What are mitochondria?
Mitochondria are small organelles that are found inside cells. They are the cell’s energy power plants.
What function do mitochondria perform?
They are responsible for supplying most of the energy to the cell. It is said that they perform cellular respiration and therefore it is very important that they are healthy and functioning correctly.
They also serve as a storage for substances such as ions, water and some particles such as virus and protein residues.
What happens if the mitochondria do not work well?
Dysfunctional mitochondria not only produce less energy, but are also more likely to have damaged genetic material that can lead to disease.
How can I improve the function of my mitochondria?
In Cell Medicum we propose training as treatment. TRAINING WITH INTERMITTENT HYPOXIA.
This training simulates high altitude conditions. At high altitude, there is less available oxygen, our lungs and our blood need to be more efficient in their absorption. This stimulates our body to adapt. Healthy mitochondria do not suffer, but those that are dysfunctional do not survive the stress and the body eliminates them.
Discover more about this treatment in this link.