When you get stressed or feel run down, you often feel like you’ve run out of energy. Part of this is because stress has an impact on your mitochondria. Read this article below written by the best Ballarat naturopaths and learn how to effectively support your mitochondrial health.

But, first, let us know what is mitochondria? What does it do in our body? Mitochondria are often referred to as the ‘power house’ of your cells. They are responsible for energy production and many other biochemical processes that occur in your body. Your body’s stress response has a negative impact on mitochondrial function.

So how do you support this important part of your cells?

Vitamin B3 for Supporting Mitochondria

Vitamin B3, also known as niacin, is a building block for one of the main molecules that your mitochondria need to function – nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+). Supplementing with a form of niacin known as nicotinamide riboside (NR) helps to support healthy mitochondrial function. It does this by promoting healthy NAD+ status.

Mitochondrial Disorders

It is important to keep your mitochondria healthy. Problems with mitochondria have been linked to the development of different metabolic diseases in children and adults. These conditions can have an impact on every system in your body.

Nicotinamide Riboside for Mitochondrial Health

Nicotinamide riboside (NR) supplementation has been shown to improve NAD+ levels, allowing to help restore mitochondria to healthy function. It provides support that allowed for reduced mitochondrial DNA mutations, support of mitochondrial structure, and improve mitochondrial function. It does this by supporting the metabolites needed for energy production by the mitochondria.

By supporting mitochondrial health, NR also supports your cardiovascular health. It has been shown to reduce lower blood pressure in individuals with stage 1 hypertension.

Have a chat with your naturopath to see if this supplement is right for you. They may suggest it in the support of mitochondrial health, healthy aging, and support during or after stress.

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