WHAT IS METABOLISM?
Metabolism is your body use of energy at the cellular level; it converts the fuel in the food you eat into the energy needed to power everything you do. Basically, every time you eat food, your body works hard to process the nutrients you've swallowed. Long after the food is digested, the nutrients you've taken in become the building blocks and fuel needed by your body.
So, your body gets the energy it needs from food through the process called metabolism.
WHY IS METABOLISM SO IMPORTANT?
The process of metabolism is ideally a balancing act which involves two “opposite” kinds of activities going on at the same time: (1) the building up of body tissues and energy storage and (2) the breaking down of body tissues and energy storage to generate more fuel for body functions when needed. These two vital activities are:
- Anabolism – also called constructive metabolism, is all about building and storing: It supports the growth of new cells, the maintenance of body tissues, and the storage of energy for use in the future. During anabolism, small molecules are changed into larger, more complex molecules of carbohydrate, protein, and fat.
- Catabolism – also called destructive metabolism, is the process responsible for producing the needed energy for all activity at the cellular level. In this process, cells break down large molecules (mostly carbohydrates and fats) to release energy. This energy released provides fuel for anabolism, heats the body, and enables the muscles to contract and the body to move. As complex chemical units are broken down into more simple substances, the waste products released in the process of catabolism are removed from the body through the skin, kidneys, lungs, and intestines.
THE MITOCHONDRIA: YOUR ENERGY FACTORY… AND THE CULPRIT FOR AGING
Energy is produced in each cell of your body in special cellular organelles – called mitochondria (plural of the word “mitochondrion”), also known as the powerhouses of your cells. They act like a digestive system which takes in nutrients, breaks them down, and creates energy-rich molecules for the cell. In other words, mitochondria play a vital role in energy metabolism.
See below a simple diagram of a cell and one of its many mitochondria: (1)
What happens when your mitochondria become weak?
As we grow old, cells in our bodies accumulate different types of damage and have increased inflammation, factors which are thought to contribute to the aging process. Based on the mitochondrial free-radical theory, mitochondria become weaker as a result of increasing free-radical accumulation at the cellular level, as a by-product of energy production.(2)
A decline in mitochondrial quality and activity is thus associated with aging and correlated with the development of a wide range of age-related diseases. There is ample scientific evidence that a decline in mitochondria function contributes to aging. In particular, mitochondria contribute to cellular deterioration, chronic inflammation and the age-dependent decline in stem cell activity. The same scientific studies recommend that strategies directed at improving mitochondrial quality and function might have far-reaching beneficial effects.(3)
HOW THE BOOSTME FORMULA IMPROVES METABOLISM… AND HELPS YOU STAY YOUNG
The BoostMe® formula and the BoostMe all-Natural shot gel were developed to naturally stimulate energy metabolism depressed by physical and/or mental stress. This unique adaptogenic formula has been clinically proven to improve general energy, endurance and well-being in athletes, active adults and overworked/overstressed people, because it acts at the cellular level by improving the health of your mitochondria. If mitochondria do their job well, they contribute to a healthy, feel-young condition.
BoostMe is also very helpful for people affected by the Metabolic Syndrome, a condition also known as Syndrome X, insulin resistance syndrome, and dysmetabolic syndrome. The various manifestations of metabolic syndrome are: chronic fatigue, insulin resistance, increased level of glucose, lipids, cholesterol in the blood, and obesity – occurring together and increasing the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
Metabolic syndrome is a major contributor to cardiovascular illness and death. Nearly 35% of the US adult population and 50% of those 60 years of age or older are estimated to have the metabolic syndrome.(4)