What are mitochondria, what are their functions and why are they so important? These tiny cellular structures specialize in energy production, but also play a role in aging, cancer, cell death, and degenerative diseases. Virtually all the energy needed for you to go about your daily life ultimately derives from the mitochondria.
In the never-ending search for a silver bullet to slow down the march of time and treat the chronic diseases of aging, comes exciting news from Emory University School of Medicine, published last month in Cell Reports.
Cracking the code on aging remains one of the biggest challenges in science today. As recently as a decade ago, the general aging theory focused on the oxidative stress model. Basically, the idea was that aging is due to the sustained accumulation of cellular damage and a lifetime of reactive oxygen species and free radicals coursing through our veins.
Our research colleagues at the Linus Pauling Institute have discovered yet another benefit of Juvenon’s key ingredient, lipoic acid. It seems that this mighty micronutrient resets and synchronizes circadian rhythms, or the biological clock found in most life forms.
The familiar adage “beauty comes from within” has been bandied about since time in memoriam. However, now there is a growing body of scientific evidence supporting the theory that youthful, beautiful skin is, indeed, a reflection of what is going on inside your body at the cellular level.
Life is a balancing act. How often have you heard that from friends, family, teachers, the media? According to many studies, people who can find the happy medium between work and play, time for friends/family and for themselves, are often the most successful and well-adjusted.
Structurally, the difference between the acetyl-L-carnitine (ALC) and L-carnitine (LC) is that ALC is an LC molecule that also contains an attached acetic acid group. This structural difference is small, but it produces a considerable difference in the biochemical properties of the molecule and, consequently, in its effects on metabolism.