Did you run to catch the food-delivery van today? Or quickly jump in the shower before your morning Zoom call? These things call for energy, specifically energy from our cells. And most of the energy that our cells need is powered by mitochondria.
Mitochondria: Tiny Energy Factories That Could
What are mitochondria? About 1.45 billion years ago they used to be bacteria, bacteria that gave cells energy in exchange for protection.
They generate almost all of the chemical energy needed to power each cell's biochemical reactions. This energy is stored in a small molecule called adenosine triphosphate (ATP).
In addition to producing energy, these itty-bitty mitochondria also store calcium for cell signaling activities, generate heat, and control the growth and lifespan of cells.
Tiny Anti-Aging Powerhouses
When we say mitochondria are small, we mean it. A mitochondrion is anywhere from 50 to 100 times narrower than a human hair, but don’t let size fool you.
Because mitochondria are the energy producers in cells, they are linked to our overall overall health and wellness.
While they decline, and decrease in numbers, due to the natural process of aging, there are other things that can harm them, too, such as poor diet and not enough physical activity — producing energy through exercise helps produce more energy in our cells.
Protein and Cellular Energy
Fats, carbohydrates and, especially, protein and amino acids taken up by cells provide the energy they need for growth and metabolism.
Mitochondria take food molecules, and combine them with oxygen, to produce ATP, our cellular rocket fuel.
Protein, specifically, protects mitochondria and, when broken down into amino acids, powers mitochondrial energy production.
Protein-rich Almased® is perfectly crafted to be precisely what our mitochondria and our cells need to help us to not just survive, but to thrive.
“The Three Aminos” … and More
The amino acids from protein are a big part of what mitochondria need to power us and all of the activities we love to be able to do.
Leucine, isoleucine and valine are major sources of cellular energy. Not only that, these three aminos are also specifically metabolized by the body to produce energy for our muscles.
Almased® is a champ here too, in each serving supplying 2,300 mg of leucine, 1,400 mg of isoleucine and 1,400 mg of valine, in addition to nine other vital powerful amino acids.
The Power of Bioactive Peptides
In addition to individual amino acids, Almased® is crafted in a special fermentation process that releases bioactive peptides.
Peptides, which are groups of amino acids, have special abilities of their own, including antioxidant powers, skin health, gut health and healing, reduced inflammation, and so much more.
With each serving of Almased®, you get 27 grams of high-quality protein bursting with amino acids and bioactive peptides.
Almased® — Your Cellular Energy Superstar
Eating good wholesome food, and avoiding processed foods, is one way to help protect and support our mitochondria.
But, most of all, making sure that we’re powering our bodies with “mitochondria food” — including Almased® — may be the most important step we can take for the benefit of our cells.