allowing for extremely high absorption of Ketones and other cofactors, as well as increasing the metabolic rate.
Detox from Heavy Metals with the Radiation and Thyroid Detox Bundle
The Radiation and Thyroid Detox Bunde is the perfect way to kickstart your journey to improving mitochondrial health. The bundle contains products to help sweep the body of harmful toxicity caused by heavy metals and radiation.
Sufficient iodine in all tissues and cells helps to produce 36 ATP through the Krebs Cycle, compared to only 2 ATP when the body is iodine deficient and dependent on glucose for energy. This has profound implications for all levels of function, including brain function, physical performance, wound healing, fat burning, healthy apoptosis (destruction of diseased cells), and more.
When ATP increases, energy and fat oxidation increase. When we are low in iodine, we tend to transition into glycolysis, which only produces 2 ATP, bypassing the normal Krebs cycle and the mitochondria altogether.
Acceleradine® also helps improve metabolism and physical energy by supplying the necessary iodine for thyroid hormones. As the thyroid is functioning optimally and the ATP is maximized, mitochondrial health is enhanced.
The ultimate in radiation EMF protection, NucNoMore® is a Scalar Frequency charged ORMES formula that supports the removal of harmful non-ionizing and ionizing radiation, including EMFs from smartphones, smart meters, and 5G.
It only takes 1-2 bottles to completely detox your body from all radiation. It is then recommended to take 3 days a week for maintenance thereafter.
This combines the ultra cleansing properties of Micronized Zeolite, Diatomaceous Earth, Activated Charcoal, Triphala, and Slippery Elm, and is 100% Certified Organic Daily Detox Powder, embedded with Scalar frequencies to help detox from heavy metals, radiation, pesticides and food poison. Additionally, it helps with regularity, bloat, and all gastrointestinal issues.
Hydration with Minerals and Electrolytes
This is a Scalar technology-enhanced mixture of five precious ancient seabed and sea salts from the Andes Mountains, Himalayas, and the U.S that is rich in minerals, without chemicals, preservatives, excipients, stabilizers, and conditioners.
This is the only salt that holds a strong negative charge with Scalar technology used to enhance its frequency and ability to help “pull out” positively charged toxins, parasites, and undigested fats.
Through the use of basic quantum mechanics combined with the high purity of raw materials, a scalar field is developed. This process optimizes Detox and rehydration. On top of all the health benefits, it tastes amazing on your food.
Quintessential 0.9 helps heal the body with proper hydration of the cells. It is composed of the exact balance of minerals as our own blood plasma. Hydration and nutrition is essential for the cells to detox from heavy metals and radiation in addition to proliferating healthy ATP and mitochondria.
Wild-Lytes goes beyond the scope of a simple electrolyte formula to target the effects of daily stress, inflammation, adrenal fatigue, and immune disruption at a cellular level, providing a foundation for whole-body health. Unlike many electrolyte supplements, nothing in this formulation down-regulates phase one liver detoxification or blocks sulfation pathways for oxalate metabolism.
Like fasting and caloric restriction, High Intensity Exercise triggers something called PGC 1A that leads to increased ATP production and Mitochondrial Biogenesis.
Wild Animal Protein and B Vitamins
According to dr Frank Shallenberger, “B vitamins are absolutely critical for mitochondrial function — especially niacin, riboflavin and folate.” These B vitamins are available most abundantly in wild animal protein, and not typically in a vegan diet.
B vitamins are water-soluble vitamins and act as coenzymes that are involved in several reactions linked to the generation of ATP.
Carnitine, also only found in animal protein, is imperative for optimal mitochondrial health. It helps remove accumulated toxic fatty acyl-CoA metabolites, and assists in ridding toxic compounds out of the mitochondria preventing build up. Furthermore, L-Carnitine protects mitochondria the whole cell by suppressing fatty acid-induced mitochondrial membrane damage; those protective effects have been linked to improved energy metabolism.
Lower Oxidative Stress
Oxidative stress comes from processed foods, sugar, chronic stress, and excess exercise. More oxidative stress requires more antioxidants that neutralize them; in other words, the less oxidative stress, the less antioxidants the body requires.
The first product ever that is designed with phototherapy believed to activate your body’s own stem cells. Through this mechanism, your body naturally reduces inflammation, resets over 4,000 genes, and in turn protects existing mitochondria and produce more ATP. People report better sleep and other anti-aging results.
X49 is a patch that is based on increasing AHK-Cu, a copper peptide. It increases energy and recovery after exercise, increases stamina, improves cardiovascular function and focus, reduces belly fat, increases muscle tone and strength, and increases lean body mass and bone density. It also helps with osteoporosis, and some people experience substantially faster, and thicker hair growth. It may help protect from 5G and radiation.
Energy Enhancer increases energy and endurance, and reduces fatigue and muscle soreness. Use it on acupuncture points bilaterally for nausea, reflux, improve digestion, strengthen and tonify organs, drain dampness and phlegm, and increase Qi Bioenergy in organs. The EE patch signals the body to increase beta-oxidation in the mitochondria for fat burning. EE causes the body to use about 300 calories more per day in fat burning. It turns fat into energy. Similar to RED laser. Where during the day and take off at night.
Glutathione has a major role in the protection of the mitochondria from ROS, and current research suggests that sufficient glutathione levels positively contribute to longevity. Furthermore, it may decrease the occurrence of thyroid antibodies, in addition to acting as the master antioxidant and detoxifies the liver, where T4 converts to T3.
The body needs magnesium for over 600 different biochemical reactions in the body including being a cofactor to catalyze and enhance biochemical reactions. Magnesium helps sleep, reduce stress, boost the immune system, maintain heart health and build strong bones. Magnesium Breakthrough is the only magnesium supplement that incorporates all 7 types of magnesium and each plays a critical role in different functions in the body.
Sara Banta is a Stanford University Graduate with a Degree in Economics and Psychology, and a certified Natural Supplement Expert & Graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Sara is the Founder of Accelerated Health Products and host of the health & wellness podcast, Accelerated Health Radio.