ENERGY

Energy that Cells use to Enhance Performance and Sustain All-Round Health

  • The cells in the body are like batteries. They need to be able to use energy efficiently.

 

  • Water has an electrical energy and with oxygen and food - is fuel for your cells. If we don’t burn energy efficiently or hold enough water in our cells, the cells can’t function optimally which can lead to a cascade for low energy and chronic illness.

 

  • Cells generates heat which must be dissipated if the body is to maintain normal body temperature.

 

  • The higher the level of intracellular water the better this heat is dissipated.

 

  • Well-hydrated cells can do more intensive work which converts to a higher level of physical and mental activity

 

 

How Does Energy Metabolism Work?

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The body does not store a lot of ATP Energy therefore it has to be constantly resynthesised using different energy pathways.

  • The next energy pathway is aerobic glycolysis, which requires oxygen for metabolism.
  • The aerobic glycolysis pathway can be sustained to deliver moderately intense activity if the cells are supplied with glucose from glycogen stores in the muscles and liver and if the red blood cells (RBCs) keep delivering oxygen.
  • When RBCs run low on glucose oxygen delivery is compromised. Energy metabolism in muscles is forced to function as anaerobic glycolysis (without oxygen) which generates a lot less energy (only 2 ATP per glucose molecule).
  • This also produces lactic acid which is an important factor is predisposing muscles to cramp and injury.
  • Each energy system contributes to the energy needs of the body but dominate at different times depending on the duration and intensity of physical activity.
  • Minerals and trace elements have important roles in metabolism as co-factors and catalysts and are pivotal in determining when the switch to less efficient pathways occurs, compromising performance in terms of stamina.

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Cellnutrition provides the foundations so that each fundamental works to its full effect and your cells can generate energy more efficiently.