The mitochondria produce our energy. This is where the energy sources of our food, i.e. carbohydrates and fats, are converted into ATP (adenosine triphosphate), the universal key to our body's energy.
Today, the functional efficiency of our mitochondria is often impaired:
- insufficient intake of essential micronutrients (we can often demonstrate)
- common and everyday environmental toxins that block important biochemical steps (are almost always detectable in chronically ill people)
- chronic inflammation, also known as 'silent inflammation,' whether bacterial, viral or autoimmune in origin
Mitochondria require various micronutrients to function, particularly in the form of vitamins, minerals, trace elements, enzymes (especially coenzyme Q10), and amino acids. We need to supply our body with sufficient amounts of these micronutrients every day. But today's standard diet fails to guarantee this.