Dave Asprey, the "bullet proof" guy has his ideas on improving inefficient mitochondria.
He's all over the place, this is just one example, its a talk with no video:fitfluential.com/2016/12/circadian-wellness-health-how-to-biohack-your-mitochondria-via-light-nutrition-and-lifestyle-choices-with-dave-asprey-part-1/
Just remember, what "new age" medicine refers to mito damage and what traditional medicine refers to an actual mito condition or diseases are again, not the same. Traditional/conventional old school recognizes the extreme condition of it, what is provable at some point with lab testing. Its just like celiac vs gluten sensitivity.
This is a list (that is repeated on a bazillion sites) of the most popular well known supplements for mito:www.marksdailyapple.com/managing-your-mitochondria-nutrients-and-supplements/
If they do work, maybe they take years for changes, I noticed nothing positive in the first 1 -1/2 years of use. In my mind that was too long to say these did anything for ME. Ive tried so many suppliments, NONE provided immediate improved mito help.
Note: Carnitine in mentioned in that link, (should say L-Carnitine an amino acid), link goes on to say:
["Carnitine is biosynthesized from methionine and lysine, two amino acids which are highly prevalent in red meat, and your mitochondria like a lot of carnitine because it’s required for shuttling fatty acids into the mitochondria for processing. Yeah, if you want mitochondria to do one of their most basic jobs – break down fatty acids for energy – you better consume ample amounts of meat, or supplement with L-carnitine."]
Another Note: Leaky gut can prevent the above from happening correctly. And if the above is true, how come vegetarians dont suffer as a whole group with mito issues?
There are many ATP improving supplements, D-ribose is touted as awesome, I noticed nothing. Good old fashioned Creatine and L-Glutamine powder (common use after workouts) were the only things I noticed the next day. And that was just temporary after exercise, but it did make exercise more tolerable.
All I can credit my feeling better to is : killing the tick critters, daily magnesium (can feel this), optimal thyroid levels, less gluten, no milk, trying to maintain gut health, control candida, improved sleep (need this), less stress, and daily repeated physical muscle/tendon/body work.
On most mornings I can now get out of bed after 7-8 hours with minimal body stiffness (vs pain many years before), and I can drive without stopping for mandatory naps. When not working, I nap if I'm tired, why not?
So I'm not 100% better (still not "normal") but have noticeable improvements the last year..
Post Edited (astroman) : 12/26/2016 8:40:32 AM (GMT-7)