The PGC-1α #protein
is a coactivator that is said to be the #masterswitch
that influences a person’s #metabolism
That being said, people look at #CoenzymeQ10
(CoQ10) as a solution to boost their flagging metabolisms, without realising the #synergistic
mechanisms at play in the body.
True, CoQ10 can help to boost a person’s metabolism. Even better, though, is its synergy with #alphalipoicacid
(ALA) which unlocks both the PGC-1α AND the Nrf2 pathways for improving skeletal muscular energy metabolism and integrity.
Interestingly, while CoQ10 and ALA both possess #antioxidant
properties, they can also behave as oxidants themselves, which make their functions in the body relatively complicated, but crucial. Not all antioxidants are alike, and these 2 work synergistically to trigger hydrogen peroxide #cellsignalling
that normal #VitaminC
Also noteworthy is the effect of #resveratrol
on the PGC-1α pathway. Resveratrol has been shown to enhance #mitochondrial
metabolism by stimulating the PGC-1α pathway.
In addition, resveratrol signals the cells to behave in patterns that are similar to diet/calorie restrictions. My question, therefore, is, why starve oneself with a fad #diet
or go on #intermittentfasting
with restrictions on when and what you can eat to stimulate the cells to do something, when resveratrol can produce the same effects as the fasting, and even help to increase #longevity
ONLY in the context of a high-calorie diet, then? (Which also means, you CAN have your cake and eat it. Not too much though, #onceinawhile
Also, resveratrol helps to reduce #inflammation
, increase blood vessel elasticity #highbloodpressure
, reduce #cataract
formation and preserve bone mineral density #osteporosis
Who woulda thunk that?
That’s why my metabolism #cheatcodes
make use of a CoQ10/alpha-lipoic acid blend (https://bit.ly/2TLTBIZ) and a good dose of resveratrol (https://bit.ly/2VRhh0z)😄 #truehealth #optimalhealth #optimalnutrition #cellularnutrition #doktorj #scientist