All living things are made up of cells, the smallest structural and functional unit of an organism. And all cells are powered by an organelle inside them called mitochondria, the so-called “energy factory”.
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Without functional mitochondria you would die within a few minutes, says David Wynick, Professor of Molecular Medicine at the University of Bristol. This is because these free-floating, bean-shaped organelles that live in almost every cell of our body generate more than 90% of the energy needed by our bodies to sustain life and promote growth.
I’m going to tell you more about how essential robust mitochondria function is to your health and vitality – especially if you seek to extend your healthspan – but first let’s get right to the point of this article…