As most people know, Mitochondria are tiny double-membrane organelles, known also as “powerhouse of the cell”; they are primarily responsible to convert the oxygen we breath and food we eat into energy our cells can use to grow, divide and function.
In addition to producing nearly 90% of the energy (ATP synthesis) our body needs to function, Mitochondria are responsible for other vital tasks, including:
- Regulating vital Calcium levels
- Regulating Innate Immunity
- Programmed Cell Death
- Regulating Cell Metabolism
They dictate how you feel and are the bedrock of a strong body and a powerful mind. In order to produce the energy, mitochondria needs oxygen, and produces CO2 as a waste product, hence we breathe in oxygen and breath out carbon dioxide.
When mitochondria dysfunction occurs, researches have been shown that serious diseases are directly linked.