Stress, Toxicity and Mitochondrial Health
This post is educational content for practitioners only.
Stress and toxicity are common causes of fatigue due to their impact on our mitochondria.[1,2]
Meeting the higher energy requirements of stress-induced oxidative reactivity is dealt with at a cellular level and involves mitochondrial sustainability. The processes involved include our neuroendocrine hormones and transmitters which affect mitochondrial energetics and wellbeing.
Mitochondria play a significant role in our metabolic activity, and are highly vulnerable to being damaged from stress, environmental toxins, and other causes of oxidative damage in our bodies.
Prolonged energy production demand on our mitochondria can result in DNA instability, increased production of reactive oxygen species, and impairment of our metabolic recovery. Our inner cellular environment, in particular our mitochondrial ‘electrical powerplant’ eventually impacts our energy levels, and the lifespan and survival of the cell.[1,3]
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We also have a webinar with Dr Elizabeth Steels discussing this topic.