Our bodies have protective pathways and repair mechanisms to keep us youthful and thriving. These pathways become faulty or interrupted with all of our modern inputs including the Standard American Diet, stress, lack of exercise, and lack of nutrients.
Ever since I turned 60, I’ve become fascinated with improving my protective pathways and boosting my mitochondria or energy factories. Mitochondria are key energy sources for our bodies. They are tiny factories housed within our cells that take the foods we eat and the oxygen we breathe and convert them into energy. That energy is called adenosine triphosphate, or ATP, and it is used to support every function in our bodies.
Poor functioning mitochondria lead to oxidative stress.
Oxidation is the rust on our cars, the brown color that appears on an apple when cut and exposed to air, the rancid vegetable oil in our cupboards, even the wrinkles that form on our skin. What most of us don’t realize is that our own tissues are rusting, our own fats are going rancid, and our brains are melting as we go about our daily lives.
What starts this process is some sort of insult—things like too many calories, smoking, a sunburn, exposure to toxins, anti-nutrients, and sugar. The insult leads to injury by tipping the balance and starting a chain reaction of damage to cells and tissues, which leads us down the path to weight gain and chronic illness.
When mitochondria aren’t working properly, metabolism runs less efficiently and can even shut down. This can lead to low energy, fatigue, memory loss, pain, rapid aging, and more.
Mitophagy, which is the recycling of mitochondria through a process called autophagy, helps to sweep away poor mitochondria. Recycling our cellular powerhouses and sloughing off poorly functioning mitochondria is essential for anti-aging.
One compound that has been studied for its ability to induce mitophagy and scavenge free radicals (thereby preventing oxidation) is a compound called Urolithin A. Through a process involving our gut bacteria, ellagitannins (a type of polyphenol) are transformed into this super powerful compound, Urolithin A. You can find ellagitannins in foods like pomegranates, raspberries, and strawberries; however, less than half of people are able to metabolize ellagitannins into the active compound Urolithin A. The good news is that scientists have pioneered a way for everyone to benefit from the active pure form of Urolithin A, and it’s called Mitopure.
This is a scientific breakthrough. Mitopure is the first product to unlock a precise dose of purified Urolithin A, and delivers 6x more of this compound than pomegranate juice.
I rarely get excited about one specific product because I know that getting healthy requires a systems-based approach; but after seeing the research on Mitopure (Urolithin A), I knew that I had to start taking it.
If you’re looking to revitalize mitochondria, support cellular health, and boost muscle function, check out Timeline Nutrition by Amazentis, the inventors of Mitopure.
Right now, the team at Timeline Nutrition is offering my community a limited time offer: A 2-month plan of Mitopure at $200 (vs. the standard minimum 4-month plan for $400). This is a limited time offer. You can learn more about this product and access the deal here: timelinenutrition.com/drhyman
Here’s to healthy aging.