Small But Powerful
Mitochondria are really tiny. In fact, a mitochondrion is anywhere from 50 to 100 times narrower than a human hair, but don’t let their size throw you off.
Since mitochondria are the energy producers in cells, they are linked to our overall health and wellness.
While they decline, and decrease in numbers, due to the natural process of aging, there are other things that can harm them or help them, such as diet and physical activity — producing energy through exercise helps produce more energy in our cells.
Protein Is Not Optional
Fats, carbohydrates and, especially, protein and amino acids taken up by cells provide the energy they need for growth and metabolism.
Does protein boost metabolism? Absolutely. In fact, protein is the best metabolism booster that’s critical for cellular health. In fact, for growth and maintenance of tissues, protein (working as enzymes) supports thousands upon thousands of biochemical reactions that take place inside and outside your cells.
These enzyme proteins also combine with other molecules inside of the cell, called substrates, which accelerate reactions that fuel metabolism.
Some enzymes, like digestive enzymes, help digest sugar. In some cases, enzymes need nutrients, such as vitamins or minerals, to do their work.
The smallest components of protein are amino acids. Nine of 21 aminos are considered essential. They can’t be produced by the body and so must come from diet.
Almased is the high-protein, and amino-acid-rich nutrition that our cells need to help us thrive.