Metabolism is a general term that relates to the reactions that take place within your body, and it’s your diet that generally governs how your metabolism functions. Changing your diet to match your metabolic type might help you to be healthier, perform better, and improve your body composition.
Metabolic hormones can measure the body's balance of stress and weight gain/loss, both of muscle and fat.
- IGF-1 (Growth hormone surrogate)
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FUEL FOR YOUR CELLULAR ENGINES
If you had to name an “engine” that powers the activity of virtually every cell in your body, it would be the mitochondria. CoQ10 helps spark the process of moving the electrons in the mitochondria to create adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the natural “gasoline” or “battery” that powers our body at a microscopic level. Of all the cells in the body, the heart contains the most mitochondria, but the brain needs impressive amounts of CoQ10, too.
The Bottom Line:
We all need CoQ10. It is present in virtually every cell in your body. But aging, medications, genetics, and strenuous physical activity can greatly affect the levels of CoQ10 we have on hand.
Because it is required for vibrant health, everyone should consider adding CoQ10 or its active form, ubiquinol, to their regimens. The difference it can make is amazing:
· Strengthens heart muscles
· Reduces damage caused by statins
· Reduces migraine attacks
· Preserves cognitive health
· Stops dangerous oxidative damage
· Balances cholesterol levels
As a spark plug for the mitochondrial engine, CoQ10 has been considered as an integrative treatment option.
While the body creates CoQ10 in the liver, heart, and pancreas, we also get it from dietary sources. But there is a catch with simply eating foods rich in CoQ10. They still only provide a small fraction of the CoQ10 that people may need for therapeutic levels. And deficiencies are serious.
As is the case with many natural compounds, our levels of CoQ10 decline with age. But aging itself requires increased demands for CoQ10, especially in the cardiovascular system.
Optimizing metabolism needs to look beyond nutritional deficiencies; often a slow or sluggish metabolism is the result of mitochondrial insufficiency or collapse resulting in a hypometabolic state.
Do you feel like your cellular engine idle is set too low and your mitochondria have s-l-o-w-e-d way down, sometimes even quitting on you?
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HYPOMETABOLISIM: A COMMON MISDIAGNOSED SET OF SYMPTOMS UNDERMINING YOUR BEST HEALTH
When your metabolic rate is normal you feel pretty good. If it’s too high, you’re hyper, wired, and shaky, with a heart that may feel like its beating too fast.
Being hypometabolic means your metabolic rate is low and slow, “sluggish” being the operative word, but as you’ll soon see there can be a lot more going on.
Do you feel depressed at times, have difficulty losing weight, low libido, water retention, puffy face, irritability and PMS, dry itchy skin, chronic fatigue, heavy periods, and constipation (1 or less bowel movement per day)?
You may be experiencing what many people who come into the clinic are experiencing; hypometabolism, also referred to as subclinical hypothyroidism, or metabolic insufficiency. Basically, a decreased metabolic rate.
Usually, patients will have their thyroid assessed by their medical doctors, to find that they are “within normal limits”. There is a difference between normal, and optimal. Naturopathic doctors find that patients’ symptoms are decreased and eliminated, when a thyroid hormone called TSH, is under 2 mU/L (instead of 5mU/L that is the convention. That’s a wide difference!) There can also be an issue when other thyroid hormones are out of balance. This can indicate that hormone conversion may be impaired in the liver. Another factor can be due to the stress hormone cortisol; it impairs thyroid absorption by the body.
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