Mitochondria: a Key Factor in Mood & Brain Vitality
Mitochondria are the little engines inside our cells that generate energy – play a central role in our mental and physical Vitality. They impact our moods, our well-being and our aging process. Mitochondria are considered major regulators of longevity.
Well-functioning mitochondria are essential for optimal brain function and its health. As we age the
mitochondria become less efficient. After age 25, mitochondrial function starts to decline – they produce less energy and more free radicals.
When the mitochondria aren’t functioning properly, an endless variety of things can go wrong in the cell, affecting the brain and the entire body’s ability to perform.
Unhealthy mitochondria are like old car engines – Rusty, inefficient – emitting black smoke
Just as engine problems can affect the performance of a car, causing it to misfire, sputter, or stall,
problems with mitochondria can slow or bring the brain and the body to a halt and cause undesirable symptoms including slowed mental function, memory loss, learning difficulties, brain fog, fatigue and
Brain tissue is a major consumer of energy in the body. Progressive loss of energy in the brain and central nervous system affects the activities of all organs throughout the body as well as memory, focus, attention and mood.